Best Dressed: the Oscars 2015 red carpet
It’s very lucky that Fashion Month is on the go right now. Now that Awards Season is officially over (sob!) it’s hard not to feel a bit pointless without the constant build up to the stream of extravagant ceremonies and glorious gowns. Thank God for Instagram and an endless scroll of street-style and fashion show gossip to keep us going. After the Oscars on Sunday we are still all abuzz about the dresses, because really that’s what we all tune in for isn’t it? In the immortal words of Joan Rivers: Who are you wearing?
There were some serious showstoppers from Julianne Moore in an embellished Chanel creation and Rosamund Pike in Givenchy Couture but I can’t help but think some of the gowns were a little too safe and not enough ‘Oscars’. Compared to last year with Lupita Nyong’o in that drop dead gorgeous sky blue Prada gown, and Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace that show off her figure to perfection. This year’s roster of ladies could have really hit some fashionable home runs considering the couture collections of late, but for some it just fell flat.
Unsurprisingly though a select group of lithe limbed goddesses stole the show. Model attendees at both the Oscars and the after parties stunned in gowns smattered with embellishments and cut outs showing off their incredible bods. John Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen wore Oscar fave couturier Zuhari Murad in a stunning cornflower blue gown with a plunge neckline and deep split finished with intricate beading and waist detail. Styled with a dark lip and old Hollywood waves, this was Oscars with a twist and showcased her endless legs; John may have won an Oscar, but all eyes were on Chrissy on Sunday.
Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid wowed in Versace, with Gigi’s dress featuring strategically placed cut outs and a daring split to the hip and Karlie’s beaded number finished with a spider’s web effect on the skirt.
Balmain Army soldier number one Joan Smalls wore a stunning black strappy number with cut out deep V detailing and fellow Lieutenant Rosie Huntington Whiteley stunned in an Alexandre Vauthier high necked shimmering mermaid creation, showing off her newly chopped locks. It was without a doubt the night of the models, with Irina Shayk stealing the show in an unusual dress / bodysuit combo that would have any mere mortal running to the nearest BarreCore class immediately. Behati Prinsloo, despite a wardrobe malfunction in her barely there Calvin Klein slip gown, carried off the look with aplomb, and thankfully, the gorgeous Adam Levine to cover her modesty.
We can’t discuss the Oscars without taking a minute to look at the handsome men who made their way down the red carpet on Sunday night. Without a doubt one of the most dapper men to walk the carpet, or any street anywhere, is Tom Ford. Adam Levine in Armani Prive made up the other half of Behati Prinsloo to make on super stylish couple. Winner of the night Eddie Redmayne looked super smart in navy blue Alexander McQueen, while Bradley Cooper looked suave in Salvatore Ferragamo.
In terms of keeping it simple, Reese Witherspoon looked elegant in monochrome Tom Ford, while Margot Robbie let her plunging Saint Laurent gown do the talking. Nominee Rosamund Pike saved the best til last this Awards Season in bold red Givenchy and Jennifer Lopez and Emma Stone had their magical moment in Elie Saab.
What I found most interesting about this year’s Oscars, was that no two dresses were the same. Every dress that came down the red carpet was entirely unique, despite no showstopper like Jennifer Lawrence Dior number from 2013 – my personal favourite year of the Oscars, but this year was truly a ceremony to remember.