Actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway have a lot more in common than matching Oscars after a big night at the 2013 Academy Awards. Both ladies are young, talented, beautiful... and prefer to wear their jewelry backwards.
Sunday night's Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress threw the fashion press for a loop when they both sauntered down the red carpet with necklaces flowing down the back, instead of the front, of their gowns.
Lawrence, the 22-year-old who captured the Best Actress Oscar for her stellar performance in Silver Linings Playbook, wore a billowing Dior Haute Couture gown adorned with a 74-carat diamond necklace by Chopard. From the front, the necklace looked like a simple choker. From the back, the 150 diamonds cascaded past her waist.
The 30-year-old Hathaway, who was named Best Supporting Actress for her mesmerizing work in Les Misérables, wore a Tiffany & Co. Corsage necklace that graced her shoulders and was centered between her shoulder blades, accentuating the crisscross detail on her light pink Prada gown. The necklace was shorter than Lawrence's, but just as surprising to the fashion press, who generally gave the back necklaces mixed reviews.
Giving a thumbs-up to Lawrence's look, an InStyle columnist wrote, "Leave it to her to put a twist on elegance!" A Glamour headline challenged its readers: Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway wore back necklaces to the Oscars. Is this a trend worth trying?
Also referring to the back necklace trend, a PopSugar.com writer asked her readers: "Are you feeling the role reversal of tonight's most gorgeous jewels?" A VH1 columnist was a bit more blunt: "Do you agree with this trend or should it be thrown into the fashion rejects bin?"