2011 Oscars Gallery: Pastels, pale shades and pretty ladies
From the first timers to the most seasoned red carpet celebs, there seemed to be a pretty pastel or floaty frock for everyone. A big trend on the night belonged to feminine and pale-coloured gowns that were adorned in everything from tulle to feathers, lace and crystals. A few of my favourites included Halle Berry, who was dressed in a nude Marchesa gown embellished with crystals and organza ruffles, and seemed to fit the actress like a second skin.
It wasn't the only Marchesa spot of the night with True Grit youngster Hailee Steinfeld also wearing a stunning ballerina-style creation from the fashion house. Hilary Swank also stood out in a strapless Gucci Premiere metallic ombre dress which featured a heavily feathered long train. While it was fab to see Florence Welch on the Academy Awards stage. As one of the performers of the evening, the music superstar showed off her indie/bohemian taste in a pale yellow tiered frock designed by Valentino.