Monday, January 26, 2009

From The 2009 SAG Awards: Angelina Jolie




You'll have to forgive me for being all celebed out after the Golden Globes a couple of weeks ago. I just don't feel like doing the full red carpet commentary for the SAG Awards. There were dresses. And Jewelry. And Lisa Rinna. That sort of sums it all up. I still plan on covering the Oscars, but I need a breather from red carpet events.


But allow me one small observation: I can't be the only one who found Angelina Jolie's Max Azria blue dress (thanks to Just Jared for the information) too much like the Guy Laroche gown Hilary Swank wore for the Oscars in 2005.


What do you think?

Photos: Angelina Jolie- Just Jared. Hilary Swank: MSN Movies.

18 comments:

  1. Hello! I don't think they're alike in anyway except color. I like Jolie's dress better, so flowing and elegant.

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  2. I agree with maitreyi. But why does it matter anyway? Four years ago!!!

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  3. I found Hilary stunning - and Brangelina just bare boring...

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  4. Oh, I definitely caught that. Same color, same high neck in front with a bared back. I think Hilary's was much more interesting for sure.

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  5. Sure - the color is similar in a muted slate but I don't see anything similar about the dress itself, the fit, etc.

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  6. Its kind of similiar in the I just popped out a set of twins so i'm not doing a fitted dress kind of way, but it okay... I'll expect an upgrade come Oscars.

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  7. Is it heresy to write that Angelina's dress is kindsa dowdy?

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  8. i can never get to excited either way about what she wears, because she gives of a palpable feeling that she doesn't care either. i don't even mean this in a negative way - she's one of very few actresses who has somehow managed to not be defined by her style. good for her, it just makes us boring for us :)

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  9. As Jeanne mentioned, what caught my eye was the similarity in the unusual high neckline and bare back.
    When Hilary Swank wore her Laroche gown I wasn't all that taken with it, though it definitely made an impression: I rarely remember these dresses a week later, not to mention after four years. Hilary is among the very few people in the universe who can actually pull ot off. Most of us need the front of the dress to do some elongating work.
    Personally I like the more structured dress than the one on Angelina. I'm with Tom about it being dowdy, which was probably on purpose. The SAGs are a weird award show and the actors are trying to tone it down a little, often with puzzling results.
    I agree with Kamo, though. Angelina's red carpet style is rarely exciting. She's more interesting when dressed in her signature trenches and stylish black perfectly cut dresses or separates.

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  11. gaia - you're right, her non-red carpet outfits are always better, probably because she actually looks comfortable instead of "fine i'll go out there and look gorgeous.. now drape some fabric on me and let me go."

    and i just noticed how many typos were in my earlier post.. oops!

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  12. I knew that dress looked familiar, but I couldn't remember why.

    And no kidding on being celebed out! I miss the time when there wasn't an "awards season," because a) what a stupid kind of season to have, b) what kind of spoiled culture has a "celebrity awards season," and c) awards mean a lot more and are more exciting when there aren't twenty of them in a row. There's something to savor and look forward to because it's a rare treat, not an overdone overindulgence. Yeah, I'm looking at you, Christmas....

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  13. I do think Jolie's dress is a bit blah from the front- but I love the draping in the back. Although her bones sticking out are a bit scary looking, I'll admit.

    Hilary's was different in that it was very fitted but I do agree they are similar. I think as far as the high neckline goes, Hilary pulls it off a bit better because she is long and lean and thus does not need to be elongated any more, whereas Angelina's dress is doing nothing for her figure.

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  14. I'm going to have to side with the pro-Swank side. Her dress at least seems to do what it sets out to accomplish -- accentuate her beautiful body and shock us a little with the deep slash of skin down her back.

    I think Angelina looks like she draped a bed sheet over her body and walked out the door.

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  15. I think the dress is a rag! It looks almost identical to the one she wore at the Golden Globes, trying to hide her stick figure and maybe a post-partum belly. The dress looks nothing like Hillary's. Jolie looks sick and needs to be IV-fed.

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  16. my comment: and what?

    ok. fashion is a on going repeat, there's nothing new under the sun, it matters only if the gown looks good byitself and more importantly, looks good on the wearer or not.

    in the case of these two gowns, Angelina's piece has fabric let loose which is more eleglant, JMHO.

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  17. I actually read somewhere that, in the interest of modesty, Angelina made some personal alterations to the dress...she apparently made the decision to wear it backwards (feeling that, after giving birth to twins, the low cut front was just a tad obscene for her).

    Puts the dress in another light if it's true...

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  18. i'm not sure if anyone said this yet but angelina actually wore that dress backwards and it looks fabulous that way!

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