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2009 February 23

Statement Dressing

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(NEW YORK) Enough about the gowns--the accessory scene and menswear category translates to very big business indeed, especially thanks to the Oscars' publicity blitz.

At last night's 81st Annual Academy Awards, the men looked better than ever. Calvin Klein Collection dressed Cuba Gooding Jr., Michael Shannon and Richard Jenkins,while Jean Paul Gaultier chic-ified (and sleek-ified) Mickey Rourke. Dolce & Gabbana dressed a slew of hunks, including Josh Brolin, Robert Pattison and Zac Efron. Ferragamo dressed Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer.

Moving on to the bling. Bulgari's baubles adorned Jennifer Aniston and John Legend, while Lorraine Schwartz earned plenty of air time thanks to Angelina Jolie's emerald drop earrings and cocktail ring. Oscar winners Kate Winslet and Penelope Cruz both sported Chopard baubles.

On the bag front, Anne Hathaway and Tilda Swinton carried clutches by Roger Vivier. Hathaway opted for silver satin Lunga, Swinton opted for a crocodile Navette style. Freida Pinto, Viola Davis, Amanda Seyfried and Robin Wright Penn opted for Judith Leiber. Alicia Keys proudly carried a gold python Zufi Alexander.Taraji P. Henson, Miley Cyrus and Queen Latifah carried Mary Norton. Ferragamo accessories abounded, with Reese Witherspoon carried a black square clutch, Jennifer Aniston toting a gold and beige brocade silk clutch with a gold gancio, and Melissa George sporting a white leather origami style. Sarah Jessica Parker carried Ferragamo's silver metal clutch with blush satin detail.




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