WHERE & WHEN: 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Armani Privé dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Roger Vivier clutch & Neil Lane jewelry.
MY VERDICT: I may have had Naomi pegged for jewel-tone color at the Oscars this year, but the “Impossible” actress was thinking more along the lines of shimmering metals. Naomi hit the garnet carpet for the ceremony, where she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, wearing a custom-made Armani Privé gown. The form-fitting asymmetric design was enveloped in layered gunmetal grey sequins, and featured a single cap sleeve, a cutaway element on the opposite side, and a sexy low-dipping open back.
All in all, I thought the dress was cool—but something felt off, like it needed to either be strapless or cap-sleeved entirely. As for Naomi’s hair, she was one of the few stars who really did something with it and I appreciated that. The loose swept back chignon was stunning, but I believe it would’ve been best with a much more regal gown. It’s as if she was wearing two different looks. Soft makeup and Neil Lane drop earrings helped provide the finishing touches.