I was so excited to see Viola Davis arrive for the Academy Awards last night, but I was even more so thrilled that she did exactly what I hoped and nixed her wig in favor of going with her natural hair! Viola looks so beautiful this way, and I wish she had done it more during awards season.
The red hues of her hair also looked fantastic with her emerald green corseted faille gown gown that was custom made for her by Vera Wang. I loved the floral crystal appliqué embroidery at the split strapless neckline — almost as much as the bustling that waved into a draped chiffon pleated skirt.
Viola really played up the bright colors of her gown by accessorizing with emerald and diamond jewels from Lorraine Schwartz. She carried a Judith Leiber minaudière and wore Jimmy Choo sandals.
She may not have taken home the Best Actress award for her role in “The Help”, but she was still a winner last night.