I have already posted a preliminary post on 2015 Oscar fashion, focusing on color trend. So, moving past all the introductory recap of that night, this is my Top 5 list of red carpet fashion favorites from last Sunday’s awards (in no particular order).
Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent
Say what you will about Dakota Johnson and her reign as box office queen for her portrayal of Anastasia Steele in 50 Shades of Grey, but I dig her…even though she literally bares it all in the 50 film, she has this naivety about her that makes you want to be her friend, go get coffee, and discuss flogs and whips.
Stepping out on the Oscars red carpet in this fire red gown by Saint Laurent, Dakota appeared the epitome of bold femininity. The fairly structured silhouette was amped up with sex appeal thanks to a high side slit and less structured bodice. The one sleeved strap was especially interesting thanks to the diamond/jewel encrusted, ornately shaped structure of the existing strap. The sparkle partnered next to the fierce color of the gown was perfectly complemented by her Forevermark jewelry and Bally clutch, with her hair pulled back and her red lips adding a further pop of bold. And of course, you can catch 50 Shades of Grey in theaters now.
Lupita N’yongo in Calvin Klein
This gown on Lupita is seriously the stuff that dreams are made of. If all of that pearl embellishment doesn’t draw you in, you obviously aren’t playing close enough attention! This open-backed white gown, custom made by Calvin Klein, is literally draped with strands of pearls. For some reason, for me, it carries a little bit of a beautiful mermaid vibe. While my eye is immediately drawn to the bodice of the gown, by no means does the intricate embellishment end there…the dress features the same intricacy from top to bottom.
The halter neck and key hole cut out are a great structural complement to the hugging fit of the gown, as if over 6,000 pearls wasn’t enough!! She paired the look with a Calvin Klein box clutch and Nicholas Kirkwood heels to achieve red carpet perfection.
Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta
At first glance this Oscar de la Renta gown may come across as rather understated compared to others, but at a closer glance all the little details certainly escalate it to a whole other level…a quite fashionable level. The navy overlay over black highlights the lace like intricacy and detail, similar to the detail that can be seen in the skirt of the gown. Velvet bows within the bodice add further embellishment, that offset the vertical piping within the structure of the gown.
Her minimal jewels and simple clutch round out her beautiful, statuesque look, while her braided upstyle complemented the bone structure of her face, which had a natural glow about it. I have to give Sienna a win that sneaks up on you for this one.
Naomi Watts in Armani Prive
Naomi Watts in this sparkly Armani Prive gown was quite different from the throng of others, and for that I love it. While the all-over sparkle grabs your eye, it is a closer look at all the elements of “bling” of the all over brick-lay pattern that will utterly enthrall you, as the silver and black color palette make them all the more glitzy. (Although I don’t particularly like to use that word, “glitzy”).
Another feature I was drawn to was the bandeau top that peeked through the sides and top, which is an element I can’t recall seeing on the past few red carpets. It was just an all together glamorous look, kept simple on top with her waved lob and neutral makeup palette set off by a pop of berry on her lips.
Joanna Newsom in Honor
For those of you not familiar with who Joanna Newsom is, well, for starters she is Andy Samberg’s wife, as well as a singer/songwriter. While she didn’t nab up too much red carpet attention at this year’s Oscars, I absolutely adored her white gown by Honor and had to include it here.
I love how ethereal it appeared, thanks to the flowy skirt of the gown, and flower embellished top. The floral cut outs on the bodice actually reminded me of a Marc Jacobs perfume bottle, which is a totally good thing here. The bodice was further complemented by the mesh paneling and low cut neckline, which added a sexier edge, while still keeping things classy. Her vintage hair style and turquoise jewelry were perfect additions, and she looked perfect walking the red carpet on Andy’s arm.
There were, as always, so many amazing looks at this event…who wore your favorite??