Halle Berry's entrance onto the Oscar stage to announce the James Bond fiftieth anniversary segment was about as Bond as it gets . The one-time bond girl had told designer Donatella Versace that she wanted to look like just that, a bond girl. And in her blavck, long sleeve Versace gown stamped with silver shiny spines, she couldn't have achieved the goal more if she'd been wearing an orange bikini.
Adele, too, wore a long black sequined number on the carpet. Only her beaded tulle Jenny Packham was a more classic choice. It had a very simple shape but a whole lotta glitter. When you do that much in sequins, you don't need a lot of fabric — you keep in simple. And that she did.
Sandra Bullock's elaborately beaded Elie Saab also had a simple shape but a bit of a fishtail train, and she looked both low key and dressed up, with very simple hair and makeup, but a jeweled clip in her straight hair.
In a glittery Naeem Kahn, Stacy Keibler also played into the trend, as did Nicole Kidman in a dramatic black and bronze liquidy sequin L'Wren Scott. Designers and department stores, take note of the surefire formalwear trend that's afoot.