Oscars 2007 – my favourite dresses

I love bows – have metres and metres of ribbon at home for all the DIY cinching at the waist I do. So it comes as no surprise that two of my favourite dresses were adorned with bows. Anne Hathaway took her style to a different level with her white lace Valentino dress, and Nicole Kidman just looked so statuesque in the red halter neck Balenciaga dress. Only she could have pulled it off.

My other favourites were from the other two statuesque beauties that are known for their fashionable choices – Gwyneth Paltrow in the peach coloured Zac Posen gown and Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive. You really expect nothing less from these two.

As a sentimental favourite there was Naomi Watts practically glowing in Escada, while Beyonce and Rachel Weiz picked out some great gowns with subtle embellishments that flattered their shape. The tulle and beading in Rachel Weiz’s Vera Wang gown finished off the bow pin at the bust. While Beyonce’s Armani Prive gown with the cross body jade detail was one of her better red carpet choices of the season.

What was your favourite gowns?

See below the fold for more on who wore what at the 2007 Academy Awards…

Images from GossipRocks

Who wore what:

Anne Hathaway wore Valentino
Beyonce wore Armani Prive
Cameron Diaz wore Valentino
Cate Blanchett wore Armani Prive
Emily Blunt wore Calvin Klein
Eva Green wore Givenchy Haute Couture
Jennifer Lopez wore Marchesa
Jodie Foster wore Vera Wang
Gwyneth Paltrow wore Zac Posen
Jennifer Hudson wore Oscar de la Renta
Jessica Biel wore Oscar de la Renta
Kate Winslet wore Valentino
Kelly Preston wore Dolce & Gabbana
Kirsten Dunst wore Chanel
Maggie Gylenhaal wore Proenza Schouler
Naomi Watts wore Escada.
Nicole Kidman wore Balenciaga
Oprah Winfrey wore Gucci
Penelope Cruz wore Versace
Portia De Rossi wore Zac Posen
Rachel Weisz wore Vera Wang
Rinko Kikuchi wore Chanel
Reese Witherspoon wore Nina Ricci.

Out of that list, how the designers fared…

Valentino – 3 (Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet)
Armani – 2 (Beyonce, Cate Blanchett)
Chanel – 2 (Kirsten Dunst, Rinko Kikuchi)
Oscar de la Renta – 2 (Jennifer Huson, Jessica Biel)
Vera Wang – 2 (Jodie Foster, Rachel Weisz)
Zac Posen – 2 (Portia de Rossi, Gwyneth Paltrow)
Balenciaga – 1 (Nicole Kidman)
Calvin Klein – 1 (Emily Blunt)
Dolce & Gabanna – 1 (Kelly Preston)
Escada – 1 (Naomi Watts)
Givenchy – 1 (Eva Green)
Gucci – 1 (Oprah Winfrey)
Marchesa – 1 (Jennifer Lopez)
Nina Ricci – 1 (Reese Witherspoon)
Proenza Schouler – 1 (Maggie Gylenhaal)
Versace – 1 (Penelope Cruz)


  • Michelle says:

    Being a fashion victim of the 80s admittedly I am not too fond of the bows but I do agree that Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz and Cate Blanchett looked stunning.

  • Sophia says:

    i have exactly the favorites as you do, helen! anne hathaway just has that regal-ness about her… the dress is sooooooooo beautiful! and the hair… the hair! she looks like a real-life princess!!!

    and good ol’ nicole kidman and cate blanchette, can they do wrong on red carpets? ever? they both look sensational but then, they always do…

    i saw on some websites that gwyneth paltrow actually lands on the worst-dress list. what?? i just cant comprehend. i never liked her cos i think she is seriously over-rated (in both acting and style departments). but i like her dress at this year’s oscar. she looks so chic and elegant. the makeup and the hair just go with the dress perfectly.

    so, yea, basically these 3 are my favorites =)

    btw, i thought naomi watts looks a bit clumsy in her yellow number… then this morning i read that she is pregnant on some australian news website. no wonder……

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