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Marion Cotillard's Oscar Dress, From Runway to Red Carpet

Marion Cotillard's Oscar Dress, From Runway to Red Carpet

Just like with Ellen Pompeo and her SAG Awards gown, for Marion Cotillard and her Oscars gown, it was love at first sight. "I've worked with him several times," she said of Jean Paul Gaultier, who designed her fishtailed frock. "When I saw this dress from his last collection, I knew I wanted to wear it."

Her white and silver mermaid gown was based on a similar dress from Jean Paul Gaultier's Spring 2008 couture collection — except that one was black and gold. So I'm asking you to step back, and imagine: Do you like Marion's dress as she wore it, or do you wish she would have worn the black and gold runway version? I'm having trouble deciding which I would have preferred . . .


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maxi-jewels maxi-jewels 9 years
Gaultier's mermaid dress is absolutely stunning! Like especially the gold / black for it create different levels of shades on waist / hemp. The "flower" pattern details on breasts gave a cute feminine touch too!
LeninaCrowne LeninaCrowne 9 years
girlfriday girlfriday 9 years
I prefer the black and gold because it has more contrast and depth. But I think the white would have been nicer if it had more of a contrasting color to it. Or what would have really been great, is if it had been peacock blue/green and gold - the "scales" to me are reminiscent of peacock feathers. Although maybe it would have been too loud...
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I love Marion's dress.
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 9 years
I love both! This dress just looks so much prettier when the camera zooms in.
HipMom HipMom 9 years
I think with her coloring, she picked well, the white looks best for her. However I do love the black and gold one, too! This was the best dress at the Oscars IMO.
anaisethenry anaisethenry 9 years
I'm with you, both look great!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I like the white option better.
karazzies karazzies 9 years
Black and gold is better. The white one makes her boobs look like they're a little saggy.
pequeña pequeña 9 years
Marion looks amazing, she was definitively best dressed at the Oscars. I prefer the white version much more!
Lala77 Lala77 9 years
I think I prefer Marion's version better :)
Yukino Yukino 9 years
I think the white is better.
brainstewerz brainstewerz 9 years
I like the black and gold white one a lot but Marion's coloring wouldn't go with it, it's too warm. She looks good in the white one, it's icy which goes with her cool tones. It's better that she went with the white one.
sunshinecity sunshinecity 9 years
i like the white better. the pattern looks more like fish scales than does the black and gold. and, the black and gold looks a little bit too similar to leopard print. Plus, i think the black and gold would have blended with her dark hair.
velvet-summer velvet-summer 9 years
the white!
insi insi 9 years
that dress is ugly
lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
the white one without a doubt - the black and gold one actually looks like a fishnet - the white one looks so much more chic and beautiful, especially on the lovely Marion Cotillard...
Elainef Elainef 9 years
white white white. white for spring! the black and gold dress will age her!
tamyvinec tamyvinec 9 years
The white!!!! She was stunning!
thegiraffe thegiraffe 9 years
The white looks better I think, because it enhances her sweet personality. The black and gold one is more like whoa, watch out. But still good. Would look good on somebody like Gisele Bundchen or Naomi Campbell.
moisville moisville 9 years
The white/gold is stunning. I saw La Vie en Rose before I knew who she was - what a shock! Marion is STUNNING! (And Edith Piaf is, well, not, what a remarkable transformation!) The dress was the funkiest, styliest part of the Oscars. Perfection.
artsugar artsugar 9 years
the white is pretty, but it definitely makes her look like a fish.
emlod10 emlod10 9 years
white looks much better against the red carpet...makes her stand out!
fleurfairy fleurfairy 9 years
I prefer the black and gold. She could have done a smoky eye and a nude lip and looked amazing. I wasn't a fan of the white.
starturtle44 starturtle44 9 years
I prefet the white on her, it was my favorite dress of the night.
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