Is it just me, or did the looks of certain Academy Awards attendees bring to mind images of something, or someone? Could covert muses have conspired to inspire behind dress scenes? Several ensembles make me curious.
Consider Reese Witherspoon’s deep purple-hued dress; what was its inspiration? Maybe the gown creator grows plum-tone Johnny Jump-Ups in a garden. Or perhaps the designer encountered an eggplant at the grocery store. A weirder source: the couturier could’ve pulled a new bottle of Crown Royal whiskey from its iconic purple packaging.
While we’ll probably never know where most dress designers source their ideas, it’s fun to speculate. One look at a screen siren is all it takes to form an opinion about his or her outfit’s fashion muse. And though none of Oscar night’s inspirations were quite as obvious as Bjork’s bird dress—she wore a Swan suit to the Oscars years ago—some fairly illustrative outfits were evident nonetheless. JCKstyle explains.
Star: Jennifer Hudson
Inspiration: The King of Pop
Star: Sally Kirkland
Inspiration: Flamenco dancer
Star: Faye Dunaway
Inspiration: Carvel wedding cake
Star: Kirstin Dunst
Inspiration: feather duster
Star: Doug Jones
Inspiration: The original Riddler
Star: Catherine Deneuve
Inspiration: funeral wreath
Star: Rashida and Quincy Jones
Inspiration: spin art
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