The fashions at last night’s Oscars were downright stunning. Modern textures and intricate details were major trends, but there were also many classic shapes and materials, like satin and chiffon.
Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen
Best Actress nominee Sandra Bullock wore a gorgeous navy Alexander McQueen gown. The satin dress featured a sweetheart neckline, dramatic draping, a subdued elegance, and when she walked, the train looked spectacular. Bullock’s sideswept curls completed the sophisticated look.
Lupita Nyong’o in Prada
Last night’s winner for Best Supporting Actress was the one-to-watch on the red carpet, due to her fabulous red carpet choices since bursting on to the scene as Patsey (12 Years a Slave). Nyong’o went with an ultra-feminine, stunning, custom-made chiffon Prada. The light blue dress had an ethereal vibe while the plunging neckline added a sexy element. The look was completed with Fred Leighton jewels, including 18kt yellow gold and rose-cut diamond spiked crescent earrings and a beautiful 18kt yellow gold and diamond headband. “This is Prada and it was made for me,” she told E!’s Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. “It’s a blue that reminds me of the Nairobi sky.”
Amy Adams in Gucci
Another Best Actress nominee that stunned in classic navy. After an Oscar season of plunging V-shaped necklines, Adams changed up the shape in this strapless gown that Adams said ‘felt like me.’ She accessorised with Tiffany and Co. jewels.
Charlize Theron in Dior
This presenter looked like a knockout in this curve-hugging, black lace Dior with plunging neckline. I love the part on her legs that changes to see through. She accessorized her haute couture with Harry Winston jewels and Christian Louboutin shoes.
Cate Blanchett in Armani
The night’s big female winner, Cate Blanchett wowed in this Armani Prive gown with intricate detail work. The Best Actress winner for “Blue Jasmine,” chose one of her favorite designers for one of the biggest nights of her career. The heavily embellished dress was also apparently “heavy” to wear, as Blanchett told E’s Ryan Seacrest. The neckline that almost disappears into her skin is stunning and so were her giant Chopard drop earrings.
Kerry Washington in Jason Wu
This Mama-to-be dazzled in violet, satin Jason Wu. The presenter’s growing baby bump was the perfect accessory to her ultra feminine gown with a sexy slit. This was the first ever red carpet gown designed by the designer! I was also super excited when I saw her fun, half up hair do because it looked just like the style I had when I was my best friend’s Maid of Honor recently.
Julia Roberts in Givenchy
America’s Sweetheart and Best Supporting Actress nominee wore this beautiful black lace Givenchy dress with a trendy peplum. The feminine detail and sexy, tuxedo-esque cut of the top complemented each other perfectly. This dress matched with her new blonde hair made Roberts a total “wow.”
Pink in Elie Saab
Pink wowed the audience with her spectacular performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Equally as spectacular? The red, sparkly Elie Saab haute couture gown she wore while performing. The stunning 3/4 length sleeves, plunging neckline, and mixed materials of the gown had viewers entranced. She completed the look with Forevermark jewels.
Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab and Brad Pitt in Tom Ford
One of the nights (and every night’s) most outrageously beautiful couples, Angelina and Brad looked beyond stylish together. Jolie donned a divine Elie Saab Haute Couture long-sleeve metallic silver gown with a cascading beaded pattern and Pitt looked perfect in a perfectly tailored, crisp Tom Ford Tux. Both actors presented during the awards.
Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein
Wearing white, the night’s most popular color choice, the Australian actress and presenter dazzled in Calvin Klein. The star glowed in the cap-sleeved, sequined dress and topped off her all-white perfection with simple, straight year, a stunning web-like Bulgari statement necklace and red lipstick.
Matthew McConaughey in Dolce and Gabbana and Jared Leto in Saint Laurent
Some of the night’s biggest men also followed the winter white trend. “Dallas Buyers Club” stars and Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor winners McConaughey and Leto looked impeccably handsome in white tuxedo jackets and black pants. McConaughey paired his Dolce and Gabbana jacket with an edgy black satin bow tie. Leto rocked a white jacket and carmine silky bow tie, courtesy of Saint Laurent designer and friend, Hedi Slimane.
Camila Alves in Gabriela Cadena
Matthew’s wife, Camila Alves, wore a pale pink Gabriela Cadena gown, that draped gorgeously over one shoulder. Mrs. McConaughey paired her extravagant gown with a matching clutch and sparkling Lorraine Schwartz gold earrings.
Kristin Chenoweth in Roberto Cavalli
The Broadway and television star looked like a golden goddess wearing a strapless metallic Roberto Cavalli dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch, and Neil Lane jewelry. This textured dress is incredibly modern, unique, and interesting. She looked like a gorgeous version of the Oscar statue itself!
Olivia Wilde in Valentino
Wilde wowed in a Valentino floor-length gown that showed off her protruding baby belly. The open back detail with the thin streak of white down along the train and bow detail on the back of the neck were interesting, beautiful accents. The 29-year-old actress’ chic chignon, cat-eye liner and stunning Lorraine Schwartz jewels (I love, love the white drop earrings!) add the perfect finishing touches. Her fiancé, funny man Jason Sudeikis, wore a classic tuxedo from the same brand.
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
The Best Actor presenter and Best Supporting Actress nominee looked red hot in Dior. The stylish star and face of Dior looked stunning in a red gown by the fashion house. She finished off the ensemble with $3 million worth of gorgeous Neil Lane jewels that really set the look apart, with a statement necklace that dipped low down her beautiful back.
Calista Flockhart in Andrew Gn
The Ally McBeal star and wife of presenter Harrison Ford chose a beautifully intricate, embellished dress from Andrew Gn Resort 2014. Flockhart kept the styling simple with light makeup, a relaxed updo and emerald earrings by Jacob and Co.
Idina Menzel in Reem Acra and Vera Wang
The gifted singer of the Oscar-nominated “Let It Go,” looked like a true princess while performing the song. She chose to wear a gorgeous, blush colored, heavily embroidered Reem Acra gown. Menzel also looked classic and beautiful on the red carpet, wearing a dark green Vera Wang ball gown and blinding Chimento jewelry.
Bette Midler in Reem Acra
Another star choosing to don Reem Acra designs, Midler looked incredible before her first Oscars performance. The actress and living legend showed off her creamy decollete in a red lace, cap-sleeved dress with sweeping train that hugged her curves in all the right places. She looks amazing, look at her body (she is 68)! Midler also chose a Reem Acra gown for her performance of “Wind Beneath My Wings,” which followed the “In Memoriam” tribute.
Anne Hathaway in Gucci
The Best Supporting Actor presenter looked striking and edgy while dressed head to toe in this modern Gucci halter gown and Neil Lane jewels. The actress showed off her toned back and arms in the open back style gown.
Kate Hudson in Versace
Hudson looked incredible in this silky silver custom Atelier Versace gown with a liquid-like fit. A low-dipping neckline and knot right at the belly button kept things sexy, while structured shoulders draped down and around in a cowl-neck style in the back. Kate chose Jimmy Choo sandals and Neil Lane jewelry (a crystal De Roche ring, 10-carat diamond earrings, and a diamond and sapphire bracelet).
Last night’s Oscars were wonderful, thanks to a lovely and funny Ellen DeGenerous and a year jam-packed with phenomenal movies and performances. Til next year!