The good, the bad, and the Miley Cyrus

Fashion winners and losers from Oscar night

Economic appropriateness has emerged as a vital criterion in the raging debate over last night’s Oscar’s red-carpet hits and misses, most evident in the consensus that Miley Cyrus rhinestone-encrusted, fish-scaled extravaganza was the night’s fashion disaster. Angelina Jolie is congratulated by Slate’s fashion panel for wearing vivid green earrings that could have been costume, but probably weren’t. The pervasive inspiration of the Obama presidency was also evident, they note, in the number of one-shouldered gowns that echoed the Jason Wu design Michelle Obama wore to the Inaugural balls, with variations appearing on Kate Winslet, Marisa Tomei and Frieda Pinto, among others to varying degrees of success. Meanwhile, the Hannah Montana star’s dress didn’t exactly score big. Miley Cyrus, reads a caption in the Guardian, wore a gown “made out of granny’s doilies and said neh neh ne neh neh to the recession.”

Slate (For more hits and misses, see The Guardian’s photo gallery)