A little rain didn’t stop Hollywood’s A-listers from bringing out their red carpet best Sunday (March 2) at the 86th Academy Awards. The highly anticipated Oscar night fashions did not disappoint. With classic Hollywood couture, bold dresses and solid color statements, it was a golden night on the red carpet.
From Lupita Nyong’o looking all sorts of perfection in pale blue Prada to Jennifer Lawrence’s stunning Dior gown to Pharrell’s tuxedo shorts, there were so many classic and memorable looks that it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite.
Ladies on the red carpet seemed to be feeling a little blue, wearing all different shades of the deep-toned color, and making it one of the biggest trends of the night.
Nominees: Amy Adams, Lupita Nyong’o, Sandra Bullock
Winner: Lupita Nyong’o in Prada
“Lupita wore a custom Prada dress that she actually made with the designer. The shade of blue was this really beautiful pastel sky blue that she actually called Nairobi blue. She said that it had reminded her of the shade of blue that her classrooms were painted back home in Nairobi, Kenya.” — Gabrielle
“She is God’s gift to the red carpet this season, and she was really nailing it this year in a Nairobi blue. So stunning, nice and clean lines with a deep plunging V-neck. Just amazing. She’s perfect, and she’s perfect for a reason. Thank you, Kenya, for giving us Lupita. We are so grateful.” — Jarvis
Starlets were breaking all the rules on the red carpet and dared to wear black. The risk paid off, making their looks extravagant and simply classic.
Nominees: Charlize Theron, Anna Kendrick, Olivia Wilde
Winner: Charlize Theron in Dior
“Usually, you don’t see a lot of black on the red carpet, but this year, the girls are breaking all the rules and showing us their dark side. But my favorite has to be Charlize Theron; she looks stunning in this gorgeous gown.” — Jarvis
“I’m not even sure how to describe Charlize Theron: It’s just one of the most sort of perplexing dresses I’ve ever seen. From the very atypical neckline kind of darting up instead of in a sweetheart shape, to the netting and mesh around the skirt, but I loved it. She looked amazing in it.” — Gabrielle
The men of the red carpet made statements, taking risks and straying from the basic black tux in white and blue, creating memorable looks that turned heads.
Nominees: Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey, Pharrell
Winner: Pharrell in Lanvin
“If I had to pick a favorite dude, it’s obviously Pharrell. That Lanvin short-suit was out of this world; it was something very, very unexpected for the Oscars.” — Gabrielle
“Of course, my favorite goes to Pharrell. Not everyone can rock shorts on a red carpet, and he did it perfectly. He always knows how to make a statement. No hat this time around, but I appreciate a little bit of leg.” — Jarvis
Hollywood’s leading ladies hit the red carpet and they glittered in gold, stunned in solid dresses and dazzled in dark, making it hard to pick a favorite.
Nominees: Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Cate Blanchett
Winner: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
“Everybody loves J-Law, and now we have even more of a reason to. She looks amazing in a red Dior dress. She’s bringing back the back necklace, which is stunning, her hair slicked back and cool and chill. She’s just perfect.” — Jarvis
“Jennifer Lawrence was stunning in that red, maybe tangerine, Christian Dior column dress with a peplum skirt, and she brought back the back necklace from last year’s 2013 Oscars.” — Gabrielle