One of the most important events in the show business industry, the 91st annual Academy Awards, took place last night LA’s Dolby Theatre. British actress Olivia Coleman won Best Actress Awards, while Rami Malek took his first Oscar for the Best Actor. Lady Gaga didn’t go home empty-handed either, she won an award for Best Original Song.
On the other side, this year’s red carpet was hot – hot pink. Several celebrities opted for this lovely bright colour which appeared in various shades. Brights have become a common theme for these kinds of events (say hello to blue and red!), but so have voluminous, over the top gowns.
On the other side, many ladies showed up wearing quite impressive jewels, not to mention Lady Gaga’s Tiffany & Co yellow stone diamond necklace previously worn by only one person – Audrey Hepburn! The legendary necklace was released from the vault specifically for Lady Gaga and it was worn on the red carpet first time in history.
Take a look at some of the best red carpet looks.
WHO: Kacey Musgraves, Linda Cardellini
WHAT: Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves took the spotlight in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture 2016 gown, but actress Linda Cardellini has something similar in mind with a long ruched dress in prunus organza by Schiaparelli.
Blue is always a good idea…
WHO: Laura Harrier, Charlize Theron, Tina Fey, Octavia Spencer
WHAT: Laura Harrier wore light blue beaded Louis Vuitton dress and Bulgari jewels, similar to Charlize Theron. The actress went blue in a custom Dior dress designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Bulgari jewellery. Tina Fey walked the red carpet in a custom sapphire blue strapless Vera Wang gown, while Octavia Spencer stunned in Christian Siriano off the shoulder dress.
…so is the white
WHO: Regina King, Amy Adams, Nadine Labaki
WHAT: Best Supporting Actress winner Regina King stunned in Oscar de la Renta dress paired with Chopard jewellery and Christian Louboutin white shoes. Amy Adams also went white in a custom made Atelier Versace beaded dress and Cartier jewels. Lebanese film director Nadine Labaki wore off white Elie Saab Haute Couture gown.
Pink all the way
WHO: KiKi Layne, Maya Rudolph, Gemma Chan, Angela Bassett
WHAT: Performing artist KiKi Layne wore custom made pink Atelier Versace dress with asymmetric shoulder detail. On the other side, Maya Rudolph was bold in pink florals by Giambattista Valli. Gemma Chan wore an oversized gown from Valentino Haute Couture SS19 collection designed by Pierpaolo Piccioli, while Angela Bassett opted for a custom Reem Acra gown.
WHO: Ashley Graham, Lady Gaga
WHAT: Ashley wore custom Zac Posen black mermaid-style gown paired with Sophia Webster shoes, while Oscar winner Lady Gaga chose a silk bustier dress with engineered corset by Alexander McQueen and Tiffany & Co. jewellery.
From coral to wine
WHO: Helen Mirren, Jennifer Hudson, Marina de Tavira
WHAT: Hellen Mirren opted for a long tulle dress designed by Bert and Guyon for Schiaparelli Haute Couture. Jennifer Hudson also chose Couture, a soft red frilled gown by Ellie Saab’s, while Best Supporting Actress nominee Marina de Tavira wore J. Mendel dress from AW19 collection.
WHO: Jennifer Lopez, Molly Simms, Brie Larson
WHAT: J.Lo made an appearance in a Tom Ford embroidered mirror mosaic dress paired with Jimmy Choo sandals. Actress and model Molly Simms wore a Zuhair Murad gown, while previous Award Winner Brie Larson went with Celine by Hedi Slimane dress and, again, Jimmy Choo shoes.