1.25.2013

History of the red carpet

[Originally written for FLASH ANTHOLOGY]

With the arrival of awards season and the onslaught of red carpets, I thought a themed post would be appropriate. Whilst we await the next set of gowns and glamouratis at the Academy Awards, here's a look back at the history of the red carpet; the ups and the downs.

The Worst Dressed: Bjork, 2001 Oscars; Selma Blair, 2002 Oscars; Lara Flynne Boyle, 2003 Oscars 




The Most Worn Dress: Stella McCartney Saskia Gown: Gwyneth Paltrow, 2012 Grammy Awards; Shalom Harlow; Brooklyn Decker.





Braided hair trend: Sienna Miller, 2007 Golden Globes; Jessica Alba, 2011 BAFTAs, Scarlett Johannson, European Premiere The Avengers





Ladies in rouge: 2013 Golden Globes: Claire Danes, Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Garner.



Stats: 

In 2012, women outnumbered men in 3 categories
for nominations


Nearly 70% of all Best
Pictures winners are longer than 2 hours.


The first colour film to win Best Picture was
Gone With The Wind in 1940
The last black-and-white film to receive the
award was Schindler’s List in 1994.
Michael
Jackson

paid over a million for David Selznick’s award in 1999.
·     
Assembled
diners were once presented with 1,200 bottles of champagne, 1,000
spiny lobsters, 1,200 Kumamoto Oysters, and 18kg of caviar and 7 kg of
edible gold dust for the 4,000 chocolate Oscar statues.
Walt
Disney has the most Oscars to his name, with a grand total of 26.
Most acting nominations: 17, for Meryl Streep 

Info provided by Rare London. To check out the original post, go to History of the Red Carpet – Memorable Moments and Fashion Trends.

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