Monday, February 28, 2011
If you managed to sit through this year's Oscars, aka The Academy Awards, without falling asleep or switching the channel to watch Hoarders, you might have noticed a few funny little segment about the year's Unintentional Musicals.
The clip was an auto-tuned version of scenes from Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1, Toy Story 3 , Twilight Eclipse, and The Social Network created by the Gregory Brothers who've made a name for themselves auto-tuning the news. These are the same guys who brought you the hilarious and catchy Bed Intruder Song.
The following 2:00 clip is from the Gregory Brothers' own site and is a special version that includes The King's Speech and does not include The Social Network. It must be for some sort of legal reason that this is a different cut than what aired [that version has been removed from youtube but at the time of this post could be found here on Popeater.]
The Oscar's Opening Montage
And in case you didn't catch last night's broadcast, here's the opening montage in which hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway, along with the brilliant Alec Baldwin and a cameo by Morgan Freeman, were digitally inserted into the ten films nominated for Best Picture:
And finally, an abridged version - a 6:00 minute clip of the shows' best moments:
See photos of the winners, videos of the speeches and more at Oscar.com
Athens born designer Mary Katrantzou, whose first collection I previously shared with you here has 'decorated' the female form with her stunning Spring 2011 RTW collection [ all the pieces of which are shown later in the post]. Caning as ruffles, lampshade-like skirts, trains reminiscent of curtains, candelabras as jewelry and textiles printed with photos from '60s and '70s issues of Architectural Digest have turned her fashions into wearable home decor.
Incredible detailing using dangling crystals, beading, sequins, pleating, tapestry and embroidery adorn her dresses, skirts and jackets. Materials like raffia, fringe and chair caning become integral design and decorative elements in the line.
The handiwork is breathtaking and the strong graphic prints are surprising flattering to the female form.
The Mary Kantrantzou Spring 2011 Ready To Wear collection:
The jewelry is amazing. She designs it herself and the necklaces are made to emulate candelabras and chandeliers. The bent and twisted candle holders and chunky crystals on collars are art pieces in themselves but perfectly compliment the unusual dresses.
The shoes are like espadrilles on steroids, Combining braided raffia with colored suede, they are simultaneously summery and sophisticated.
images courtesy of Vogue.com and go runway