There were a lot of good looks last night, but as it has been with the last few red carpet events, nothing that really made me drop everything and freak out. A couple close calls, but nothing like Cate Blanchett in 2005, Nicole Kidman in 1997, Mila Kunis in 2011, Kate Hudson in 2003, Charlize Theron in 2000 , Michelle Williams in 2006 or Jennifer Lopez in 2003.
I prefer many of the dresses I picked over what the stars actually wore (not to toot my own horn or anything, I just do.) But lets review!
I have to admit, the only dress that made me go “OMG, I love that dress!” belonged to a non-celebrity whose name I didn’t even know- Robert Duvall’s wife, Luciana Pedraza!!! During his interview I could not keep my eyes off her coral, sparkly, deep V gown. And then J.Lo showed up and I was all “wait, are they wearing the SAME DRESS?” Upon examination, they are not the exact same dress but they are damn close. J.Lo’s boobs are a BIT much, but I prefer the sequin placement on hers, but love the slightly more coral shade of Pedraza’s gown. Do you think J. Lo threw a fit? Methinks so. :)
My second favorite, and this goes to a COUPLE, is Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe. I’m telling you, the non-famous spouses were the best dressed! Her McQueen dress was different, interesting, gorgeous and funky and his navy tux is PERFECT. I am not completely obsessed with navy tuxedos on men. I want to get Andrew one so he can just wear it around the house for me. Together these two just nailed it.
I think Lupita was lovely in her Calvin Klein- it was the perfect mix of inventive, unique but still PRETTY. The 6,000 pearls just illuminated her, admittedly already luminous, skin.
Cate Blanchett is just not human. It’s just not fair to compare us mortals to her otherworldly beauty. Even in this incredibly simple dress she looks perfect. The statement necklace is incredible, and the whole things says “I am amazing, I am Cate F*cking Blanchett, but tonight is not my night.” I bow down.
Kevin Hart’s fiancee Enniko Parrish’s dress was GORGEOUS on camera- the back was really beautiful. I would have done a big, blingy earring, but she looked sleek and lovely.
Jenna Dewan looked amazing. She’s been killing it on the red carpets lately (and in life, seeing as she sleeps next to Channing Tatum every night). Also slaying me was Zoe Saldana who literally had TWINS five minutes ago. I mean, HOW? Just HOW? I think this super feminine look was really pretty on her.
Jamie Chung’s dress was really awesome. I loved the color and pattern of the sequins!
I for one loved Naomi Watts’ dress and am not sure why I’ve seen it on some Worst Dressed lists?! The back was rad and she is another red carpet star that rarely, if ever, misses. On the other hand, I find that Rosamund Pike misses quite a lot, and last night she got it so, so right with the red column gown and updo. Wonderful on her!
MERYL. So perfect! This Lanvin situation is just as cool and awesome as she is. Great choice.
Anna Kendrick was the first celebrity I saw and I think she looked so pretty! I know some people are saying it looks a little prom-y, but I think it’s quite stunning!
Natalie Portman didn’t do the red carpet, but at the Vanity Fair bash she looked ethereal and completely elegant. Especially the earrings and makeup. LOVE.
Laura Dern- I adored her dress, it was perfect for her, but the necklace needs to go. And maybe a little less heavy on the bang sweep. She looked great though!
Some couples I thought looked awesome:
Andy Samberg and his lady- ADORBS.
Benedict Cumberbatch and his new (and pregnant) wife. And Faith and Tim- Faith’s dress doesn’t looks awesome here, but on TV and up close it was really gorgeous- and that long diamond pendant necklace was the PERFECT accessory!
Common’s velvet tux? KILLER.
THE JURY IS OUT
Reese looked perfectly gorgeous, but something about this look was a little stiff for me. I was so hoping she’d wear a bold jewel tone a la her amazing dress (and bangs) in 2007.
Also looking so gorgeous, because she is ridiculously good looking, was Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta. I am 90% on this dress, Love the silhouette, the lace train, the navy/ black color, but something about the little bow at the neck irked me. I still like it, I just… I don’t know. Maybe I’m wrong.
The silhouette was on point (minus the too tight fit that caused pulling in the front). But I just can;t get behind the flower on the shoulder.
I only saw the front of Marion Cotillard’s dress at first and LOVED it, then she turned around. Ehhhhhh. I mean, she can pull it off because she’s French and Marion- Freaking- Cotillard, but still. Not my fave.
I expect more from Julianne Moore, and while having a dress made custom for you by Karl Lagerfeld is pretty sweet, if it’s not a SHOWSTOPPER it doesn’t matter. I wanted to see her in either a deep, rich color like green, navy or purple or in black and white, which she rocks pretty hard ( a la in Tom Ford). This washed her out and was a little too loose in the waist.
I look at this dress on Jennifer Aniston and my reaction is simply “Eh.” I feel like I’ve seen this before, it’s totally expected for her and nothing special. I wish she’d take more of a risk sometimes. However, seeing as she was not nominated perhaps she didn’t want a ton of attention. If she had done something different with her hair perhaps it would have looked more interesting.
I liked the concept of this dress, and the cool jeweled strap, but this was a little flat on Dakota Johnson. There was too much bare chest and her hair was too simple and flat too.
I was not crazy about this color on Emma Stone nor the hair. I LOVED LOVED LOVED the dress I had picked for her and think it would have been a million times better. She still looks pretty though, it’s not awful, it’s just EHHHHH.
In concept I liked Margot Robbie’s look, but in execution it didn’t work for me. The draping at the waist was unflattering and the sheer sleeves felt dated. I loved the hair, makeup and necklace, but the dress was not my favorite.
I knew that Kiera Knightly was going to be on the worst dressed list because for some reason she’s kind of gone off the fashion rails since getting pregnant. This dress is unflattering, odd and does not do her justice at all.
I really did not like the cut of this gown on Jessica Chastain- it looks almost like she’s wearing a sequined sports bra? The double straps make her shoulders look super wide and the necklace is out of place.
I know some people (i.e. my husband, of course) thought she looked hot, but I felt like Scarlett looked like she wandered off a super hero movie set. The dress would have been amazing without that neck thing though.
EEEEEEKKKKK. The matching pocket square to the 1988 style purple satin gown. Oooof. Love him though, so talented.
This was a “what was he THINKING” moment for David Oyelowo. A red tux is never a good idea. Ever.
The lines of this dress is lovely, but the colors are so strange. The orange, yellow and pink is not my favorite on her.
This one might be the worst- Felicity Jones’ dress was a 1994, Jessica McClintock nightmare. Horrible all around, but specifically those hip pleats. WHHHHHYYYYYYY?
Kerry Washington’s Miu Miu looked much more mother of the bride than Oscar red carpet. Makeup, hair and jewels were fabulous though.
It’s Gaga, I know, but this dress is just a hot mess- and she looks like she’s ready to go backstage and do the dishes.
Oh man. Viola Davis usually looks awesome, but this was terrible! I don’t understand it!? It’s so 80’s, and then with that necklace on top of it- it just makes me sad.
And then we need to discuss the mess that Marion Cotillard changed into for the Vanity Fair party. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTT????
Who were your favorites??? Where was Jennifer Lawrence??