Monday, March 03, 2014

Red Carpet - Academy Awards 2014

Red Carpet Fashion
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014

Whilst the rest of us this side of the Greenwich Meridian slumbered, Hollywood's biggest stars dressed up in their best at the Academy Awards held in Los Angeles last night. This is my roundup of the evenings must see outfits. Please click on the image for a full view.

Scene Stealers
Eventhough none of these ladies were nominated, they stole the spotlight in their incredible dresses. Charlize Theron stunned us into a style stupor in a sculptural black Dior gown with sheer mermaid overlay. Chrissy Teigen brought a playfulness to the event in a pink and black abstract floral print strapless gown by Monique Lhuillier. Kate Hudson was ravishing in an ivory Atelier Versace plunge-neck dress with beaded cape.

Bridal White
Since when is bridal wear becoming a red carpet trend? Maria Menounos surpassed some of her celebrity peers in an exquisite fully beaded Johanna Johnson gown. Naomi Watts was demure in an embellished white cap-sleeved Calvin Klein dress. Tara Lipinski went out all out bridal inspired in this floral white Rani Zakhem ballgown. Calista Flockhart wore a similar silhouette to Naomi's, hers by Andrew Gn.

Blue Belles
Amy Adams wore an impeccably fitted navy blue Gucci Premiere look. Lupita Nyong'o was breathtaking in a baby blue pleated Prada gown with low-V neck and crystal headband. Sandra Bullock displayed poise in a navy draped Alexander McQueen dress.

Pale Veil
Sally Hawkins selected a modest gold and ivory embroidered Valentino dress. Julie Delpy went retro glam in an almond 20's inspired art deco beaded Jenny Packham look. Cate Blanchett looked ethereal in a nude tulle Armani Privé gown appliquéd with gold Swarovski crystals. Sarah Paulson gave into the champagne shaded dress trend, wearing a beautifully embellished gown by Elie Saab.

Tailored for TV
The red carpet was host to many tv presenters. Rachel Smith wowed in a black voluminous skirted gown by Sherri Hill. Ireland Baldwin was dressed by Burberry Prorsum in a burgundy lace frock. Brooke Anderson was bright in a cobalt lace David Meister gown. Nancy O'Dell brought on the glitz in a gold sequined dress.

Green Screen
Louise Roe elegantly represented Pronovias in a seamless emerald green one-shouldered gown with lace sleeve detail. Viola Davis wore a vivid green strapless look by Escada. Idina Menzel was graciously dressed by Vera Wang in a strapless hunter green gown with draped silhouette.

Mixed Metallics
Kristin Chenoweth got mixed opinions in her elaborate gold Roberto Cavalli gown. Jennifer Garner impressed in a silver fringed beaded Oscar de la Renta dress. Angelina Jolie struck a high note in a sheer gold embellished Elie Saab gown. Jessica Biel was refined in a pastel sequined column gown by Chanel Couture.

Lilac Whisper
Kerry Washington was wrapped up in a mauve satin sheet dress by Jason Wu. Kelly Osbourne ups her style ante in a classy white Badgley Mischka dress with embroidered cape and her signature lilac locks. Lady Gaga (I have no idea why she was at the Oscars) was rather subdued in a glistening silver Atelier Versace corset dress, styled with a long lilac neck scarf.

Black Out 
Anna Kendrick wore a complex sheer and beaded bodice dress by J.MendelOlivia Wilde was gorgeous in a simple black Gucci high-neck column dress. Julia Roberts donned a lace peplum look by GivenchyAnne Hathaway's svelte frame is highlighted by this black crepe Gucci gown with crystal studded bodice. Margot Robbie debuted her new darker tresses in an elegant black Saint Laurent gown. Emma Watson was decidedly minimal in a two-tone charcoal Vera Wang gown.

Pink Parfait
Pastel pink seems to be trending on the carpet as well as off. Cristin Milioti looked pretty in silk corset Reem Acra dress. Camila Alves is elegantly draped in a blush pink Gabriela Cadena long-sleeved gown. Jada Pinkett Smith poses in a rose pink halter-neck Versace dress. Penelope Cruz embodied sophistication in this petal pink chiffon Giambattista Valli gown with black bow belt.

Simply Red
Olga Kurylenko interesting wore a sustainable hemp cut-out dress. Jennifer Lawrence continues her ambassadorial duties for Dior, standing out in a fire engine red peplum dress. Kelly Ripa was chic in a simplistic red & white dress. Shaun Robinson was decked in a red Romona Keveza cut-out neck gown.

Princess Diaries
Kristen Bell looked beautiful in an ice grey beaded bodice gown with ruffled mermaid skirt a la Roberto Cavalli. Jenna Dewan-Tatum was captivating in a taupe crystal specked gown and fluttery tulle frilled skirt by Reem Acra. Giuliana Rancic played princess in this imposing embroidered tulle dress by Paolo Sebastian.

Who is your Best and Worst Dressed at the 2014 Oscars?