Good Oscar gowns commentary from Slate. For instance… regarding Tilda Swinton:
Amanda: She could have done well with a little lipstick; she looked almost cadaverous. Her look was very austere, very avant-garde—she was probably wearing a Japanese designer. I thought the asymmetry of it—all that draping on one side only—didn’t quite work. But it’s hard for me to be objective with Swinton; I think she has a kind of amazing reptilian beauty.
Full article here.