Wow… what a night. Many moments left me speechless last night at the Oscars, from Viola Davis’ speech to the incredible wrong Best Picture award. Some gowns had me speechless too… Here are my 2017 Oscars Best and Worst Dressed picks.
2017 Oscars Best Dressed
7. Nicole Kidman might not know how to clap, but she sure knows how to wear this stunning jewelled Armani Privé gown. I’m absolutely in love with the dial details and on-trend high neckline.
6. Olivia Culpo looked gorgeousssssss in this custom Marchesa gown. The flapper fringe, plunging neckline and dainty little bow combine for a feminine, flirty frock.
5. Priyanka Chopra stunned in this geometric gown by Ralph and Russo. There’s been a lot of buzz around this dress which resembles Kaju Katli, a cashew sweet popular in India! Regardless, I love the futuristic shape of this gown and the entire styling!
4. Viola Davis was ravishing in red in this beautiful Armani Privé gown. The off the shoulder sleeves and draping are beautiful.
3. Taraji P. Henson looked incredible in this sexy black velvet gown by Alberta Ferretti. I adored the necklace and her hairstyle.
2. Emma Stone played it a bit safe in this gold Givenchy gown, however, it looked amazing on her, with a classic neckline, beautiful beadwork and gorgeous champagne gold colour. I adored her avant garde earrings, hair and that stunning brick red Nars Audacious Mona Lipstick (in case you were wondering what lipstick Emma Stone wore to the Oscars).
1. Janelle Monáe stole the show in this INCREDIBLE Elie Saab couture gown. It is literally out of this world. The music and now movie star is known for wearing only black and white, but the added metallic gold and silver elements truly make her shine. This dress is so fashion forward, playing with proportions, materials and see-through panels. The hard belt adds dimension too, in contrast to her feminine headband. I just adored this look, and it’s one we will remember for a long time!
7. Felicity Jones wore a tea-length tutu by Louis Vuitton. While I love the dragonfly sandals, this dress is too “prom night” for Oscar Night. The pale colour completely washes her out as well, and I wish her style would mature a little bit more.
6. Also in Louis Vuitton, Alicia Vikander wore this black lace gown. There’s something so awkward about the teeny sleeves and sweetheart bustline, corset and ruffles. Too much is going on and is making her straight figure look even more narrow. A voluminous A-line skirt or a more minimalist approach would have done her more justice.
5. Salma Hayek wore Alexander Mcqueen for an underwhelming look. The spaghetti straps might be on-trend with the late 1990s resurgence, but the proportion looks off. I’m not a fan of the print of the lace either, it reminds me of sheer lace curtains. The jewelled headband was also not age-appropriate and looked too stuffy and prim.
4. Scarlett Johansson wore this awful Alaïa pink gown. The print looks straight out of a late 1980s Best Western bedspread, and the belt is all wrong. The draping on the bust is so flat and widens her bust. So much is wrong here, and it’s all so underwhelming.
3. Leslie Mann wore this acid yellow Zac Posen gown. I thought the dress looked better on stage, but on the red carpet, I just can’t overlook the wrinkled fabric, deflated bow at the bustline and how the colour makes her highlights look brassy. This dress in purple or a light pastel could have been stunning on her.
2. Ginnifer Goodwin wore this red tiered polkadot lace monstrosity by Zuhair Murad. An example of when a bad dress happens to a good person. She usually kills it on the red carpet, and I love that she’s a fashion risk-taker, but this look was too severe with her pixie cut and did not photograph well.
1. It’s obvious. There’s no question that Dakota Johnson in Gucci will be everyone’s worst dressed pick. She looks like Blanche Deveraux at a gala, or like she was forced to wear her great-great-grandmother’s post-Victorian bridal gown, yellowed and all. The ruffle and bow are all wrong, the fabric is too shiny, and worst of all, the colour is just awful and sad. It looks like something you buy for halloween to spray blood on.
As for Oscars red carpet trends, it’s clear that gold gowns, beaded fringe and headbands were the hot trends of the night.