High-Fashion Faceoff: Runway vs. Oscars Red Carpet
At the 2013 Academy Awards Vanity Fair afterparty
KATE IN GIAMBATTISTA VALLI
When you have legs like a model’s (yes, , we’re talking about you), it’s not hard to imagine slipping into an embroidered pink-and-cream thigh-grazer like this one from the designer’s Spring 2013 couture collection.
MARIA IN ROMONA KEVEZA
While embraced peplum, Menounos bucked the trend, removing the waist accoutrement from the original design but leaving the train intact.
GINNIFER IN MONIQUE LHUILLIER
Sequin blue mini: check. Slick hair: check. Bold blue shadow: check. Hands in the pockets: check. Oh-so-serious gaze: check. How will you ever decide who wins this Faceoff?
NORAH IN ROMONA KEVEZA
The designer described this silk shantung taffeta dress as being “waltz length” so it’s easy to understand why retro-loving Jones would choose it for her on-stage performance.
DIANE IN GIAMBATTISTA VALLI
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Kruger, the woman who can wear the strangest silhouettes, most over-the-top looks and craziest prints straight off the catwalk and somehow look neither strange, over-the-top nor crazy.
KATE IN MONIQUE LHUILLIER
We’d be concerned about wearing the tricky-to-pull-off-length (not to mention how on earth we’d fit the voluminous confection in our closets), but Beckinsale clearly has no reason to worry about either of those things.
CATHERINE IN ZUHAIR MURAD
There’s no denying the model looks beautiful in the gold beaded design, but as soon as we saw it on Zeta-Jones in all her curvaceous glory, we were instantly won over.
JENNIFER IN VALENTINO
didn’t change a thing on this sweeping red strapless creation. Though it should come as no surprise that she opted not to emulate the model’s center-parted, twisted do. (Could you really imagine Jen doing anything but a sleek and simple blowout?)
KELLY IN PAMELLA ROLAND
We’re just glad someone selected this white stunner for the Oscars. And while we maintain that Kerry Washington (and her perfect abs) would have looked amazing in it, Osbourne certainly did the dress justice.
SANDRA IN ELIE SAAB
How do you make a jaw-droppingly gorgeous cap-sleeve gown even more stunning? By letting your hair down then pinning it back with a Harry Winston brooch.
HILARY IN VALENTINO
wasn’t the only actress smitten with the long-sleeve red creations sent down the runway at the Paris Fashion Week. Sally Field also couldn’t resist snatching up one of the gowns.
ZOË IN ALEXIS MABILLE
The model and the share the same svelte figure (and neither of them ditched that belt!), so it really comes down to whether you prefer the strutter’s sleek updo, lack of jewelry and two-tone stacked sandals, or Saldana’s flowing waves, drop earrings and black ankle-strap stilettos.
KAROLINA IN VERSACE
We had to do a double-take to confirm that it was not, in fact, Kurkova who first catwalked in this Atelier Versace creation. The smoky eye on both ladies, their matching slicked-back hair and those gazes that only models can seem to pull off will make this a tough faceoff to call.
JENNIFER IN DIOR
Not only did we correctly predict strapless gown, but we also guessed right that she’d forgo the mesh bonnet. Think she made the right decision?
OLIVIA IN MARCHESA
This is such a major dress (check out the yards and yards of fabric!) that we assumed not one, but three stars would swathe themselves in all the material, but Munn kept it for herself and even drew hair inspiration from the show.
ROSIE IN VALENTINO
Not everyone who wore Valentino went for red. Huntington-Whiteley dipped into the house’s (recent) archives to find this feminine dress. Until she hit an after-party wearing it, the ruffled lilac confection hadn’t been seen since it sashayed down the runway in Paris in July 2012.
ALESSANDRA IN ZUHAIR MURAD
This ultra-revealing, unforgiving sheer halter was made to be worn by a model and no one but a model. So we’re glad the only other person to wear it after the fashion show (Ambrésio) was a professional poser herself.