The Runway

Oscar Dress Hits and Misses

No swans glided down the red carpet last night, but bold sartorial choices still reigned on "fashion's biggest catwalk," as Project Runway host Tim Gunn dubbed the Academy Awards. Sixteen-year-old Miley Cyrus stepped out in a silver and white over-embroidered gown that "looked more Disney princess than glamorous actress," and Anne Hathaway, while one of many to don a neutral tone, looked flawless in an Armani Prive gown. Five-time nominee Kate Winslet finally won an Oscar for her work in The Reader, and was hailed by red carpet commentators and audiences for her black silk and lace Yves Saint Laurent gown that (shockingly), she told the Daily Mail, was "designed for comfort." Goldie Hawn, Reese Witherspoon and Whoopi Goldberg, meanwhile, are unlikely to hear kind reviews for their too-tight, asymmetrical, and animal printed numbers.