Site of the day: Red Carpet Fashion Awards

RedcarpetWith the Golden Globes eons away (by Internet standards), by now you’ve probably decided who you thought was the best dressed of the night and who struck out. Well, I just found a new site that’ll make you see the red carpet in a whole new perspective. Red Carpet Fashion Awards digs out the original couture versions of the stars’ gowns and runs them side by side with the Globes looks, so you can see the all the nips, tucks, and tweaks that the dresses endured on their way to the red carpet. You probably won’t be surprised that Megan Fox’s dress is a little tighter — and a lot lower-cut — than the original Ralph Lauren. But it’s fun to see the looks that drew the stars to their dresses in the first place: Renee Zellweger’s head-scratcher of a gown makes a lot more sense (though it still doesn’t scream awards season) in its original pencil length skirt. And Drew Barrymore’s ethereal Dior creation is even more impressive when you see the, shall we say fashion-forward, sheer cobalt single-sleeved (?!) version it was based on. But the biggest surprise in this round? Miley Cyrus’s dreamy Marchesa gown looks even better on the teen star than on the willowy model. Score one for (almost) real women!

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  • wildecat

    Thanks for posting this; it’s really interesting. But I just gotta say that some of the “original” photos are downright frightening – the models are scary-skinny and have that dead-eye, blank-face, undead look about them. The one wearing the JLo dress looks like she needs to be hooked up to an IV, stat!

  • RubyBaby

    Meeta, thanks for posting this link. One to keep a look out for post Oscars.
    Like wildecat, I found the Marchesa models a little too blank-eyed…don’t they know they are wearing pretty dresses?! JLo and Miley, good grief, looked far better.
    But, I have to say, many of the others looked better in their original runway version, simply because the models are pictured walking so the dresses flow and we get to see the gorgeous details and fabric.
    And the January Jones Versace gown could have done with the simple addition of that belt, maybe Rumer Willis stole it for hers?!

  • Broadway Baby

    How long does Demi Moore get to be that gorgeous? Almost makes me want to go on a macrobiotic diet – almost.

  • Raven_Moon

    Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce & Elizabeth Banks certainly look better in their dresses than those stick-thin models. I still have to wonder, though, what was Renee thinking? Yikes.

  • Liberian Girl

    I have been following this blog over a year and it’s one of the best fashion blog.

  • Liberian Girl

    I have been following this blog over a year and it’s one of the best fashion blog.

  • Laura K.

    Congrats to Rumer Willis for the addition of that belt. The original looked like a prom dress.

  • Breaking News

    Megan was by far the sexiest

  • Teleholic

    I’ve been with this site 3 years, completely addicted and eventually discovered a passion for fashion, and this article is how I found out about it, so thank you so much.

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