Oscars 08

February 25, 2008
I know, you needn’t remind me I’ve previously sworn myself against the many evils of today’s celebrity culture, and that I’ve railed against the large aggregate of celebrity-focused style-deficient blogs out there. I maintain whatever view I’ve expressed but I deem the Oscars an exception, don’t you?

Although, having said that, from what I’ve seen it was a decidedly average affair with the menswear actually topping the womenswear. That rather speaks volumes wouldn’t you agree? Anyway, the highlights for me…or if you would prefer something a little more apt and buckets more cheesy, the nominees are…

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Firstly, let’s all agree she’s a bit of a state. As for Dan the Man, I felt the very subtle piping worked wonders. He seems to have effectively grasped the basic concept of menswear, less is most definitely more and minute alterations and embellishments render the biggest impact.

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Probably my pick for the win. One doesn’t happen upon ‘buttoned-up’ too often, any such instance should be enjoyed, and the source of this enjoyment, admired. In this case, the immense Javier Bardem.

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Again, another illustrative example of the Oscar women’s collective folly this year. Depp is consistently well turned-out, however, am I sensing an inkling of conservativeness eating away at his trademark quirk?

And your Oscar goes to?

Images from Men’s Style
  • Ian Brown February 25, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    I agree. Bardem was looking sharp. Day-Lewis was in good form as well. I thought Depp looked disheveled in a bad way. He looked like he was wearing his Father’s tux. And his crosstie didn’t work with his shirt choice either. I thought there were some real standouts in ladies eveningwear choices. Tilda Swinton was dramatic in Lanvin, and whatsherface from The Notebook and The Devil Wears Prada and Jessica Alba both looked great in Marchesa. Some good showings from Cavalli as well. And P. Diddy looked great too.

  • riz February 26, 2008 at 1:03 am

    My heart goes pitter pat for Daniel Day. I don’t care about his shoes or earrings. That man is perfection!

  • MR style February 26, 2008 at 4:19 am

    vanessa paradis looks so cool !! i mean better than as usually !!

  • Dustcakeboy February 26, 2008 at 7:12 am

    Ian: Agreed, some of the ladies were astoundingly dressed although I’ve seen Swinton do better. There were quite a few Cavalli appearances and I wasn’t too fond of that and as for P.Diddy…try-hard was the only word that came to mind!Riz: I’m still not feeling it! Many of my female acquaintances are head over heels for him but I’m missing out.Mr Style: It wasn’t the worst but still rather dowdy./DCB.

  • Thomas February 27, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Marion Cotillard.

  • Stylesalvage Steve February 28, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    It is always easier for the women to get all of the atention but the men did well this year! The Oscar winners looked extremely sharp, my personal favourite was Day-Lewis…although I’m far from a fan of his piercings. Marion Cotillard stole the show red carpet really.