"Maybe they'd like to forget that..."
- the producers trying to convince comedic director John Sullivan (Joel McCrea) about not making a social themed film in "Sullivan's Travels".
Despite the recession, and unlike the year when the Iraq war started and everyone subdued everything, this year the stars all dressed up beautifully and highlighted everything that shone and dazzled.
It's surprising that this didn't come off as obscene, but rather as a delightful sort of escape, very much like stars did during the Great Depression. They were aware that the world was going to hell, but knew that reminding people of this when they craved entertainment was even worse.
So again we, oddly, can join in raising a glass to glamor.
Hell even Meryl Streep looked fantastic!
Changing her usual frumpy look for a sexy, gray Alberta Ferretti.
The looks that ruled the night included neutrals with sparkles (a la Renée Zellweger last year) which were donned by Jennifer Aniston, who looked beautiful (and complimented her look with an odd, but effective, hippie tress), Leslie Mann, Anne Hathaway whose dress was a marvel of worksmanship and the lovely Tina Fey who obviously, still, has no idea how sexy and beautiful she is and added unnecessary shoulder pads to hers'.
The rest of the ladies apparently agreed to don blue and black, together, especially in asymmeyrical, odd dresses.
Look which was effective for Best Actress winner Kate Winslet and previous winners Reese Witherspoon and Marion Cotillard kicked up a notch by donning quite risky designer gowns.
Best dressed men included:
Robert Pattinson (who never got rid of that "I know what you look like under your clothes" stare), Robert Downey Jr., who looked younger than ever (despite his Oompa Loompa tan) and Dominic Cooper
Oscars 08: Best Dressed
Oscars 08: Fashion Split Decision
Oscars 08: Worst Dressed
Oscars 08: Post-Show Column