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Whitney Port on Jessica Chastain: She was "too safe"

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Whitney Port talks Oscars surprises

Designer Whitney Port was a bit surprised by some of the looks the A-listers wore at the 2013 Academy Awards.
Whitney Port talks Oscars surprises
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Whitney talks Oscars surprises

Designer Whitney Port was a bit surprised by some of the looks the A-listers wore at the 2013 Academy Awards.

Big surprises on the red carpet

Jennifer Lawrence

Whitney Port talks Oscars surprises

Whitney definitely loved Jennifer Lawrence's Dior Haute Couture gown, but she wasn't expecting it.

"I was surprised by the Jennifer Lawrence's princess dress," Whitney told SheKnows.

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Amanda Seyfried

Whitney Port talks Oscars surprises

Whitney wasn't too crazy about actress Amanda Seyfried's costume Alexander McQueen gown, but she did love at least one part of her look.

"Amanda Seyfried having her hair up was a pleasant surprise," the designer said.

Jennifer Aniston

Whitney Port talks Oscars surprises

Jennifer Aniston (and hubby-to-be Justin Theroux!) screamed for attention in her red Valentino gown.

"It was very unlike her," Whitney said. It's true: Aniston usually opts for black, like the leather dress she wore at the People's Choice Awards.

Stacy Keibler

Whitney Port talks Oscars surprises

George Clooney's best accessory wasn't his Best Picture Oscar for Argo — it was his girlfriend, Stacy Keibler!

"I also thought Stacy Keibler looked really beautiful and sophisticated," Whitney said. "Not in my best dressed, but the detailing on her gown was pretty cool."

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What was she thinking?

Olivia Munn

Whitney Port talks Oscars surprises

Marchesa is usually the height of fashion, but the Marchesa gown actress Olivia Munn wore at the Oscars missed the mark.

"I usually love her but it looked outdated," Whit said.

Jessica Chastain

Whitney Port talks Oscars surprises

Many red carpet watchers loved Jessica Chastain's Armani gown, but Whitney wasn't sold.

"I was a bit underwhelmed by Jessica Chastain," Whitney said. "I think they played it a little too safe and wore dresses we've seen before. Still beautiful, but not a wow."

About Whitney Port

Whitney Port is not just another pretty face in Hollywood, she's an entrepreneur, fashion designer and a role model for young women. Paving her own way in the fashion world, Whitney is the creator and founder of the Whitney Eve collection, as well as two new lines, WE by Whitney Eve and Bits & Bobs by Whitney Eve. By combining signature styles from her overarching Whitney Eve collection, WE by Whitney Eve offers modern fashion to women at an affordable price. Bits & Bobs by Whitney Eve entered the jewelry world in 2012 with costume rationale and a vintage inspired aesthetic. Made from mixed metals and vintage chains, hard punk edge is fused with quirky ladylike charm resulting in an array of keepsakes. Whitney Eve's collections evoke a girly nature with a touch of punchy sass that distinguishes itself from the rest. All three lines are sold in select boutiques nationwide, retailers internationally and are available on

If Whitney wasn't busy enough, she recently penned the book True Whit; a go-to-guide for young women that includes advice on rearranging closets, decorating, makeup, cooking, dating and fashion tips. It's the one-stop shop into the mind of Whitney Port! To check out videos, news, photos and more on Whitney, head over to her blog at

Whitney Port talks Oscars surprises

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