After much anticipation, the Academy has crowned the best of the best in film. Now it’s time to do the same for the night’s fashion. With so many show-stoppers at the Golden Globes, I couldn’t wait to see how that red-carpet would be topped at the Oscars.
The night did not disappoint. There was lots of sparkle + lace, high-wattage colour, low cuts, long trains, and plenty of tulle. Finally, after careful consideration of my top picks (there were way too many beautiful choices – 8 of them on Anne Hathaway alone!), I’ve narrowed it down to a top 8.
Best Actress winner Natalie Portman in Rodarte, sporting an elegant, old-Hollywood inspired hairstyle and the cutest accessory of the evening: her baby bump.
Scarlett Johansson can do no wrong, and she turned heads in messy hair, sultry makeup, and this stunning lace, backless Dolce & Gabbana frock.
Hailee Steinfeld was gorgeous + age-appropriate (how cute is the headband!) in a ballerina bun and a Marchesa gown to match – which she helped design, by the way.
Halle Berry looks fabulous + flawless in this fitted, beaded Marchesa gown that is a wonderful swirl of tulle and sparkle, making extra bling unnecessary.
Mila Kunis floated down the red carpet in a daring sheer + lace Elie Saab gown made angelic with her simple updo, makeup, and accessories.
Cate Blanchett is very high-fashion in a cropped bob + intricately embellished Givenchy Couture gown in colours that simply pop against her porcelain skin.
Anne Hathaway dazzled on the red carpet in archival Valentino + her signature smile, and with red lips and a loose chignon the Host was easily the belle of the ball.
Jennifer Lawrence is sleek + simple in flowing waves and a red-hot Calvin Klein dress, a look which required little accessorizing and plenty of confidence.