The 87th annual Academy Awards (the “Oscars”) just wrapped up about an hour ago at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the event gathered up the A-list elite to honor and celebrate motion picture arts.
As usual, my mind was primarily drawn first to the red carpet, where celebrity entrances were marked with a whirlwind of glamour that one could only come to expect from such an occasion as this. Now, I do have my Top 5 looks of the night pinned down, but I wanted to get this post up before I went to bed…a post talking about Red Carpet trends for the evening.
Pantone may have announced the 2015 color as Marsala, a rich burgundy wine shade, but it was all about lighter shades on the red carpet for the Oscars. Amongst the glitz and glam I began to notice a bevy of champagne nudes and blushes far outnumbering any other color trend. Granted, a lot of celebs stepped out in lighter fare, but it was the blush numbers that stuck in my mind as the trend for the rainy Hollywood night.
I do not necessarily want to go in and analyze these looks, but rather just call to attention the designers and entertainers that brought us this trend to discuss.
Let’s take a look…
ZOE SALDANA in ATELIER VERSACE
KERRY WASHINGTON in MIU MIU
JENNIFER ANISTON in VERSACE
VIOLA DAVIS in ZAC POSEN
OPRAH WINFREY in VERA WANG
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY in VALENTINO
JENNIFER LOPEZ in ELIE SAAB
The gowns on Keira Knightley and J.Lo do have more of a true nude color, but the ethereal nature of the soft hue was a perfect fit within the champagne-blush palette. While these dresses prove that elegance and glamour knows no color bounds, it also is perhaps hinting at a departure from the jeweled tone hues we’ve all been loving; perhaps in anticipation of upcoming Springtime months.
What are your thoughts on this color palette…rising trend or red carpet coincidence??