I ask myself why I enjoy the hype… why I can’t wait to know the winners… and why I can’t wait to hear the wordy acceptance speeches… The laughter, the endless thank yous, tears and hysteria… even the sappy cued jokes… Those one liners that fall flatter than flat.
I am curious why it is that I can watch the ‘red carpet’ for hours… and listen to a commentary that would bore most people rigid? Why am I interested to study who is wearing what? How can I be excited by such a show? And all the while going without sleep… time change and all.
Of course I am talking LA’s hottest invitation… LA’s big bang production…. and signature show… The Academy Awards… The glory of the gold, the statuesque Oscar.
For those in the industry it is a celebration and acknowledgement of their creativity… For me it’s about fashion and glamour… Yes, I am a movie lover … I watch all the nominations before the ceremony.. I like to play along… get excited over the opening of an envelope.
But more than that… I want to know who is wearing what.
I like to predict what each stylist will select because in most cases high visibility fashion is about the stylists choices.
What will Rachel Zoe select? Will she dress Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence? What will Kate Hudson appear in this time? Hair up… High neckline? A total reversal of her Golden Globes look… That’s my feeling.
Will Elizabeth Stewart, former reporter at Women’s Wear Daily, make us coo and sigh over Jessica Chastain and Amanda Seyfried? Those two are in for a big night… Stewart must be feeling the pressure right about now… According to the Financial Times she likens dressing her many clients to a ‘military operation’… Perhaps an omen for Zero Dark Thirty’s, Chastain?
Newcomer Jeanann Williams, sister-in-law and stylist to Naomi Watts, has impeccable taste… What is she thinking for Sunday’s show? Williams has dressed Watts since last year … And she has never looked better.
There are many stylists jockeying for work on Hollywood’s biggest night.. huge kudos and future success for those who are featured… A dream job… the clients might be demanding but what a challenge to make superstars even more beautiful than they already are.
So what will they be wearing on the red carpet? I am hopeful that there will be a return to retro Hollywood style… A parade where decorum, elegance and class are mentioned in the same breath… I am thinking we may see a show of LBD’s… of big skirts… of lace even… As for the jewellery… I predict it will be brighter and more sparkly than ever… picture Elizabeth Taylor.
Roll out the red carpet; It’s showtime… xv