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One man's thoughts on the Oscar fashion parade

by Linda Miller Modified: May 15, 2013 at 5:10 pm •  Published: February 24, 2009
David Wolfe, creative director of the Donegar Group, a trend forecasting company based in New York, is one of my go-to sources when I’m writing about trends and fashon.  Here’s what he had to say about Oscar fashion. Agree or disagree?

I was encouraged that there was more individuality (though it sometimes led the ladies astray). Not as much flashy vulgarity as we’ve come to expect, not as many actresses who could be mistaken for sucessful ladies of the evening. I liked the fact that messy hair finally seems passe. Kate Winslet’s gown I found matronly, Marisa Tomei’s quite overwhelming. Sarah Jessica Parker seems to think she’s a Barbie Doll. Ms. Streep looked elegant, age appropriate and lovely … unlike Sophia Loren who looked like a caricature of herself. By and large, I believe that the entire Red Carpet parade is looking out of synch with a nation in economic trouble…I kept thinking about Marie Antoinette … and look what happened to her!

by Linda Miller
Fashion Blogger (Contributor)
Linda Miller always has loved makeup and fashion, especially shoes and handbags. She admits to owning more lipsticks and glosses than many makeup artists, but she's not giving up a single tube. When she got the opportunity to move from...
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