Oscars 2014: Red carpet hits and misses
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There are million things to talk about regarding last night’s Oscars 2014 extravaganza, besides and actors and actresses who took home the coveted golden statues.
How about Ellen DeGeneres' impromptu selfie that set the record for the most-retweeted post ever with 2 million retweets which temporarily disrupted Twitter?
Or Ellen ordering pizza for the show’s attendees and then passing Pharrell William's hat around, and Jennifer Lawrence tripping again – but this time not going up on stage, but getting out of her car?
The American Hustle star may have cut her shin, but no blood stain was seen on her stunning orange-red strapless peplum dress from Dior, as she was one of the best dressed ladies of the evening.
Fashion’s newest darling and breakout star Lupita Nyong’o took home the statue for top actress in a supporting role in 12 Years a Slave and she was another of the best dressed who dominated the red carpet with a pale ice blue pleated Prada goddess gown (the color reminded her of Nairobi) and a sparkly gold-and-diamond headband from Fred Leighton.
You can bet that fashion designers will be vying to get this gorgeous African actress to become the face of their upcoming campaigns.
Cate Blanchett was absolutely regal wearing a heavily silver embellished semi-sheer, cap-sleeve gown by Giorgio Armani when she collected her Oscar for best actress in “Blue Jasmine.”
Amy Adams may have lost the Oscar for her role in American Hustle, but she was a knockout in a very sophisticated tuxedo-inspired strapless navy blue gown by Gucci, with peplum detail and a small train.
Also going with midnight blue was Sandra Bullock who wore a fabulous draped Alexander McQueen frock with a sweetheart neckline, as the science fiction thriller Gravity took home a whopping seven Oscars.
Very honorable mentions for the best dressed go to Charlize Theron in a unique and dramatic black mermaid skirted style dress by Christian Dior, with its nude straps, giving the dress an illusion of being strapless.
Kate Hudson went old school Hollywood glamour with a slinky gown with shrouded cape Atelier Versace gown, while Scandal’s star, the very pregnant Kerry Washington who wore a muted lavender colored draped colored gown by Jason Wu, outshining also pregnant Olivia Wilde who went with a black dress.
Fortunately red carpet faux pas were few and far between in the 86th annual Oscars, and they were more safe and blah than anything else.
Anne Hathaway and Julia Roberts were both elegant in long black gowns, but they could have chosen a little bit better, with Anne better off leaving home the crystal embroidered bodice breastplate on her Gucci halter dress, while Julia’s Givenchy lacy number was slightly baggy or maybe it was the peplum that made it appear that way.
Meryl Streep, the queen of Oscar nominations wore a black and white off the shoulder Lanvin frock that lacked any real wow factor, while Glenn Close opted for a beautiful black mermaid gown with a bolero jacket by Zac Posen but on the actress just didn’t stand out.
Penelope Cruz went to toga party instead of Oscar night in a pink Giambattista Valli, while the talk of the evening regarding style had to Liza Minelli.
Liza wore a cobalt blue pants suit with asymmetrical sleeves and a matching streak of electric blue in her hair, but at 67 going braless and seeing nipples jutting out from underneath the silky fabric doesn’t quite cut it, no matter how legendary and iconic you are.