The Academy Awards is one of the most awaited events of the year, but not only for movies aficionados. The fashion industry and fashionistas alike are all eyes on the Red Carpet to see what the stars will wear.
This year at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre was no different. After having seen most of the stars dressed in black at the Golden Globes and the Bafta Awards to support the #timesup and #metoo movements, Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards was a glitzy event in the best Hollywood style.
Celebrities wore Haute Couture gowns with sequins and lace, big bows, breath-taking jewellery, all very chic and glamorous - well, not all, but that is another story.
Pink, powder pink and white were the choices of many. Emily Blunt looked dazzling in a Schiaparelli gown. Actress Laura Dern, the singer turned actress Mary J Blidge, the always statuesque Jane Fonda and Brazilian Camila Alves, the wife of Matthew McConaughey, all wore white in a stark contrast to the solemn black dress code at the previous Awards.
At the Oscars, instead of wearing black, actresses showed their support to the need for change in the film industry with words.
Frances McDormand, the Best Actress winner, asked in her acceptance speech, for all woman nominees in every category to stand with her so that Hollywood could see them and realise that they all have stories to tell and projects that need to be financed.
The great winners of last night were, alongside Best Actress Frances McDormand, Allison Janney, Best Supporting Actress for her role in "I, Tonya", and Garry Oldman, Best Actor for his much-acclaimed role as Churchill.
Saoirse Ronan, a nominee for Best Actress, may not have won the Oscar last Sunday but in my opinion, she definitely won the Best Dressed Award of the night. She looked stunning in her powder pink strapless Calvin Klein gown with a huge bow and train in the back.
Other wonderfully dressed actresses were Lupita Nyong’o who looked like the Oscar in a golden Atelier Versace dress, Emily Blunt in Schiaparelli, Gal Gadot in Givenchy, Zendaya, the star of “The Greatest Showman” looked fab in an amazing brown Giambattista Valli, Allison Williams in an old Hollywood Star style Armani Privé dress, very glam!
I liked very much the also Armani Privé sequin gown Sally Hawkins wore, but she should have completed her look with big earrings and red lipstick to add some wow effect.
Emma Stone, who wasn’t nominated this year but presented an award, draw everyone’s attention with her choice of clothes. She rocked a Louis Vuitton silk suit; black trousers and a red jacket tied with a pink belt and crystal drop earrings.
Her look was really chic, strong and aligned with the current calls for change in Hollywood, but IMHO, if she had paired her suit with an updo instead of wearing her hair down in a deep side part, she could have looked more glamorous for such a glitzy event.
Have a look at our selection of the best dressed in the Gallery
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