I'm nearly positive the problem was with the dress. When I first saw her on TV, I thought it was her nipples and felt really sorry for her, especially after the unfortunate limo exit she had at one of the Les Mis premieres. But when she was being interviewed, I was looking and realized it was a REALLY bad design choice in the dress. Dior would have been blasted on Project Runway for that design decision!
I agree about Hathaway's gown. I saw last night that she was set to wear a different gown, but changed the last minute because someone else had one on similiar to hers.
I found that Rachel Zoe was the stylist for Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Garner. Remember her show from Bravo. I think it's getting ready to come back for another season.
I really liked Jennifer Garner's dress, and thought it was perfect for her "role" at the event. I've heard stylists say before that it's tricky to dress a woman who is a star attending an event to support her husband, like Jennifer was. They know eyes will be on them and need to look good, but are mindful to not overshadow the husband's moment. I thought the color of Jennifer's dress looked great on her, it was nice enough for the Oscars, but had more of a tone of the proud wife of the Best Picture winner instead of a grand nominee dress like Jennifer Lawrence.
I loved the color but it was too plain and then it had party at the back. Nope, love her, didn't like the dress
Anne's dress seriously looked like something that I as a seamstress could have made with eight dollar fabric from the remnant bin at my local fabric shop. It was a hot a$$ mess. The colour sucked, the fabric sucked and the style sucked. It looked like some tacky bridesmaid dress in a low budget wedding.
Seriously, people get so caught up in the name of the designer that the desire for good taste and style goes out the window. I couldn't care less if Dior designed that gown. Dior, shmior. It was a disaster. I'd rather wear a dress of a no name designer and looking smashing in it, than to wear something that ugly and have to gush all over the red carpet telling everyone it was designed by Dior in order to justify wearing it in the first place.
I just read that Anne Hathaway rehearsed her acceptance speech to be more likable. Apparently she's insecure about the way some of her other speeches have been criticized, and wanted people to like her more. I wonder how long it will take her to realize that being genuine always comes across as likable. Working to hard to be liked is what makes a person ... well ... unlikable. I doubt Jennifer Lawrence rehearsed to set a tone for her speeches. THAT is why people love her!