Oscars 2013: ‘Life of Pi’s Claudio Miranda wizard hair trend

February 25, 2013

Think what you want of the Oscars red carpet — one of the most memorable fashion statements of this year’s Academy Awards was long, flowing white hair.

Cinematographer Claudio Miranda (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Claudio Miranda, who won early for his cinematography work in Life of Pi, earned comparisons to Lucius Malfoy and Edgar Winter on Twitter. (The former is a wizarding villain in the Harry Potter series, the latter a musician with albinism.) The good news is, the trend is apparently easy to achieve. When asked who did his hair for the red carpet, he told The Post’s Dan Zak: “Bed de la Morning.”

Later in the show, both winners in the tied sound-editing category sported white manes: Paul N.K. Ottosson of “Zero Dark Thirty,” and Per Hallberg of “Skyfall.”

Sound editor Paul N. J. Ottosson (Kevin/Winter/Getty Images)

Sound editor Per Hallberg (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


Is this the year metal hair makes a comeback? Maybe not. But it seems like a pretty good year for wizard jokes. Among the people Miranda, Ottosson and Hallberg were compared to on Twitter last night: Dumbledore, Gandalf, Meat Loaf (or another aging rock musician of your choice), Karl from Die Hard and the killer in The Da Vinci Code.



More Oscars coverage:

The stars’ night at the drama club

Red carpet fashion: Making a statement

Ceremony highlights

Iranian media attack ‘Argo’ win

Caitlin Dewey runs The Intersect blog, writing about digital and Internet culture. Before joining the Post, she was an associate online editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
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