2007 Feb 23

Oscar Predictions: What will the nominees wear?

You’ve seen my trend predictions, we’ve raided the couture shows for tips, and now I’m ready to make wild claims that’ll no doubt prove untrue. It’s time for the Catwalk Queen pre-Oscar predictions. Nope, I’m not guessing who’ll win the gongs, but what designers and looks the female nominees will go for. My money’s on Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet looking the best…

Kate Winslet in Little Children
Another beautiful Brit, and one who’s got it right time and time again at the Oscars, in memorable dresses from Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Ben De Lisi and Badgley Mischka. I reckon Kate might go back to one of those favorites this year, or perhaps turn to the latest big name for red carpet glamour — Marchesa — for her gown. I’d love to see her go for colour, perhaps a green or purple shade (Zac Posen is the man for that) or take a risk with a print. That said, she manages to make even the simplest gowns look amazing, so I’d be happy even if she went the safe route with something strapless and black!

Source: Catwalk Queen