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Jennifer Hudson's Oscar Dress Hits The Runway

04/12/2007 at 12:15 PM ET

The Oscar de la Renta Fall 2007 fashion show at Tuesday’s Saks Fifth Avenue Colleagues’ luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire featured lots of dresses paired with boleros, but honoree Brooke Shields kept it simple in an LBD and heels by the designer. Perhaps she recalled the beating Jennifer Hudson took when she showed up to the Oscars in one of Oscar de la Renta’s shiny cropped creations. In fact, J Hud’s bolero and brown dress actually made an appearance at the luncheon. No, not on Molly Sims and Angie Harmon, who showed up in more demure dresses from the designer, but on the runway, where it garnered a far more favorable reaction – there was actual clapping as people gasped at the idea that this was the much maligned dress. Another fashion déjà vu moment: the fuchsia gown worn by Jessica Biel. Note to Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley, who infamously styled Hudson for the Oscars: just because a look works on the runway doesn’t mean that it’ll work on the red carpet.

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/ap; Donato Sardella/WireImage

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nyu on

d, thats cus evry1 knows that hudson didnt deserve that oscar. she cant act, jus so u all know.

KT from Cda on

Glad to know that I’m not the only one who didn’t like it. I’m sure it would look better without the top piece.

deb on

Hey! I’ve got news for you – It didn’t work on the runway either! The bolero looks like a heavy piece of aluminum folded around the neck and shoulders of the model and the dress is to matronly for her age and figure.

Rowan on

That dress is nice…but the top silver jacket-like thing is absolutely terrible.

Kristina on

Sorry, it doesn’t look good on the thin woman either.

nijia on

I THINK THAT THE DRESS IS BEAUTIFUL ITS DIFFERENT AND I LOVE AND JHUD LOOKS BEAUTIFUL AND WHATEVER SHE IN BUT YEA S
HE ROCK IT THOUGH RATHER THAN IT ON THAT STICK FIGURE MODEL!!! GONE JENNIFER GONE!!!!!!

deb on

I think Jennifer Hudson looks better in that dress than the model.Jennifer Huudson would make an impressive fashion model as her body resembles an average woman in a more realistic way.Let’s ditch the tall skinny models and really tall lanky Victoria’s Secret Angels.Jennifer Hudson can rock the catwalk and be a Victoria’s Secret Angel too!

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