The academy music is playing, prompting us to conclude this series and announce the last collection of awards for Signature Style:
Best Dress for Signature Style Nominees
Embroidered from lover's sighs and starry eyed dreams, Alicia Vikander's Ellie Saab gown was a romantic sonnet. It was ornate without fussiness, and the ochre belt against misty aqua added a sprinkling of unexpected spice to the overall dessert of a dress.
Stacy Keibler donned drama via Naeem Khan's ode to art deco glamour. Sequined studs outlined a single cohesive narrative without falling into a flapper costume, while soft curls and natural makeup balanced the metallic moxie.
The easy-going, traditional, girl next door stepped off her front porch and onto the scarlet carpet in flame red. Aniston's Valentino was appropriately simple but unforeseen, especially considering her historical commitment to black.
Worst Dress for Signature Style Nominees
Nicole Kidman's dress was the sartorial equivalent of a rambling lush: soaked in statements yet disjointed of meaning. There were ombre sequins, a mermaid silhouette, a scrolled hem, and a mysterious batman insignia at the waist. One big statement is elegantly exciting, too many leads to a fussy and/or gaudy fashion debacle.
Sunrise Coigney was too much yang, not enough yin. The curves of her figure were violently attacked by a gang of severe angles: the pattern, the dropped waist, the handkerchief hem, the pin straight hair, even her shoes bound her victim to the severe architecture of the dress.
This look is stunning on Lady Adele. Unfortunately she's given it one too many encore performances . This award winner could benefit by singing a fresh fashion tune. Switch up the color, the silhouette, even the sleeve length. Ditch the choir uniform, and dress like a soloist.