Last night, I dutifully watched the Red Carpet coverage prior to the Academy Awards. Fashion-wise, I thought that this year was one of the most elegant, sophisticated awards shows in recent memory.
A few choices did leave me puzzled. For example, even the stunning Olivia Wilde could not pull off a dramatic, but ultimately unflattering, cream-colored Valentino gown.
And, while I absolutely loved the yellow custom-made Louis Vuitton worn by Alicia Vikander, I felt it was not quite “enough” somehow. She looked a little like a child playing dress-up — charming, of course, but nonetheless a miss for me.
Also, Kerry Washington, whose style generally makes me swoon, was a bit of a disappointment in a graphic black and white ensemble. My instant reaction was that the black leather top resembled (unfortunately) a Batman costume.
But, the hits more than made up for the misses. Above are a few of my personal faves — a mix of seriously sleek and slightly more whimsical feminine looks. My other top picks include the always gorgeous Jennifer Garner, stunning in ruffles Brie Larson, and dramatic Sophia Vergara.
Who were your Oscar winners?
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