It was a Fashion “Back-Off” on the 2012 Academy Award’s Red Carpet

I’ll be honest, I didn’t think there were that many drop-dead moments on the 2012 Oscar Red-Carpet.  However, there were a few “Wow” moments, that kept things interesting.  So as I was never truly swept away, I’ll stick with the few fashions that gave me a “style-chill.”  For me, it was all about the black/white column-dresses, with their linear-lines and powerful impact. The “look” of the night went to Gwenyth Paltrow in Tom Ford.  When she hit the carpet in that skin-tight white gown with a floor-length White-Cape to match, all eyes were on her. In-fact, when she presented without the cape, later in the evening, the ensemble was much less impactful.  Coming in a close second was Rose Byrne, in a stellar sequined Vivienne Westwood, that was decadently-simple, and made all the other black-gowns “pale” in comparison.  Some of the other stand-outs of the night were – Michelle Williams in a Coral Louis Vuitton, Angelina Jolie in a structured Versace-Atelier, Shailene Woodley in Valentino Couture and Anna Farris – in a black-beaded Diane Von Furstenburg gown with (trending) full length sleeves.  The best “duo” of the evening went to co-presenters – Cameron Diaz in Gucci and Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad – both looking glamorous in form-fitted dazzling white dresses. However, Jennifer showed up later to the Vanity Fair Party wearing an unbelievable revealing red-sequined number, that was definitely more of a Show-Stopper, and may have been a more fashion-forward choice for the award show.  It’s clear “Deco” is going to continue to be a real influence this Spring, with the emphasis on column-shapes & clean lines, it’s all about no-fuss fabulous.  For more RCM’s go to DailyMail.UK.