Natalie Portman was definitely the one to keep an eye on for the awards season and Sunday’s Oscars 2011 ceremony was no exception. Natalie not only saw her efforts in movies crowned with the statuette for Best Actress, but she was also awarded the much-coveted title of Best Dressed.
It’s no longer a secret that the red carpet “ceremony” is just as important for stars as the actual awards show they’re invited to attend, especially for the ladies.
Fashion gurus point out that a good “performance” on the red carpet can make or break a career (of course, they may be exaggerating a bit to make a point) and that some glorious comebacks have been built on a stellar and critically acclaimed appearance on the red carpet.
Natalie Portman was this awards season’s darling, winning over critics and audiences alike with her take on the unhinged ballerina in “Black Swan.”
The fact that she announced her pregnancy – she and fiancé Benjamin Millepied are expecting their first child – only made her even more interesting from a fashion point of view because everybody wanted to know what she’d wear on the red carpet.
As it turns out – and as Style Bistro
points out – Natalie did not disappoint. For the Oscars, she chose a velvet Rodarte creation, with such subtle decorations and a flattering design that she was positively the best-dressed woman on the red carpet.
And that, in itself, is no easy task when there are so many competitors on each square meter.
“All eyes were on Black Swan actress, Natalie as she hit the red carpet in a purple off-the-shoulder gown. Natalie Portman 2011 Oscars dress featured an elegant floor-length violet off shouldered gown with a v-neck and Swarovski crystal detailing by Rodarte,” the aforementioned e-zine writes.
“She completed her red carpet look with matching satin sandals by Jimmy Choo. Mom-to-be, Natalie accessorized her look with dramatic fringe-drop earrings by Tiffany,” Style Bistro adds.
“She opted for flawless makeup, light lip shade and side-swept hairstyle. Very gorgeous, Natalie wore her shoulder length hair in soft retro waves and looked smoking hot,” the e-zine says.
blog has a very interesting piece on how Natalie, who is the face of Dior, chose Rodarte for the red carpet, thus violating her contract with the fashion house.
The decision could have had something to do with John Galliano’s (the designer for Dior) arrest over the weekend
for assault and making anti-Semitic remarks.
Portman is Jewish and was born in Israel, so this could have been her way of distancing herself from Galliano’s behavior.
Nevertheless, when she looked this stunning, talk of why she didn’t choose another dress for the red carpet becomes somewhat redundant.