Posted on | February 29, 2012 | 10 Comments
For most of us, life calls for few occasions where we can’t show up in jeans or at least some shade of business casual. That’s what makes the Oscars so intriguing. The annual fashion frenzy that surrounds the awards show is one of our society’s last bastions of true glamour. I peruse the red carpet pictures like any other fashion blogger, and I always like to figure out who wore vintage gowns. This year, there were two red vintage stunners that stood out on the red carpet: a 1954 Dior gown worn by Natalie Portman and a fringed Versace dress worn by Kate Hudson. I can’t find details anywhere about what year the Versace dress is from, but from the look of it, I’m gonna guess 1990s.
Milla Jovovich wore a sequined white gown that some media outlets are calling “vintage,” but that’s not really accurate. The gown was from Elie Saab’s fall 2009 collection. Maybe that’s considered vintage in Hollywood, where trends fade faster than a spray-on tan, but not in my book.