Tilda Swinton Black Dress on the 80th Academy Award Red Carpet

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I had some kind of great expectations when Tilda Swinton was involved. Looking at these pictures just makes me wonder what was she thinking when leaving the hotel room with this dress!

I remember a friend’s dog-couch looking just like this – tired, torn on the sides, with no attitude whatsoever except a dark fatigué fabric reminding everyone that once was a noble velvet there, somewhere… What do you think? Is Tilda edgy but classy as usual? Or she just had her fashion disaster like anyone else?
Tilda Swinton 80th Oscar Ceremony Black Dress

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#1 phrolo on 02.24.08 at 9:58 pm

i thought tilda looked amazing.
definitely my favourite look at the oscars.
so damn cool and modern. no caked on slap or trashy
jewellery – just really really chic.
who designed her dress? margiela?

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#3 alexandera on 02.25.08 at 10:24 am

stunning she looked so cool i completly agree with phrolo
classy elegant and slightly eccentric

#4 Adriana Josina on 02.26.08 at 7:28 pm

At first sight I thought “huh, what the hell is this”? But that dress began to intrigue me. Couldn’t let it go. And now? I love this dress! It’s so calm, almost peaceful between all the “fashion noise”. (Designed by Alber Elbaz)

#5 WendyB on 02.26.08 at 8:16 pm

I think she’s totally “Tilda” and that’s what it’s all about.

#6 Gagilius on 03.27.08 at 5:29 am

One of the most stunning Oscar outfits EVER!!! Classy, chic, yet on the very edge (but not crossing)! ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!

#7 Malicious on 07.08.08 at 7:16 am

She is ace as is her wardrobe.

#8 kpriss on 07.08.08 at 7:34 am

I may be a bit less minimalist than Tilda seem to be for all of you but that Lanvin still looks like a draped sheet to me…

#9 Malicious on 07.08.08 at 1:03 pm

Well open your eyes. ((sorry could not resist))

#10 kpriss on 07.08.08 at 1:12 pm

;) will try, I promise! But I can’t assure you of the positive outcome ;)

#11 Clo on 01.22.09 at 6:39 pm

Oh, oh great. Modern art folks, here we go. She is a straight up “artist.” I love her face and she’s amazingly beautiful, but its the ACADEMY AWARDS, a little eyeliner and/or lipgloss would do the trick, beautiful. And the dress is really,really futuristic, but I do think it resembles a bathrobe after my dog just chewed it. I dont like the dress, the tank sleeve and the long sleeve… the slit… it merely does not go.
Although, her shoes and jewelery are so fantastic! (:

#12 cc on 12.31.09 at 1:39 am

She’s mad. Fabulous but mad to think this is a glamourous look. She is such an interesting beauty I just wish to God she would wear more makeup because she always looks wan and washed out. Wonderful actress.

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