Okay, you’ve got to help me with this.

So yesterday morning, I get up, jump on my computer to see the Oscar dresses and here’s what I feel: Nothing.

I would have loved to do a little funny piece à la Fug Girls on the looks that totally worked and those which fell short, but not only am I not the Fashion Police, but really, I just don’t understand the whole long dress thing.

I guess it just seems like most of the time, the Oscars are the antithesis of cool.

It’s as if the concept of cool disappears as soon as a red carpet rolls out.
It’s like cool is completely paralyzed by all the camera flashes and Joan Rivers, hiding behind pounds of paint, super complicated draping, and the monotony of the obligatory mix of peep toe / long dress. And glittery body powder.

That said, I love glamour ! And I know you can be glamorous AND cool at the same time. There are a few girls that prove it. Not tons though, ha. Don’t get carried away.

Diane Kruger is almost always perfect. Gwyneth Paltrow and even Sarah Jessica Parker, most of the time, I like what they have going on. Oh, and of course, the best is ALWAYS Cate Blanchett, my idol. Even when she’s falling on her face, it’s a beautiful fall.

But me, it’s like I can’t really put my finger on what I like and don’t. Let’s take a few actresses that I love and we’ll take a look at their Oscar outfits from Sunday…

Natalie Portman – The polka dots weren’t doing it for me… Oh yeah! And a looot of hair and big jewelry right?

Gwyneth Paltrow – Tom Ford made an exception to his rule of not dressing movie stars. Well, I’d make an exception too for Gwyneth. I still can’t decide if the cape was genius or terrible. I just know that Gwyneth always has the same air of comfort in a cocktail dress that she has in her yoga pants. And nothing is more sublime than that.

Michelle Williams – Cute! I would’ve ditched the clutch as too often you get the impression that a clutch is like a best friend to cling to. I think the short hair always helps to coolify a long dress as hairstyles on the red carpet are always so heavy and perfect they give me a headache.
I would have gotten rid of the little bow on the dress as well cause too much cuteness kills cuteness. But I like the necklace.

Jessica Chastain - Not a fan of the gold & black & red. Of course red ! You have to think of it : the red carpet is an integral part of every outfit!!! I think this girl is sublime but her hair could have been better, more edgy, less romantic. Would have helped the dress. No ?

Milla Jovovitch – Beautiful! But the whole old-school Hollywood thing, isn’t it a little bit too much?

Rose Byrne – Yeah, so I just dont’ know if I like it or not. Black hole. With sequins.

Angelina Jolie – I feel like at the last second, she got scared her dress was too black. Or that we would forget that she has a body. And legs (the leg?) of a goddess. So she did the weirdest pose that ruined everything… And made the buzz. Her leg started a Twitter account it was just so present around her. Other than that, it was pretty cute, right?

I do want to say a word to whomever took over the body of Cameron Diaz, please give her back, her and her hair.
And I think Rooney Mara could definitely be my best friend seeing as unorganized she is. I’ve heard she picked out her dress the morning of the ceremony. A fitting? What does that mean?
And J.Lo in her statue dress would make the perfect couple with the Oscar statue.

And finally! Congratulations to Jean Dujardin who besides making a clean sweep this year, seems to make the perfect couple with Alexandra Lamy.

And finally 2: For me, the most important is that the woman looks beautiful. If the first thing you think is “look how beautiful she is!!!” and not “What a great look!” you’ve already won a lot of points in my book.

So as you can see, I still have a lot to learn before becoming Joan Rivers. What did you all think of the red carpet? Who caught your eye? What did you think of the cape? And Rose Byrne?

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  • Pose Mag February, 28 2012, 9:04 / Reply

    Les red carpets vus par l’équipe de la chaîne E avec la Fashion Police, c’est super ! Joan Rivers nous fait bien rire, même si parfois elle va un peu trop loin.
    Je partage ton avis au sujet des robes, c’est souvent sans grand intérêt et ça mériterait de gagner en “coolitude”.
    Aux Césars, beaucoup n’étaient d’ailleurs pas en robe, mais en costume, ou combinaison, ou jupe, et ce n’est peut-être pas plus mal !

  • Inès February, 28 2012, 9:06 / Reply

    La cape j’ai trouvé ça bizarre dans un premier temps, puis j’ai adoré ! Milla Jovovich reste pour moi le look le plus réussi, elle est divine dans cette sublime robe. Et je ne trouve pas que ça fasse trop (contrairement à J.Lo).
    Et comme l’a dit ce matin Balibulle dans un post, Nina Dobrev avait une robe sublime d’élégance et de simplicité. Une très belle réussite aussi !

    Et personnellement, j’adore les robes de princesse… :)

  • Gigi February, 28 2012, 9:09 / Reply

    Ahahah! J’adore ton post! Et en plus une illus’ :)

    Bon t’es un peu dure avec J.Lo moi, j’ai bien aimé! Lool …Bon ça doit être mon coté obscur- ringard qui prend le dessus aujourd’hui :p

    Alexandra Lamy était superbe, je t’avoue que je redoutais le faux-pas de la frenchie ;)


  • Leblogdefadwa February, 28 2012, 9:09 / Reply

    Franchement, moi j’aime bien le côté “classique” et glam des red carpet. Pour une fois, on prime l’élégance et les robes intemporelles. Bon après, il faut essayer de “coolifier” un peu à travers la coiffure ou les accessoires. Mais dans l’ensemble, j’adore (:

  • karhol February, 28 2012, 9:10 / Reply

    This drawing is exquisite

  • Kat February, 28 2012, 9:10 / Reply

    Like you, none of the actresses this year really wowed me. Last year, there was Cate Blanchett (my favorite, too) in Givenchy, a few years before there was Michelle Williams in that canary yellow Vera Wang, the year before that there was Cate (again!) in the soft yellow Valentino. This year, they were all… meh. It was all very predictable. There was nothing new, no one took real risks and there were very few pops color.

    The biggest risk-taker was Gwyneth with her cape and given that it was super sleek (like the rest of her outfit) and white it still wasn’t that BIG of a risk.

  • thesandrab February, 28 2012, 9:10 / Reply

    Marseille et le retour du printemps …si loin et ce même sentiment de… plouf !
    En regardant les César je me suis dit comme chaque année, vivement dans 2 jours les Oscar.
    Je n’en reviens pas qu’aucune ne m’ait fait over-revé
    Personne ne voulait y aller ?(envoyer les cartons ..) Personne n’a envie de s’éclater le dressing ?
    la cape pourtant n’est pas loin de me faire décoller ,mais.
    Rose fait une tronche …elle ne pouvait pas marcher certes, j’aime le noir paillette comme celui de Sylvie Testud sur le french rouge carpet.
    Glenn en vert j’ai adoré, le vert, pas la coupe,
    Que se passe t-il a LA ? c’est la crise ?

  • Kate February, 28 2012, 9:10 / Reply

    Portman’s Dior dress was a miss. She looked like a badly dressed homecoming queen.
    Gwyneth – amazing. Simple yet sophisticated.
    Angelina looked as if she was wrapped in a big, heavy theater curtain.
    Clair Danes looked fabulous in her light and airy red dress! I think I liked her gown the most.
    Meryl Streep – oh, Meryl, Christmas lights are so last December…
    Kristen Wiig – Really cute, beigy toned J. Mendel dress – love it!


  • Aurélie & Angelo February, 28 2012, 9:10 / Reply

    Great analysis Garance! I have to admit the red carpet fashion at this years’ Oscars did not excite me that much. If I had to choose one, it would probably be Stacy Keibler in Marchesa!


  • jicky February, 28 2012, 9:12 / Reply

    ben au final, la plus belle était encore la plus simple: Alexandra Lamy (Meryl Streep, pourtant sublime, avait décroché une tenture dorée du Château de Versailles, ou quoi?) :-)

  • The Pilgrim February, 28 2012, 9:14 / Reply

    La robe de Gwyneth était très belle mais un peu Nan Kempner, non? Le jeu de jambe d’Angelina était un peu ridicule quand même… oui, ça va, on SAIT que la robe était fendue, mais pas le peine de le montrer tout le temps! Pour les reste la plupart étaient correctes mais sans émotion… Portman ne donnait aucun panache a ce Dior vintage qui autrement était assez beau (les bijoux allaient mal avec à mon avis), et Penélope Cruz à mourir d’ennui. en Armani.

    La meilleure pour moi: Octavia Spencer, sa robe était vraiment chic et très seyante, et elle a su rester fidèle aux stylistes qu’elle aime et qui l’ont aidé à être belle au début de sa carrière.

  • lulufashioncoach February, 28 2012, 9:15 / Reply

    Voilà ce que moi j’en ai pensé http://www.lulufashioncoach.com/2012/02/oscars-2012-the-red-carpet/

    Petit désaccord concernant Rose Byrne, et puis moi j’aime bien les cheveux de Cameron Diaz comme ça!


  • Davidikus February, 28 2012, 9:17 / Reply

    Frankly, the Oscars are a boring show. It is awfully long, nothing exciting happens, it is predictable. In terms of fashion, I like Jean Dujardin’s Lanvin dinner jacket & somehow I liked Beckham’s Dior dinner jacket. However, there was a distinctive lack of inspiring fashion. Everything was too much “old lady in a grand dress” – even some of Alber Elbaz’s most fabulous Lanvin dresses looked boring (perhaps they were badly accessorised & ended up looking over the top). I would have loved to see some fun fashion – where were the rock-star Balmains? the avant-garde Balenciagas? the colourful Missonis? the (necessarily vintage) extravagant Lacroix? the outrageous McQueen?


    PS. Glad to see that a French movie can win Oscars after so many painful years of French bashing, though…

  • Gigi February, 28 2012, 9:17 / Reply

    P.S/ Bérénice Béjo était plutôt jolie en robe Elie Saab, j’ai beaucoup aimé … :)

  • Flo February, 28 2012, 9:18 / Reply

    Je te conseille ce site (mais peut-être que tu le connais déjà) : http://www.redcarpet-fashionawards.com/. Il aide beaucoup à décrypter ce temps suspendu et mystérieux du red carpet.

  • Laurence February, 28 2012, 9:19 / Reply

    bien d’accord avec ton analyse : rien de bien folichon cette année en terme de tenues pour ces Oscars. Je retiens uniquement la robe blanche avec la fameuse cape un peu asymétrique de Tom Ford pour Gwyneth qui lui allait comme un gant et était le comble du bon goût alliant élégance et modernité. J’ai bien aimé aussi la robe Azzaro (je crois) d’Alexandra Lamy. Par contre carton rouge pour les tenues de pénélope cruz, bérénice bejo (le vert pastel, même si le pastel est à la mode, avec les cheveux roux-au burn c’est pas possible …. d’ailleurs elle est beaucoup plus jolie en chatain-brune). Quant au coup de la jambe d’Angelina Jolie, c’était le must en terme de manque de naturel ….

  • Elisa Eymery February, 28 2012, 9:19 / Reply

    Totally agree with you Garance:
    - the cape thing just wasn’t nice. She didn’t look ‘belle’ in it.
    - Natalie Portman’s dress was boring.
    - loved Angelina’s dress, but what was with all the stiff, weird leg posing?
    - I did like Michelle William’s dress, but that clutch was annoying (clutch are pointless things generally)
    - Rose Byrne looked a bit strange and miserable, the dress was a bit short, and the shoes a bit slutty.

    Bring Diane Kruger back to the red carpet!!


    Wandering Minds


  • Ancyrre February, 28 2012, 9:20 / Reply

    Rooney Mara, sa robe a été custom-made par Givenchy, donc son côté nonchalente “je l’ai choisi le matin même, tellement je m’en fout parceque je suis si cool”, je sais pas mais j’y crois pas des masses.

    Et sinon : Emma stone, subliiiIIIiime non ?
    et là, en je-sais-plus-qui haute couture, magnifique ! http://gofugyourself.com/oscars-fug-carpet-emma-stone-02-2012/5th-annual-essence-black-women-in-hollywood-luncheon-arrivals

  • *** K E N Z A *** February, 28 2012, 9:20 / Reply

    J’ai adoré gwyneth ! et j’ai beaucoup aimé angelina sans la jambe de fer !
    Rose Byrne comme tu as conclu, sa tete etait tellement mignonne que sa robe noire qui brillait sous les flash mais pas trop est passée sans souci !

    J’aime les oscars, meme si ça m’a couté une nuit blanche, une migraine, et une journée de merde au boulot !

    PS : natalie portman vient d’accoucher, et elle est super glam malgré la coiffure, mais on ne critique JAMAIS une jeune maman, dep’ post accouchement oblige !

  • Sunny Side February, 28 2012, 9:21 / Reply

    Oh j’adooore ton dessin ! Il y a tant de robes sublimes dans les collections, les couturiers se décarcassent toute l’année comme Mr DU… et pourtant … et pourtant … je suis comme toi rien qui m’allume vraiment. Sorry pour Scott mais les américaines sont si souvent too much, prévisibles et allumeuses à la frontière du ridicule. Dommage ! Celles des césars étaient d’ailleurs tout aussi tartes. Oui je sais je suis très méchante !

