The 2009 Academy Awards red carpet saw a lot of winter white gowns. Anne Hathaway looked gorgeous in a diagonal pailette-patterned strapless Armani Privé gown and Roger Vivier clutch. Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson looked stunning in an ivory Roberto Cavalli gown and Mary Norton clutch. The Wrestler co-star Evan Rachel Wood wore a beautifully draped Elie Saab Couture gown. Marisa Tomei was absolutely breathtaking in her white Versace gown that just arrived this morning! Miley Cyrus looked like an elegant young stunner in her Zuhair Murad gown that she claimed weighed ‘100,000 pounds’. She completed the look with a Mary Norton clutch and BCBG heels.
As always, there were a few red carpet misses. Jessica Biel wore a very unflattering strapless duchesse satin Prada gown with a huge bow and flap down the front which mushroomed out her curvy shape. Tilda Swinton looked eerily drab in a tan ruched blouse/black skirt comboby Lanvin. Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto did nothing to accentuate her beauty with this blue beaded one-shoulder gown by John Galliano. Beyonce opted for her usual mermaid-style gown but this year’s choice was a black House of Dereon dress with a gold-gilded flower print that left her looking more like drapery than red carpet couture.