Sure, everyone who tuned into the 85th Oscar Academy Awards was waiting to see which film would take the year’s top spot (Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” as announced by surprise presenter First Lady Michelle Obama), but a lot of us also had our eyes peeled for what – and who – everyone was wearing.
This year, the red carpet was full of classic awards-ceremony dress silhouettes – the ball gown (Jennifer Aniston unexpectedly donned a brilliant red Valentino in this category), the fishtail (Zoe Saldana’s belted white gown by Alexis Mabille, trimmed with flowers at the top and a layered chiffon hem in shades of gray, proved divisive to fans and critics), and numerous trailing trains (Sandra Bullock’s fitted, cap-sleeved lace Elie Saab was gorge).
The night also saw a lot of really lovely column dresses, quite a few of them with Art Deco details plucked straight from Old Hollywood. The most striking: Halle Berry’s striped black-and-silver Versace gown; Norah Jones’ one-shouldered, tone-on-tone striped Tadashi Shoji gown; and Jane Fonda’s starburst-accented bright yellow Versace gown. Nominee Jessica Chastain’s pale Giorgio Armani gown and Stacy Keibler’s black and silver Naeem Khan gown got texture from finely rendered Art Deco patterns, too.
So how can you reflect a little of that Hollywood glamour in your home? You can start with the Shelby Art Deco Wood Trim Oversized Mirror, with its bold striped pattern and glinting glass. It’s perfectly sized to hang in an entryway or in your bedroom, giving you a place to check your hair and makeup before hitting the red – or the hallway – carpet.
- Lindsey Anne Baker, guest blogger