  • Natalie February, 28 2012, 9:22 / Reply

    Amazing… Do you do freelance illustration work too?

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  • Laurence February, 28 2012, 9:23 / Reply

    Ha oui, j’oubliais une tenue que j’ai bien aimée pour une femme “mûre” : celle de Glenn Close, robe longue structurée avec veste de smoking et sa coiffure un peu “cool” qui lui donnait beaucoup d’allure ! effectivement beaucoup plus que Meryl Streep avec son rideau doré en forme de toge …

  • Anna Louisa February, 28 2012, 9:26 / Reply

    Ha I agree with most of what you said! I did a write-up here: http://anna-gemutlichkeit.blogspot.com/ :)

  • Anne chic and geek February, 28 2012, 9:30 / Reply

    Je ne suis pas sûre que tu aies beaucoup à apprendre ;)
    Au contraire, ton analyse des looks et l’illustration d’un idéal fantasme absolu me feraient dire que t’as tout compris !
    J’ai aimé Gwyneth et Alexandra… Diane Kruger aussi, et surtout Kate Mara (kicé ?) en rose poudré. Mais rêvé ? Non.
    Je n’avais qu’une envie : défaire les chignon et crêper un peu de la chevelure de lionne pour twister les robes longues… effet “je sors de la douche ou je viens de me réveiller et j’ai enfilé le premier morceau d’étoffe qui passait… c’était une robe longue, et alors ?”.
    En même temps, ce n’est pas un défilé de mode et l’important c’est de ressentir quelque chose quand les gens parlent non ? une émotion, un frisson… ça a été le cas pour toute l’équipe de The Artist, j’avoue, petite frenchy…
    Ah ! et aussi devant Billy Cristal (et bon nombre d’autres…) : ils ont la gueule des robots dans A.I. Le stade du lifting est dépassé depuis longtemps… Alors est-ce le maquillage, les effets spéciaux ou le bistouri ? je ne sais, mais les frissons d’horreur devant fronts lisses… WOW ! Pas toi ?

  • anne February, 28 2012, 9:32 / Reply

    Moi, j’adore rose byrne, elle a énormément de style et puis j’adore sa coiffure, alors tout ce qu’elle porte me plait !
    Pour la cape de Gwyneth, j’aime bien ça change des robes que l’on peut voir aux oscars. Par contre, le jeu de jambes de Angelina était ridicule , c’est vrai que en gros il y avait rien d’exceptionnel !!

  • Loulune February, 28 2012, 9:33 / Reply

    Pour la cape, je ne sais pas, je sais seulement que j’ai un “girl crush” à propos de gwyneth et donc, le reste ne m’intéressait évidemment pas :))))


  • Sandy February, 28 2012, 9:34 / Reply

    Garance, you put a lot into words that I was thinking (Jolie’s weird pose sticking her leg out – clearly she wants you to know she has a great figure – as if we didn’t know already). About Rose Byrne – I loved how she looked. Photographs did not do her gown justice. When she moved and you could see how the dress moved with her – superb back – you could really see how chic and glamourous she is. Her hair just looked perfect on her. Not a stand out “look at me” color – just black, sequinned – a beautiful and individual woman.

  • Diane February, 28 2012, 9:37 / Reply

    Je regarde toujours avec un brin d’envie, j’aimerais bien une fois avoir l’air si peu cool (surtout pour les joyaux) !!!

    Toutefois aucune robe ne m’a fait rêver ce coup-ci, je suis restée complètement hypnotisée par la robe Atelier Versace que portait Angelina Jolie aux Golden Globe. Comment l’aviez vous trouvée, Garance ? Belle, n’est ce pas ?

    J’ai malgré tout respiré quand j’ai vu que le choix d’Alexandra Lamy n’était pas trop mauvais. Mais ça manquait d’un petit quelque chose de chic…la French touch.

    Comme d’habitude votre post m’a bien faire rire ;-)

  • Serdane February, 28 2012, 9:37 / Reply

    Ce que j’aime bien dans les red carpet c’est de voir à quel point les stars savent rendre à leur job tout ce qu’il leur a donné : de la classe avec cette touche d’inaccessibilité qui nous fait tous enrager ! Sinon comme star je dois avouer que comme toi ça ne m’a pas trop emporté mais moi je sais pourquoi : j’en ai tellement vu que maintenant une star peut avoir la robe la plus belle et la plus chère de la planète ben … Une robe est une robe quoi sans plus.


  • Anya February, 28 2012, 9:39 / Reply

    Mia Wasikowska and Felicity Jones looked quite nice… but not WOW … actually, I’m not sure about Felicity Jones’s dress… I think, the whole silhouette resembles Paltrow’s gown.
    The most classy look – Shailene Woodley =D

  • Jane with the noisy terrier February, 28 2012, 9:42 / Reply

    Glenn Close, Penelope Cruz, Gwyneth and Emma Stone were my favorites. Hated JLo, Angelina (so tired of her smugness!), Viola Davis and her ill-fitted bosom, and while it pains me to say it because I adore her…Melissa McCarthy.

    Give me Tilda Swinton on a red carpet any day. Or Cate. Or even Nicole Kidman who has worn some of my most memorable Oscar looks.

  • GirlTravelling February, 28 2012, 9:44 / Reply

    Pour moi les Oscars c’est un peut trop choucroutes et robes froufroutantes party, ça sent le vu et revu et ça me fait fuir très vite. J’aimerais bien que cette cérémonie se décoince le fessier et soit un peu plus casual. Je peux toujours rêver…


  • Clémence February, 28 2012, 9:45 / Reply

    Je suis assez d’accord avec toi! j’ai quand même bien aimé Gwyneth Paltrow pour sa coiffure et son maquillage not too much!
    En revanche, en regardant les photos de la soirée Vanity fair j’ai trouvé certaines tenues beaucoup mieux que celles du red carpet comme Diane Kruger, Salma Hayek ou Rose Huntington-Whiteley….


  • Lucero Arechiga February, 28 2012, 9:45 / Reply

    I’ve never been too big of a fan of the Oscars’ red carpet. I think since all I keep seeing on the web is catwalk after catwalk with incredible new fashion, it makes the Oscars seem like an outdated Prom night!? no? just sayin’

    The few looks I did see, I wasn’t truly satisfied with. While some of the dresses seemed to work for the people (Gwyneth, J-Lo and some others) their hair was very old-school prom-like.

    I think that overall the looks are a bit out dated except for some who strive to have that “old hollywood” look. I mean, after all that’s kinda’ what the whole event is about no?


  • Maria February, 28 2012, 9:46 / Reply

    I liked Tina Fey’s dress and look.

  • Astrid February, 28 2012, 9:50 / Reply

    I think Rose’s dress failed. It made her look frail and she kind of disappeared between everyone else. But that is just my opinion! :) I however loved Gwyneth’s cape. I felt it was unexpected and prevented her simple dress from being to unimaginative and boring. I can’t choose between her simplicity and Michelle’s femininity. Those have to be my favourite!

  • Debbie February, 28 2012, 9:50 / Reply

    Where was Charlize Theron – she always looks like a movie star should.
    Anyway, those long gowns however nice or not are only for awards shows.
    Most of them you couldn’t wear again as a cocktail dress don’t you think?

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  • Kristin February, 28 2012, 9:51 / Reply

    I looooove this illustration. Not quite sure why I was so drawn to this one. The girl looks so self assured and the pop of color is enchanting.

    The red carpet was a little boring but I did love Gwyneth in the Tom Ford cape and dress. She looked modern and fresh. Shailene Woodly choice of the Valentino Couture dress was refreshing and different.


  • Theresa February, 28 2012, 9:55 / Reply

    I feel that many of the Oscar styles look like a bad prom. I think Angelina and Rose looked classy, but damn, someone give them a sandwich.

  • Carole (NY etc.) February, 28 2012, 9:57 / Reply

    Ah le défilé sur le tapis rouge, exercice casse gueule, comment rendre la “robe de soirée/maquillage/coiffure qui tue” pas ringard. Eviter de s’habiller en doré pour les oscars, ce serait déjà pas mal, ou alors c’est pour faire concurrence à la statuette ?
    Mais les filles sont belles et pas mal de mecs aussi. Ils jouent à être princes-princesses une ou deux fois par an, ce n’est pas mal non ?

  • Sue February, 28 2012, 10:01 / Reply

    I almost didn’t want to talk about this because I agree with Lucero.

    In the context of appreciating fashion (which we do) discussing the Oscars feels like getting style tips from gossip mags, those horrible bullshit articles about “who wore it better” (which we don’t). Lowest common denominator makes me cranky, sorry.

    I need to clear my head and go to a happy place by watching the Prada show again!


  • lyli February, 28 2012, 10:02 / Reply

    Je suis totalement d’accord!!! Cette saison les robes étaient particulièrement ennuyeuses!!

  • Susan February, 28 2012, 10:03 / Reply

    I loved Gwyneth and Rooney’s choices, especially Gwyneth’s cape! They made everyone else look frumpy and outdated. These women embodied what the 2012 Oscar gowns should have been.

  • Ninee February, 28 2012, 10:03 / Reply

    Pour moi, Octavia Spencer correspond parfaitement à ton 2, on pense en premier: qu’est-ce qu’elle est belle !!! Et pas : quel look ! :) Bien d’accord avec @The Pilgrim.
    @*** K E N Z A *** mentionne Natalie Portman qu’on ne critique pas parce qu’elle est jeune maman. Je dirais même combat pour Bérénice Bejo qui a accouché en septembre, elle est très bien comme ça! :)

  • Roeslein February, 28 2012, 10:05 / Reply

    Comment? Tu ne mentionnes même pas Penelope Cruz? Elle était parfaite!

  • Woody February, 28 2012, 10:07 / Reply

    Before you were a humble fashion victim, now you are a critical one.

  • Clemence February, 28 2012, 10:14 / Reply

    It’s so true, this Oscarical year is a total disappointment. But you forgot something my dear Garance:

    This year, it not the dress that makes the woman but the gossips her relationship can generate. This year, the celebrities didn’t have the time (the heart?) to picking up the perfect look. Too many things happened around them. Et v’lan! A l’année prochaine !!

    But as you kindly mentioned, thank god we had Jean Dujardin and Alexandra Lamy to brighten the horizon… Ouf, on est sauvé alors !



  • f February, 28 2012, 10:16 / Reply

    i totally agree with all your thoughts, spot on! overall, nothing too exciting or inspiring… i know this isn’t the met gala, but still. cate is always my favorite too! michelle w is a little too cute, though i love her, and yes so could’ve gone without the bow belt. i was disappointed in the tom ford gwyneth. i liked angelina’s dress but her weird leg thing ruined it! i did think glenn close, viola davis, and penelope cruz looked great though i didn’t really care for their dresses. and yes, what was with cameron diaz and her hair?! i wanted to like rooney mara’s more, though i think if she looked more relaxed/happy, she would’ve shined more in it!

  • MONTOYA February, 28 2012, 10:17 / Reply


    Tom Ford white cape was devine !
    The rest was patheticallyhorrible.

  • mixy February, 28 2012, 10:18 / Reply

    I watched both the Cesars and the Oscars. Even though the Cesars is on a smaller scale I really like the look of the womens gowns (i.e shorter dresses /even pantsuits).

    Angelina Jolie puzzles me. Its either she appears in interviews etc (eg. Le Grand Journal 2 weeks ago) seeming quite icy…. OR she is trying to seduce…well….everybody. There is no middle ground with that one!

    At the Oscars: For me Michelle Williams had the ultimate look.
    At both ceremonies..I love Alexandra Lamy’s face. She has the genuine look of a teenager who can’t believe all this is happening. Yet super classy at the same time.

  • Gaby Lang February, 28 2012, 10:19 / Reply

    Ma préférée c’est Rooney Mara, je trouve qu’elle avait l’air sublime dans sa robe un peu over-size et naïve. J’ai aussi aimé Shailene Woodley. Rose Byrne aurait pu osé beaucoup plus avec une robe plus colorés, sa robe était très “circa 2008″. J’ai été un peu déçue par les robes des Oscars cette année, les actrices n’ont pas assez osé l’original. Bref, au moins il y a le “Vanity Fair party” où on a pu voir un peu plus de belles robes.

    Gaby Lang

  • shuyi February, 28 2012, 10:22 / Reply

    The two I loved:

    Very old school glamour really well executed. I think its okay to be just beautiful and to take the audience’s breath away and these two ladies looked just so stunning.

    1. Penelope Cruz
    2. Milla Jovovich

    The following I didnt fancy:
    1. Viola Davis- Her dress was a terrible shade of green and really clashed with her hair colour.
    2. Natalie Portman- It was a bit too ladybug for my liking and the bodice of the dress was too large.
    3. Shailene Woodley- She looked like a grandma in that long white dress, she should have swopped her dress with Natalie Portman!

    p/s: Rooney Mara was gorgeous as usual and I think Gwyneth looked alot better after she took off her cape- then she looked like her beautiful, sleek, minimalist self.

