To do a full recap on Oscar night would take up too much of your Monday, so I am going to make this roundup short and sweet.
If there is ever a time to really go for it, the glitz, the showstoppers, and the pageantry, it’s the Oscars. The most glamorous night of the year is the perfect opportunity for Hollywood to show us what they’re made of and this year I was far from disappointed.
I have consulted with Jill Kirsh, Hollywood’s Hue Guru on her thoughts on what got a thumbs up from the night. Here are our top five picks.
Who killed it?
Jennifer Lopez took the plunge, again killing it with that Elie Saab Haute Couture number that showed off her ample cleavage and featured intricate beading all over the bodice. The warmth of the pale pink was magical with her skin tone.
Lupita Nyong’o stepped out in a spectatular Calvin Klein white gown —the stark icy white pops against her skin tone. And she wore her grandmother’s pearls. All of them. This one wins in my book.
Dakota Johnson in this this red, one-shoulder Saint Laurent is simply gorgeous. I am not a big fan of red, but it seems that red was the color of the night and, duh, the carpet. Though it is simple in nature, the jeweled detail adds just the right amount of sparkle. And right below, Rosamund Pike stole the spotlight in another head-turning red, that Givenchy dress. It looks as if it’s made from rose petals.
I had no idea that chartreuse looked so incredible on redheads, but apparently Emma Stone in this Elie Saab perfected that game. Jill agrees with her bold color choice. Stone balanced out her long-sleeve dress with a high-slit and sheer detailing on the arms and although you can’t see it from this pic, the details on the back were to die for. The bold orange lip sealed the deal.
Who looked not so much?
Lady Gaga’s red cleaning gloves, and Gwyneth Paltrow’s off-the-shoulder pink dress with the huge pet flower.
Reese Witherspoon took my breath away in this simply elegant Tom Ford number, proving that sometimes less really is more. According to the color guru, a deep brunette, a la Courtney Cox would have made this dress a bit more spectacular, but nonetheless, I still love this dress.
Margo Robbie won for best red carpet drama, in this dark and mysterious Saint Laurent easy plunger. What sold it for me, was the contrast between the warm blonde hair, the severe side part, and the bold red lip.
Some actresses are tired of “who are you wearing” posed by many of the hosts, ahem Ryan Seacrest, and would like to be asked about their acting skills in return. But really? Isn’t that what Hollywood is made of?
It turns out that Lady Gaga can sing.
Best part of the night? Stay weird, folks!
Photos: Vanity Fair