Oscars 2012 fashion: Statements large, small and floppy
Oscars 2012 fashion made statements large and small. The largest, perhaps, was the huge bow around Emma Stone's neck. The star of "The Help" either made an "appropriately bold statement," as Times fashion expert Booth Moore said, or it was a big floppy flop, as some on Twitter opined.
Meanwhile, Natalie Portman wore vintage polka dots, and major bling decorated her bare collarbone.
Rooney Mara sported fins on her bust, and Michelle Williams and Tina Fey dared to go peplum.
Viola Davis differentiated herself from the crowd with an emerald-green Vera Wang gown featuring crystal floral embroidery and pleating as well as a hairdo she said was done by her mother.
White also was big on the red carpet. Milla Jovovich arguably pulled off the white-frosting look the best with a silvery white, one-shouldered gown by Elie Saab. Her clutch -- an acrylic evening bag by Edie Parker -- added the right touch.
Still, the "mother of the bride" did all right, as her film, "The Artist," was one of the the big winners of the night.
-- Amy Hubbard
Photo: Emma Stone at 2010 Oscars ceremony. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press