When it came to red carpet fashion at the 2010 Oscars, there wasn't much black at all, and actresses went for bright and light colours. Giorgio Armani dressed Jennifer Lopez, Amanda Seyfried, George Clooney, Jeremy Renner, Christoph Waltz, Steve Martin, Sean Penn and John Travolta. Charlize Theron wore a violet Dior Couture gown, while Sarah Jessica Parker was in a pale yellow satin dress by Chanel. Penelope Cruz wore a bordeaux Donna Karan Couture gown, and Elisabetta Canalis was in a red gown by Roberto Cavalli.
Chopard jewellery featured strongly at the Awards, worn by Penelope Cruz, Mo'Nique, Helen Mirren, Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey, Giuliana Rancic and Forest Whitaker (the latter wearing the Chopard Elton John chronograph watch with over 6 carats of diamonds).
Tiffany & Co. jewels included the spectacular Art-Deco-inspired yellow diamond necklace worn by Kate Winslet, with 10-carat yellow diamond earring and yellow diamond bracelets. Olivia Wilde wore a diamond bracelet and earrings by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., and Natalie Portman wore a Tiffany diamond and black onyx bangle and diamond necklace.
Hilary Swank wore a Van Cleef & Arpels Charleston diamond pendant set in white gold, and Lotus diamond earrings set in white gold. Demi Moore made a dazzling appearance in a stunning Versace gown with a selection of dramatic pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels High Jewelry and Heritage collections. These included the “Victoria” tassel pearl, diamond and sapphire earclips set in 18K white gold - from the high jewelry collection Les Jardins (115 working hours), the 1935 diamond bracelet set in platinum, from the Private Collection, a- 1930 Diamond and crystal bracelet set in platinum, also from the Private Collection, and the “Haricot” diamond hair clip set in platinum.
In the area of shoes, Jimmy Choo was prominent: Sandra Bullock wore Nova shoes from the Jimmy Choo 24 7 Collection; Meryl Streep wore Zena shoes from the Spring-Summer 2010 Collection; Hilary Swank wore Emerald heels from the Autumn-Winter 2010 collection, and Tina Fey wore lilac shoes from the Choo 24 7 collection.
When it comes to best worst dressed at the Oscars opinions naturally vary, but for the best, favourable comments have been made about Cameron Diaz in a glittering gold Oscar de la Renta gown and Sigourney Weaver. While many observers were puzzled about Charlize Theron's pinkish Dior Couture gown with two rose-like protuberances on her chest, and Zoe Saldana's ruffled Givenchy Haute Couture purple gown.
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Classic evening wear by Armani at the Golden Globes
Oscar celebrities in Jimmy Choo shoes