  • Inés February, 28 2012, 10:22 / Reply

    For me, the most terrible is that those gorgeous women were lost into their outfits, swallowed by their dresses…
    Even Gwyneth Paltrow, because of that cape…

    Big hugs!


  • E February, 28 2012, 10:23 / Reply

    Aaah, I was hoping you would write about the Oscars! Really like your feedback, and I totally agree with you on the little-bow-on-dresses thing (Michelle Williams). It instantly makes every dress look cheap. I once went wedding dress shopping, and the bows are everywhere. Hate it.

    I absolutely didn’t like Cameron Diaz in her nude dress, the upper part looked so weird… As if she were fat! And we all know she isn’t. Did you see her in the orange Victoria Beckham dress at the afterparty though? I loved that one. Also for it being orange, instead of red (red red red, why did everyone wear red?!).

  • E February, 28 2012, 10:27 / Reply

    And Rose Byrne: I love her hair and earrings. Dress looks a bit frumpy from the front, but I like the back.

  • Ambyr February, 28 2012, 10:31 / Reply

    Michelle Williams dress was so beautiful and I’m glad you agree about the clutch and bow pin. I was starting to think I’m the only person who think that ruined her look. Rose Byrne, eh, not doing anything for me. I think Tom Ford knocked it out of the park with the cape. Capes are “so in” for streetwear and this was the chic-est cape I’ve ever seen. I was so excited though when she took it off indoor and then you could see the shoulders of the dress, since it’s not a 1 shoulder dress and it has shoulder caps. I think people forgot that styling is a head-to-toe experience, not just a pretty dress.

    **COME BY AND ENTER MY GIVEAWAY: http://www.thewrittenrunway.com/2012/02/brooklyn-industries-giveaway/


  • Al February, 28 2012, 10:34 / Reply

    ahah I loved this post! Not because I like the oscars, but more because you perfectly expressed what I think of the red carpet dress thing…

    Yesterday morning my colleague Anouk arrived and said to me:
    A: “so you stayed up all night?”
    ME: “uhhmmm… no?”
    A: “NO??? THE OSCARS!!!”
    ME: “and…?”
    A: “for God’s sake, don’t you have a fashion blog???”
    ME: “uhmmm… yes… ?”
    A: “I thought you would analyse dress by dress to report it there! I LOVE the oscars, I LOVE the gowns!! Don’t you love it too?”
    ME: “…”

    I’m more of a RTW girl. Definitely.

    And sorry for this stupid long comment but I almost freaked out yesterday thinking that probably it’s not that cool thinking that oscar gowns are not cool and therefore I’m totally not cool in return, but you really relieved me from this burden… Now I know it’s OK ahah

    BTW Rooney Mara and her dress were the best.
    And I liked Gwyneth, it was like light was irradiating from within her.
    And I love Cate Blanchett! (last year in that Givenchy gown!!! She was superbe!! Yes, I’ve got a Givenchy couture secret love).
    But my superfavourite is still my beloved Kate Winslet (not her dresses, but really her). For her body (very similar to mine, she gives me so much confidence!) and her intelligence and her attitude… I love her!


    -The Red Dot-

  • CC February, 28 2012, 10:35 / Reply

    Mais tu as raison ! Je n’avais jamais réalisé que les red carpet étaient si plats et convenus. La peur du plantage et des photos qu’on ne pourra jamais faire oublier?

  • Stephanie February, 28 2012, 10:37 / Reply

    Love the outfits from Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman and Penelope Cruz!!!



  • sev February, 28 2012, 10:41 / Reply

    Je trouve aussi que Gwynett irradie, même avec une cape ou une robe toute carrée : elle est lumière et joie de vivre en toute simplicité, je suis admirative devant cette fille :)
    Je suis d’accord aussi que Cameron Diaz a un look qui lui donne ces derniers temps 20 ans de plus que son âge… Et puis comme elle a mon âge, ca m’inquiète.

    Et d’accord avec le fait que les robes du soir… me laissent sans opinion. Je ne trouve pas ca joli, je ne trouve pas que ca donne une allure. J’imagine bien avoir dû en trouver quelques unes jolies depuis le temps mais je n’arrive même pas à m’en souvenir. Ca fait quand même trop souvent (au choix) cucu cruche meringue statue…
    Et la pochette, ah la pochette. On met quoi dedans (à part sa sueur dessus) ? Si on ne fume pas et qu’on a pas de clés ?

  • Miss K February, 28 2012, 10:43 / Reply

    I’m not sure “cool” is really a word one would associate with the Oscars! But, for whatever it’s worth, this is my take on the outfits:

    Gwyneth looked amazing.  Perfect hair, makeup and accessories and the dress was fantastic and so different with the cape. 

    Milla was rocking perfect old-school Hollywood glamour.

    Meryl Streep’s dress was too shiny and too drape-y and too baggy, but still miles better than what she normally wears to award shows. (I love you Meryl, but please call Helen Mirren’s stylist next time, okay?)

    Angelina was actually smiling for once so she looked fabulous. And she’s no fool – she got more media than probably anyone else, just by striking a pose.

    Octavia Spencer – a masterclass for dressing a larger lady, she looked fabulous. Melissa McCarthy (and I hate to say this because she’s awesome) should have used the same stylist, because her dress was horribly unflattering.

    I hate to say anything negative about Sandra Bullock, but that was not a good dress for her.

    Natalie Portman – loved her hair and makeup, but polkadots do not belong at the Oscars.  And I’ve heard that she had her choice of the entire Dior vintage archive and picked this? Why???

    Jessica Chastain – the dress was just too much for her.  Someone older and taller like Nicole Kidman or Charlize Theron could have pulled it off, but it just wasn’t right on her.

    And I loved Rose Byrne’s dress – super slinky and different enough to stand out, but I thought her hair was too “office”, a really messy, rock’n'roll up-do would have been better with that dress.

  • Sandrine from Toulouse February, 28 2012, 10:44 / Reply

    J’aime bien cet article vraiment parce que Garance tu te lâches dans la critique et l’ironie et ça j’aime bien ! Et aussi parce que je me suis exactement faite la même remarque en voyant le défilé des robes et des coiffures toutes plus kitchissimes que les autres et sans aucune singularité. Je me suis même posée cette question “et toi tu te serais habillée comment ?” Et bien cette question Garance je te la pose à toi parce que je serais méchamment curieuse de savoir comment tu te serais habillée toi pour y aller aux Oscars ?

  • Amélie February, 28 2012, 10:47 / Reply

    Moi j’aimais bien la robe de Kristen Wiig.. Et son naturel qui y est pour beaucoup je pense…
    Et en effet quant on est belle… Jessica Chastain, je découvre sur ton blog qu’en effet, sa robe n’est pas top, mais je la trouvais tellement belle tout le temps, serrant (en +, comme si elle avait besoin qu’on se dise EN PLUS “putain elle a l’air trop sympa et trop proche de sa famille’”) la main de sa mère… Enfin du coup la robe, je ne l’avais même pas remarquée !

  • Jennifer - Stylish clin d'oeil February, 28 2012, 10:56 / Reply

    La robe peut, je pense, ne pas être exceptionnelle. Mais tout dépend de la personne qui la porte et de sa façon de l’assumer, de son élégance, son charisme…
    Mais pour les robes, cette année, je trouve qu’il n’y a pas eu de grande nouveauté. Que des robes dont le style est plus ou moins vu et/ou revu

  • emrose February, 28 2012, 10:57 / Reply

    I agree with you on all points…this years I am finally over how everyone is so safe in their choices…nothing fun…just boring all around…

  • Gemma February, 28 2012, 11:01 / Reply

    Finally! I do not feel alone. I have never understood any of it. Gowns? Forced hair, jewels, too much skin?…. The commentators make it worse. One year an actress from the UK wore a Paul smith tux and she looked fantastic. Usually Tilda Swinton can make some sense of it but alas, not there this year. Thanks to giving voice to something baffling me for decades.

  • Elizabeth February, 28 2012, 11:02 / Reply

    this was a particularly dull year; too much white/cream/blush nothingness. The best of a bad bunch were Jessica Chastain for the glamour, Rooney Mara for the shape and confounding the expectation that she would wear black and Viola Davis for the shape and the colour (extra points for the shocking pink that she wore to the pre-party). Next year more colour, more glamour, more joy please

  • Anna February, 28 2012, 11:09 / Reply

    what about Meryl Streep? talk about a beautiful woman, who knows how to stay elegant… and I’m not talking about her Lanvin, but her attitude!
    because, after all, I think that the elegance is inside the people and not in their clothes.


  • Heather February, 28 2012, 11:14 / Reply

    I loved Rooney’s dress and thought Rose really pulled off that look, Michelle looked adorable, which she does so well as it seems to be her natural self. My favorite however, was Gwyneth, my jaw dropped at her goddess like perfection and simplicity. I loved that she had the courage to just let her natural beauty be the star of the show – so elegant!
    Natalie’s dress did her no favors and I agree with another post that said that Angelina’s dress looked as heavy as a theatre curtain and the leg? To me it just looked she couldn’t help herself from showing everyone that she is sexy, “LOOK AT MEEEEEE, I AM SOOOO SEXYYYYYY” neither becoming or necessary for such a beautiful woman.
    Meryl, one of the greats, has never been about the fashion but her artistic genius is formidable.
    Lastly, huge congratulations to Jean, he was as wonderful in “The Artist” as he is gorgeous! Also, I so loved that such a simple, touching movie won rather than some big piece of #$%* that, it pains me to say it, my country’s movie business usually puts in front of us. The worst part of that is that I don’t think we lack the sensitivity or creativity to make a movie like The Artist, it’s that it would never be financed! AHHHHH!

  • Emma February, 28 2012, 11:31 / Reply

    Bérénice Bejo was the most lovely for my eye, and I thought she was the only one to mix the cool and the glamor well. I have to tell you how Joan Rivers really disappointed me, she hated Bejo’s look, she loved cameron diaz, and didn’t mention j.lo’s disaster. So continue on this path, Garance, it is far from the Rivers’ and much more thoughtful!

  • ROUET February, 28 2012, 11:32 / Reply

    Bonjour Garance, oui ! d’accord avec votre analyse.
    Les oscars, en ce qui me concerne, c’est souvent une explosion de “choucroute et meringue” ! Tous ces looks, ces visages “polished, glowy, fresh” cette course effrenee de perfection tue l’effet recherche.
    Gwyneth Paltrow etait elegante et a l’aise comme a l’accoutumee, Angelina Jolie, jolie mais son “strike a pose” d’un ridicule absolu. En comparaison, j’ai souhaite voir quelques photos des Cesars 2012. Les actrices francaises sont plus simples et naturelles dans leurs choix. Marina Fois portait elle-aussi une tres belle tenue blanche, Karine Viard une robe noire simple tellement chic ! Bien a vous Garance, Fabienne

  • dame skarlette February, 28 2012, 11:32 / Reply

    Pour moi pas la, mais le mieux habillé était Uggie il avait su faire sobre. Bonne journée

  • Silvia February, 28 2012, 11:33 / Reply

    Wow!!!! Look how beautiful they are !!! ;-)



  • Julie February, 28 2012, 11:35 / Reply

    I could not agree more – where is the cool? And you just succinctly verbalized my “look” goal: the air of comfort in anything (that is without wearing sweatpants all the time ;-). I absolutely <3 your blog and your films Garance! Julie

  • Jaime February, 28 2012, 11:38 / Reply

    I agree, boring boring boring…. No real risks…. Where was Cate? Nicole? I didnt see Mia W. have to check now…..

  • viola February, 28 2012, 11:39 / Reply

    Well… I am not going to repeat everything that has been said in the comments above. I just have to say thet I am not impressed with the cape, really…
    Ant the Jessica Chastain dress.. Omg, that dress was ruined. That dress had such a potential, but she decided to go all pale and modest and insecure… Oh, how I love that dress, but…

  • justine February, 28 2012, 11:42 / Reply

    normally i am not a fan of gwyneth (aaahh what???) – yes, it’s true. but i have to say that this time she pulled it off better than the others. what about meryl?? she is always divine!!

  • Sophia February, 28 2012, 11:44 / Reply

    Loved Rose Bryne’s look – yes there were a lot of sequins going on, but it was cool and edgy because of her hair (the bangs!) and the slightly shorter length of the dress.

    Amazing illustration!



  • Charlie February, 28 2012, 11:47 / Reply

    C’est marrant que tu dises ça parce que des fois (des fois juste hein), je me demande “dis donc Charlie, si tu allais au festival de Cannes/Oscars/7 d’or” (faut pas déconner non plus), tu porterais quoi? Parce que trop de superbes robes longues, tuent la super robes longue. Je me rappelle de peu de tenues d’une année sur l’autre, d’ailleurs si je dois faire le bilan des tenues qui m’ont marquées à + de 1 an en arrière (sinon c’est de la triche j’ai encore une bonne mémoire immédiate à cet âge là), je dirais la robe verte Versace vintage d’Angelina Jolie à Cannes en je-ne-sais-plus-quelle-année

    Et le smoking blanc de Mélanie Laurent à Cannes encore pour la montée des marches avec Inglorious Basterds.

