Were we underwhelmed or overwhelmed by this year's fashion at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards ? Many scoffed that the carpet was not as glitzy as years past but how could this be? Metallics were front and center and what wasn't metallic (i.e. Best Actress Winner Sandra Bullock's gold Marchesa stunner or Actress Kate Winslet's silver Yves Saint Laurent) was often a textural pastel by Armani Privé as seen on Actress/Recording Artist Jennifer Lopez (see photo at left) or young Hollywood newcomer Amanda Seyfried.
The colors of chose for the evening? Blue seems to have been a choice of many including, Best Actress Nominee Gabourey Sidibe, Best Supporting Actress Winner Mo'Nique, and Best Supporting Actress nominee Maggie Gylenhaal in a blur floral print by Dries Van Notten.
Did designer turned Director Tom Ford dress EVERY man on the red carpet last evening? Not quite, while he did dress himself and superstar Recording Artist Mark Anthony among others. Best Actor Jeff Bridges sported Gucci from head to toe and Presenter Tyler Perrywore Prada. To follow are select Photos from the red carpet.
To follow are select photos from the momentous occasion.
Left to Right: Cameron Diaz; Charlize Theron; Maggie Gyllenhaal; Kate Winslet
*photo of Jennifer Lopez courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America; photo of Cameron Diaz courtesy of Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America; photo of Charlize Theron courtesy of Photo Agency; photos of Maggie Gyllenhaal courtesy of Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America ; photo of Kate Winslet courtesy of Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America