First of all, she had NO IDEA that Giuliana Ransic recently underwent a double mastectomy for breast cancer. That comment was TOTALLY insensitive in that context, and the purpose of the modesty panel on the dress is obvious. In retrospect, I should compliment her on choosing a dress with all of the sparkle on her shoulders and in the back, which allows her to feel beautiful without drawing attention to the areas that have been reconstructed. Giuliana- if you read this- and I KNOW you will- please accept my humble apologies!
Also, I made several comments about the need for various and sundry undergarments (that's the garmento in me!). At least one well-respected GingerSnap pointed out that this line of diatribe seemed in support of the concept that girls should starve themselves and strap themselves into corsets to look a specific way that society deems "perfect". Let me say for the record that nothing could be farther from the truth! No one know more than Queen Ginger how difficult it is to look girly and feminine when one is not thusly gifted, and she certainly didn't mean to imply that a girl should starve herself for vanity. Come to think of it, this big ole Queen can't think of any reason whatsoever for a girl to starve herself. But I digress! And I've kind of lost my point...
But, it was something like this: The Oscars are a show... A "show of shows", really, where everyone wants to look their best and dress their fanciest! Personally, I think the fashion industry has created styles that fit way too close to the body and show way too much skin. And I think my comments about Glenn Close and Dame Meryl Streep show that I think a woman can look great without bearing her body for the world to see. But I do think that if someone chooses to wear one of those dresses that fit tight and show the world your business, that you should wear undergarments that flatter your shape as much as possible. Or better yet, have a sandwich and wear a different dress. Obviously, my heart breaks for teenage girls who make themselves sick trying to look like a stick figure.
And finally, to Angelina Jolie. Sorry, honey, I just have a hard time liking you. I know that breaks your heart. Try to get over it!