Inspired by my SAG Awards segment, Glamour.com asked me to keep my eyes open for astro-fashion trends on the red carpet at last night’s Academy Awards. Thankfully the show was quite entertaining (Ben Stiller as Joaquin Phoenix.. priceless!) and the red carpet was anything but boring with enough tulle, crystals and sequins to make a Texas prom queen proud. And the astrological trends were, of course, in full effect.
In life and on the red carpet, opposite signs are really like two sides of the same coin. They are signs that have the same basic concerns and orientation to life but approach them from two different points of view. Last night they presented a united front.
ARIES & LIBRA
Some of the biggest statement dresses of the evening came from Libras Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard and Freida Pinto, and Aries Reese Witherspoon. The Aries/Libra personality is always striving for a balance between independence and harmony, and with their plays on symmetry and color contrast their fashions last night were a quite literal reflection of this.
TAURUS & SCORPIO
There is nothing childish about stubborn, intense Scorpio and Taurus women. They love and live fully and when they decide to DO something.. like rock the red carpet.. they really DO it. Things that don’t look natural repel them so they usually pick black or neutral (and Taureans occasionally reveal their soft spot for pastels and florals) but last night they all decided to go for intricate, expensive, ornate gold and cream. Scorpios Leslie Mann and Anne Hathaway and Taureans Penelope Cruz and Tina Fey showed the diva side of this duo.
GEMINI & SAGITTARIUS
Adventurous Geminis and Sagittarians are happy just about anywhere as long as they can have fun play by their own rules. Fussy, stuffy and boring are not for them so they prefer looks that have a little bit of personality and some fun flourishes. Geminis Heidi Klum, Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman had some of the most memorable color of the night- Heidi’s bright red, Natalies gorgeous pink and Angie’s eye-popping emeralds. And Sagittarius Marisa Tomei’s ornate silvery gown put the nights other pale gowns to shame.
CANCER & CAPRICORN
With the exception of Cancer Meryl Streep, it appears that the Academy does not like Cancers or Capricorns. No memorable red carpet appearances this year. Interesting.
LEO & AQUARIUS
Strong-willed Leos and Aquarians have very big personalities, of the love them or hate them variety. The same could be said of their always unique take on personal fashion. Truly only a Leo like Amy Adams could pull off such a bold statement necklace with an equally over the top dress. Aquarians Jennifer Aniston and Alicia Keys also rocked unusual strapless dresses that would not flatter or appeal to most people but these are women who are not interested in blending in with the crowd.
VIRGO & PISCES
The play between structure and romantic whimsy rules the lives of Virgo and Pisces women. And it is certainly the structure of Pisces Jessica Biel’s and Virgo Beyonce’s dresses that catches your attention. Biel does better in the romance factor but they both look terribly uncomfortable.
WINNERS: Scorpio & Taurus. RUNNERS UP: Gemini & Sagittarius. Honorable mention to Libra goddess Marion Cotillard.