Oscar Fashion Bores — Now on to Paris!

Ryan Seacrest needs a playdate Photo: AP


• The inane glories of the red carpet: Atonement's 13-year-old Saoirse Ronan doesn't care what people think about her outfit, George Clooney's date seemed restless, and Steve Carell claimed to wear $14,000 Spanx. [WP]

• Most Oscar dresses were boring and many red-carpet walkers' "behavior could have used a little refinement," like Jessica Alba who chewed gum the whole walk down. [WWD]

• Ryan Seacrest played with Barbie dolls in between interviews. [NYT]

• Cathy Horyn flew from Milan to Paris with about twenty models who toted stuffed animals. Hm. Also, she doesn't understand why they have so much luggage since they wear other people's clothes all day. [Runway/NYT]

• On day one of Paris Fashion Week, Balmain showed tube dresses that "covered just enough to avoid infringing laws of public decency." [Telegraph]

• Gisele Bündchen's collection for Dolce & Gabbana, Bündchen by Dolce & Gabbana, should launch by the end of spring and make Dolce & Gabbana about $200 million. [British Vogue]

• She's supposedly in talks with Topshop about designing a line, but supermodel Agyness Deyn told a British talk show host she wants to act in movies. [British Vogue]

• Aerin Lauder is the first in her family to put her face and name to a campaign with the launch of her fragrance. She also hates being called a Park Avenue Princess. [Times]

• Kate Moss has changed her diet to enhance her fertility. [Models Blog]