    Ah et la robe de Shy’m aux derniers NRJMusic Awards.


    Donc voilà du décalé, masculin ou rétro, et puis le cool parfois c’est pas la tenue, la danse improvisée de Mélanie Laurent et Tarantino cette année là, même avec une robe meringue lila ça aurait été cool.

    Voilà, voilà.

  • Jessie February, 28 2012, 11:47 / Reply

    funny considering we both chose the same people as our best dressed. you have a good eye! the reds were my favorite too, along with paltrow and jolie.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

  • Anna February, 28 2012, 11:47 / Reply

    I’m with you on the black/ gold/ red thing. Black + gold = late-80s nightclub wear; black + red = emo/ Nightmare On Elm Street; red + gold = christmas. I’ve always avoided any of those combinations – I won’t even wear a red scarf with my black coat (though thinking about it, I think it’d be OK) !

  • CarolineJ February, 28 2012, 11:50 / Reply

    Moi j’ai trouvé Angelina et sa robe sublimes, sur les photos ou ne sort pas sa jambe de manière exagérée (si, il y en a, j’en suis sure, j’en ai vu !!)
    Rooney aussi est magnifique, mais pas particulièrement à cause de la robe, juste parce qu’elle est magnifique (j’ai une fixette sur les cheveux NOIRS en ce moment je crois).
    Quant à la cape, je sais pas, pas désastreux mais ça ne m’enthousiasme pas plus que ça non plus !

  • Claire February, 28 2012, 12:01 / Reply

    Autant je prenais plaisir à venir ici, autant ça devient de plus en plus difficile de lire un mot anglais sur deux dans tes phrases…
    Il existe bien une version en anglais et une en français ou juste un mixte des deux?

  • IB February, 28 2012, 12:01 / Reply

    Meilleur look des oscars: Diane Kruger, suivie de Milla meme si tu as raison, le old hollywood ca commence à bien faire ;)

    Super post, fais en plus souvent des chroniques décalées sur les Oscars et autres cérémonie, c’est très réussi! xxxx

  • Sabine February, 28 2012, 12:06 / Reply

    J’adore ton illustration inspiree par la ravissante Nathalie Portman. Comment as-tu pu oublier la magnifique Glenn Close?!

  • JAntoinette February, 28 2012, 12:22 / Reply

    I think Gwyneth always looks super chic, but this cape and column dress ensemble seems like an homage to Princess Leia’s formal wear at the end of the first Star Wars movie – she even has the same pose!

  • Laura February, 28 2012, 12:26 / Reply

    Merci pour ce post! : )
    Plutôt d’accord avec toi même si j’ai vraiment bien aimé les tenues de Gwyneth et Rooney. Par contre l’attitude et la pose d’Angelina m’a fait ressentir quelque chose c’était… risible.

  • Erika February, 28 2012, 12:27 / Reply

    Well said…no one really blew me away. There were some great moments but overall a disappointing red carpet. I did love Gwyneth b/c at least she took a risk. Here is my overall take on the night…enjoy.


  • Valerie February, 28 2012, 12:28 / Reply

    I loved Gwyneth’s dress & cape, but I keep mentally calling it her “Princess Leia” dress…. anyone else?

  • Mariana I February, 28 2012, 12:30 / Reply

    Dear Garance,
    What do you mean Tom Ford doesn’t dress movie stars?
    We’ve seen a bunch of his designs at premieres before…

  • Meg February, 28 2012, 12:41 / Reply

    I totally agree that the Oscars this year were a bit lacking. With the worlds wardrobe at their fingertips why do they always go back to the Hollywood glamour of the 1950s! I though Paltrow’s dress was nice in its simplicity (maybe too simple for the OSCARS!), I would have liked to see it without the cape. The Oscars is the one occasion that an actress can get away with something wild and extravagant, taking risks. And there seemed to be a trend of dressing like the statue which I think is a bit odd.

  • Marieline February, 28 2012, 12:45 / Reply

    moi, j’ai beaucoup aimé le dress de Meryl Streep vu qu’à son âge, elle préfère cacher ses bras etc et ne peut donc plus porter grand-chose, je trouve qu’elle a très bien fait avec sa robe lanvin… en plus cela semble être écolo (dit livia firth?) … sinon, cette année, le tapis rouge cette année, c’était pas génial-génial…

  • KatellB. February, 28 2012, 12:47 / Reply

    Je suis complétement daccord. Milla Jovovitch etait vraiment sublime.
    Jessica Chastain… comment dire, déja que la robe est too much, pas très jolie, ni classe, le tapis rouge et ses cheveux roux n’ont vraiment rien arrangé.

    Bravo a Jean Dujardin!

  • Natasha Fatah February, 28 2012, 12:48 / Reply

    There is one big omission from this list for best dressed which is my dear friend Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy who won an Oscar that evening for her documentary “Saving Face” about acid burn victims in Pakistan. She was beautiful, elegant, well dressed, and commanded the room’s attention during her speech. She needs to be everyone’s best dressed and one to watch list: http://natashafatah.blogspot.com/2012/02/academy-awards-sharmeen-obaid-chinoy.html


  • Sandra February, 28 2012, 12:49 / Reply

    I can’t believe I am going to comment on the Oscar dresses.. but now that you asked my opinion, I will say this: wearing a red dress on a red carpet makes you disappear/look like you are wearing the carpet. When was that ever cool? And I agree of course: Gwyneth Paltrow took this game to a whole new level, effortlessly cool, as always.

    Other than that, I think a few of them (that shall remain nameless) displayed scary signs of eating disorders, and that is never pretty/cool/fashionable. Or at least it shouldn’t be.

    Nah, I can’t really get exited about trains and diamonds and red carpet looks either. I love watching your street shots so much more.

  • Kacie @ A Collection of Passions February, 28 2012, 12:57 / Reply

    I loved GP’s cape. I thought “at least it’s something DIFFERENT!” Agree with you completely.


  • Jessica February, 28 2012, 1:03 / Reply

    Peu importe, sa tenue, Rose est sublime !
    Quand a la cape, et en plus le fait que ce soit blanc immaculé, j’adore !
    La robe noire et or McQueen aussi est sublime.
    Par contre, quelle horreur la tenue de Michelle Williams, le rose et le rouge c’est juste pas possible sur cette tenue (plus le tapis rouge on frôle l’overdose) et la robe fait petite fille, bref je n’aime pas du tout !

    Bisous Garance (:


  • Martha February, 28 2012, 1:17 / Reply

    Honestly, I think you’re way too nice! I barely liked anything! And when I say barely I mean one dress, and that’s Gwyneth’s, and even then the cape isn’t really doing it for me. How hard can it be, with such great stylists out there, to get it so wrong on the red carpet? That said, you’ve opened my mind and suddenly the abomination I saw first time round is now just a slight disappointment.
    Let’s hope for an improvement next year M X
    P.S Beautiful illustration!

  • Meredith Howard February, 28 2012, 1:23 / Reply

    The dresses this year were less than amazing. I usually like at least half of them, but for some reason they didn’t do it for me this year. The exceptions – I thought Gwyneth was stunning! I also thought Kristen Wiig looked beautiful. When I first saw her, I thought she looked a little boring and a little like what Gwyneth did in a previous year in a Zac Posen. However, the more I looked at her, the more I thought how comfortable and “her” she looked – and that’s hard to do in a floor length gown. The highlight of the “awards season” for me was the jumpsuit Rose Byrne wore to the SAG awards.

    - Meredith

  • Viktoria February, 28 2012, 1:30 / Reply

    I thought Shailene Woodley (whoever she is) looked the best. She didn´t try too much, which looks fresh and confident. Paltrow was unusually well put together, in my opinion. As far as the rest go, I agree with you.

  • Caroline February, 28 2012, 1:32 / Reply

    Salut Garance, ça fait maintenant plus d’un an que je lis tes articles mais aujourd’hui tu en écris tellement (jusqu’à trois par jour !) que je ne peux plus suivre ce rythme. C’est pour cela que je t’écris ce petit mot. Merci pour tout le rêve que tu m’as envoyé et l’envie de persévérer dans mes projets, je te souhaite tout le bonheur du monde, mais aujourd’hui je décide d’arrêter d’aller sur ton blog parce qu’il y a trop d’article. Avant il y en avait juste assez pour te “laisser désirer” mais aujourd’hui : c’est trop. Enfin, c’est mon avis.
    Voilà je t’embrasse Garance, merci énormément, tu m’as beaucoup inspiré et je n’oublierais jamais ce que j’ai appris grâce à tes conseils, tes petites astuces, etc…
    Bonne chance pour la suite,

  • Steph February, 28 2012, 1:34 / Reply

    Gorgeous three choices! I’m in love with rooney mara’s dress! she’s always so classically beautiful in an eerie sort of way. stunning :)



  • Viktoria February, 28 2012, 1:34 / Reply

    Rose Byrne (in Vivienne Westwood) looks great, no? Must check the back of the dress. I would even say she manages to combine glamour and that oh-so elusive cool…

  • Lady & Olga February, 28 2012, 1:35 / Reply

    Je trouve les robes claires les plus réussies ! :)

  • Kin February, 28 2012, 1:37 / Reply

    Dear Garance,
    You are spot on in your observations. The Oscar awards evening have become formulaic in recent years in what the stars wear. (And the programming painfully long….) Is it because the stylists who dress them have become mainstream in their approach?

  • Monica February, 28 2012, 1:38 / Reply

    As for the Oscar telecast, it was the first one in a long time that kept me engaged. I loved the ode to old Hollywood, I thought it moved swiftly and perfectly. No weird speeches, just humility and thankfulness.

    As for Oscar dressing…


    -Gwyneth, cape and all
    -JLO, for looking like a statuette and not being afraid to show off her curves. Gorgeous!
    -Milla was Old Hollywood glamour perfected
    -Angelina, stunning when she walked out on stage, not while she was posing
    - Mara Rooney looked great
    -Emma Stone looked ravishing in red and pulled off the bow

    Not Loved:

    - Meryl – too much shine and drape, but much better than past Oscars
    - Viola – cheap green color, too much breast smashing and please stop matching eye
    shadow to dress!!!!
    - Cast of Bridesmaids should have all had the same dress. That would have been fun!
    - Cameron – missing her typical flair and the hair looked somewhat Soccer Mom
    - Agree with all of the other comments re: Penelope, Michelle and Natalie

  • Hera February, 28 2012, 1:38 / Reply

    These are my thoughts exactly, I never find long dresses, overdone hair and makeup attractive, I thought it was only me since everybody seems to like fairytale like dresses.
    These are all beautiful women, they have access to all the best designers and even then why am I not impressed?

  • Ulla February, 28 2012, 1:43 / Reply

    I dislike acting as the fashion police just as much as you, Garance, but I agree: Oscar fashion was pretty boring. Where’s Björk wearing a swan when you need her? Rose Byre was particularly disappointing, wearing Westwood, wasn’t she? Given her form, Octavia Spencer was perfect, though. Take care!

  • FashionUm February, 28 2012, 1:44 / Reply

    I fell the same thing Garance. But I like Gwyneth’s dress have to say.

    Show Your Outfit !

  • sandra February, 28 2012, 1:58 / Reply

    Totally agree, why Angelina Jolie put her leg like that? Vulgar, out of place… a woman that looks as good as she doesn´t need to to that!
    Loved Gwyneth Paltrow, always so classy.

  • Marillon February, 28 2012, 2:05 / Reply

    En général Rose Byrne a toujours des looks du tonnerre ! Seulement là, il y avait l’éclair en trop… Trop de paillette, trop de noir, trop de trous (je n’affectionne pas particulièrement le genre de chaussures qu’elle portait)
    La cape est belle, originale et inattendue. Je pense qu’en la voyant j’ai d’abord pensé “waouh” et puis ensuite un peu plus “mouais.. ça fait un peu Star Wars sur les bords” mais la première impression y était.

    Pour ce qui est du red carpet, c’est un peu le glamour hollywoodien à peine palpable et les looks y sont semblables. Je partagerais votre avis sur le manque de cool-attitude : un peu trop crispé / figé / unreal tout ça..Non?
    Oui mais on ADORE en parler quand même ; quel paradoxe ces femmes !

  • Stella February, 28 2012, 2:08 / Reply

    Pour moi la robe de Gwyneth est un coup de génie, elle était magnifique aux oscars !!!!!!

  • popi February, 28 2012, 2:10 / Reply

    I felt the same Garance-Nothing!
    I did not like any of the dresses that I saw. I do not expect to
    see anything interesting anyway from that night. I much prefer
    street photos from fashion weeks.
    And yes I agree with you:bring Cameron Diaz back!

