Despite seeing who will gain the obvious prestige that comes with winning an Oscar, one of the most coveted awards in the film industry, many viewers tune in to the Academy Awards solely for the fashion. Viewers want to see what celebrities are sporting on the red carpet before it is all over Instagram in selfie-form.
As rain and clouds graced the 300-foot long red carpet leading to the Dolby Theater, spectators were still countless in number. Umbrellas became a necessary accessory of the night.
Some of the most standout trends so far have been metallic colors, plunging necklines, snowy bright-whites, menswear for women and the predictable go-to black dresses.
Interviewers were discouraged from asking the classic and deemed-sexist “Who are you wearing?” Instead, the #AskHerMore campaign had the women of the red carpet talking about their struggles, dreams and future career moves.
By far, a favorite of the night was Lupita Nyong’o. Her dress, a custom-made Calvin Klein, was embellished with six thousand pearls. Unlike last year, Nyong’o presented an award and looked flawless as she delivered her lines. The ivory hue of the pearls made her radiate a warm glow. Comments on her dress ranged from how original and beautiful it was to how heavy it must me, according to Twitter and publications like Cosmopolitan. The back of the gown had a beautifully shaped cutout. Her hair and makeup was simple so as not to outshine her gorgeous gown.
As always, despite the fact that Chrissy Teigen is simply a guest of husband John Legend, she effortlessly steals the show. Her Zuhair Murad gown was elegant and sexy all at once, with a high slit revealing dangerous amounts of thigh. A deep cranberry-colored lipstick complimented the silvery shade of her dress. Simple hair with soft waves and thin-strap heels completed the look.
Julianne Moore, known for her realistic and sensitive portrayal of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in “Still Alice,” disappointed on the red carpet. The straight, boxy shape of the gown and the pale white shade did nothing to bring out her natural beauty. The embellishments that created four horizontal lines on her dress were vaguely reminiscent of sushi. By far, not her best look.
Robin Roberts, a host and interviewer on the red carpet from ABC, looked incredible in a solid, sequined pomegranate-shade gown. She definitely proved that you do not need to be an influential star in the film industry to be a standout on the red carpet. Her luxurious look was daring with an eye-catching cutout on her lower back and a sweeping hemline. She interviewed the celebrities and complimented their looks, but Roberts herself was trending on Twitter.
As not to neglect the men of the night, it is crucial to highlight the importance of the colored tuxedo on the carpet. David Oyelowo drew all eyes to him, taking a risk in a bold crimson tux. Following with the colored tux theme, Eddie Redmayne wore an unexpected blue and black ensemble. Even the host of the night, Neil Patrick Harris, changed into a red tux.
Here is a list of some of the best and worst dressed of the night.
Top 5 Best Dresses:
- Anna Kendrick
- Chrissy Teigen
- Rosamund Pike
- Lupita Nyong’o
- Felicity Jones
Top 5 Worst Dresses:
- Margaret Avery
- Julianne Moore
- Marion Cotillard
- Naomi Watts
- Lorelei Linklater