Anytime Tilda Swinton appears on the red-carpet her aesthetic always seems to make a very powerful impact in the quietest, most elegant way possible while still retaining that must-have provocativeness. Whether it's a one-shouldered Lanvin masterpiece or a silver Haider Ackerman robot inspired suit, her clean, effortlessly cool and thoroughly modern looks are always tops on our list. She tends to gravitate towards things that are strong in statement yet she accomplishes to make them her own with such integrity. And last night at the 81st Annual Academy Awards she once again stunned us with her sober yet screen-icon-worthy Lanvin ensemble with it's distinctive nod to true old-Hollywood glamour, a saying that is normally widely over-used in our books. What's also remarkable is that unlike many other actresses she barely showed any skin, yet she didn't have to sacrifice her cool allure nor did she end up looking matronly. Her choice was clean with a bit of austerity, and amidst all of the cream strapless princess gowns and Grecian numbers, her pairing most definitely gave her a look that was all her own amongst the safe-frock set that is Hollywood today.
Tilda Swinton above in Lanvin at the 81st Annual Academy Awards