  • jj February, 28 2012, 2:16 / Reply

    Rose – NO
    cap -YES


  • Sky February, 28 2012, 2:21 / Reply

    Perso, j’ai préféré Bérénice Béjo en costume (juste magnifique et cool ) lors du Festival de Cannes plutôt qu’aux Oscars dans robe (même si toujours très bien) mais après tout l’essentiel était la (large) victoire de The Artist =) !

  • Astrig February, 28 2012, 2:22 / Reply

    Je suis déçue que tu n’ais pas évoqué Bérénice Béjo !

  • Name*Jeanie February, 28 2012, 2:26 / Reply

    Rooney is the only one who inspires me to ditch my denim!
    It makes sense to me that she just chose it that morning, the others are much too forced.

  • AC February, 28 2012, 2:34 / Reply

    I too was disappointed by this year’s red carpet. Where were the brilliant colors (so much boring white and black), and what happened to good posture (Rooney Mara and Berenice Bejo)?

    I usually adore the looks of Michelle Williams and of Diana Kruger, but even they left me unimpressed this round.

    On the other hand, for the after party, I thought Sofia Coppola looked wonderful in her jumpsuit.

  • Lindsay Rickerd February, 28 2012, 2:40 / Reply

    I think you are spot on with this post! I felt the exact same way! No one looked terrible but then again, no one made me say “wow!”. I actually thought that everyone looked much better after changing for the Vanity Fair after-party. The dresses were much cooler and more daring!

  • Alice February, 28 2012, 2:48 / Reply

    Cate Blanchett is also my fav! I liked the cape…

  • Jeanette February, 28 2012, 2:50 / Reply

    I liked Octavia Spender (from The Help) most. Beautiful , classy dress that is perfect for her curvy body. Good choice !

  • maryse February, 28 2012, 2:58 / Reply

    Moi j’aime bien ( j’adore ! ) regarder les tenues du red carpet ! mais parfois c’est un peu stricte. il faudrait ” cooliser ” un peu la chose ! mais certaines robes sont très belles

    mais la c’est vrai .. je n’aie rien remarquée de spécial !

  • Damie February, 28 2012, 2:59 / Reply

    I have a girl crush on Rooney Mara, I loved her look, plus she had no jewelry on! I totally agree with you on Angelina Jolie, she looked good but she should have let the slit be, let it skim around her legs naturally, instead of those weird poses.
    I did not like Natalie Portman’s look; and J.Lo looked like J.Lo…*shrug*
    I don’t get the gown thing too, but just yesterday I thought about it and came to the conclusion that one has to be in the world of “red-carpets and gowns” to really understand it, and get their definition of gown-cool.


  • Susana February, 28 2012, 3:04 / Reply

    I liked Penelope Cruz. I think her look, although old Hollywood, truly matches her personality. I often think that when stylists dress these actresses and give them a “style” that does not “match” their personalities even the best dress can look weird. In Penelope’s case, I think her look only emphasized how she feels and acts, so it complemented her. But, yes, I agree, nothing “wowed” me this year…

  • Murielle February, 28 2012, 3:20 / Reply

    j’aime beaucoup la robe de Gwyneth Paltrow

  • Maria February, 28 2012, 3:20 / Reply

    Milla: please get rid of the botox, it’s bad for your expression… or your no-expression…..
    Angelina: you really allowed your leg to sneak out or she was just being rebel? looks like that leg has a personality of her own
    Jessica Ch: where is that dress carrying that woman? the dress is pretty but she gets lost inside it!
    Rooney: girl, those bangs, really??? again???
    J.lo: that’s the example of “trying too hard”

  • Lexie February, 28 2012, 3:29 / Reply

    And what do you think about Emma Stone’s Oscar look?

  • Manon February, 28 2012, 3:31 / Reply

    Angelina n’est PAS musclée, il n’y a qu’à regarder ses bras décharnés pour s’en rendre compte. C’était une belle femme il y a quelques années, mais maintenant elle a cet air squelettique qui lui donne un air maladif. Sa pose était absurde, je ne sais pas ce qu’elle essayait de montrer ? Aucune robe ne m’a particulièrement intéressée cette année — alors qu’il y en a toujours une ou deux qui sont à couper le souffle, et une ou deux qui sont d’un mauvais goût absolu, elles versaient toutes dans le banal ou le “pas mal”, mais sans plus.

  • Anne-France February, 28 2012, 3:38 / Reply

    Petite, j’avais une Barbie de collection avec une robe typique “red carpet ” avec une cape ….j’ai adoré celle de Charlotte Casiraghi au mariage d’Albert, et justement celle de Gwyneth empreinte de sobriété apporte du nouveau et de l’élégance parmi toutes ces robes de princesses trop “froufroutantes”,”brillantes” … désarmantes à mon goût !
    merci Garance pour votre blog que je lis avec délice chaque jour ! Amitiés, AF

  • Constance February, 28 2012, 3:43 / Reply

    Quel beau résumé des Oscars, quelle belle écriture, toujours avec cette petite touche d’humour ! I LOVE YOU

  • Caticat February, 28 2012, 4:14 / Reply

    Oh bien vu Garance ! J’ai moi aussi attendu le perfect look qui n’est jamais arrivé ! Rose Byrne: aie aie aie: je ne sais pas si c’est sa longue robe paillette qui est finalement trop courte ou les affreuses chaussures plateforme qui cassent la silhouette ! tout est vu et REVU dans les catégories “sexy and i know it”, “sage femme fatale”, “Hollywood années 30″…à la limite la robe fourreau d’Angelina Jolie: mais non, plus je la regarde, et plus ça fait rideau et j’aurais bien aimé voir le tombé sans que sa jambe droite dépasse en équerre…espérons que Cannes 2012 sera un meilleur cru ! continue Garance !

  • Ilaria February, 28 2012, 4:16 / Reply

    Diane is the coolest one of all.

  • the gorgeous February, 28 2012, 4:22 / Reply

    I’m absolutely with you, I felt nothing at all.. also with the winners and the gala in general. Nothing new, a bit boring and same as always. There has to be another way to do the oscars.. they have to find it out.

  • Sea40 February, 28 2012, 4:33 / Reply

    Only GPaltrow and AJolie looked like stars..others looked like Mother of the Bride!Sad that stylists earn money to make beauties look dowdy!

  • Mary in Oregon February, 28 2012, 4:40 / Reply

    WHAT? Most everyone failed to identify the BEST:

    Stacey Keebler looked FABULOUS. The gown had strength, I loved the large bow on her hip, the color was lush and perfect for her, A N D her accessory was GEORGE! Who else can compete with that?

    I agree, Penelope looked smashing like Milla.
    I thought Viola’s rich jade green dress looked beautiful. She needed more support, though, agreed.
    Gwyneth was smart to have a cape – many people discussed the chill and she had her arms covered! She radiated with Tom Ford.
    The Woodley girl from The Descendants needs to hire a Stylist! Her dress was Puritanical and she’s a teen-ager!
    Meryl Streep could also use a Stylist to assist her as she has in her film roles. She has a body but one would never know it when she accepts awards! LOVE her work, love her attitude and her grace, but not her fashion sense.
    Octavia is the plus-size to admire! Others in that category needs to take note.

  • Sophie February, 28 2012, 4:41 / Reply

    There were no standouts that I was crazy about, though I did like Michelle Williams’ dress, mostly because the color was so cheery and she looked at ease and pretty. Rose Byrne’s was a disappointment for sure. I like Natalie’s though…it is a little princessy and prim, but I guess part of me still like’s that!

  • Odessa February, 28 2012, 4:43 / Reply

    Thank you for your honesty. For me, Gwyneth Paltrow stood out, loved the dress, the cape was ok but not necessary. Xoxo

  • cococollage February, 28 2012, 4:48 / Reply

    Cuteness kills cuteness, could not have said it better myself, except maybe “All bows must die”..just a thought:0
    Really nothing has topped Michelle in that KILLER yellow dress years ago. Was it Vera Wang or am I imagining things? As for this year, I think Rooney and Kate Bosworth (although when doesn’t this woman look amazing) rocked the red carpet, everyone else should get an ‘F’ for ‘effort’.
    And Milla has always been old school all the way, she’s not even attempting dress up here (hence the once Jovovich-Hawk) I mean have you seen her playing the banjo? it makes for pretty awesome viewing.

  • nan February, 28 2012, 4:48 / Reply

    Please Garance, don’t ever ever become a Joan Rivers. That would be a terrible loss for the world.
    Now, you couldn’t have worded the whole thing better. Such a bore.. year after year and it is always the same..cool is an adjective that does not apply . Too bad that Tilda wasn’t attending… she is usually the only one that will catch your eye..

  • Anne Cecile February, 28 2012, 4:50 / Reply

    J’ai adoré Rooney Mara! C’etait ma préférée;

    Sur certaines photos sa robe est sublime;

    Sinon Angelina Jolie, tres belle robe, mais ce cuissot de camionneuse…

    Nathalie Portman, Boring….

    Et Gwyneth est Plus que Parfaita du coup, dans sa tenue ultra raide, ce qui est un peu dommage;

    J’adore ton blog au passage! : )

  • sarah February, 28 2012, 5:00 / Reply

    the oscar dresses were terrible, but some of the dresses at the vanity fair after party were better. slightly. a safer opportunity to take a fashion risk i guess???

  • kellyfrancess February, 28 2012, 5:06 / Reply

    I completely agree with the Natalie Portman statements. However, I think the bow brooch on Michelle’s Louis Vuitton is perfection.


  • Kori February, 28 2012, 5:07 / Reply

    Firstly, love your site, your photos, your illustrations. Just fantastic.
    It’s refreshing and entertaining to see the American culture through the eyes of a witty French woman.

    Having said that, this entry on the Oscars seemed to fall a bit off the page for me. Usually your commentary is so wonderfully constructed and brings out the quirks/beauties of cultural uniqueness. But I felt this one was… not quite on target.

    “Beautiful! But the whole old-school Hollywood thing, isn’t it a little bit too much?”

    This was a bit concerning in that… the Oscars is about honoring Hollywood and the rich traditions of its history. I really hope that people realize that the Oscars is not mainly about the red carpet and that it’s not some ‘show’ to simply entertain the viewers at home. At the end of the night, it’s about showcasing the amazing work these people have done.

    As much as the fashion comments were great (as this is a fashion blog), they overstepped some boundaries in implying the Oscars were so-and-so because the dresses were uninspired. The Oscars are not (only) about the dresses. It’s a classic tradition. It’s an honor. Not about wearing the craziest thing, the craziest cut, the craziest print. Not about shock-and-awe. That’s what fashion week’s for.

  • Beth Lee February, 28 2012, 5:35 / Reply

    J’ai aimé ton dessin…
    et detesté le red carpet!!
    Les cheveux, la robe et le sourire
    de Michelle étaient pretty cute…
    agree with you!
    Plus rien!!!
    [Beth Lee]

  • crystal February, 28 2012, 5:37 / Reply

    my favorite four were:
    shailene woodley (so not an oscar dress and so covered up, not trying too hard but lovely on her tall lanky-ness, loved it!),
    gwyneth (i’m a tom ford lover and she can wear anything she wants and be stunning), rose byrne (because she was different and that is awesome),
    octavia spencer (she just fit right into the proportions of that dress perfectly and looked radiant).

    and honorable mentions to emma stone (because that dress would have flat out killed most people, and she wore red on the red carpet, and she’s a redhead at present, and that’s all very cool) and judy greer (it was all so weird with the sparkle and the sporty center stripe, but kind of my idea of a modern oscar dress).

    i think there’s been so much rapid change in the world that the oscar dress dictums haven’t been able to catch up. old hollywood is just too darn old to mimic without any irony, humor, or modernity.

  • Adriana February, 28 2012, 5:52 / Reply

    I have to say Gwyneth pulled off the Tom Ford dress and matching cape! It was a stunning outfit and she looked effortlessy chic in it! Got to agree with you on AJ and that thigh flash! Not very chic! She has succumbed to too much weight loss and is not looking at her best now. Such a pity! There were certainly very few that looked beautiful!

  • Elitsa February, 28 2012, 5:52 / Reply

    I, like you, hate the whole long gowns thing. It reminds me of the proms, something I completely don’t understand – why do they exist???
    However, there is one person that always manages to preserve her coolness even wearing a long dress – Tilda Swinton. She picks the coolest dresses, always looks different, and there is this aura of non-conformism around her. I love her.

  • Adeline February, 28 2012, 5:56 / Reply

    You’re my inspiration Garance .I hope one day i’ll do the same job as you… simply what i think.

  • Adeline February, 28 2012, 5:57 / Reply

    You’re my inspiration Garance .I hope one day i’ll do the same job as you

  • koolphoto February, 28 2012, 5:58 / Reply

    I don´t know what to say, because these looks made me feel nothing…Where is the old Hollywood?

