Red Carpet Style: Feathered Dresses

02/28/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

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Starlets of a feather have been flocking together– feathered dresses have been popping up on a few red carpet favorites this past week. The Oscars witnessed two major feather moments, with Maggie Gyllenhaal’s spectacular Proenza Schouler and Kirsten Dunst’s ice blue Chanel Couture gown (not to mention Penelope Cruz’s shredded chiffon gown, which mimicked the look.) We also spotted Mischa Barton in a nude feathered minidress that looks ultra 60’s with her black tights. But a word of caution, there can be too much of a good thing — Kimora Lee Simmons’ Lily et Cie dress looks like it could use a little plucking at the Vanity Fair Oscar party. Tell us: Would you wear a feather trimmed dress?

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enigma on

Feathers might become the next “Say-No-To-Fur” debate!??

Leigh on

I love Maggie in navy blue!!! It looks gorgeous on her! Navy is so classic, its dark like a black dress but gives it that little something extra. And I think some of the other feathery dresses were over the top, but hers was just simple at the bottom. Beautiful!

katie on

Mischa has the worlds worst legs!!! disgusting look

Heather S. on

I did wear a feather trimmed dress… at my middle school Christmas dance!

Mischa looks awful (it hurts me to say that… at least she looked amazing in the star tracks today!). Kimora Lee is better, definitely not ready to be “plucked.” Maggie’s works… its somehow both very original and still classy. I think we’re all happy when she shows up looking like she’s wearing something other than Olsen castaways.

Now this may be my personal vendetta against Kirsten Dunst speaking, but she was easily the worst dressed at the Oscars… even the nutty lady wearing the multi colored circus tent was able to rock batty. Poor Kirsten just looked like somebody had dropped her off there and without mentioning “By the way, we’ll be going by the Oscars,” which in that case I can sympathize–my husband likes to take me on suprise dates but is very inept at helping me figure out what to wear when I don’t know where we’re going. Maybe someone pulled the same thing on Kirsten?

Elda on

The dress in the middle is ok but aren’t really my taste but i sure feel sorry for the birds that had to sacrifice there lifes for these wierd dresses.

Susan on

Kimora Lee: Dress looks a bit over the top. Maybe it would be better if she’d put her hair up and the look would be less busy?

Maggie: Gorgeous. If you’re going to wear feathers, she’s done it beautifully and tastefully. I’d wear Maggie’s dress to the right occasion.

Mischa: Terrible! Nude dress with opaque black tights and black shoes…in the winter? She might actually have pulled it off with the right shoes and no tights. Since I dislike nude and blush tones, I would not wear her dress.

HS on

Maggie G. looks pretty but she always smiles like she is sucking on lemons.

j on

maggie looked great

Dawn on

Remember that Bjork Feather outfit everyone laughed at few years back? We are laughing again.

Jackson on

Mischa Barton looks like crap! She’s rates right up there with the Olsen Twins!

Isa on

Penelope Cruz looked gorgeous in her Versace gown at the Osacrs. That woman is very classy and has got style!

KC on

The short feather dresses look costumey, and silly, however Maggie Gyllenhall’s dress was beautiful and used feathers to accent the dress properly.

Nighthag on

Say no to feathers! (HEE! HEE! couldn’t resist.) Feathers on an outfit always look tacky. Maggie always looks like an old lady.

Ainsley on

Penelope’s dress was gorgeous! All the other feather desses were bad. But it’s not the feathers that was bad, other things.

jap on

feathers are ok…it depends on what’s goin on with them. maggie looks better than the other 2. LOL that’s kimora? she looks drag here. lol omg. omg. omg. and…maggie wins! good color, great dress…feathers not too obvious. wait, why were people laughing at bjork?

Ashley on

What kind of memo did Mischa get???? Eeeewwwwww!!!! That is the absolute worst dress ever created! Leaves a bad taste in my mouth just looking at it….

Kimora looks silly too, but Maggie looks great. C’mon guys, lets not make this a new trend – pleeeease!!!!

anabel on

mischa looks great whatever she wears!! luvvv her

Harlow on

Kimora Lee Simmons : Her dress is OK. I think all the feathers makes it too poofy at the bottom. Maybe a little less feathers.

Maggie Gyllenhaal : I absolutely loved her dress at the Oscars. The feathers weren’t over the top, and they went well with the dress. I didn’t even notice them on the dress until they were pointed out. They were suttle on the dress and didn’t look hideous what so ever.

Mischa Barton : Jeez… it seems everytime she ends up on OFF THE RACK, she’s always known for her terrible style. I know she’s young, but come on, this get-up is ridiculous. What I don’t understand is, she’s pretty, but she dresses horribly. The black tights with the feathered mini dress is awful looking.

Kirsten Dunst : She wasn’t my least favorite dressed at the Oscars, there were others that were more horrible looking than her. Don’t get me wrong, I love Kirsten. She’s a great actress, and isn’t afraid to take risks in her career, but her Oscar dress was icky. Maybe her dress would have looked better if she did her hair properly, but I just think too much was going on, on the dress. I hated those bangs on her, and that bun was horrible. It was like the hair stylist, make-up artist, and those that dressed her weren’t all on the same page.

Penelope Cruz : Although I was on the fences with her dress, it did grow on me. Penelope was right, the Oscars was probably the only chance to wear a dress like that and that extravagent. She wasn’t my best dressed, but she certainly did look beautiful.

christine on

who design the clothes that kimora wore?

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drydrastdab on

I love the colors that you chose, you are quite talented!

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