Anyone watch the Academy Awards last night? Quite frankly, I was not in the mood to watch a ten-hour production, so I stuck to the fashion.
Much like the show itself, there really weren’t a whole lot of surprises or stand out performances. In fact, the fashion trends of the evening can be easily summed up into a few key trends.
When it comes to the color of the gowns, roughly seventy percent of the dresses were a shade of white/cream, black, or red. Take a look at my Ladybug Love post for more on the meaning behind this color combination. To summarize, these colors represent strength and beauty, which perfectly aligned with the atmosphere of the night. While I may not have seen the show live, I did watch Ms. Patricia Arquette’s speech. Talk about the power of women!
Red Carpet Red
Creme of the Crop
Another major trend of the evening was statement necklaces. When it comes to livening up your work attire (more to come on this in a future post), one of the easiest techniques is to incorporate a statement piece, whether in the form of a necklace or earrings. The same rings true for walking the red carpet or attending a black tie function (for us ordinary souls). Last night, Kate Blanchett’s blue necklace made her simple black dress pop. Scarlett Johansson also rocked an incredible green chandelier necklace with her emerald-green dress. A lot of people thought it was terrible, but I actually thought it suited her well. Other beautiful necklaces were worn by Margot Robbie and Jessica Chastain.
The designer of the night was hands down Zuhair Murad. Name a favorite dress from the evening, and chances are it was hand crafted by the infamous Lebanese designer.
On the men’s side, quite a few gentlemen rocked the white jacket. If you ask me, no one can sport this look better than Humphrey Bogart. Adrian Brody, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Hart, and Eddie Murphy rocked the white jacket. I will have to give Benedict Cumberbatch the award for top wearer of the white jacket (and not just because I love him as Sherlock). Fortunately, most men stuck to the classic black look, and I my top looks belong to Chris…Pine, Pratt, and Evans.
So who were my favorites of the evening?
- Roasamund Pike
- Emma Stone
- Lupita Nyong’o
- Margot Robbie
- Jenna Dewan Tatum
- Chris Pine
- Chris Evans
- Chris Pratt
- Bradley Cooper
- Channing Tatum