  • ania February, 28 2012, 6:09 / Reply

    well, the “show” on the red carpet was definitely & complitely boring… in my opinion, gwyneth was absolutely no.1, and i love the cape. that dress would have been boring without it. then i liked rooney mara, anne-sophie bion, michelle williams & e.spalding. ah, and colin firth’s & j.juardin’s wives. angelina’s leg was a horror of the show, everything else just boring. but there’re also other 2 categories for me:
    1. beautiful dress & ordinary look —> jessica chastain
    2. kind of ordinary dress but great look at the same time —> stacy keibler
    rose byrne… seems not sure same as you ;)

  • Holly February, 28 2012, 6:15 / Reply

    For me the standouts were Michelle Williams, Penelope Cruz and Milla Jovovich. Someone should not dress “cool” if that is not their style. I love old Hollywood glamour.

  • emilie February, 28 2012, 6:47 / Reply

    Michelle Williams, elle me fait penser à ça : http://www.dimancheabamako.com/fr/pagne-wax/784-tenue-africaine-tissu-wax-pret-a-porter-pour-femme.html
    Les tenues traditionnelles africaines. J’en sais quelque chose, étant sénégalaise.
    Et Angie, je l’adore, mais elle fait peur, et avec sa tête, et avec sa pose à la Zena la guerrière…

  • elise February, 28 2012, 6:55 / Reply

    Moi j’ai adoré Rooney, et aussi Gwyneth.
    Nathalie Portman m’a toujours insupportée, donc bon, ca s’arrange pas vraiment là.
    Angelina, quel gâchis, une nana avec une beauté pareille…
    J’ai beaucoup aimé Lili Collins…. et quand même, t’es dure avec Jennifer Lopez ;)
    Et puis honnêtement, les Césars, les robes étaient tellement tristes, sombres….. que j’ai bien aimé ce défile des Oscars!

  • elise February, 28 2012, 6:56 / Reply

    J’ai oublié Pénélope Cruz… puisque tu parles de beauté avant le look… je pense que là, on était servies. Magnifique.

  • Incognito February, 28 2012, 6:57 / Reply

    “Depuis sa jambe a ouvert un compte Twitter tellement ça a buzzé autour d’elle. ” Cette phrase restera gravée dans ma mémoire, hors contexte ça ne semble rien mais moi je me suis tapée un bon fou rire d’un quart d’heure en lisant le paragraphe qui l’accompagne. Tu n’es peut-être pas la team de la Fashion Police mais je peux t’assurer une chose : tu apportes la bonne humeur !

    Shug’A'Very d’Incognito


  • maa February, 28 2012, 6:57 / Reply

    Bah Garance, un peu dure tout de même non ? Gwyneth, elle est quand même au top du top dans sa sublime robe ET sa cape !! Moi, j’adore. Emma Stone dans sa robe à noeud Gianbattista Valli était aussi assez mignonne, non ?
    C’est vrai tout de même que le reste est assez boring, les américaines en font toujours un peu trop (merci d’ailleurs de nous avoir fait une petite sélection parce que j’ai vu des photos d’autres actrices comme Penelope Cruz : on a envie de crier “enough la robe bustier à traîne, plizzz les filles !!”).
    De mon côté , je dis bravo à Rose Byrne pour sa coupe de cheveux, ça nous change de la chevelure brushinguée à la Angelina Jolie (by the way chérie, rage ta jambe tu seras mignonne…). Comme toi, je suis encore en phase de réflexion sur sa robe.
    Et les César ?? Pas de commentaires sur nos jolies actrices nationales ? De jolies robes sur Marina Foïs (Balenciaga) et Leïla Bekhti (YSL) mais mon Dieu, que de noir, pffff… Pas possible de leur expliquer que “Black Tie” ne veut pas forcément dire “Black Dress” ??

  • leila February, 28 2012, 7:08 / Reply

    Franchement, cette année, rien ne m’a fait rêver, sauf Octavia Spencer. Magnifique! Dommage que tu ne l’aie pas inclue dans le post.

  • Stephanie February, 28 2012, 7:12 / Reply

    It’s funny – I didn’t think anything of the cape. The interview with Gwyneth that I saw on the red carpet was as follows: “So, I see you’re wearing a cape. It’s quite cold here, isn’t it? People at home can’t tell that.” I don’t know…maybe she was cold. Otherwise her look was my favourite, after Michelle Williams. But I’m a Michelle Williams fan. That said, my favourite look of MW was the yellow one from a few years ago. Otherwise, Penelope Cruise’s blue was lovely. PS I love that Meryl Streep from the head down always looks as frumpy as can be – a total “fashion just isn’t my thing and I’m down with that!” PPS I found Angelina Jolie’s show sad. I don’t find her sexy anymore, now that she is so gaunt.

  • Kate February, 28 2012, 8:14 / Reply

    I love your thorough analysis of the Oscar outfits and I couldn’t agree more…. too safe, too unimaginative, too… almost JCPenney-like.

  • Sally February, 28 2012, 8:45 / Reply

    Rose Byrne’s was actually the only outfit I liked! Well, I loved Felicity Jones’ dress, but she looked a bit uncomfortable in it, so didn’t really pull it off. Also, who is she? Should I know?

  • Ana February, 28 2012, 9:04 / Reply

    I think the best way Gwenyth…without the cape!

  • Rose February, 28 2012, 9:19 / Reply

    Ahh Garance…I totally agree!

    The outfits were not fantastic or cool….and they never really are at the Oscars unfortunately:(
    LOVE Cate Blanchett too!
    I’ve never really seen the appeal of the evening gown either…lucky there’s a few great girls who always get it just right.
    Rose x

  • Katie February, 28 2012, 9:28 / Reply

    wow you’re getting harsh

  • sylva February, 28 2012, 10:39 / Reply

    Gwineth, of course. Toujours parfaite et sympa. Garance, personne ne sera jamais aussi cool que les tenues que tu présentes dans ton blog ou que toi! Je me dis que des fois c’est cool de ne plus être cool et d’être dans l’esprit grande soirée!

  • Dina February, 28 2012, 10:40 / Reply

    funny post garance :)
    i think i like the dress you drew more than most of the dresses on the red carpet there.

    have you ever thought of designing a collection?!? i would DIE.

    xo, dina

  • Natasha February, 28 2012, 11:33 / Reply

    Garance, Joan Rivers is tragic! I always wonder what’s going on with women who feel the need to pick apart and put down every single detail of another woman’s appearance. I liked that Rooney and Michelle’s looks felt the most non-oscarish of the night (and Kristen Wiig, but I always love her because she’s HI-LAR-I-OUS). I can’t handle big hair and MASSIVE jewelry.

  • cassie February, 29 2012, 12:05 / Reply

    My favorite looks from the oscar:
    - Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab
    - Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford

    Angelina Jolie looks scary and a bit too skanky for me..
    JLo just failed miserably..

    The rest are just.. ugh.

  • Lal February, 29 2012, 12:52 / Reply

    “Si on pense en premier : qu’est-ce qu’elle est belle !!! Et pas : quel look ! C’est que déjà c’est gagné.”

    J’ai une phrase du même style… “Oh, il est beau ton sac… (2 min après avoir admiré le sac) Et c’est un Vuitton en plus!!! Wouahhh”
    et la phrase nuancée: “Oh un Vuitton!!!!! Trop beau ton sac!!!”


  • BowBow February, 29 2012, 1:01 / Reply

    Finalement l’inspiration sera venue n’est ce pas Garance? Un post plutôt long pour une cérémonie soit disant pas très intéressante.
    Gwyneth: j’adore la cape, d’ailleurs sans la cape sa tenue étaot beaucoup moins intéressante.
    Rose Byrne : j’adore la robe à paillettes bien graphique. Et puis même Sarah Jessica Parker ne porte plus de Westwood, elle s’est mise à fond da

  • BowBow February, 29 2012, 1:07 / Reply

    dans la mode pas très excitante (Oscar de la Renta).
    Rooney Mara : ortographe 20/20, la robe givenchy est chouette non, c’est la coupe de cheveux qui est toujours aussi difficile. La frange courte, c’est vraiment vraiment dur non?

    Mon idole Michelle Williams, en plus c’est à peine si elle est maquillée. Quant à Cate Blanchett, elle ne se plante jamais.

    Moi mon vrai problème aux Oscars c’est tout ce maquillage. Objectivement, qui pense que les faux cils rendent jolie, je veux dire à part dans les cas où ils sont nécessaires? Et tout ce fond de teint?

    Meilleur moment red-carpet : les apparitions Moss-Depp, Gisèle aux oscars avec Leonardo…

  • cupcake February, 29 2012, 1:27 / Reply

    La plus jolie robe c’est celle de ton illustration :)

  • THa February, 29 2012, 1:46 / Reply

    I love Rose Byrne but her dress is definitely not fitting with her haircut.. too dark and heavy. Penelope Cruz always makes me dream on the red carpet, and isn’t it done for that?

  • Phyllisa February, 29 2012, 2:06 / Reply

    Well, I hated Gwyneth’s hair – made her look like a 60 (70?) something Julie Andrews from “The Princess Diaries.” Pfffft.

  • Iris February, 29 2012, 2:24 / Reply

    I absolutely agree – i checked the Oscars on style.com – all the dresses are disgusting – and that they parade them out in daylight as well … hideous. Hollywood is very outdated in terms of style and it is never more apparent than at the Oscars

  • anne c February, 29 2012, 2:24 / Reply

    T’as oublié la robe de Claire Danes !!

  • capucine February, 29 2012, 2:28 / Reply

    j’attendais du rêve et bien… comme toi garance, je n’ai pas été transporté ! la cape de gwyneth est pour moi l’accessoire pas-cool de sa tenue, la pauvre elle devait se dire “tiens toi droite, épaules en arrière, rentre le ventre et serre les fesses” , cela dit c’est quand même elle qui donne un tant soit peu d’originalité à sa tenue! quand à la robe de rose byrne, une actrice que j’adore, que dire………. je laisse ce commentaire à joan divers !

  • Antoine B February, 29 2012, 2:29 / Reply

    YOOOO ! Ce serait trop cool de te voir sur un des fauteuils de la Fashion Police ! Je propose que tu prennes la place du mec et que tu installes du cool dans l’émission.

    Au surplus, c’est vrai qu’il faut plus d’amusement et de prise de risque sur le tapis rouge afin que le cool prenne le pouvoir ( à voir le documentaire d’Olivier Nicklaus ” Red Carpet ” )

    Je vous laisse sur ces quelques mots et vous invite à lire Pose Mag !


    Garance, on se boit un café quand ? ;-)

  • Antoine B February, 29 2012, 2:31 / Reply

    YOOOO! It would be so cool to see you on one of the armchairs of the Fashion Police! I suggest that you take the place of the guy and you installed the cool on the show.

    Moreover, it is true that you have more fun and risk-taking on the red carpet so that the cool take power (to see the documentary by Olivier Nicklaus “Red Carpet”)

    I leave you with these few words and invite you to read Installation Mag!


    Garance, we drink coffee when? ;-)

  • eleni February, 29 2012, 2:53 / Reply

    ok I didn’t like Rose Burns dress at all, it just wasn;t something special. But I LOVED Jessica Chastain she was beyond words, loved he dress and the hair were soft and natural. Angelina was A weirdo I have to say! Like WTF with that leg? who told her to pose like something is wrong with her? and after she done it to the red carpet then she did AGAIN when presenting… I mean??? The dress though was great! The cape of Gwyneth, mmmm, not my favorite but it’s ok!

    I think best dressed was Rooney Mara with Givenchy… edgy, cool and she is always reall cute.

    Do you agree? Love you Garance!

  • Alice February, 29 2012, 3:05 / Reply

    Le top c’était quand même Kate Winslet au Césars vendredi dernier. Sublime !

  • Beauty Follower February, 29 2012, 3:48 / Reply

    Boring dresses,
    the actresses were looking a bit fatigue,
    their smiles were so fake.
    I only liked some taxidos, like Jean Dujardin’s and George Cloone ‘s.

  • Miss Blabla February, 29 2012, 3:57 / Reply

    C’est la première fois que j’ose poster un commentaire, pour vous demander Garance puis-je vous citer sur mon blog à l’occasion d’un post sur mes blogueuses fétiches.

    PS : le vouvoiment c’est abusé mais bon vous incarné une icône, une référence pour moi donc c’est comme ça, plus tard je rêve d’être comme vous.

  • Johanna February, 29 2012, 4:06 / Reply

    A vrai dire, je n’ai eu aucun vrai coup de coeur, même si j’ai beaucoup aimé la robe de G. Paltrow et celle très mignonne et très “hepburnienne” de N. Portman.

    En revanche, je remets la Palme de la ringardise à P. Cruz et sa robe Armani!

  • genevieve @ oxalydes February, 29 2012, 4:14 / Reply

    Comme Anne chick and geek, j’ai l’impression que tu analyses tout cela très, très bien!
    Je serais juste un peu plus enthousiaste avec la robe Tom Ford de Gwyneth Paltrow, car je trouve que – justement – c’est la seule qui tranche avec le classicisme de la robe de soirée hollywoodienne…
    Mais, sinon, je partage à 100% ton sentiment, d’absence d’excitation.
    Cri du coeur : how boring!

