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Well, unlike last year’s Oscars when we saw two Asians take the stage to accept their Academy Awards, this year, the only Asians we saw at the Oscars were on the red carpet on the arms of their partners.
There was Jason Reitman (nominated for Best Director for Up in the Air) and his wife, Michele Lee:
Japanese figure skater Miki Ando’s green Egyptian dress looked more like a Halloween costume than a figure skating outfit — right down to her matchy-matchy green eyeshadow.
“I LOVE that Miki Ando looks like she just got off work serving cocktails on the casino floor of the Luxor,” tweeted one viewer. Hi-larious!
For the first official state dinner at the White House, the first lady Michelle Obama looked stunning in a strapless, floor-length gown of warm, pale gold paired with a diaphanous shawl in a matching hue. She wore long, dangling earrings and piles of gold bangles on her left arm. (Nobody noticed what President Obama wore, other than to note it was a black tuxedo and perfect foil for showing off the first lady’s gown.)
Mrs. Obama’s golden gown was designed by Indian-American designer Naeem Khan — a nod, perhaps, to the honored guests at the state dinner: India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur.
Mr. Khan launched his eponymous clothing line in 2003, according to his website. He has dressed stars such as Beyonce, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Lopez, as well as Queen Noor, but dressing the first lady of the United States — and one as stylish and statuesque as Michelle Obama, no less — is certainly a new level of distinction for the Indian-born Khan. No doubt, he will garner many more fans on his Facebook page.
Freida Pinto looked dazzling at the Oscars on Sunday wearing a vibrant blue beaded gown by John Galliano and gorgeous, ancient diamonds mined from her native India.
We’re glad Ms. Pinto didn’t wear the dress the way it was shown on the runway.