On this Oscars red carpet, the statement necklaces went home with multiple trophies. “The necklaces, in some ways, overshadowed the gowns,” said fashion insider Hal Rubenstein.
Other observers agreed (Cate Blanchett wore chunky turquoise), but Sunday night’s looks were generally considered classic Academy Awards. Overall, said Yahoo Style editor in chief Joe Zee, “There were no train wrecks. There was no Helena Bonham Carter moment.”
Here’s a look at who all made it to this year’s Oscars Best Dressed list.
The uniqueness of Nyong’o’s custom white Calvin Klein Collection gown—which featured 6,000 hand-sewn pearls, no less—will be remembered for decades to come.
The actress took us by surprise in Chanel Haute Couture (we all thought she would wear her good friend Tom Ford), but the white sequin gown with floral embroidery, which took 987 hours of work and 27 people to complete, was a welcome turn of events.
Red room, red dress? The Fifty Shades of Gray starlet nailed her big moment in a sultry yet chic embellished crimson one-shouldered gown by Saint Laurent.
Wearing Dior was a given, and no one does Raf Simons’ exceptional shapes justice like the imitable Marion Cotillard.
Making news is always an Oscars do, and Gaga and her courtier-collaborator Azzedine Alaia should be pleased with the famous designer’s Oscars red carpet debut.
We love a graphic impact moment at BAZAAR, and Witherspoon looks ravishing in a curve-hugging black-and-white Tom Ford number that’s as timeless as it is what’s right now
One part sweet and one part daring (with a cheeky reference to Carrie Bradshaw, no less), Paltrow never shies away from controversy. The jury may be out on her Ralph Russo Couture dress, but we think she wins for confidence alone.
After an awards season of mixed reviews, Pike will be most remembered for her flawless crimson lace Givenchy moment at the show that matters most.
Peter Copping chose his muse carefully, tapping the gorgeous Sienna Miller for his first red carpet moment for the house of Oscar de la Renta. The late de la Renta was revered for his glamour and Copping gave a modern take on that with Miller’s subdued lace confection.
Watts is forever a favorite (her stylist Jeanann Williams has a nose for what’s cool ) and this tiled, black-and-white Armani Prive gown with sexy cutouts has all the editors at BAZAAR in tears of joy.