Red Vintage on the Red Carpet
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.
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!
Three years? Vintage? Crazy! LOVED Natalie’s Dior!
I love that dress of Natalie Portman. It looks very simple yet it is fabulous on her.
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
A lot of commentators felt the same way: i.e., that polka dots are too casual.
Love Kate but I’m really not feeling polka dots for the Oscars. Total “miss” for me.
megan, the frugalista diaries
god those are gorgeous.
Fashion By Alicia
I agree with you 2009 is definitely not vintage!
The ’90’s is vintage?????? OMG I am sooo old!
I agree with you — a dress that’s from 3 years ago isn’t Vintage — it’s just used!