The celebs have been bringing their style A-game to this year’s awards season, but which ladies (and gents) got it right at the most important night of all? Put aside the announcement blunder for a short amount of time (as jaw-dropping as it was) and let’s focus on all the ruffles, necklines and tuxedoes…
Best Old School Glamour
Attendees have many choices of avenue to go down when it comes to Oscar dresses and one of those avenues is channelling the spirit of old school Hollywood. This year no one did it better than Hidden Figures’ Taraji P. Henson with a black Alberta Ferretti dress that had the wow factor and then some. Plus excellent choice of necklace to set it all off, we might add.
The necklines on Oscar dresses don’t have to plunging to work, and this was demonstrated in the best possible way by Best Actress nominee Ruth Negga. Her red Valentino gown is a strong contender for dress of the evening, so let’s she’ll be a regular on red carpets for many years to come.
Last year’s Best Actress award winner Brie Larson showed her 2016 choice was no fluke with perhaps the best ruffles on display all evening. Her black Oscar de la Renta dress somehow managed to make a statement without being splashy, showing Ms Larson is as stylish as she is talented.
Not that’s there’s anything wrong with being splashy and dramatic, and if you get is right, boy do you get it right. This year’s dress that is perhaps most deserving of a standing ovation was worn by another Hidden Figures cast member, Janelle Monae, looking glorious in her fantastic Ellie Saab Couture number.
Auli’i Cravalho, the girl who is the voice of Moana, showed us all that she’s here to stay, both with her impressive pipes and her fashion choices. This white and gold Rubin Singer dress beat many more seasoned attendees in the style stakes and prompts us all to ask the question ‘why couldn’t we have been this fashionable at 16?’
You wouldn’t have thought this white Calvin Klein cocktail dress would be the obvious partner for a matching cape/train, but somehow Best Supporting Actress nominee Naomie Harris managed to pull it off with aplomb.
Granted, it’s not difficult to get the tuxedo wrong, but Riz Ahmed deserves some credit for adding another layer of style to his with a royal blue Ermenegildo Zegna Couture suit. It’s always nice to see Brits take Hollywood by storm, both on screen and in the style stakes.
Can we all agree that 2017 was a glorious Oscar gown year? We very few clangers in the mix, it’s nice to be spoilt for choice when it comes dress of the evening for a change. We think Ruth Negga just about pips everyone else to the post, but anyone one of these could have gone home with the award for Best Dressed. Well done Hollywood ladies and gents!
By Anna Scott, 27th February 2017