At the epicenter of the earthquake known as the Oscars Red Carpet the awards season came to a close. Tonight the gentlemen and ladies brought the awards to a great fashion finish. All season long nominees worked that carpet and so did the celebs (that’s you, Jaylo) who have collectively raised the bar. There was not a swan costume in sight, just extraordinary style moments.
With costume designers completely out of the actress dressing business (except during a film or series) the fashion couture house has stepped into the breach and filled the gap. Unique collaborations have become the new way to appear in one-of-a-kind gowns that are never seen on the runway. Some designers featured were:
- Oscar De La Renta
- Vera Wang
Rebel Wilson, fresh off her turn as a kitty cat wore a gold number that was flattering and gorgeous, only to be outdone by her appearance as a cat, with James Corden. The ladies who have been to this rodeo before brought it to the carpet, like Jane Fonda, Sigourney Weaver, Gina Davis all looking beautiful and stylish in Classical Hollywood looks. Jane Fonda, wore a gown she has worn before in a nod to recycling.
What trends have shown up on the carpet for those of you who are counting?
- Bodices and Corsets creating fitted and smooth looks
- Trains that flow and swing or swish
- High Low Hems (short in front, long in back)
- Beaded Bodices and decorations (Laura Dern)
- Jewels to Die For (everyone)
- Huge Structured Skirts
- Sleeves and off Shoulder Designs
- Picture book necklines and sleeves
- Pops of Winter Colors: Electric Blue, Pink, Green
Some of our favorites are pictured here with an entirely different story going on with those who simply thought they were at the wrong event.