Local fashion critics judge best, worst dressed of 2013 Oscars

Local fashion critics judge best, worst dressed of 2013 Oscars (Image 1)

For many people judging the best and worst looks of Oscar night is almost like a sport, especially for fashion consultants in Nashville.

After nearly a decade covering the Oscars for the New York Post, Libby Callaway, now a consultant to several local designers and boutiques, enjoyed the show from her home in east Nashville.

“I think it's really interesting to study because it's so political,” said Callaway.

“Knowing all the back-biting and the payoffs that are going on behind the scenes makes it all the more fun for me.”

She joined fashion and lifestyle consultant and blogger Judson Aikens and Nashville's News 2's Lauren Murphy to discuss the hits and misses of the night.

Callaway gave the worst dressed award to Selma Hayek.

“It looked like what the trashy prom queen would've worn to my prom in 1987,” Callaway said of the black and gold dress worn by Alexander McQueen.

Aikens's least favorite and Callaway's favorite, was Anne Hathaway's Prada gown, which he described as a pink apron.

“I think it was just a really poor choice for her,” said Aikens. “I'd hoped for so much. She's so beautiful and all eyes were on her for this event.”

Callaway wholeheartedly disagreed, calling it one of her favorite looks of the night.

“I really think it was a direct reference to Audrey Hepburn.”

She stopped short of giving Hathaway the best-dressed distinction, instead saying that award belonged to Jennifer Hudson.

“I thought she looked totally appropriate and confident and sophisticated.”

Judson gives the gold to George Clooney's girlfriend, Stacy Keibler.

“I love the juxtaposition of the deco pattern with these industrial modern elements used to craft it.”

Read more on Judson Aiken's fashion blog.

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