hold onto your hair rollers, because tomorrow is the big night, kittens!
the gowns! the glamour! the betting pools (humble brag: i've won over $600 over the past 10 years).
thanks to london-based digitalrun media, we have this truly fabulous illustration bible, which chronicles the gowns worn by oscar winning actresses since 1929. some are iconic, some are infamous. study and commit to memory, darlings. there will be a test.
a few of my faves below. stay glamours, my friends:
above: bow down! audrey hepburn in givenchy. best actress: roman holiday, 1954. always and forever the queen.
above: bette davis works it out in tulle and gossamer "feathers" for her 1939 oscar win for jezebel.
above: the lovely vivien leigh poses with her oscar and dessert plate (two of my favorite things) for her gone with the wind win, circa 1940. (side note: how come red carpet ladies don't wear gown with prints more often?)
above: perfection - grace kelly in a gown by iconic costume designer edith head. film: the country girl, circa 1955.
above: in 1961, elizabeth taylor wins for butterfield 8. liz wears an ivory silk, embroidered ball gown, waist rose (and sash!), and see-through high neck yellow top. i would totally wear this. and my hair would look fabulous.
above: gwyneth paltrow wins in pink for shakespeare in love. gown by ralph lauren. an iconic dress is born, circa 1999.
above: quite possibly my favorite gown in the history of gowns. marion cotillard in jean paul gaultier neptune's muse dress (not the official name -- that's what i call it. jean paul, you're welcome to use it.), circa 2008.