  • Juicy February, 29 2012, 4:15 / Reply

    J’adhère totalement à cette réflexion.
    Le “cool” n’est que très rare sur les tapis rouges d’Hollywood. Et souvent la nunucherie rattrape les filles les plus cools.
    Quand à ce qui est d’assortir sa robe à Oscar, mention spéciale à la nouvelle Mrs Clooney sculpturale il est vrai, cool et glamour on cherche encore, en Marchesa.

  • Juliette February, 29 2012, 4:25 / Reply

    L’illustration nous fait complètement rêver en tout cas…
    Sinon, la cape avait l’air bien, c’est net, tout en parti pris, original en restant sobre, ça lui allait bien.

  • Dolly did it! February, 29 2012, 4:31 / Reply

    Love Rose Byrne, (and Angelina of course)

  • B. February, 29 2012, 4:33 / Reply

    I wasn’t very impressed by their looks this year. My favorite was Emma Stone, mainly because I loved the color of her dress and I think Gwyneth looked good aswell, simplicity really is her thing

    new outfit post

  • Lionel February, 29 2012, 4:35 / Reply

    Ahh je me demandais si tu allais faire un post dans ce genre! Je suis ravi :D
    J’suis d’accord avec toi, surtout pour Jovovich (que j’adore dans les Resident Evil (oui, j’ai une passion glauque pour les gros films d’action/horreur/zombifiants hyper mal notes sur allocine)),le rouge trop rouge des lêvres et la mise en plis c’est un peu too much.. Ah, et idem pour le trou noir à paillettes, bien trop aggressive au petit matin (c’est bien le petit matin chez moi).
    Et SJP etait pas là? J’vais aller checker.
    Très belle journee!

  • CHLOE February, 29 2012, 4:45 / Reply

    Aucun look ne m’a plus cette année. C’était plus l’année du cinéma (français) que des robes. Tans pis ça sera pour l’année prochaine !

  • Mimi February, 29 2012, 4:50 / Reply

    C’est amusant que tu en parles, je me suis fait la même réflexion : elles ne m’ont pas fait rêver non plus mais alors, pas du TOUT !

    Je comprends le principe de la robe longue, je comprends que ça donne plus de glamour à un tapis (encore que) mais alors là, elles avaient toutes l’air déguisé, mal à l’aise, et aucune n’avait vraiment d’allure.

    J’ai trouvé toutes ces robes extrêmement convenues et, + maquillage + coiffure, totalement dissonantes !

    La seule qui n’avait pas l’air prétentieuse en vérité était Alexandra Lamy et pourtant, en prévision du red carpet des Oscars, j’ai prié pour qu’elle se trouve enfin un look !

    Mais si tu veux le fond de ma pensée, les tenues des Césars français étaient bien au-delà, au somment du PIRE. A trop vouloir être cool, j’ai trouvé que nos actrices étaient négligées.

    Le tableau est très décevant je trouve…

  • Janie February, 29 2012, 4:52 / Reply

    This year I think Michelle Williams was best dressed. I agree Cate is mostly brilliant, and I think Michelle Williams normally always looks great. But my favorite would be Sofia Coppola. She gets elegance and cool, that less is more, more than any other.

  • IS THIS IT? models review February, 29 2012, 4:54 / Reply

    I so agree, the pose somehow ruined everything with Angelina…

  • Mary February, 29 2012, 5:15 / Reply

    Hi Garance, I am inspired by you commenting on this. Somehow for me it was shocking to notice how generally blah- bad the style was at the Oscars this year. I thought Berenice looked radiant and I like how Meryl is just so Meryl whatever she wears but I may just be bias there because I think Meryl is wonderful anyway. I noticed someone on a news programme comment on who they thought tended to dress the worst (this was before the actual day of the ceremony) and she said Helena bonham Carter and I thought to myself – well Helena is pretty much the only one who doesn’t pander to what everyone else thinks is oscar worthy. i admire her for integrity. Otherwise it’d just be yawn yawn yawn every year… well not completely but this year pretty much! I hope Bjork makes a movie sometime soon and it get nominated ; )

  • Cigarette February, 29 2012, 5:23 / Reply

    SUPER article Garance! On est totalement d’accord avec toi sur les Oscars, il semblerait en fait que le problème soit typiquement américain: l’obsession de la perfection, des robes trop longues, trop spectaculaires, à côté de la plaque, des actrices gênées aux entournures qui ressemblent à des poupées de cire.
    Un soupçon de nonchalance française leur ferait le plus grand bien tiens!

    ps: la cape de Gwyneth, pour nous, c’est raté. Et Angelina Jolie devrait se reposer un peu. Ou laisser sa (!) jambe bien tranquille sous sa robe, comme tout le monde.


  • Alina February, 29 2012, 5:37 / Reply

    I thought that everybody is choosing their cloths after the Pantone code this year. What was with that? Even Angelina’s lipstick was Tangerine Tango-ish, like this year’s colour.I am also confused about the cape…I think the dress would have been fine without it.

  • Louise*Sk February, 29 2012, 5:46 / Reply

    Tout à fait d’accord avec ton avant-dernière remarque. You know what they say (at least that’s what my mom always told me) :
    “If the dress is perfect, you only see the girl”.

  • Titou February, 29 2012, 5:53 / Reply

    avec la cape definitely. La manchette précieuse ça c’est cool et pas un gros collier dégoulinant de pierres précieuses. Les autres bof.
    Un post sur les césars maintenant SVP!

  • delphine February, 29 2012, 6:11 / Reply

    coco chanel : “Quand la robe est réussie, on en voit que la femme. Quand la robe est ratée, on ne voit que la robe” ….

  • Zhenya February, 29 2012, 6:22 / Reply

    mmmm!!!! so great chic!!!

    -fashion illustrator-


  • Yo February, 29 2012, 6:42 / Reply

    Garance! Tu viens de faire un post sur ce que je me dis, outrée, depuis des années : comment ces filles peuvent avoir tant d’argent (et quand bien même, on sait que les robes leur sont prêtées…) et s’habiller si mal sur le red carpet? Jessica Chastain, que je trouve la femme la plus belle du monde…quel raté! Et tu as oublié de parler de cette pauvre Bérénice Béjo, qui s’est teinte en rousse (on suit la mode hein! quelle erreur!) avec sa robe à paillettes menthe à l’eau…

  • Masha February, 29 2012, 6:46 / Reply

    The other night I had a dream and you were in it! I thought how odd (and lovely) that you could visit my dreams. I quickly realized that watching “Pardon My French” before bed could result in unexpected, but welcome visitors. Thank you for stopping by.

  • SK February, 29 2012, 6:54 / Reply

    i thought Esperanza Spalding was incredible!
    Anna Faris’s hair made her dress superb
    judy greer the hair…
    felicity jones and clare danes at the vanity fair party cool glamour

  • celine February, 29 2012, 7:00 / Reply

    je suis bizarrement insensible à la soi disant beauté de ces robes ou plutôt de ces filles dans ces robes…euh..je m’explique : en fait ce que je ressens souvent c’est que les filles portent, comme pourrait le faire un porte manteau, des robes et des bijoux qui leur sont prêtés et ça se voit à 3 kms!! la beauté de la robe associée à la beauté de la fille ça s’annule!! ce qui me touche le plus c’est quand on ne dissocie plus les 2 et qu’on se dit tout simplement “P….N comme elle est belle cette fille” avec une robe qui l’illumine et non l’élimine!! en fait en regardant toutes les cérémonies (césars, oscars, ..) je suis rarement face à la beauté comme je peux la définir : une image qui arrive avec une cohérence évidente, un soupçon de surprise, et qu’on garde en soi très très longtemps.

  • *Anne* February, 29 2012, 7:06 / Reply

    Je suis teeeelllllleeeemmment d’accord avec toi!!! je trouve que les tenue se ressemblent toutes, sont figées, endimanchées bien que je sois une grande adepte du glamour hollywoodien, les tenues red carpet c’est un peu l’horreur….

    J’aime toujours Diane Kruger qui s’en sort merveilleusement bien…Jennifer Aniston est souvent assez sobre dans ses choix, ce qui n’est pas déplaisant.
    Rose Byrne, j’adore sa coupe de cheveux mais le reste…. très moyen à mon goût!

    En revanche, j’ai adoré Marina Foïs aux Césars en Nicolas Ghesquière : à la fois élégante, sexy et pas plastifiée !

  • carole February, 29 2012, 7:34 / Reply

    Gwenth exceptional…..that said get rid of stylist……hairstylist take there combs away….I never like the idea of celebrities on cover..

  • carole February, 29 2012, 7:36 / Reply

    Joan Rivers is a comedian……

  • ellie February, 29 2012, 7:55 / Reply

    Normally I agree with you on almost everything, but I have to say, I think Cameron Diaz has a rockin body! I applaud women who are athletic and muscular and can go against the norm of what society expects of women. They want us all to be skinny with no muscles! No thank you! Strong women represent!!!

  • TaniaPoli February, 29 2012, 8:11 / Reply

    As a personal shopper I know a thing or two about special occasions. So here are my thoughts:

    Natalie Portman: dress worked well for her but I agree with you – accessories were mess:)
    Gwyneth Paltrow: couldn’t decide about the cape either but the whole look was such a perfection…For me she was the best dressed that night.
    Mila Jovovitch – way too white. Some contrast would have helped. But still I love it.
    Rose Byrne – Love it but her shoes… Platform was wrong… So was the clutch with jewels.
    Angelina looked a little vulgar with that pose… The dress itself was great but black made her look thinner so definitely did not work for her
    Rooney Mara looked just wrong… It’s sorta case when a dress doesn’t match a wearer at all. Way too white for her…
    JLo played it safe and looked gorgeous. When you’re competing with a good hundred of other gowns this dress is definitely won’t let you stay our of the crowd.

    My major disappointment however was Meryl Streep’s dress. It’s gotten even further when I realised she wore Lanvin… Didn’t work for her at all.

  • elizabeth ford February, 29 2012, 8:29 / Reply

    I don’t get the long dress/glamour/over-the-top makeup-hair thing either. It’s too sticky sweet, high maintenance and impossible to maintain!

  • marine February, 29 2012, 8:30 / Reply

    Personnellement je n avais rien vu qui m avait retenu l oeil en regardant tous les oscars..mais le lendemain en fouinant sur inernet je me suis rendue compte que j avais du louper le passage avec Diane Kruger car une fois de plus je l ai trouvé sublime! Mais comme tu le dis, elle est toujours parfaite! Toujours ZERO fautes.
    J ai trouvé la robe de Michelle Williams également superbe!Je me rend compte que mon besoin de soleil m a fait aimer ces robes!
    Pour notre chere Gwyneth on peut pas dire que ce soit qqun qui aime prendre des risques dans la vie!
    pas de gros ratés cette année dommage on aurait plus rigolé!

  • slices of beauty February, 29 2012, 8:57 / Reply

    Didn’t like Gweny’s cape either but lovely dress!

  • Stephanie Concannon February, 29 2012, 9:54 / Reply

    I liked Rose Byrne’s look. I think her hair and the dress gave off a very cool sort of European club-ish vibe that stood out to me, at least against all the other girls pictured here. The old Hollywood thing is getting boring.

  • kathryn February, 29 2012, 10:03 / Reply

    The hair was almost universally updo, except for Michelle and Milla.

    Michelle was best dressed and her performance as MM a best too!

    JLo gets the best post divorce, living well is the best revenge look ; – )

  • Evelyn February, 29 2012, 10:42 / Reply

    AGREED! I feel the same way, well put.


  • casey adams February, 29 2012, 11:06 / Reply

    Nice post and Gwyneth Paltrow was awesome. But you’re right! This year the Oscars weren’t interesting!

  • Arch Girl February, 29 2012, 11:25 / Reply

    Boring indeed. Who wants to look at people with unkempt hair, looking as though they’d borrowed clothes from their mothers’ closets? Why do we lavish praise on people who need stylists to dress them? I’d rather look at a girl who looks great in clothes she bought herself, and on a tight budget.

  • Nafis February, 29 2012, 12:19 / Reply

    I absolutely adored Rose Byrne’s look. I thought she looked chic and elegant even though I was not a fan of her shoe choice. Gwyneth looked striking in her cape and sleek dress. No one looked cool per se but many looked beautiful. Overall I enjoyed it.

  • Charlotte February, 29 2012, 1:43 / Reply

    Wow, I feel like people are talking a lot more about the Oscars fashion choices than usually.

    I personally loved loved loved GP’s outfit. Simply genius! I’m not a Angelina Jolie fan, but she looked stunning on the red carpet. And I somehow like the leg as well. It’s unexpected and she looks so hot.

    I also thought Penelope Cruz was okay, as well as Milla Jovovich (but all sequins is not my thing really).

