One of the biggest shocks of Oscar night came courtesy of Miss Renee here. Not for her win, which was expected, or her speech, which was rambling (and also not unexpected). CERTAINLY not for her dress, which mostly follows her strict style specifications and preferences. No, kittens. It wasn’t any of that.
It was her hair. Which is NOT IN A PONYTAIL. Honestly, she’d been sporting one for so long and with such consistency that we think we must have unconsciously assumed that her hair just naturally grows into a ponytail shape. Granted, it’s basically just a rolled-up and tucked ponytail, but at least it feels formal enough for a sequined gown, even if it is in that loose, vaguely undone sort of way she clearly prefers.
And speaking of preferences, that great thing about this dress is that it ticks off most of her boxes – clean minimalism, neutral color, simple glamour, unconcerned with trends – while still feeling a bit like she stepped outside her comfort zone a little. It’s not a Vogue cover sort of dress, but we’d wager the simplicity of the design and the high suitability to her will cause it to go down as one of the most memorable of Best Actress winner gowns.
– Custom Armani Privé White Silk, One-shoulder Column Gown with an Open Asymmetrical Neckline Accented by a Crystal-embroidered Tubular Detail
– David Webb Ring with Fluted Rock Crystal, Cabochon Sapphire Terminals, Brilliant-cut Diamonds, 18K White Gold, and Platinum
– Jimmy Choo Shoes
Styled by Petra Flannery | Hair by Richard Marin | Makeup by Dana Michelle Hamel
[Photo Credit: ABC/RICK ROWELL, JENNIFER GRAYLOCK/INSTARimages.com, AdMedia/Media Punch/INSTARimages, David Gabber/PRPhotos.com, davidwebb.com]
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