The red carpet has been laid down and fashion is on an all-time high. Yes, the Academy Awards are here again! Hosting their 91st presentation, it was an evening of all things bling and fashion at its best.
The Oscars have known to be ‘The’ Red Carpet to be on and a place where everyone brings it on. This year was no different! While the celebrities brought down the house with their OTT frills, fringes and ruffles, there were also those who chose the right glitz to add to their glamorous looks. Ranging from classic black and white combos to picking out the runways showstoppers, the Awards season was definitely closed off with a big hurrah.
From flouncy frills to flamboyant bows and statement jewellery, this season contained the best of the best. While Tiffany’s priceless yellow Diamond stepped out of the vault onto the red carpet for the first time, head-to-toe metallic was also the name of the game. With numerous celebrities nailing the look equivalent to this red carpet, there were a few who missed the beat. Rehashing the red carpet feels, here’s who we thought hit off and missed this year’s fashion memo :
THE TOUR DE FORCE
Taking the classic way, Lady Gaga flaunted her style with an all-black off-shoulder Alexander McQueen gown that couldn’t be missed. Paired with Opera Gloves and statement diamond jewellery you definitely can’t miss, there was an air of elegance. Released from the vault specifically for her, Tiffany & Co. showcased the Tiffany Diamond for the second time – After Audrey Hepburn. Now that’s what we say ‘Calling out the big guns’.
Talk about getting the Glitter Right, Brie Larson was all about flaunting her radiance. In a Celine form-fitting gown with a thigh-high slit that called out elegance, the bling radar said – Spot On!
In a powder blue gown by Dior Haute Couture that was melting away our hearts, Charlize Theron was certainly dripping in Diamonds. With Bulgari jewellery that complemented the solid blue, it was an ensemble that could easily be a part of any Dior runway.
Standing true to the Pantone Shade of the Year, Jennifer Hudson definitely earned points on getting the colours and trends right. With ruffles along the length of the gown and a slit to tie it all together, this is what Pantone’s Living Coral was talking about.
Looking for ruffles anyone? There’s plenty here for everyone! Breaking down the Ruffles door, Linda Cardellini went all out with her layers of hot pink with a plunging neckline and a bow to tie it all up together. If you want to feel the thrill of frills, this outfit is key!
Emilia Clarke & Kiki Layne
Bringing their own style to lavender, the colour had a new hue this red carpet season! Where Emilia Clarke fashioned a bespoke Balmain gown covered with Swarovski crystals, Kiki Layne unveiled an Atelier Versace number with a bow knot. Whether it was a sequined gown or a solid shade one, one thing was sure – Tailored Gowns are love!
Needless to say, the Pretty Woman definitely makes the list! With her asymmetric flowy-but-fitted bright pink Elie Saab gown, all eyes were on her. Even though the actress skimmed the red carpet, it was surely worth the wait as she closed the Awards ceremony by presenting the Best Picture Award. (Spoiler Alert: Green Book)
The off-shoulder was the memo that everyone got! In a custom gown by Zac Posen, Ashley Graham took the red carpet in a classic black fashion. With a cinched-in waist, fishtail finish and asymmetric neckline, it was the right amount of flatter and fabulous!
Go White Hot or Go Home. Regina King didn’t only win the Oscar but also a lot of hearts! With subtle bling and a lot of panache (and leg room), Regina King was all set in an Oscar de la Renta to take away what was clearly hers.
MISSED THE MARK
The striking red tulle dress was sure hard to miss; however, the attire definitely was worth it. In a combination of tulle and latex, the ensemble didn’t exactly flaunt the high points of Rachel Weisz.
While pink was definitely the colour of the day and ruffles a part of the trend, Kacey Musgraves was certainly not able to land either. With wide sleeves and tiers of ruffles, there was indeed an overdose.
While she did pick up the big award of the evening, Olivia Coleman wasn’t able to escape the fashion police. With a green straight ensemble and a big cape tied as a bow tie, there wasn’t anything flaunting about her pick for the evening.
Though we’ll give her points for the pockets, the flouncy neon pink disaster of a dress didn’t win any fashion points. Hiding her petite figure in an over-the-top piece, there was a lot of confusion regarding her pick.
Though we love Sarah Paulson for her exquisite style and choice of roles, there was something definitely missing from this year’s red carpet. In an awkwardly fitted gown, she nailed the colour but missed out on all the other aspects.
While we discuss the hits and misses of the season, there’s an obvious need to tip our hats off to some lovely folks. Flaunting their style with grace or making a statement, all listings are empty without these special mentions!
Picking out the colour of Spring Summer 2019, Maria Menounos showcased the lemon yellow shade in all its glory. With clean silhouettes and a plunging neckline, it was the right blend of elegant and sexy.
The Pretty Vision of pleats, Helen Mirren definitely earned points for her stunning gown in shades of pink. With the addition of some glitzy pieces, her ensemble was made to twirl in! Which she absolutely did!
Talk about statements, there was undeniably one in the making. Sporting a tuxedo-gown in black velvet, Billy Porter was breaking all the moulds of gender-based fashion. A creation out of Christian Siriano’s vault, the attire got quite a few nods of approval.
With the Awards season at its end, the Vanity Fair After Party was another red carpet affair that brought the house down. With many celebrities opting for costume changes, there was Melissa McCarthy who opted for a track-suit – talk about being comfy. While there was Kerry Washington in a sand colour ensemble that was bringing the Sand colour trend into the limelight. After all, it’s about bringing the game on!