    Not good: Michelle Williams, JLo, Cameron Diaz, Rooney Mara, Nathalie Portman…

  • *hotmamma February, 29 2012, 1:54 / Reply

    Emma Stone!! you forgot the funniest in red!


  • Helene February, 29 2012, 2:52 / Reply

    Tellement d’accord!!! just nothing!

  • nathalie February, 29 2012, 3:03 / Reply

    Oui le red carpet est l’antithèse du cool mais pour quelle autre occasion dans notre vie moderne pourrions nous voir porter ces splendides robes longues ? ?
    Anna dello russo sait porter des robes du soir tout en restant cool et glamour.

  • cw February, 29 2012, 3:35 / Reply

    I loved Paltrow’s cape. She always looks minimal yet polished, and she wears it with such ease as you said. I thought another winner was Penelope Cruz in Armani Prive. She looked effortless in a very different way. I agree that Byrne’s dress was a bit short and too sequin-y and I don’t care for the open-toed shoes with it, either. I liked the McQueen dress, but Chastain didn’t pull it off, maybe it was the hair? I don’t know. It seemed to swallow her.

  • xz February, 29 2012, 4:35 / Reply

    Fair comments but for this kind of events, they have to look the part. long dresses are what they are supposed to wear to be part of the scene. the oscars is an event that shouts out all there is about Hollywood – a culture of exaggeration and dramatisation, and long dresses represent that. on the red carpet, its about representing the culture rather than yourself; it’s about looking glamorous not ‘cool’. Like the NME awards, long dresses wouldn’t work – people wear their ‘musician outfits’ to represent that particular culture. there are exceptions for sure but the majority do submit themselves to the culture after all.

  • Lucia February, 29 2012, 5:49 / Reply

    I think Rooney Mara looked really beautiful AND COOL! She was the best, and Octavia Spencer, who showed us that a BIG woman can look great when she gets the right dress. Milla Jovovich is always stunning, but a bit too beautiful and boring… Angelina looks like she is starving, as does Gwyneth in her Star Trek cape… Jessica Chastain is wonderful but the dress was in the wrong size for her, and a redhead in green??? Daa?
    Jean Dujardin was the most handsome of all the guys, like over the top handsome, and Brad gets better every year. George Clooney’s girlfriend was the best accessoar of the evening! :D

  • carole February, 29 2012, 11:36 / Reply

    I would never of guessed Merrill Streep was in Lanvin…..

  • justanotherday February, 29 2012, 11:40 / Reply

    i adore Meryl, but why does she always dress like a frump. It’s always the gathered low V neckline and gathered waistline. way too old fashioned and boring. and long gown events usually always bore me to sobs with their styles.

  • Ingrid // Pretty Harbor March, 1 2012, 2:35 / Reply

    Apres tous le articles que j’ai pu lire, celui ci est bien le meilleur!!!
    Merci :)

    http://www.prettyharbor.com // Jewellery

  • velvet6981 March, 1 2012, 10:42 / Reply

    Alors :

    Natalie Portman : sa robe crie “regardez, j’ai retrouvé une taille de guêpe après ma grossesse !” Les pois n’apportent rien pour moi. J’aime pas.

    Gwyneth Paltrow : super classe, et j’aime l’idée de la cape ton sur ton, original mais basique sur une robe basique, donc… classe ! J’aime.

    Michelle Williams : on dirait un cupcake, je ne suis pas du tout fan de ces effets de matière et de volume, en particulier du petit volant. Je trouve la silhouette déséquilibrée, avec un décolleté trop nu, il aurait fallu un collier plus gros que celui qu’elle porte. Quant à la pochette et au petit noeud, d’accord avec toi, c’était superflu. J’aime pas.

    Jessica Chastain : je ne la connais absolument pas, mais je ne suis pas fan de sa robe qui, je trouve, donne bien trop d’épaisseur à sa taille et ses hanches. Dommage, elle a l’air charmante. J’aime pas.

    Milla Jovovitch : alors d’accord c’est classique, la coiffure et le rouge à lèvres carmin font rétro, mais en même temps c’est efficace. Et raccord avec le triomphe de The Artist. Comme quoi, les valeurs sûres… Même si j’aurais peut-être évité la traîne et choisi une robe au ras du tapis. J’aime.

    Rose Byrne : elle est belle, je ne la connaissais pas. Mais le décolleté asymétrique qui fait ressortir la maigreur des bras et des épaules, je ne sais pas. Elle fait frêle, anorexique. Et je ne suis pas fan du tomber de la partie jupe, ni de la longueur : là, pénible comme je suis, j’aurais rajouté quelques centimètres. Je trouve que les chaussures déséquilibrent la silhouette. Les paillettes ? bof… Et puis, ça manque de couleur, non ? une petite pochette colorée, ou un rouge à lèvres, ç’aurait été bien. J’aime pas.

    Angelina Jolie : c’est quoi, c’est du velours sa robe ? En tout cas ça paraît terriblement lourd et épais. Désolée, avec ce décolleté, j’aurais préféré une robe fourreau (comme je vous le disais, les valeurs sûres…). La partie volumineuse à droite étant superflue. Et j’ai un regret (outre la posture de jambe qui en effet est bizarre), c’est la coiffure : je crois que j’aurais préféré un chignon très Oscars, avec un joli combo collier de ouf-clous d’oreilles. J’aime pas.

    Cameron Diaz : un décolleté hyper strict, qui choque par rapport au bas de la robe très ouvragé. En haut on passe direct d’une matière mate et opaque à la peau nue, en bas ça se termine en chantilly. J’aime pas.

    Rooney Mara et J.Lo : je trouve les deux formes de robe un peu malheureuses. Dans les deux cas, j’aime pas.

    Oh mais comme je suis critique ! 2 stars auront trouvé grâce à mes yeux !

  • Cheyma March, 1 2012, 1:17 / Reply

    On dirait Kasia Struss ton dessin, trop jolie!

  • trina March, 1 2012, 3:01 / Reply

    Well, I am such a fan of movies and look forward every year (since I was a child) to watch the celebration of cinema. Every year I love it. Every year I turn into a giddy girl and watch the entire show with little interuption with a big grin on my face, and I always laugh and cry and gush. And it seems every year I wake up the next morning to find people hating the show and complaining about the dresses. I think I am so happy to watch, I filter out critism? I don’t know.
    I do watch the preshows to see how the stars look, but have to admit- I think the surge of stylists have made things WAY more boring. Very few dress for themselves lately, and the artist in them seems stifled (if there’s an artist in them in all..). Great fashion emits from originality.
    All that said, I think Penelope Cruz looked fantastic.

  • Loella March, 2 2012, 4:22 / Reply

    Gwyneth: I think I don’t like the cape.
    Rose Byrne was very nice!
    Natalie… mmmh…
    I find Angelina and her leg show really pathetic.
    J. Lo was gorgeus.

    Nice to see you again Garance!

  • nathalie March, 2 2012, 4:57 / Reply

    Bon….apres les premiers 145 comments j ai compris qu a part moi personne n’ a entre-apercu Georgina Champan, que j’ ai trouve divine…Sandra Bullock, en Marchesa egalement, assez reussie malgre la “carrure” acumulee en deux ans (cf. photos des Oscars 2010). Sinon le reste….been there done that….de quoi vous donner envie de faire un sale coup et d’arriver en jeans, converse, tshirt blanc…..

  • tizzylish March, 2 2012, 1:18 / Reply

    I felt the same way…But I think the Oscar Red Carpet fashion reflects what is going on with the films nominated this year…Most the of films are pretty boring. Why wasn’t SHAME or DRIVE nominated for something? My theory is if the films on the OScar slate were a bit more worthy and interesting than the red carpet style would follow in suit… I mean, come on, the Harve as in Weinstein is directing the whole Oscar parade and let just say his taste in women or fashion is pretty boring in itself…BORING….

  • chrisazur March, 4 2012, 7:10 / Reply

    Pour ma part j’ai eu un seul coup de coeur si il fallait en choisir une c’est celle de gwyneth!!! sobre chic et sans chichi!!

  • Saxon Kelleher-Moore March, 5 2012, 6:49 / Reply

    omg rose byrne got skeletal in her quest to be fashionista and she was already so pretty and pettie,she dosent look to happy thesse days or maybe that just her new pose? she reminds me of victoria beckham now,who albiet styley looks unhealthy and unhappy, very muchneeds a new un pouty pose

  • Leanette March, 6 2012, 12:35 / Reply

    It’s easy to look polished and perfect when you pay an army of people to do just that. It’s like the difference between “The descendants” ( and I am still in love with George Clooney!) and “The artist”: one is eternally cool edgy forward and different from the crowd and the other is high financed interesting but predictable. Don’t get me wrong I did love both movies but I would rather be fabulous and clash and well-groomed and interesting on my own terms and my own budget every day of the year instead of some designer/stylist/publicists’ poster child. (Most!) women on the street get it right more often than movie stars during award season.

  • Nom*Vanessa Bottollier March, 13 2012, 4:59 / Reply

    Les Oscars, c’est une sorte de rassemblement de pièces “TROP C’EST TROP”

  • sarah March, 23 2012, 3:54 / Reply

    It is a little late to read this, but ( and wow,lots of comments) yes I completely agree. Rooney Mara is the only one who come close to being her usual cool self, even then I feel something is a little lost. I suspect they all fear the commentary, as Angelina well should, doing that completely contrived thing (relax, the world is yours!)

    Occasionally I love Charlize Theron for her red carpet bravery. And yes, Cameron Diaz was once one to look out for, not so much any more. The younger girls need to start marching to the beat of their own drum and get 80′s hair and jewelry off the carpet.

    Well said Garance. Thank you, always, for giving a gentle and delicate glimpse into an often harsh industry. Merci Merci!

  • Delphine March, 25 2012, 3:40 / Reply

    Hello Garance!

    Je m’appelle Delphine, et je suis étudiante en Master 1 à l’Université de la Mode de Lyon. Tu risques surement de ré-entendre parler de moi parce que mon mémoire se porte sur les blogs de mode! Et qui pourrais le plus me renseigner si ce n’est Garance Doré? Surtout que ton blog va être une graaaande partie de mon étude (on n’est pas fan pour rien hein!)
    Mais en attendant de t’embêter avec ça(embêter les gens avec mes questions est ma spécialité!), je travaille sur un autre projet, autour de l’influence des images des tapis rouges sur la mode. Et nous allons surement utiliser ton article, ainsi que les débats qu’il a engendré en commentaires! (vraiment intéressant), et comme j’ai un peu tendance à y aller au culot, je vais te poser la question (même si je me doute bien que tu as des centaines d’autres choses à faire, mais qui ne tente rien n’a rien right?)
    Selon ton avis de professionnelles du monde de la mode, et de grande observatrice (tout le travail de la blogueuse!) que penses-tu justement de l’influence des images des red carpet sur la mode?
    En soi, je te pose vraiment la question au cas ou ta grippe se soit prolongée et que tu t’ennuie à mourir donc que tu te dises “ouai cool je vais répondre!” ahahah! (D’ailleurs si jamais tu le fais, juste une phrase ou deux suffira, je ne te demande pas une étude approfondie! (enfin après si tu veux en faire une, je t’en prie ahahah!)) C’est toujours chouette d’avoir l’avis d’un pro donc je me lance! Et je crois que je vais arrêter d’écrire un roman pour à la fois demander tout en m’excusant de demander, tout en m’excusant de m’excuser de demander… on a compris la suite.
    (Je remarque que je te tutoie automatiquement, et je trouve ça super bizarre de tutoyer quelqu’un que tu ne connais absoolument pas! Et ce qui est encore plus fou c’est que j’ai l’impression de te connaitre! Tu es un peu m
    Envoyer message? Ne pas envoyer? Tu as la réponse! :D

  • Delphine March, 25 2012, 3:43 / Reply

    Et voilà, comment appuyer sur une touche sans faire exprès et sans avoir finir d’écrire! C’était le destin! Même si le “tu as la réponse” montre que je voulais quand même l’envoyer!
    Et sinon j’allais dire (avant que ce foutu ordinateur ne fasse tout à ma place) (il faut vraiment que j’arrête les parenthèses) que tu es un peu une copine quotidienne qui nous raconte plein de trucs cools! J’adore le principe du blog!
    Cette fois je m’arrête pour de bon, j’espère que ca va mieux et que tu as survécu à la folie Miamienne!
    A bientôt!

  • cécile May, 21 2012, 5:59 / Reply

    Salut garance, dis j’me demandais, t’as utilisé quoi pour le rouge de ton dessin? Une peinture sèche au pinceau? j’aime bien le résultat vaporeux pour la robe, pas trop net comme on peu avoir avec les marqueurs à l’alcool

  • Cindy November, 17 2012, 9:14 / Reply


    A chaque fois que je vais sur ton blog, une chose me vient a l’esprit: pourquoi ne crée tu pas une marque de “papeterie” en faisant des petits carnets, agendas avec tes illustrations?? J’en serais fan. Je viens d’acheter l’agenda d’Ines de la Fressange “la Parisienne” mais un Garance Dore serait top!

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