LOS ANGELES, Feb 26, 2008 / FW /— The Oscars does not pertain only to the awards ceremonies. It’s also about what the stars are wearing, and it’s not just the clothes either. Accessories and jewelry counts too.
One of the best dressed for the evening, Keri Russell in Nina Ricci was also seen carrying a Daniel Swarovski white Lana long box clutch at the Governor’s Ball.
Expecting mother Nicole Kidman looked radiant in a black Balenciaga dress with L’Wren Scott jewels. Fellow Aussie and expectant mom Cate Blanchett chose an embroidered floor-length purple gown by Dries Von Noten. Rounding up the trio of future moms is Jessica Alba who wore a simple floor-length strapless gown by Marchesa, Cartier jewels and Jimmy Choo shoes.
Colin Farrell was wearing a Dunhill midnight blue double-breasted evening suit, dress shirt and tie. Director Joe Wright also chose dunhill, this time in black, Venetian effect, single breasted, peak lapel evening suit with dress shirt, bow tie and cummerbund.
Hilary Swank looked stunning in a black off-the-shoulder Atelier Versace gown with lace tulle. Renée Zellweger wore a crystal-encrusted dress by Carolina Herrera. Penelope Cruz wore a strapless navy gown with feather appliqué by Chanel Couture. Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta, Amy Adams in Proenza Schouler; Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli.
The red dress collection: Dame Helen Mirren (photo at right) looked resplendent in a sublime red gown in duchesse silk with embroidered sleeves encrusted by Swarovski crystals, custom-made by Georges Chakra. Anne Hathaway chose a siren red asymmetrical dress with flower appliqué by Marchesa. Supermodel Heidi Klum wore a bespoke red gown made by John Galliano for the event. The dress will be auctioned off for charity on the Diet Coke website. Katherine Heigl wore a bespoke dress by Escada to present one of the awards at the ceremony.
Giorgio Armani is the suit of choice for the men – Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington, Martin Scorcese, Jack Nicholson and Sean Penn all decked out in his tuxes.
Juno star Ellen Page wore a simple black dress from Jean Louis Scherrer for the ceremony. Cameron Diaz wore a stunning pale pink dress by John Galliano Couture, a Roger Vivier clutch and Bvlgari jewels. Rosamund Pike chose a primrose yellow dress by Roland Mouret.
In the winners’ circle – Daniel Day-Lewis, in Paul Smith, Marion Cotillard cut a stunning figure in a Jean Paul Gaultier mermaid-inspired gown, Javier Bardem wore a Prada tux for the event, Tilda Swinton wore a crushed velvet dress by Lanvin.
Around town, Minnie Driver carried Daniel Swarovski’s black Gene clutch to the Elton John Oscar Party; Jennifer Love Hewitt completed her ensemble with Daniel Swarovski’s bronze Bel Air Bag to the 7th Annual Oscar Viewing Party to Benefit APLA.
Jamie King was spotted wearing Harry Winston diamond brooch, diamond stud earrings and diamond rings at the InStyle Academy Awards Party.
Eva Longoria looked pretty in pink and was accessorized perfectly with a Nancy Gonzalez box clutch.