Los Angeles, CA – February 27th, 2011) – Actress Marisa Tomei rises to the occasion flawlessly in Lily et Cie 1950 Charles James Couture Gown on the red carpet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
Tomei chose a seductive, modern tightly fitted midnight blue satin sheath with hundred yards of asymmetrical voluminous layers of smoky lavender and navy tulle, draped from the lower hip in a reminiscent James-esque fashion from Rita Watnick’s unique collection at Lily et Cie. The gown puddles on the floor, further enforcing the essence of James’ larger than life grand mastery of “High Style”. To pair with the gown, Tamara Mellon and Rita Watnick designed a custom, one of a kind shoe by Jimmy Choo. The shoes are crafted from navy blue satin accented with Swarovski crystals hand sewn and strung with a delicate “chandelier” draping over the foot with heels inspired by baroque and rococo architectural elements. Marisa completed the look with multi colored sapphire suite from Van Cleef & Arpels.