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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Halle Berry said Donatella Versace designed her silver and black art deco gown "because I said I want to go as a Bond girl to the Oscars." Opinions were mixed. I thought the shoulders look dated, and it's not Berry's best choice, but others thought she looked stunning. Nearly everyone agreed that 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis looked adorable and age appropriate in a navy Armani gown with a matching shawl, navy flats and sparkly headband. She carried a puppy purse, which she said she loves to bring to awards shows because "it it sparkly and fluffy." Her character in Beasts of the Southern Wild is named "Hushpuppy," so it seemed like the right thing to do.