There was a collective cheer around the world when Leonardo Dicaprio finally picked up his first Oscar, over 20 years after the Titanic made him a household name and about 6 nominations. The other surprise of the night was that Spotlight took home best picture, and not The Revenant, which was the clear favourite. All sandwiched in between a glorious explosion of fashion as PYTs and fashion mavens out their best fashion feet forward for a night out, whether it was to the actual event or to viewing and after parties.
Anyway, these were the looks that I actively liked, disliked and was torn over, from the actual event itself!
Charlize Theron ruled the red carpet in her red custom Dior, spiced up with a long rope of diamonds. I wouldn’t have expected any less.
Daisy Ridley has owned the red carpet at practically every appearance since the promo trail for Star Wars – The Force Awakens. She did it again in a gorgeous Chanel silver embellished peplum dress. She kept the sparkle going with a silver pair of heels, a bracelet and statement ring. A bright lip rounded off her gorgeous look, which was one of my two favourites of the night.
Jennifer Garner is a pro at working the carpet at the Oscars, and did so once again in a black Atelier Versace. Diamonds on her ears and hands, a red tipped nails and her hair pulled off her pretty face completed the pretty perfect picture.
Olivia Munn was looked both sensational and comfortable in her tangerine Stella McCartney gown. A centre parted, low bun and lips to match her dress completed her minimalistic outfit, which was my other fav of the night.
Maria Menounos dazzled in a white, off the shoulder, custom Christian Sirano with silver art decoesque embellishment. With all that sparkle going on, she didn’t need much else, and wisely let her dress take centre stage, adding only a ring and complementary earrings.
Saoirse Ronan stayed true to her unfussy style in a Calvin Klein collection emerald embellished dress, Smokey eyes, matching earrings and beachy waves completed her pretty look.
For her maiden turn at the Oscars, as a presenter, Priyanka Chopra chose a white floral sheer Zuhair Murad gown. Sure it’s nothing new from the designer, but she wore it well, with her hair pulled back in a low pony, stunning earrings and rings (which I read somewhere are worth a cool $8 million!), and her pretty smile.
Naomi Watts chose a shimmery Armani Prive column gown for her evening out. She worked the dress with a diamond necklace, a bold red lip and side parted wavy bob, looking very elegant.
Lady Gaga surprised me with her lack of OTT fashion statements. Choosing to eschew a gown, her all white look comprised a structured, strapless maxi top and pants from her friend and designer, Brendon Maxwell.
Jennifer Jason Leigh chose a custom baby pink Marchesa with floral accents, matched with her hair pulled back in a low bun, a pink lip and diamonds of course.
Rounding off the looks I loved is Julianne Moore, who wore a slightly modified Chanel gown fresh off the runway. In fact with was on my wishlist for Julia Roberts if she made an appearance.
These looks had me on the fence because they’re interesting and their wearers certainly look gorgeous in them, yet I wasn’t totally sold.
Unsurprisingly, Jennifer Lawrence wore Dior. Her hair and make up are to die for – I have serious envy pangs every time I see these pics, yet i wasn’t totally sold on the nude and black tiered lace gown.
Brie Larson wore one of my favourite colours – cobalt blue. Her Gucci gown was certainly gorgeous but I think her hair is putting me off.
Cate Blanchett was regal in her pale green custom Armani Prive with hand sewn embroidery, crystals and feathers. But I really don’t like her faux bob or geometric bracelet.
I adored Olivia Wilde’s pleated white Valentino when I saw pictures of it as it was presented last month. Olivia styled the dress with an updo and a diamond choker and I much prefer the runway styling of gold body jewellery and goddessy waves.
Finally, my three biggest disappointments – only because I expected sooooooooo much more from them.
Kate Winslet ditched her usual form fitting dresses for a custom Ralph Lawrence gown with a gathered detail and a train. Still, it was nothing to write home about.
Where do I start with my girl Rachel? I didn’t like the fit of her August Getty Atelier emerald gown. Factor in there was nothing exciting going on design wise, and the awful creases, and it was a big ‘NO’ for me!
Finally Rooney Mara served up no surprises in her white lace Givenchy with a Star Wars-esque hair do. Where is the girl who kept us interested during her Girl with the Dragon Tatoo promotion trail?