First Prize: Gwyneth Paltrow in Zac Posen. The near-rust color paired with coral lips is unexpected and refreshing. The intricate pleating, true-waist and mermaid skirt create a graceful silhouette. I also prefer her simple hair. It makes the entire ensemble appear understated and effortless.
Second Prize: Penelope Cruz in Versace. The bodice of this dress is stunning, the rosy champagne color beautifully complements her complexion and the skirt gives her a flamenco vibe. I was hoping she'd win for Volver. Her performance was the most nuanced acting I've seen in a while.