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The Oscars: Sophia Lauren

February 23, 2009
Sophia Lauren- should we pardon her red carpet fashion crime?

Sophia Lauren- should we pardon her red carpet fashion crime?

WORST DRESSED: Sophia Lauren

Johanne: I never intended this to be a negative review of Sophia Lauren at age 74 at the Academy Awards. However, this dress (a Marchesa, I assume) is just not right on this past Best Actress winner. The colour is somewhat disturbing against Sophia’s skin tone and the various clusters of ruffles, even though they are lovely in themselves, are just too much. The thin sleeves are also problematic, but perhaps Sophia has a tendency to feel the chill in the air? Whatever the case- not the best option for this Grande Dame.

Jordana: The real life Belle of Beauty and the Beast fame? From head to toe this is a major disaster. The necklace brings attention to her 74-year old neck, the shoulders are poofy and hideous. Who wears long sleeves at the Oscars, even if they are made of paper thin chiffon? Now, that hemline — how many swirls, ruffles and pleats does one dress require? Ms. L has definitely made a statement with this one but obviously not a very positive one. I bid this one a big ol’ Italian ciao.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Pamela permalink
    February 23, 2009 5:37 pm

    Yes she is 74, and still stunning! Does your Grandmother look like that? The dress was a poor choice I agree. The Awards are now ‘the dress judging show’. She has had a long lasting career and can ‘ act ‘ the dress off of anyone at the Oscars.
    In this case, would have picked something more classic for her. I think she’s Gorgeous no matter what.

  2. Lindsay permalink
    February 24, 2009 3:53 am

    I agree the dress and choker were poor choices. That, combined with the large amount of makeup she was wearing and how messy her hair got over the course of the evening, made for a pretty frightening sight onstage.

  3. February 24, 2009 11:52 am

    Although my grandmother was a very lovely lady and always well accessorized, no, she never looked like Sophia Lauren. I completely agree that Sophia is a beautiful woman and still going strong at 74- I think we’re all hoping that we can still stand up straight and pull off designer gowns at that age-!

    She is totally fabulous but unfortunately her dress & jewelry choices were not as chic as she personally is. I think if we took the scissors to the sleeves and the shoulder ruffles we would see a strong improvement of her look.

    Thank you both for your comments! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts about the other Best/Worst Dressed!
    – Johanne

  4. Jordana permalink
    February 24, 2009 12:23 pm

    I do agree that Sophia is a strong and talented actress. No doubt about that. She’s looks fabulous at age 74 and is a “bella donna”. In regards to this dress choice though, she went in the completely wrong direction. It’s unfortunate but it’s just how it goes sometimes. If she dropped the chocker, ripped off the sleeves and smoothed out the skirt, I’m sure she would have wowed the crowed with her sense of style (in addition to her acting talent).

  5. Katie permalink
    June 4, 2009 3:02 am

    Are you all smoking shrooms? She is a stunner and the dress is gorgeous! She is a vision today and was a vision in the day! Sophia is the definition for GILF people. The dress is nmade for her. A classic beauty!

  6. March 19, 2010 12:56 am

    considering, you are all most likely of mediocre looks, at 74 she looks fabulous

    besides, i don’t mind the excess of nobility

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