So many movies, so many celebrities, so many dresses all in one place: Hollywood’s elite gathered to celebrate the industry and their respective achievements last night, at the 20th Academy Awards ceremony, in short: the 2014 Oscars.
I started out by highlighting them one by one but soon realized there were so many gorgeous ladies wearing so many fantastic gowns, I just had to say something about each and every one of them. Or at least try!
Lupita Nyong’o 2014 Oscars dress soft blue Prada
Like I said before, custom is the new black and tonight’s favorite, Lupita, was dressed by Miuccia Prada in a soft blue princess gown. For anyone out there having any doubts: you shouldn’t! Lupita was the 2014 Oscars Princess!
Jennifer Lawrence 2014 Oscars dress red Dior Couture
Talking about Princess: remember (well, of course you do, but for the sake of the argument, let’s take a moment and recollect that moment) when, last year, Jennifer tripped and fell on the stairs taking her up on the Oscars stage to accept her award. She managed to fall at this edition of the Oscars as well, except on the Red Carpet outside. But it was, again, because of her Dior dress, just as last year. Quite a dangerous combo, Jennifer, don’t you think?
Jennifer Garner 2014 Oscars dress silver flapper Oscar de la Renta
I know, she was there only as a presenter, but I simply couldn’t get pass her dimples! And her flapper! And her gorgeous hair! Jennifer Garner is always a happy sight and her smile touches my heart and makes the clouds go away! Plus – the flapper style dress is perfect for her body type!
Angelina Jolie 2014 Oscars dress sequins sheer Elie Saab
Consistently wearing grey, blouson-type gowns, Angie looked her usual beautiful self on last night’s Red Carpet. Her newly enhanced curved fitted nicely underneath sparkling rows of silver sequins as she kept her makeup to a minimal, only highlighting her eyes, as per usual.
2014 Oscar Silver & Soft Dresses
Many of the beautiful ladies in attendance at this edition of the Academy Awards chose (or accepted what their stylists picked for them) to wear silver, beige, cream, buttery, soft peach gowns. This year’s Oscars fashion went back and forth between soft column dresses and really dark (black, dark blue) column gowns. Starting with the light and going towards the darker dresses, here are the most notable dresses on the Oscars Red Carpet this year.
Naomi Watts was wearing a white simple dress from Calvin Klein Collection. Too bad about her hair – it really changed everything (not for the better, I’m afraid). I liked the dress, I liked its structured feel and look, but disliked the makeup and hairstyle.
Can you believe that Kate Hudson’s 2014 Oscars dress was actually based on a jumpsuit design from the Atelier Versace Spring 2014 Couture collection? It’s a really interesting way to make a custom dress based on a catwalk design and, although I’m surprised that Kate didn’t wear something from her friend, Stella McCartney, I do believe that she was looking fabulous in Donatella’s design!
See also: Oscars Red Carpet fashion fails!
Lady Gaga in Atelier Versace dress at the 2014 Oscars was something I felt really ambivalent about: on one hand, she was wearing the dress extremely well. On the other, her hair and makeup were horrific. I never thought I’d say that: but I’m feeling slightly nostalgic about Gaga’s many wigs and weird outfits. Her newly-found ladyness creeps me out.
I’ve seen beautiful Jada looking way fabulous than this, but… Donatella had a strong hold over Hollywood stylists preparing their famous clients for the 2014 Oscars night. The soft peach Versace gown worn by Jada Pinkett Smith was simple, lovely, but not Jada at all! I wanted to focus more on the harmony of the Smith couple more than on their fashion, so that’s why I included them in the medallion.
Penelope Cruz was so elegant and graceful in her Giambattista Valli dress! The contrasting black bow belt felt natural against the very subtle pink draped gown and she was among the very few celebrities opting for a hair bun on the 2014 Oscars Red Carpet!
It’s actually hard to believe, but that dress on Kristen Bell is a Roberto Cavalli design! I could’ve sworn it’s a Marchesa or Elie Saab, but Cavalli? Where’s the leopard, where’s the zebra, the usually loud patterns signed by the Italian designer?
I’m constantly under the impression that Jessica Biel didn’t connect with her own style yet. Her Red Carpet style, although seemingly coherent, is so out of sync with her body and personality that they simply don’t collide. Take this Chanel Couture dress she’s wearing on the Oscars Red Carpet: the dress itself has nothing catchy. It looks odd on Jessica (who needs a design that would create waist on her naturally androgynous body) and has the same appeal as a thorny dinosaur – and I’m saying this because of the back buttons running through the entire length of the dress!
2014 Oscars dark dresses
Emma Watson went for a classic silhouette on the 2014 Oscars Red Carpet with a Vera Wang dress from the Fall Winter 2014 collection. Lovely. But not my favorite. Perhaps, just as Jessica Biel, Emma Watson has yet to find her personal style and amaze us with her wardrobe on and off the Red Carpet!
Anne Hathaway custom made Gucci gown was very much in Anne’s usual style (yes, she has one, whether I like it or not, but she’s very consistent in her official events wardrobe). Based on a design from the Fall 2014 Gucci collection, the dress was adapted for Anne and, oddly enough, she was looking quite lovely in it!
Julia Roberts is hardly one of the best dressed ladies on official Red Carpet events. This is no different, despite of her wearing a Couture Givenchy design custom lace gown! Her hair looks odd as well, luckily she has her beautiful smile to keep it all together!
Amy Adams blue Gucci strapless gown is as simple as it is ‘meh’. It’s a simple, too strict design and her hair is too twisted and twirled… The color and the cut work well on her complexion and silhouette, but the entire styling is bit disappointing.
Oh, Sandy, why? Such a severe look for such a funny, gorgeous lady! And it goes both ways as the dress comes from the Alexander McQueen house – what happened? Who put you to it, Sandy? I’m sorry to leave it on the last position in my 2014 Oscars Red Carpet review, but Sandra Bullock’s blue McQueen gown is not fit for her and nor is Sandra fit for the gown either! (images getty, styledotcom)