Portmanteau List: Oscars and Gowns

Where Oscar de la Renta plays a bigger role than the winning role of the state of American decadence as Oscar Wilde pointed out*, the Oscar Awards march towards awarding the roles of cinema. I, for one, take the opportunity to enjoy some of the most spectacular gowns of the past decade and thank all three Oscars, whichever their proposition or position. In order of preference, none less...

Penelope Cruz in Versace

Julia Roberts in Vintage Valentino

Anne Hathaway in Armani Privé

Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci

Kate Hudson in Versace

Penelope Cruz in custom made Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld

Hilary Swank in Guy Laroche

* Oscar Wilde quote - "America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilisation in between."