Jessica Alba looked healthy and glowing in her aubergine Marchesa empire-waist gown with feather trim. Head designer Georgina Chapman-Weinstein hand-sewed the feathers on the dress herself the night before the big show. The gorgeous draping of the gown delicately and effectively camouflaged her bun in the oven.
The always edgy and fashion-forward Cate Blanchett looked extraordinarily elegant in her Dries Van Noten silk gown. The amethyst shade perfectly complimented her alabaster complexion and her Lorraine Schwartz jewels were the perfect finishing touch. She looked nothing less than exquisite, as any double Oscar nominee should.
Finally, the eternally elegant Nicole Kidman showed off her baby bump in a dramatic black silk Balenciaga gown made all the more glamorous with the stunning extra special effects of her L'Wren Scott necklace, which draped like icicles around her neck. What better accessory to compliment a growing belly than some serious bling?
Keisha Whitaker, my friend and client, definitely deserves this award for her stunning J'Aton Couture strapless gown in bejewelled nude tulle. This brand new design duo from Australia scored big on their first Oscar outing. And, of course, her ultimate accessory is the greatest score of all — her hubby, Forest Whitaker. Every woman should be so lucky to be so loved.
Jennifer looked pretty and effortless with her perfect side part and sweeping bang. She was just so natural and fresh, bringing a much-needed relaxed elegance to the Oscars this year. For Garner, it's all about the natural glow, not over-done makeup. She looked young, bright-eyed and totally perfect in Oscar de la Renta.
This year was definitely a year for foreigners, with all the acting awards going to international stars. And Penelope Cruz was the sultry cosmopolitan celeb who stood out to me the most. Her glamorous Spanish coloring against the dramatic strapless black feathered gown from one of Europe's most prominent designers, Karl Lagerfeld, was a match made in global heaven.