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Red Vintage on the Red Carpet

Posted on | February 29, 2012 | 10 Comments

For most of us, life calls for few occasions where we can’t show up in jeans or at least some shade of business casual. That’s what makes the Oscars so intriguing. The annual fashion frenzy that surrounds the awards show is one of our society’s last bastions of true glamour. I peruse the red carpet pictures like any other fashion blogger, and I always like to figure out who wore vintage gowns. This year, there were two red vintage stunners that stood out on the red carpet: a 1954 Dior gown worn by Natalie Portman and a fringed Versace dress worn by Kate Hudson. I can’t find details anywhere about what year the Versace dress is from, but from the look of it, I’m gonna guess 1990s.

Milla Jovovich wore a sequined white gown that some media outlets are calling “vintage,” but that’s not really accurate.  The gown was from Elie Saab’s fall 2009 collection. Maybe that’s considered vintage in Hollywood, where trends fade faster than a spray-on tan, but not in my book.













10 Responses to “Red Vintage on the Red Carpet”

  1. Style Maniac
    February 29th, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    I agree with you — a dress that’s from 3 years ago isn’t Vintage — it’s just used!

  2. barbara
    March 1st, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    The ’90’s is vintage?????? OMG I am sooo old!

  3. Fashion By Alicia
    March 5th, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    I agree with you 2009 is definitely not vintage!

  4. megan, the frugalista diaries
    March 5th, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    god those are gorgeous.

  5. Glamamom
    March 5th, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    Love Kate but I’m really not feeling polka dots for the Oscars. Total “miss” for me.

  6. Susan
    March 5th, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    A lot of commentators felt the same way: i.e., that polka dots are too casual.

  7. Jen
    March 6th, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    My fav color red – and loved Kate Hudson’s dress. Completely agree with your commentary and love that a 2009 dress was called vintage :)

    Red Soles and Red Wine

  8. William
    March 8th, 2012 @ 2:41 am

    I love that dress of Natalie Portman. It looks very simple yet it is fabulous on her.

  9. Kristin
    March 11th, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

    Three years? Vintage? Crazy! LOVED Natalie’s Dior!

  10. Ryder
    April 2nd, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    I can’t believe I don’t watch the red carpet part of the Oscars. But I do like butter in many forms, including difficult to believe kinds!

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