This year’s Red Carpet at the 81th Academy Awards Ceremony was, in fact, white! There’s maybe something in the air, something that made the ladies attending the glamorous event, wear white dresses!
I doubt that’s the recession, it’s like the ladies felt a marriage breeze around the Shrine Auditorium, like they all wanted to be 2009 Oscars Brides tonight. The Oscars Red Carpet, is, however, renowned for being not just the Kodak Theatre promenade for movie stars but for being the World’s most talked about catwalk! (don’t miss the rest of the pictures right after the jump!)
Previous predictions and speculations went mostly in the Designers direction, even if everyone was expecting a follow-up of the gray and blue trend spotted at earlier events this season. White is surely a hard one to pull without looking like a Red Carpet virgin. So let me show you the brides first, and you’ll be the one to choose the winner!
Starting with an actual winner – for Best Supporting Actress – Penelope Cruz had a window curtain-ish buttery white vintage Pierre Balmain dress. Sarah Jessica Parker was perfectly fairy tale-ish with a Christian Dior Haute Couture.
Taraji Henson had a beautiful Roberto Cavalli, Marisa Tomei a long, strapless modified Versace, Anne Hathaway opted for a sparkling body hugging Armani Prive, Jessica Biel had a Prada bow-ed dress, Jennifer Aniston was very Valentino, Nancy O’Dell had a Pamela Rolland gown, Miley Cyrus pulled her mermaid number with Zuhair Murad, Evan Rachel Wood the very Elie Saab we were talking about earlier and.. surprise!! Even Mickey Rourke had a white suit (Jean-Paul Gaultier)! It’s like they all took inspiration from the Bride Wars! Who’s your favorite? (photos via celebutopia)
UPDATE: Tina Fey (wearing Zac Posen), Nicole Kidman (wearing L’wren Scott) and Melissa George (wearing Dolce & Gabbana) proudly represented the White trend at the 2009 Oscars.