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Oscar Fashions: Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten

This morning I was going through a slideshow of some of the Oscar looks - there weren't that many yet as it was still night in the US - and immediately I fell in love with one unexpected colourful look. Mad props to Maggie Gyllenhaal to go for a good splash of colour amongst the blush, beige and gold which dominated the red carpet. Immediately I had to look up the designer of her dress and none other than my personal chou-chou Dries Van Noten turned out to be the creater of this delicious gown.

Maggie Gyllenhaal on the red carpet at the 2010 Academy Awards Arrivals.
Source: nymag.com

It is however not so surprising that Gyllenhaal would show up on the red carpet wearing a Dries piece. Not only is he her favourite designer - as her speech at the 2009 FIT Artistry of Fashion Luncheon attests -, Dries also designed the actress' wedding gown.

Van Noten and Gyllenhaal at the 2009 Fashion Institute of Technology luncheon which honored Van Noten's work with the Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion.
Source: instyle.com

Do you like the unusually draped silhouette and eye-catching print of Maggie's dress? Or would you prefer to see her in a more traditional gown?