Oscar Dresses

In: Chartporn Related Culture

21 Feb 2012

I get sent a lot of infographics on strange topics. I’m posting this one of an example. In this case, the weirdness of the topic is complemented by some odd analysis. I think I would have stayed away from comparing styles to who won and lost, and focused more on the distribution of colors and styles (over time maybe?). Often adding to the weirdness of these infographics is who sponsors them – this one comes via the Dish Network(?!?).

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2 Responses to Oscar Dresses



February 23rd, 2012 at 10:51 am

You can see the full infographic at http://www.usdish.com/oscars!


Lisa Forrellianate

February 23rd, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Actually, this is pretty epic. Looks to me like they DO in fact focus on the distribution of colors, designers, and hairstyles over time. The infographic seems to just be a fun, playful way of taking the dresses and styles worn over the last 22 years, aligning the winners with the winning style combinations, and then drawing a conclusion that, YES, can be taken with a grain of salt, but it is nonetheless compelling. I give this piece an A for sure. Perhaps celebs should take a hint from this. After all, if they’re willing to drink a lucky cocktail before the awards ceremony or do a certain lucky routine that is supposed to help them walk home with an Oscar, why not put this statistical analysis to use? Silly? Yeah, sure. Interesting? You betcha.

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