Did you notice the exquistely sophisticated chartreuse eyelids of Beyonce? A beginning point, a small detail in an amazing, surprisingly exciting display of style and star power. So many beautiful women, and men!, brought to a point of absolute perfection of appearance by international wizards of fashion. This is the New Hollywood.
Never mind that it wasn't a year for great films. Watching the Academy Award broadcast, the films didn't seem to matter. It was like attending the Church of Celebrity. For centuries, the Roman Catholic Church sought out the greatest artists of the day to create places of worship that uplift and inspire. Today, we have a global devotion to the fame of random living humans alongside our religious faith, and we have found that artists can create icons of equal power to the paintings on the walls and ceilings of churches.
It is impossible to single out any of the women as being the most stylish. Cate, so elegant! Rene, what a stunningly perfect miniature. Hilary, Olympian.