Although the Academy Awards were generally hit or miss, red carpet
fashion certainly didn’t disappoint. There were a bunch of super fancy
custom gowns (including Emma Stone’s Elie Saab and Rita Ora’s Marchesa),
a few straight-off-the-runway numbers (shouts to Keira Knightley’s
Valentino confection), and 6,000 pearls on a single dress (we’re lookin’
at you, Lupita Nyong’o).
All in all, it was an entertaining glamorous affair that made sitting
on a couch in front of a TV for six solid hours totally worth it.
Because six hours is a long time and your memory is very short, we’re
here to give you a refresher about the best looks of the night.
Emma Stone in Elie Saab
It’s never a question of whether Emma Stone will be on the best dressed
list; the only question is what exactly she’ll choose to inevitably land
on said list. Tonight, it was a custom long-sleeved Elie Saab number in
a uniquely gorgeous golden chartreuse shade. You can never go wrong
with a redhead in green. Especially if that redhead is Emma Stone.
Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein
Lupita’s custom Calvin gown had a killer plunging neckline, a clever
keyhole cutout, and more than 6,000 (!!!) pearls. A gratuitous pearl of
wisdom: Lupita can do no wrong.
Anna Kendrick in Thakoon
On a red carpet filled with shades of gray (no pun intended—there was a
lot of silver tonight, honest!), Anna stunned in this coral,
jeweled-necklace Thakoon number that was both elegant and playful and
refreshing. Much like Anna herself.
Chloe Grace Moretz in Miu Miu
Chloe loves herself some Miu Miu, which is excellent, because we
all love her in Miu Miu and Miu Miu appears to love her right back. She
looks as comfortable in this floral full-skirted gown as you and I look
in sweats. (Very.) Also, POCKETS!
Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent
It’s been a while since the one-shouldered silhouette had a big moment,
but this killer Saint Laurent dress in a super-hot red is sure to bring
that trend back immediately.
Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab
It’s impossible to mention Jennifer Lopez’s Elie Saab dress (or any of Jennifer Lopez’s dresses,
TBH) without mentioning her glorious décolletage. But we’ll try! Her
dress was gorgeously embellished, expertly tailored, and very,
very…nude. The color! And otherwise.
Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford
What’s black and white and maddeningly chic? Reese Witherspoon’s off-the-shoulder column dress by certified wizard Tom Ford.
Keira Knightley in Valentino
Keira looked like a Shakespearean princess—which is honestly nothing new
for her, but is still charming nonetheless—in her Valentino Couture
gown that made its runway debut literally weeks ago.
Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad
Chrissy’s incredible gravity-defying dress deserves an award just for being so expertly constructed and accident-proof. Just…how?
Rita Ora in Marchesa
For Rita’s first-ever Oscars, she went all out in the kind of fairytale
Marchesa fishtail gown little girls dream of. (What, you didn’t dream
about fairytale Marchesa gowns when you were a little girl? You totally did.)
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