Fashion Police at the 2012 Oscars: Livia Firth in Valentino

Colin and Livia Firth at the 2012 Osars

And so we come to the biggest question of the evening (and perhaps of our times): what WAS Livia Firth storing in the bodice of that dress? We refuse to believe it’s there to serve some aesthetic purpose: it HAS to be storage of some kind. So, what’s in there? Perhaps it’s the remains of all of the irreplaceable vintage dresses she had cut up to make last year’s gown? We will never know, but we will always wonder. Well, until the next celebrity comes along, anyway…

Colin Firth, meanwhile, wore a black suit with a bow tie. GOD, but we’re glad we’re not men.

Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.


  • February 27, 2012


    Well I wouldn’t want to be a man, but I have to admit I have no problem looking at one as cute as Firth, regardless of what boring choices he has fashion-wise. 😉

    That red dress though – ugh, I think it may actually eclipse Sandra Bullock’s for awfulness!

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  • February 27, 2012


    It reminds me of a red crinoline dress I wore to church as a little girl in the mid-50s.

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  • February 27, 2012


    The red dress was two kinds of ugly, and looked like it was two different dresses, scavenged and sewn together for a horror movie.

    But I want to know why no man’s bow tie looked straight and/or even all night? is it a fashion thing, like not shaving or brushing your hair?

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  • February 28, 2012


    again, little red riding hood gone terribly wrong

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  • June 10, 2012


    Why would anyone wear a dress with a bodice for size C or D if you don’t even have A?

    There are enough dresses that make small busts look good, but just putting some empty cups in front of it doesn’t do the deed….

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