Bling was the theme at the 85th annual Academy Awards. Halle Berry and Jennifer Hudson were among the starlets who shined bright on the red carpet. Fashion expert Rachel Zalis. SOUNDBITE: Rachel Zalis, fashion expert, saying (English): "Naomi Watts was incredible in Armani Prive, almost gunmetal, I love the asymmetrical neckline. Jennifer Hudson, I mean wow, head to toe, just jeweled dress. We had Catherine Zeta-Jones in the gold. Halle Berry, it was definitely a night where the women came out to really bring it." And according to Zalis, Charlize Theron reigned supreme. SOUNDBITE: Rachel Zalis, fashion expert, saying (English): "Charlize Theron, I mean that woman can do no wrong," she said. "Dior, haute couture, white, modern column gown with a beaded peplum. Beautiful bodice, minimal hair and makeup. I mean that woman just needs nothing to be absolute perfection." Many of the actresses took a nod from Hollywood's past by going for glamor over slick looks. SOUNDBITE: Rachel Zalis, fashion expert, saying (English): "Hollywood glam hair was huge. We've seen a lot of tight chignons in the past. This was very loose, old Hollywood waves. Reese Witherspoon, I mean she just looked stunning in navy blue and black with the loose waves. Jessica Chastain, oh my gosh, love with her whole look." But where there are winners, there are always losers. For many, best supporting actress winner Anne Hathaway lost when it came to her Prada dress. SOUNDBITE: Rachel Zalis, fashion expert, saying (English): "I love Anne Hathaway, but not in love with that pink, blush Prada gown. It was a little blah from the front. I heard her nipples on that dress have their own Twitter feed right now. It was definitely causing a lot of stirring on the Twitterverse. One person said to me, she went from 'Les Miserables' to Les Miserable."
Feb. 25 - Fashion expert Rachel Zalis talks about the hits and misses from the 85th Academy Awards. Alicia Powell reports. ( Transcript )
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