The Oscars red carpet offered some exciting, beautiful looks. Since I wasn’t particularly impressed by any of the movies this past year, my focus was on the night’s fashions. There were many neutral gowns, but there were also brightly colored dresses like orange-y-coral (Michelle Williams) and fuchsia (Emma Stone). Most of the dresses featured strapless necklines, feminine details and pretty trains. Here are my 10 favorite looks of the night:
Obsessed! Michelle Williams looked ravishing in an orange-y-coral, tiered Louis Vuitton dress. The gorgeous color, peplum style and soft layers made it an unexpected and beautiful choice. Her pink crocodile clutch added a pop of complimentary color that was carried into her fresh makeup of baby pink blush and lipstick. The broach at her waist and diamond necklace completed the look flawlessly.
Angelina Jolie wore Atelier Versace. I loved the neckline of this dress and the volume in the skirt. I tried (unsuccessfully) to hunt down an image of the back of the dress because what got me was a large diamond leaf brooch above the gathering. Her hair color and makeup are so beautiful too. The sky-high slit was on the verge of being too sexy, but somehow the whole ensemble still looked sophisticated enough.
Emma Stone stood out in fuchsia spring 2012 Giambattista Valli and Louis Vuitton accessories. The dress was feminine and the large bow made it young and fun.
Jessica Chastain looked beautiful in an embroidered black and gold Alexander McQueen gown. Her gorgeous red hair worked so well with this daring dress.
Glenn Close was stunning in a forest green Zac Posen fall 2012 gown. The dress fit her amazing figure (she’s 64!) perfectly, and it was made age-appropriate with a tuxedo jacket.
Kristen Wiig wore a frothy, nude J. Mendel pre-fall 2012 gown. Her soft waves, dark nails and stack of diamond bracelets created an ethereal and pretty red carpet look.
Gwyneth Paltrow in slinky, white Tom Ford with an asymmetrical neckline. I kept asking myself who else could pull off this dress so flawlessly. It was modern, fresh and fit her perfectly. The cape is pretty too, but I liked the dress better without it.
Natalie Portman’s polka dot 1954 vintage Dior Haute Couture dress was classic, but playful. Her glamorous, old Hollywood hair, amazing jewelry and box clutch complimented the dress perfectly.
Rooney Mara wore a soft Givenchy Couture dress with geometric shapes. It was a lovely, but I was really looking forward to see what she would wear and I felt like this was not daring enough. I wish she would have gone for something with color and more edge.
Best Supporting Actress Winner, Octavia Spencer looked stunning in custom, sparkly Tadashi Shoji. This dress hugged her in all the right places and accentuated her beautiful curves.
What did you think of The Oscars red carpet looks? Were you happy with the winners?
Images: Michelle: harpersbazaar.com and nydailynews.com, Angelina: celebuzz.com, Emma: celebuzz.com, Jessica: celebuzz.com, Glenn: gossipcenter.com, Kristen: stylebistro.com, Gwyneth: mirror.co.uk, Natalie: stylebistro.com, Rooney: usmagazine.com, Octavia: celebuzz.com.