Red carpet blues
Amid a sea of bland, 11 gowns stand out on the Oscar red carpet
Feb 25, 2013 | 8:15 am
It wasn't a banner year for Oscar fashion, but there's still plenty to talk about.
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At the 85th Annual Academy Awards, a sea of washed-out, ho-hum gowns made the red carpet less than stellar. In fact, it was the blandest gathering I can recall in the last 10 years. You would think that with the world's best designers and stylists at their disposal, Hollywood's finest could come up with looks that wouldn't fade from memory in 24 hours. But there weren't many gowns that made a lasting impression. However, there were a few that caught my eye and the attention of some of Houston's best fashion experts. --------- Granted, Charlize Theron would look good in a burlap sack, but the actress, with her pixie cut (she had shaved her head for a movie role) and white Dior Haute Couture peplum gown and Harry Winston diamond bracelet combined high fashion with movie-star elegance. Our panel, who included designers David Peck and Amir Taghi, along with fashion experts Roz Pactor and Kay King, agreed that Theron looked stunning.