Some of the biggest names in Hollywood took to the Red carpet in February 2015 for the anticipated 87th Annual Academy Awards. They came together to celebrate a year of great movies in style. Several celebrities donned utterly astonishing attires straight off the Couture and Fall 2015 Runway looks, while others sported bespoke alternatives. White and pastel pink appeared to be the prevalent choice for the lovely ladies. Surprisingly, Dakota Johnson (the enthralling Fifty Shades of Grey star) in sultry Saint Laurent and the not so Gone Girl Rosamund Pike in a custom embroidered, captivating Givenchy piece, were able to successfully rock the colour red on ‘The Red Carpet’. Kudos to Riccardo Tisci for Pike’s exquisite ensemble; those 2,000 plus hours he spent creating it were absolutely worth it. Margot Robbie looked stunning in an unassuming yet sexy black gown, whilst Emma Stone dazzled in her lime take on the classic Elie Saab sequin number, with a thigh high spilt and a clashing slap of red on her luscious lips.
There is always that ‘one girl’ at ‘that party’ who always ends up wearing the same dress as someone else. CRINGE! x 50,000 (OMG) and afore the whole world, on Oscars Night, Jennifer Lopez was that luckless girl. Both her and Luciana Duvall turned up in a chic, pink, frothy embellished Elie Saab dress. LOL! What a dam shame! Notwithstanding, it was delightful to see Ms Lopez’ figure somewhat covered.
Though Behati Prinsloo’s Armani Privé two-piece encrusted column dress that accented her hourglass curves and to die for Victoria Secret’s body was a very strong contender for the Best Dressed Award; however, it is Rosamund Pike, in her gorgeous Givenchy gown, nipped in at the waist with a thigh high spilt and matching shoes that takes home the title this year. They both showed that red dresses don’t clash with the red carpet!
White Glam, this seasons hottest colour. Zendaya pulled off her simple white gown with her beautifully finished dreads or “mane” as she would say. It is super exciting to see this tween growing up on the carpet season after season.
Lupita Nyong’o, brought the house down again with her not so modest pearl embellished Calvin Klein ensemble by Francisco Costa. Oh! How it must feel to be swathed in over 6,000 hand-sewn pearls!
Julianna Moore’s 1920s flapper inspired, couture Chanel gown (it took over 1,000 long hours to make) with individual hand stitched and hand-painted beads and sequins was superb. Statement jewellery was the preferred choice this award season, with the likes of Scarlett Johansson sporting giant necklaces and perpetuating the one earring trend.
An impressive debut appearance on the red carpet for Mr Alaia; he designed Lady Gaga’s beautiful billowing snowy silvery gown. His creation is amazing but his choice of accessory is somewhat questionable. The reddish ‘dish-washing’ gloves are definitely a big No, No. The worst accessory choice? Or not? Then again only Lady Gaga can flaunt such a mismatch and get away with it. Salutation to Mr Alaia! Nice to see him breaking from his typical status quo.
The pretty in pink ladies: Gwyneth Paltrow charmed us in a Ralph and Russo couture gown with a rose motif at the shoulder. Whilst the overall look radiates glamour and her customary sleek sophistication, the colossal rose straddling her left shoulder is slightly OTT. Karolina Kurkova graced the red carpet with her fluffy pink Marchesa gown, whilst Zoe Saldana glowed in an Atelier Versace’s hues of blush dress. Can you believe that she gave birth just 3months again? Looking Great! Yummy Mummy Saldana. Similarly, Anna Wintour chose a pink number with a matching fur capelet. Lest I forget, the Queen of Media (Oprah), she looked chic in her chiffon cut gown.
The glowing mother-to-be, Keira Knightley wore a straight off the runway gown from the prestigious Valentino. The nude, “Midsummer Night’s Dream” tulle like gown with floral details and handwritten words is definitely akin to the dress that Angelina Jolie wore on her wedding day.
Monochrome is so in this season. Well, isn’t it always? Along side the sugar and spice; sweet hues of pinks and pastels; there must always be a dark twist. Reese Witherspoon brought her Tom Ford piece to life. This super sexy look is definitely a step up from her usual girl next-door choices. Meryl Streep took this trend a step further in her black tuxedo look from Lanvin. We’ve seen this look in white from Kim Kardashian
Sienna Miller opted for an Oscar de la Renta gown from the catwalk (recently launched by the new director Peter Copping). Good Show Peter! This navy piece with bow detailing and lace inserts will do Oscar proud.
It is definitely blue tuxedo season, as we saw on previous carpet events, so there is no surprise that on this carpet it was also very popular. Ansel Elgort and Eddie Redmayne sported their variations of the Prada blues. Some men chose to go for something a little wilder and pleasantly extraordinary: Adrian Brody in his monochrome Dolce and Gabbana, and David Oyelowo in head-to-toe red. Who said men can’t work colour?
Speaking on blue season, a minute silence to admire Rita Ora P-lease! Yes! Her dazzling midnight blue Marchesa gown, perfectly cut and fit with shimmers of silver and gold detailing was a huge highlight of the night.
Statement jewellery was a popular accessory this award season, with the likes of Scarlett Johansson sporting the giant necklace and the one earring trend.
Popular makeup looks included the bold red and nude lips with a natural base.
Hair styles ranged from the new short bobs to the classic big bun.
During award season, there truly is nothing like the Oscars Red-Carpet. Where there is fashion fantastic, there’s will almost always be fashion faux pas. Nicole Kidman, Felicity Jones and Solange fall into the latter category to claim the award for the Worst Dressed. Felicity Jones, disappoints in her not so epic Alexander Mcqueen’s attempt of the Ice Queen. Solange in her horridly fiery Cristian Siriano parachute pant gown. Pant gown? Yikes!
And finally, “The Cutest Couple Award” goes to…..