Winning an academy award is a life changing moment for the fortunate ones who get to lay their hands on the coveted statuette but rocking the red carpet on Hollywood's biggest night has become almost as important as winning the award. The celebs brought their A game on Oscar night with a teeny bit of help from their highly paid stylists. Some got their looks perfectly right and had fashion critics drooling while some missed the mark and had the same critics frothing at the mouth.
Angelina Jolie was the cynosure of all eyes in her gorgeous Atelier Versace gown with the mile-high slit. And she flaunted the best accessory of all - Brad Pitt. Michelle Williams may have lost out on the Oscar win but she looked pretty as a picture and stole a zillion hearts in her daring coral gown by Louis Vuitton. Gwyneth Paltrow in her stunning white Tom Ford gown with a flamboyant cape also gets a thumbs up as does Cameron Diaz who went nude in a delectable Gucci number. George Clooney may not have won but he was still the envy of all present as his beau, Stacy Kiebler rocked in a metallic Marchesa gown. Other honorable mentions are Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera, Penelope Cruz in Giorgio Armani, and Natalie Portman in vintage Dior.
The fashion debacles were fewer. Meryl Streep romped home with a win but fashion critics were not too thrilled with her fashion sense as it was felt that her shining Lanvin gown looked a little too blingy to be in good taste. Sandra Bullock was also slammed for her ill-fitting Marchesa gown. Jennifer Lopez generated heat but for all the wrong reasons in her Zuhair Murad gown which was considered a little trashy now that she is a mommy and all. Emma Stone's Giambattista Valli gown got mixed reactions with some critics not too enthused about the dramatic bow while others hailed her for the daring choice. The jury is still out on that one.