We all dream in gold was the theme for “The 88th Academy Awards” show or otherwise simply known as “The Oscars.” The show traditionally awards excellence in the film industry for best actor, director, picture and so on. Over the years, the Oscars red carpet pre-show has also grown into the coveted grand promenade for fashion designers, stylists and diamond jewelers to showcase the most lavish, and luxurious of ensembles. Last night was a parade of many modern trends, some successful and others just ridiculous.
The general fashion themes that played out in the most subtlest of details, happen to also be spring 2016 fashion trends. Strapless sweetheart necklines, tank top dresses, romantic ruffles, vintage vibes, lace, beaded embellishments, plunging necklines and a nod to the backless gown by Rachel McAdams, and Saoirse Ronan. Let’s examine what the best worst fashion moments were on the Oscars red carpet.
PopSugar fashion writer Samantha Sutton wrote, “Many stars opted for understated designs, wowing us with a bit of leg, a bare back, or a curve-hugging gown. It’s a sign that the times are changing, going back to subtle statements rather than loud, booming ones.”
Most successful and the best fashion moment belongs to Charlize Theron who wore an electric red low-cut Dior Haute Couture gown with matching diamond necklace. Theron didn’t miss a beat as she walked her way into the hall of iconic Hollywood gowns for eternity. The Dior dress was modern, magical and deeply rooted in Hollywood glamour, and mystic.
Kathleen Harper reporting for Hollywood Life wrote, “Charlize Theron is almost always a red carpet favorite, but at the 2016 Oscars, she just about blew every past look of hers out of the water. We couldn’t get enough of her red hot dress and long statement bauble. She truly outdid herself.”
Most ridiculous and curious fashion choice was the gown wore by the ultra famous woman (Who should know to look into the mirror before going outside) Heidi Klum. Clearly, Klum was taken hostage by romance and decided to put all of her romantic ideas into one big fashion moment. Klum has a lovely smile and radiates such joy that it’s hard to take offense with her choice that only a true romantic heart would blindly leap into.
EOnline correspondant Raleigh Burgan wrote, “It’s less about what outfit fell flat all together and more about what tweaks could potentially make for a better fitting gown. Take Sophie Turner for instance, whose Galvan dress was stunning, but could definitely have used a bit more shape to play down the ’90s vibe or Heidi Klum’s dress, which was a classic case of one too many florals.”
Understated, modern and oozing with intelligent fashion flare were actresses Saoirse Ronan, Alicia Vikander and Rooney Mara. Calvin Klein’s hand beaded Irish green gown designed and created for Ronan was truly the subtlest of nods to the holy Hollywood gown. Vikander was effervescent in her bespeckled silver sequin yellow high low dress and Mara’s ultra cool nod to the vintage 40s themed dress was pure sophistication.
Jess Cartner-Morley for The Guardian wrote, “In the end, it was always going to be Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio’s night. Yea, Leo. But mainly, Kate in her glasses on the podium? Best look of the night.”