Entertainment behind the scenes
(Writing by Lisa Baertlein)
Glamour ruled on Hollywood’s biggest night, and “Slumdog Millionaire” star Freida Pinto was brilliant in a blue John Galliano gown, supporting actress winner Penelope Cruz donned a 60-year-old Balmain and best actress winner Kate Winslet dazzled in a one-shoulder number from Yves Saint Laurent.
Stars like Heidi Klum and Natalie Portman added splashes of color, but many stars including Anne Hathaway, Cruz, Taraji P. Henson and Evan Rachel Wood wore white and other light colors.
Who do you think was best dressed? And worst?
Award winners Penelope Cruz in Balmain and Kate Winslet in Yves Saint Laurent
Heidi Klum in Roland Mouret
Freida Pinto in John Galliano
Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive
Viola Davis in Reem Acra and Taraji P. Henson in Roberto Cavalli
Marisa Tomei and Natalie Portman
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A sideline competition normally overlooked by many of the hundreds of journalists and cameramen in Venice each year, the shorts section suddenly became big news when Portman was included and good enough to come to the canal city to talk about her directorial debut “Eve”.
Last night, 23-year-old Wesley got “Auf’d” from Project Runway after a dress made out of a satin fabric he detested got panned by the show’s judges. You had to feel a little bad for him, given that the environmentally-friendly fabric was chosen by his model and not him.
Still, the judges pulled no punches.
“Shiny, tight and short is the quickest way to look cheap,” judge Nina Garcia said of the dress.