The Best and Worst of the Red Carpet, Oscars 2012
Viola Davis hit the red carpet for her nominated performance in The Help wearing an emerald gown from Vera Wang. The too-tight bodice and the cascading pleats made it look like a Miss America dress, gone wrong.
Shailene Woodley, who played George Clooney’s daughter in The Descendants, wore Valentino Couture. But whoever styled this young actress probably didn’t think that she would end up looking like a cross between Queen Guinevere and Estelle Getty from The Golden Girls.
Wendi McLendon-Covey hits the Oscar’s red carpet representing Bridesmaids in a pink a Marina Rinaldi creation. The garb read more prom dress than Oscar gown.
Kristen Wiig, nominated alongside writing partner Annie Mumolo for Bridesmaids, appeared on the red carpet in a J. Mendel gown. The muted brown complemented her chestnut hair, and the minimal accessorizing with ’20s inspired jewels by Neil Lane brought out the geometric detailing in the dress.
This year’s award show favorite Octavia Spencer, The Help, wore Tadashi Shoji. This gown enhanced her figure, and the detailing really made her shine. She sported Jimmy Choo shoes, Neil Lane jewels and a Judith Leiber clutch.
The Artist‘s Berenice Bejo walked the carpet in Elie Saab. The gown itself had an Art Deco feel in its elegant and stylish modernism. To finish the look she was armed with a Swarovski clutch and Chopard jewels.
—Words by Meryl Fulinara