Oscars 2011: Fashion Roundup

Someone asked me this morning who my favs were from last night’s red carpet runway extravaganza, otherwise known as the Oscars or the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

For the women’s fashion, I truly loved the Calvin Klein Collection dresses on Jennifer Lawrence (red carpet red!) and Gwyneth Paltrow (she was a shimmering goddess), and the pretty princess party dresses from Marchese, age-appropriate on Hailee Steinfeld and just perfectly sexy on Halle Berry.

Intellectually, I loved what Russell Brand and Christian Bale were doing pushing the, ahem, envelope with their rich, dark interpretations of the modern tux. And I swooned for Robert Downey Jr. in his John Varvatos navy tux with white tie and Justin Timberlake in his forward yet classic Tom Ford with the new bold bow tie. For the most part, the guys played it safe with classic traditional black tie options.

But, really my biggest favorite was Team TJG of the Tom Julian Group and the red carpet style maestro himself, Tom Julian, who is back reporting for Oscar.com in his 15th year (he posted photos and captions immediately following the entrances of the stars and nominees), and is now contributing the following wrap up for askmen.com this a.m.

His take on men’s style from last night here:

Oscars 2011: Men’s Fashion Roundup

Go Team TJG and style maven Tom Julian!

Oscar Worthy and Red Carpet Ready

Woot woot! The countdown begins for the 83rd Academy Awards at LA’s Kodak Theatre!

I am red-carpet ready for my close up and set to inspect the best-dressed guys tonight. Heels, jewels and hair. Done. Okay, wedgies, minute gold hoops and hair rolled into a tucked-up bun, but it’ll do for sitting in front of my telly. I mean, the last time I dressed up (Valentine’s Day, when I wore a red leather skirt to cover a fashion show), the only person who commented on my look was a semi-homeless person in a thrift store I stopped in on my way home. Hey, if a tree falls…..

I’ll be following some very special peeps this evening, including Tom Julian, style expert for Oscar.com, a few of my favorite stylists (shout out! Elizabeth Stewart, celebrity stylist who was just written up in today’s New York Times) and the celebs they are dressing.

Of course, I’m rooting for designer John Galliano and hoping no one disses wearing his beautiful creations in response to the recent strange allegations against him and Dior’s suspension of him.

Here we go!