Anne Hathaway was one half of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards and in keeping with this year's attempt to draw a younger audience, Anne kept things "hip and chic" with 8 outfit changes throughout the broadcast. After seeing her walk the Red Carpet, I was excited to see what she was going to bring to the stage...
My first impression of Annie in this red strapless taffeta '81 Archival Valentino gown was, meh. Granted, the fact that it came from Valentino's Archival line, which includes past dresses from collections and movies, was alone in itself, but I wasn't overly blown away by the dress and it's ballooned train and floral appliqués. Although I think it looks great on her... in this photo. Next!
The first stage look of the night was this beautiful Grecian inspired white Givenchy Couture gown with crystal embroidered bodice.
Speaking of details, Anne opted for black Lanvin tux and white Lanvin shirt, and paired it with those incredible custom made Swarovski covered Brian Atwood "Fiona" pumps for her second costume change, as she sang to her duet partner from last year's Oscars, Hugh Jackman. Girl can sing, it was impressive.
Anne's third change of the night, was this Black Swan inspired black and white lace embroidered Vivienne Westwood corseted ball gown. Another winner for the youngest host in Oscar history, and I loved her amethyst Tiffany & Co necklace (which she was reportedly paid $750, 000 to wear their merchandise throughout the evening).
HELLO! Her fourth look was this one-shouldered, metallic asymmetrical beaded fringe Oscar de la Renta dress. LOVE IT, and that sexy tousled hair, it's all deliciously retro, and a bit Goldie Hawn reminiscent.
And amazingly, she keeps getting better! In fact, I was such a fan of of Anne's 5th change, that I got all classy with my reactions, "Fuck! Beautiful…" Clearly the strapless silk chiffon Atelier Versace wine gown was one of Anne's favourites, since she changed back into it for the Vanity Fair after-party.
One of my least favourite looks of the night was this overly shiny, duchesse satin, sapphire Giorgio Armani Privé gown. The off-the-shoulder dress looks a lot more appealing in this Fug Girl borrowed "screen" shot, plus it helps that she's in a Barbie-esque pose, which I am clearly biased over, but my initial reaction when I saw her walk out in this was disappointment.
My least favourite look of them all is what she chose to close out the night, this crystal embellished high neckline, long sleeved Tom Ford gown. with smokey grey lace overlay. It was a bit shocking, and not in a good "dramatic" way. The restrictive dress was a horrible last impression to leave, although I suppose she thought by that point in the evening most people were no longer paying attention or even watching anymore; and now we know why she changed back into Dress #4 for the after-parties!