Dress by Aechmea tillandsioides (Bromeliaceae)
As Worn by Radiant, New Mother Penelope Cruz (Gucci) with Javier Bardem. Photo: Matt Sayles/AP via Yahoo
Last year, at the time of the Academy Awards, I was conservatory-sitting for out-of-town friends. The day after the show, while tending to the exotic beauties contained within the tiny greenhouse, all I could think about was how much they resembled the designer frocks I’d seen the night before. Like a crazed paparazza, I dashed from aisle to aisle, snapping photos of the tropical starlets in my care. I documented my red carpet observations in the post ” Ode to the Oscars: If They Were Flowers…” (click here to revisit the photos & essay from last year’s Oscars).
The dazzling display of gorgeous gowns at last night’s 83 Annual Academy Award show —red carpet blossoming with a parade of flamboyant hot-house flowers and sparkling ice-queens— inspired yet another evening of horticouture dreams. Sensational as the Oscar gowns were in silk, tulle, sequins and satin, imagine —if you will— what if they were flowers?
Dress by Camellia japonica
As Worn by Hostess Anne Hathaway (Valentino). Image: John Shearer/Getty via Yahoo
Dress by Iris
As Worn by Elegant Amy Adams (L’Wren Scott). Image: John Shearer/Getty via Yahoo
Dress by Abutilon hybridum
As Worn by Stunning Jennifer Hudson (Versace). Image: Jason Merrit/Getty via Yahoo
Dress by Phalenopsis
As Worn by Sultry Scarlett Johansson (Dolce & Gabanna). Image: Matt Sayles/AP via Yahoo
Icy Tulle Dress by Jack Frost & Rudbeckia Hirta
As Worn by Sparkling Halle Berry (Marchesa). Image: John Shearer/Getty via Yahoo
Dress by Paeonia lactiflora ‘Raspberry Sundae’
As Worn by the Sweet Hailee Steinfeld. Image: Jason Merrit/Getty via Yahoo
Gown by Kalanchoe ‘Mangini’
As Worn by Striking Jennifer Lawrence (Calvin Klein). Image: Steve Granitz/WireImage via Yahoo
Dress by Fothergilla ‘Mt. Airy’
As Worn by Floaty Hillary Swank (Gucci). Image: Jason Merrit/Getty via Yahoo
Dress by Hibiscus
As Worn by Last Year’s Best Actress Award-Winner: Ravishing-in-Red, Sandra Bullock (Vera Wang). Image: Steve Granitz/WireImage via Yahoo
Dress by Allium schoenoprasum
As Worn by Ethereal Mila Kunis (Eli Saab). Image: Jason Merrit/Getty via Yahoo
Dress by Helleborus x hybridus ‘Royal Heritage Strain’
As Worn by Academy Award Winner for Best Actress, the Lovely, Expectant Natalie Portman (Rodarte). Image: Jason Merrit/Getty via Yahoo
Did you watch the Oscars last night? Which star do you think was best dressed? What flower do you think they resembled?
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