Here it is readers: Oscars 2015 Part II. Tonight I will be discussing the top five dresses that caught my eye on the red carpet. The following information and images are brought to you by the New York Times. Let’s skip the chit-chat and get things started counting down from the #5.
Designer: Elie Saab.
Celebrity: Jennifer Lopez
The warm nude color is gorgeous against Miss Lopez’s skin. Although I approve of the monochromatic details and minimal styling, this was not my #1 pick because I am not a fan of wide V necklines. In my opinion, the neckline ruins an otherwise perfect Saab creation.
Designer: Thakoon Panichgul
Celebrity: Anna Kendrick
This gown missed the top spot because of simplicity. I find no fault in simplicity, but many of the red carpet looks this year were eye-catching because of the details. However, Anna can do no wrong in my eyes. The pink hue and jewelled collar, appropriately accentuated by soft neutral makeup, make her skin glow. She did more than enough to make my top five.
Designer: Elie Saab
Celebrity: Emma Stone
I am not a fan of the yellow-green color family therefore this dress is not my “Best Dressed” pick. However, Miss Stone earned her #3 spot by miraculously pulling off this color and embodying the style and grace of “Old Hollywood.” The styling– side curls, coral lips, and matching bracelets –was well done and assisted in making the color easier to accept.
Designer: Alexander McQueen
Celebrity: Felicity Jones
First of all, I am thrilled to see Felicity evolve from female lead in the British television film “Northanger Abbey” to Oscar-nominated actress in “The Theory of Everything.” She was gorgeous then, and she is gorgeous now. The color of the gown is surprisingly flattering. It is light gray, and yet shine and a hint of periwinkle keep Miss Jones’ skin looking alive rather than washed out. The detailing in the bodice is what edged out the competition for this #2 spot. The color reminds me of space, and the bodice accents remind me of the ocean. In a nutshell, this look is a chic ocean/outer-space hybrid.
Drum roll please!! I am giving the “Best Dressed” title to…
Designer: Francisco Costa, Calvin Klein Collection
Celebrity: Lupita Nyong’o
I stand and applaud Ms. Costa. APPROXIMATELY SIX THOUSAND PEARLS!!! I think we can all agree that not many people could wear this gown and pull it off effortlessly. Mission accomplished Lupita! The silhouette is elegant, and the pearls make Miss Nyong’o’s skin glow.
If you would like to see other red carpet looks, here is a link to the New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/red-carpet-watch/oscars-2015/felicity-jones
I hope you have enjoyed my two-part recap of the 87th Academy Awards because I had a lot of fun writing it. Perhaps I will do this again next year and add on more information such as a movie review and/or men’s fashion. Until then, stay classy readers!
– Lauren Michele :)