My Favourite 15 Looks from the 2019 Oscars
The Oscars are finally here and our favourite celebrities are here to slay. From an array of pink outfits to some amazing gender fluid looks, this year’s Oscar red-carpet was an interesting affair.
Emilia Clarke In Balmain
Emilia Clarke looked stunning in this shimmering silver-mauve gown from Balmain. I would have not guessed in a thousand years that this is a Balmain design. It is not the Balmain that Olivier Rousteing created. Even though it is so different from the brand’s usual looks, Emilia carries it off with perfection.
Ashley Graham in Zac Posen
Ashley Graham’s Zac Posen gown was sculpted to show off her incredible hourglass figure. A bare neck would have brought more emphasis to the diagonal neckline. Many a times we hear that designers find it difficult to dress curvy women and yet Zac Posen designed a gown that looks incredible and for that I will always be a huge fan of him.
Regina King In Oscar de la Renta
This Oscar De La Renta gown is a classic. Not only did it fit her a glove, the colour and structure of the gown made it seem like an embodiment of purity. The jewels and shoes complemented the look perfectly.
Jennifer Hudson In Elie Saab Haute Couture
This Elie Saab Couture gown looks like it was made only for Jennifer Hudson. The color, the silhouette and the fit, all complement Jennifer’s skin perfectly. I also love that slit and the ruffle sleeve effect as it makes it more flirtatious. Since there are a lot of elements at work in the dress itself, I love that she kept everything else minimal.
Jennifer Lopez In Tom Ford
Jennifer Lopez is the OG queen of Oscar Red Carpet looks and this time she outshined everyone else (in the most literal sense). The reflective gold embroidered, mirror mosaic gown by Tom Ford made sure that everyone know that she has arrived. But in all honesty, the material and the mirror mosaic make this gown a very difficult piece to style. And Jennifer Lopez made it look so easy and beautiful keeping everything else to a bare minimum.
Charlize Theron In Christian Dior Haute Couture
This red-carpet season, Charlize Theron has been my favorite. The powder blue Christian Dior Haute Couture gown not only accentuated her statuesque frame but was also the perfect way for her to show off her new hair color. I really loved the backless design as it made the gown look slightly sexier. I really commend the choice of necklace as it looked flawless with the slight turtleneck effect on the neckline of the gown.
Brie Larson In Celine
This breathtaking silver gown is the perfect example of how to do metallic dresses. The slit and the neckline are wonderful and even though it is sequined dress, the way it falls on her adds a certain type of liquidity to it. The Chanel jewels perfectly matched the tone of the dress.
Amy Adams In Atelier Versace
When I saw the first photos of Amy Adams at the red carpet on Twitter, I was taken aback. This dress is so beautifully sculpted. The zig-zag embroidery with the silver thread is so beautiful and intricate that it adds an additional structure to the gown. The statement necklace and the side swept wavy hair, make everything look impeccable.
Molly Sims in Zuhair Murad Couture
I’m a diehard fan of Zuhair Murad and one of the reasons is how stunningly all of his design fit people. And we can definitely see that here. The silver gown with waist cutouts not only looks stunning but also the cutouts are strategically placed to add more shape to the gown. The earring and the updo make the outfit look more sculpted.
Lady Gaga In Alexander McQueen
Oscars 2019 was Lady Gaga’s night and she made sure everyone knew that she was present. Dawning an all back look with what might be biggest diamond I have ever seen, she looked like a perfect McQueen ambassador. The silhouette of the gown is a masterpiece – the sculpted waistline to the exaggerated hip cut, everything was fashioned to perfection. The ball gown gloves and the extravagant jewels added to drama of the dress.
Letitia Wright In Christian Dior Haute Couture
This Christian Dior Fall 2018 Haute Couture gown is a very subtle and mature piece. The gown itself is very muted, not just in terms of color but also the embroidery and the silhouette. For Letitia Wright to choose this as her outfit for Oscars was a bit of a surprise. But I must say, I really like it on her. The color looks amazing on her and the minimal styling helps in making the gown more youthful.
Gemma Chan In Valentino Haute Couture
Gemma Chan’s Valentino Spring 2019 Haute Couture gown might not be everyone’s cup of tea but I’m obsessed with this look. The voluminous gown (which is very reminiscent of a duvet cover) is a very unique piece. Because of its silhouette, the gown is very difficult to style. But Gemma Chan’s stylish did a great job but picking up a vibrant color and keeping the makeup and jewels minimal, the gown became the center of attention.
Kiki Layne In Atelier Versace
I love Versace and this dress is perfect example of Donatella’s craftsmanship. As simple as it looks, the minute details on the dress make it absolutely amazing. The dress fits Kiki Layne like a glove, the blush pink color complements her skin tone perfectly, the cut-out design on the top is perfect and the oversized ruffle bow at the back adds the just the right amount of lighthearted femininity to this column gown. I also love that she kept her hair and jewelry minimal.
Allison Janney In Pamella Roland
This tuxedo style gown is a wonderful piece. I’m not a huge fan of velvet gowns but this just might be the exception. I love how the tuxedo blazer top has a deep V-neck plunge but in subtle manner. The fabric on the lapel and the waist belt helps in adding a nice contrast to the velvet on the gown. The jewels and the clutch perfectly compliment the look. The little bright red ruby details on the necklace, help in adding a hint of color to the otherwise monotoned look.
Billy Porter In Christian Siriano
The minute Billy Porter arrived at the Oscars, all eyes were on him. This hybrid Christian Siriano black velvet ball gown worn with a traditional tuxedo shirt and bow tie is best way to merge feminine and masculine elements of fashion in a fun and artistic way. This outfit gives a whole new definition to the concept of gender fluid fashion. The voluminous corset gown, the Victorian shirt and the velvet makes the outfit even more interesting.
What did you think of the Red Carpet Fashion for the Oscars this year and who was the best dressed in your opinion?
P.S. Also what are your thoughts on Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s performance at the Oscars?
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