After the party comes the after party, and the Oscars is no exception. The Vanity Fair party is perhaps the most notable of them all, and for the third year the star-studded get together took place in a custom-built space adjacent to Beverly Hills City Hall. The party was hosted by Graydon Carter and, if I do say so myself, the fashion on the green and white carpet rivaled that of the Oscars own red carpet. I had a list of favorites but I forced myself to narrow it down to five, so here are my best picks from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party:
1. Nicole Trunfio in Escada
I love how effortlessly glamorous Australian model Nicole Trunfio looks in this Escada gown. The fit hugs her model figure like a glove, but the all over glitz gives off a little bit of a Studio 54 vibe. The all over sheen of the black gown gets the extra touch of glitz with the almost holographic bodice. The color play on top almost reminds me of gasoline in rain water on asphalt … you know what I’m taking about, c’mon! I like it. Plus, paired with the imperfectly perfect top knot, it’s the perfect after party look.
2. Lily Collins in Elie Saab
Lily Collins sure knows how to wear a statement piece, and this Elie Saab gown is absolutely no exception. There is just so much detail working harmoniously here. The plunging neckline trails into a sheer short, all embellished intricately and spectacularly. The black belt marries the plunge with the rest of the dress, and the sheer perfectly leads into the tiers of feathers, giving a pseudo-mermaid silhouette. The black and gold sparkle catches light playfully all over, making it a great choice to saunter into the party in. Lily’s vintage hair styling and groomed brows, partnered with her deep wine lip, round out the chic styling of this memorable look.
3. Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph & Russo
It’s a fitted sparkly dream come to life. I love how this Ralph & Russo Couture gown is sparkle for days, down to the embellishment of the sheer train. The nude material is a great choice for the foundation, to give the look that much more allure. I will have to say, part of my intrigue with this look is that it reminded me of Britney Spears’ nude/sparkle bodysuit in Toxic. Yes. The halter neck and statuesque silhouette gives Hailee a more grown up edge, and her sleekly styled hair is in keeping with allowing the gown to be main focus.
3. Kate Bosworth in J. Mendel
The color sealed the deal with this one for me. That mint is an absolute dream, especially in that soft, flowing tulle. One thing I really appreciate this season are all these old Hollywood, glamorous touches being given acknowledgment on more modern treatments. The black belt here is such a classic constrast, drawing in Kate’s waist and leading into that billowing dream of the full shirt. Vintage hair styling and a beautiful wine lip compete her sweet party look.
5. Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad
This is pushing boundaries done to perfection, in my opinion. Zuhair Murad is always aces in my book, but this look on Kate Beckinsale is probably my favorite of the night. The sheer material gets a heavily embellished treatment with some intricate sparkle, immediately serving up some serious eye candy. The black belt, again, brings in Kate’s waist and also partners with the black brief-cut bottom to bring in some solid contrast. Then there’s those sleeves. Those tulle poufs are magical. They have the potential to go so wrong but with the rest of this look they are ideal AF. This is crush-worthy party perfection and I want more of it.
Who wore your favorite after party frock?? Share in the comments xo.