Another Oscars, another extremely low-cut Jennifer Lopez dress, another long show (over 240 minutes) with very few surprises. Neil Patrick Harris, who did a fantastic job at hosting, was entertaining and funny from beginning to end. How about his Oscar predictions. Pretty magical!! Check out the 5 top moments from tonight’s Oscars here. (I loved Patricia Arquettes’s women equality speech.)
Onward to the fashion. White and neutral tones continued to dominate the final red carpet of the season with red and black gowns peppered in the mix. Some fun facts: Lupita Nyong’o’s custom Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection gown featured cascading strands of 6,000 pearls; Juliane Moore’s, another custom gown created for her by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, took 927 hours to make; Margot Robbie, looking stunning in a simple yet sexy Saint Laurent dress, wore a $1.5 million Van Cleef and Arpel Zipper necklace created for the Duchess of Windsor. Van Cleef and Arpels reveal the piece took 800 hours to painstakingly craft at their Paris atelier after the Duchess of Windsor, formerly Mrs Wallis Simpson, commissioned them in 1938.
Best risk of the evening was Cate Blanchett in one of John Galliano’s first designs for Maison Margiela paired with a with a statement Tiffany & Co. turquoise necklace. FYI, last year she wore the most expensive dress (couture gold embellished Prive Armani gown), and jewelry combo ever worn to the Oscars — $18.1 million dollars!!!
Let me know what you think of my best dressed Oscar dresses. Did I miss your favorite gown?
Lupita Nyong’o In Custom Calvin Klein Collection // Margot Robbie In Saint Laurent // Julianne Moore in Custom Chanel // Zoe Saldana Atelier Versace // Jenna Dewan-Tatum In Zuhair Murad // Karolina Kurkova In Marchesa // Meryl Streep In Lanvin // Cate Blanchett In Margiela By John Galliano // Marion Cotillard In Christian Dior Couture // Rosamund Pike In Givenchy