2007 Oscar Fashions That Worked, Part 2

Posted on March 1, 2007

Photo of Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Reese Witherspoon at 2007 Oscars We absolutely adored Cate Blanchett's Giorgio Armani Prive one shoulder, silver mesh gown which featured Swarovski crystals, a tulle overlay and a jet black paillette floral motif. Her jewelry was from Lorraine Schwartz. Cate went along with the hair in a casual bun trend, which really worked for her. The simple hairstyle offset the elaborate detail on the gown. She looked amazing.

Frankly, we were shocked at how fabulous Reese Witherspoon looked. The woman is going through a divorce and yet somehow she managed to look the best she's looked in years. The long, straight blond hair was very flattering to her face, and the strapless, tiered Nina Ricci gown really showed off her curves. We recall her saying in interviews how she never thought she could be an actress because she's not sexy enough. Well, that is not going to be a problem: she looked very alluring -- and yet elegant. Which is not easy to pull off. The 38 carat Van Cleef and Arpels diamond bracelet didn't hurt, either.

Anne Hathaway looked stunning in a white Valentino gown with lace overlay, accented by two black bows and a fishtail hem. She got a lot of grief for the big bow in front, but when she turned sideways, Valentino's vision became clear. From the back or the side, the dress is an absolute stunner -- and the bow in the front helps offset the draping in the back. For fun, we photoshopped out the bow in the front, and what do you know? The dress just dies. It's also very Devil Wears Prada, and since she and Emily Blunt presented the award for Best Costume Design, it worked. She had quite a few diamond Van Cleef and Arpels bracelets on, but overall we think it worked. Kudos to Anne for taking a chance here and making it happen. Her hair and makeup were elegant and pretty, as usual. So please stop writing us about Anne's bow: we are pro-bow. At least in this one instance, anyway.

(Photos courtesy A.M.P.A.S.)