Even though the Golden Globes tend to be more exciting in terms of fashion, nothing beats the glamour of the Oscars… Especially when the stars get it right! Yes, 2014 was a good year!
1- Camila Alves in Gabriela Cadena
Matthew McConaughey’s wife always looks beautiful… but last night she was more stunning than ever! And to me, she topped everybody else on the red carpet with this blush long sleeve gown that featured a very interesting half cape and train.
2- Lupita Nyong’o in Prada
Knowing her incredible story, I find it particularly perfect that Lupita Nyong’o chose a Cinderella inspired pale blue gown! Actually, when asked about it on the red carpet, she called it Nairobi blue… which is even better for the African princess. I also LOVE the delicate headband
3- Charlize Theron in Christian Dior
On a red carpet, Charlize never disappoints… And she proved it again last night! I love everything about this Christian Dior dress: the neckline, the silhouette and the pleated train. Let me also point out the impeccable hair & makeup and the stunning Harry Winston necklace and earrings (worth 15 million dollars!).
4- Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé
Once again, Cate Blanchett illuminated the red carpet with this embroidered Armani Privé dress. To all the other stars trying too hard… this is how you do sheer!
5- Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace
If there’s one person I wasn’t expecting to see on this list, it’s Kate Hudson! The actress looked absolutely stunning in this Atelier Versace gown that also featured a cape… beautiful draping and a perfect plunging neckline!
And a special mention to… Portia de Rossi in Naeem Khan
When I saw Portia de Rossi, I was very impressed by her choice of dress. If it wasn’t for the hair + accessories, she would’ve made it to my best dressed list.
OTHER GOOD DRESSES…
BEST COUPLE & DUOS
1- Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
When you’re the most awaited guests at a ceremony, you can’t disappoint… and they didn’t! Brad looked sharp in a classic tuxedo by Tom Ford and Angelina was mesmerizing in this Elie Saab stunner!
2- Sidney Poitier & his daughter Sydney Tamiia Poitier
Sydney doesn’t only share her name with her father, she also inherited his poise and elegance. And that Giorgio Armani silver gown is amazing!
3- Alfonso Cuaron and Sheherazade Goldsmith
Other than having the coolest names ever, Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron and his wife Sheherazade Goldsmith were also one of the best looking duos on the red carpet. I especially love Sheherazade’s stunning lace dress.
White dresses are tricky because they can easily be more wedding than red carpet material. But last night, it was my one of my favourite trends. I especially loved how Georgina Chapman (in Marchesa), Julie Delpy (in Jenny Packham) and Jenna Dewan-Tatum (in Reem Acra) channeled the trend.
To those names we can add… Maria Menounos (in Johanna Johnson), Lara Spencer (in Kaufman Franco), Calista Flockhart (in Andrew GN) and Naomi Watts (in Calvin Klein Collection).
As you might have noticed, embroidery was pretty big at this year’s Oscars. If Kristen Chenoweth (in Roberto Cavalli) and Lady Gaga‘s (in Atelier Versace) corseted bustier dresses were pretty similar, I loved Kelly Osbourne’s (in Badgley Mischka) take on the trend. How lovely is that little capelet?
I’m usually not a fan of navy on the red carpet, but last night’s gowns were great examples of how rich and sophisticated the colour can be. I especially loved Sari Mercer (in Suzanne Neville), Sandra Bullock (in Alexander McQueen) and Amy Adams (in Gucci). Can I add that I love her blue and pink Tiffany & Co earrings!
Wether it was emerald or deep forest… green was not a good colour last night! I don’t like Louise Roe‘s Grecian dress (by Pronovias), Viola Davis ill-fitting satin gown (by Escada) or Idina Menzel‘s unoriginal Vera Wang bustier dress.
I feel bad saying this, but baby bumps did not look good on the red carpet last night! Even though all 3 ladies had the pregnancy glow, the fashion just didn’t follow… Elsa Pataky‘s Elie Saab dress was pulling too much and Kerry Washington (in Jason Wu) looked like she draped herself with a bed sheet. I can admit that Olivia Wilde’s Valentino dress wasn’t as bad, but she can do SOO much better (remember the Gucci dress she wore at the Golden Globes!).
1- Liza Minelli
I know Liza Minelli is a larger-than-life icon, but this electric blue silk pyjama is absolutely horrendous and not appropriate for the Oscars. I’m sorry but I had to say it!
2- Emma Watson in Vera Wang
When you’re wearing a muscle tee with a maxi-skirt (even if the material is shiny) at the Oscars, there’s a big problem! I don’t know what Emma Watson was thinking, but I hope it doesn’t happen again!
3- Ireland Baldwin in Burberry
If the top part of the dress (and especially the ruffled sleeves) looks like it belongs to a 12 year old girl and the bottom part looks like a curtain, there’s a big chance we will end up with a disaster. And what’s up with that hair?
4- Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel
There are many reasons why I don’t like this dress: the “I have a major rash” sheer stomach panel, the trompe-l’oeil asymmetrical strap and the uneven pleated flamenco skirt. Major fail from head to toe!
5- Sally Hawkins in Valentino
When you’re this petite, you CAN’T wear a fully embroidered dress that covers your whole body… please remember this for your next red carpet experiences Sally Hawkins!
OTHER NOT SO GOOD DRESSES…
Johnny Weir & Tara Lipinski
There’s no word to describe how I feel about this… and it’s getting late, so I’ll just go to sleep and try to forget it!
That’s it for me! Don’t forget to check out Jonathan’s 1st ever MEN’S red carpet recap!