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Monday, August 19, 2013

History Lesson 3

Oscar Red Carpet-

-Time machine dates back to May 16, 1929,the time when the  very first Academy Awards ceremony was held.Since then,Oscars kept retaining its unrivaled cultures.Among those culture,must mention the ocars red carpet culture,every year,ocars red carpet has attracted millions of attention over 200 countries. We can surely admit that the red carpet is a gluttonous feast before the Academy Awards ceremony.


 -Elle Magazine has released an issue about the oscars red carpet culture and the exculsive oscars fashion moments.In the issue,the readers can have comprehensive awareness of the red carpet culture and some other fashion moments.

-Quoted from Elle-The very first Academy Awards ceremony, held on May 16, 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel, was an intimate dinner for 270 entertainment industry insiders. Today, the Oscars are watched by hundreds of millions of fans in over 200 countries around the world. But in all these years, one thing hasn’t changed: the fashions worn by the event’s attendees garner as much attention as the awards themselves.


Janet Gaynor, winner of the Best Actress award at the first-ever Academy Awards, wore an off-the-rack knit dress with a Peter Pan collar to the ceremony. The dress likely came from a children’s clothing store—since Gaynor stood five feet tall and weighed less than 100 pounds, it was difficult for her to find clothes that fit. Her sweetly casual frock was, of course, a universe away from the elaborately formal gowns worn by today’s Oscar winners. "Being the first year, the Academy had no background or tradition," said Gaynor, whose Oscar was for her work in three films. "Had I known then what it would come to mean in the next few years, I’m sure I would have been overwhelmed."


Hepburn accepted her Best Actress statue (for Roman Holiday) wearing a delicate floral-patterned belted dress by Hubert de Givenchy featuring the boat-neck style Hepburn favored. Hepburn was Givenchy's muse—and this dress was a perfect example of the designer's ability to craft clothes that reflected the gamine actress's unique blend of sophistication and sweetness. "She was wonderful," Givenchy recently said of Hepburn. "She had it all."


One of Taylor's most iconic fashion moments, this violet-colored chiffon dress, designed by Edith Head, matched the actress’s mesmerizing violet eyes. The look was completed with violet eyeshadow, and Taylor’s own 69-carat diamond necklace, a gift from her husband Richard Burton, who was nominated that year for Best Actor for his work inAnne of The Thousand Days(Taylor was not nominated that year). When Burton originally purchased the pear-shaped diamond it was set in a ring, "but even for me it was too big," Taylor explained, "so we had Cartier design a necklace."

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