Designer Joe Faris gives his opinion on Oscar fashions…the red carpet hits and the misses
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (WXYZ) – Let's face it. The Oscars celebrate the outstanding achievements in film. But Hollywood’s biggest night is also the Super Bowl of fashion.
His notable red carpet looks included Octavia Spencer in a glittering whiteTadashi Shoji gown.
“That dress was draped perfectly. It was flawless on her,” Faris exclaimed. “Construction-wise as a designer, that’s what you want to hit. It showed all the right curves.”
“Her accessories were great, the earrings, the bag. She just pulled it all together,” he added.
Rooney Mara was among many stars sporting white. She flowed onto the red carpet in a mermaid Givenchy dress.
“Color-wise I think she was right on par…amazing.” said Faris. “I just think the top looked a little sad.”
He wasn’t a big fan of Jessica Chastain’s look either.
She worked a strapless black silk organza corset gown by Alexander McQueen that was bedazzled with gold bullion and metal thread.
“I thought she looked like a chess piece,” said Faris.
Alicia Smith ’s number one red carpet hit went to Michelle Williams.
“She was my best dressed,” said Alicia. “I loved her in that red tiered Louis Vuitton dress. She was gorgeous.”
Faris was not as impressed.
“I think there was a little bit of a baby doll aspect to it, so I could have gone either way,” said Fairs. “But once you saw it on camera, it read just beautifully on the red carpet.”
Alicia’s worst dressed pick was another one of the white numbers on the red carpet.
“I’m sorry. I love Gwyneth Paltrow. But that Tom Ford dress looked like something from Princess Leia’s closet,” she explained. “With that cape, it looked like she was about to take off.”
Vic Faust agreed with Alicia on that point.
“I didn’t think Gwenyth Paltrow’s cape worked for the carpet,” he laughed.
“I wasn’t a big fan of J-Lo,” Vic added. “No need to show it all so to speak.”
Vic’s Best Dressed of the night went to one of the lady’s in red.
“I did like everything about Natalie Portman!” said Vic. She wore a red vintage polka-dot gown by Christian Dior.
“It had a texture to it that was almost like a feather or a pheasant,” described Faris.
Meteorologist Keenan Smith ’s Best Dressed choice went to Jennifer Lopez for her form-fitting, shimmering white Zuhair Murad dress.
“I thought it was quite flattering for her shape,” said Meteorologist Keenan Smith. “She was my Best Dressed pick.”
“She’s playing the whole cleavage thing. It’s worked for her in the past,” said Faris. “I just think it was a little predictable for her.”
“For the men, I like Robert Downey Junior’s tux,” he added.
Erin Nicole ’s Best Dressed both wore white.
“My 2 favorites for best dressed were Mila Jovovich and Gweneth Paltrow,” said Erin Nicole. “Both of the ladies looked divine in white. Mila’s one shoulder white sequin Ellie Saab dress was gorgeous! I wasn’t a fan of Gweneth’s cape on the red carpet. However, when she took it off, that Tom Ford dress was so chic and classy!”
Her worst dressed pick?
“Emma Stone. She wore a fuchsia Giambattista Valli dress with an over-sized bow around the neck…which did nothing for her,” said Erin Nicole.
“I was not loving the bow,” agreed Faris. “I don’t think anything off your shoulder is a good look.”
· Stacey Keibler in a gold Marchesa number
· Viola Davis in a strapless, jade Vera Wang gown
· Melissa McCarthy in a flowing, blush-colored Marina Rinaldi
· Meryl Streep in a shimmery gold Lanvin dress
What are your picks for Best & Worst Dressed at the Oscars? Leave your comments below.
By the way, Joe Faris and Denise Ilitch will present Fashion in Detroit on Saturday, March 10 th at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit.
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