23 February, 2015

The Best and Worst of Oscars 2015

This was the year of playing it extremely safe, almost boring. At least on the Red Carpet, when everyone changed for Vanity Fair party, the theme of that event this year must have been "show your undies."

As usual, I like to start with the Worst List.
The Worst Dressed of Oscars 2015
Chloë Grace Moretz in Miu Miu
Scarlet O'Hara moment happening here. And she had to keep her hands in her pockets in order to keep the front of the dress off the floor since no one hemmed it for her (platforms honey, platforms! They saved everyone else). We all understood the necessity of keeping your dress up while walking, but continuing to do this on stage while presenting was just disrespectful to the audience.

Solange Knowles in Christian Siriano
Here we go again with the pants and the cape and enormous hair. Pardon my bluntness but she looks like a tampon. And Christian Siriano was so upset that he was not going to be represented at the Oscars that he repainted his bedroom in sorrow. Solange loved this look so much that she wore a yellow version when DJing the Vanity Fair party (at least she didn't show her underwear). 

Nicole Kidman in Louis Vuitton
The dress itself is pretty but not for her, since it is the same tone as her skin. And that red patent belt does absolutely nothing. Still trying to figure out if the belt came with the dress or if her stylist added it last minute in desperation. Nicole's forehead is starting to thaw out a bit though – there was a faint wrinkle produced while presenting – bangs would have been a much better hair style choice.

Naomi Watts in Armani Privé
Another brick in the wall. The gown did not even walk the runway – there is a reason for that.

Lorelei Linklater in Gabriela Codena
Prom Queen called, she wants her dress back. And only one statement ring per hand please.

Jared Leto
Oh dear Jesus! 

Keira Knightley in Valentino
Keira must be having a girl because this is the second flower choice for red carpet this year. And another miss. This is not a maternity gown, even if wearing non-maternity clothes while pregnant is the in thing to do. She looked much better for Vanity Fair in a simple black Valentino gown with a train, unfortunately no one cares about that carpet.

will. i. am
This isn't the Grammy's, it says "black tie" on the invitation. 

Rayn Seacrest in Ryan Seacrest Distiction
There is absolutely nothing distinctive about an off-the-rack tuxedo. The jacket is ill-fitting. Must be the reason why the entire collection is on clearance.

The Best Dressed of Oscars 2015.
Lupita Nyong'o in Calvin Klein Collection
6,000 pearls! Even the shoes had pearls. The gown must have weighed a ton, but she carries it with absolute grace. Once again, a complete stunner. Talent and taste: this is a star!

Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta
Boho no more! Sienna is stunning in this navy and black gown, which literally walked off the NYFW Fall15 runway, it was shown just four days before the Oscars. 

Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent and vintage Van Cleef & Arpels
The most stunning necklace of the night: The Van Cleef & Arpels zipper necklace. This one, however, is not the necklace made for Duchess of Windsor.

Julianne Moore in Chanel Haute Couture
Designed just for her by Karl. And he knows what works on a pale ginger. Nicole Kidman, take notes. 

Rosamund Pike in Givenchy
Redemption from the Golden Globes fiasco. Absolutely stunning, best red dress of the night.

Emma Stone in a custom Elie Saab
Chartreuse is such a hard color to pull off, especially when one is pale, but Emma does it with aplomb. Love the orange lip, perfect shade to balance out the green. 

Common in Prada
Hot! Note the lapel jewelry, a trend in menswear. 

Chris Evans in Gucci
Love the grooming. Now, that is a lumbersexual.

David Oyelowo in Dolce & Gabbana
When one wants color, one goes to the Sicilians. This is a rare instance on Marsala (2015 color of the year) done right. Note the cut of the vest. 

Cate Blanchett in Maison Margiela by John Galliano
Quite the departure from the last year's 18.1 million Armani gown and jewels. The necklace is Tiffany&Co. turquoise with aquamarine and diamonds from the upcoming Blue Book collection. The gown featured a large cutout (somewhat heartshaped) at the back. This is a red carpet first for a phoenix rise of John Galliano, who is also resurrecting the Margiela brand as well as himself. (Note: As much as I love Cate in this combination, Sophia Vergara wore a very similar Tiffany bib necklace with a black gown just last year to the Golden Globes and I can't help but keep comparing the two.)

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