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The Hits and Misses of the 2019 Oscars Red Carpet

February 25, 2019

Last night all eyes were on the 91st Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. The main event, for all serious fashionistas, was the red carpet entrance as celebrities donned in their finery strolled along, waved at adoring fans and gave interviews.

 

I have rounded up my list of sartorial hits and misses for the evening.

 

The best dressed ladies of the evening...

 

Regina King, winner of Best Actress in a Supporting Role in the movie If Beale Street Could Talk, wore a simple yet marvelous Oscar de la Renta white strapless gown with draping at the hip and a side slit.

 

Multiple Grammy award winner and presenter, Kacey Musgraves carried off a pale pink confection of layered tulle by Giambattista Valli with panache.

 

The graceful and elegant Michelle Yeoh, seen most recently in the rom-com Crazy Rich Asians, made a regal entrance in a sequin embellished blush ball gown by Elie Saab and sparkling statement jewelry by Chopard.

 

Funny lady Awkwafina, also from the cast of Crazy Rich Asians,  showed her own unique style on the red carpet in a lavender pantsuit with a ribbon bow tie created by Canadian design dream team DSquared2.

 

Last but not least,  Oscar award winner Julia Roberts made a surprise appearance to present the evening's Best Picture award to Green Book also wearing an Elie Saab design. The fluttering fuschia pink gown was as light as a spring breeze.

 

Honourable mentions go to the well decked ABC Television red carpet hosts. 

 

Maria Menounos looked like a modern day princess in a buttercup yellow deep V gown and sparkled jewels scattered throughout her hair.

 

Co-red carpet host Elaine Welteroth wowed in a sea-foam green Celia Kritharioti dress and Hueb and Le Vian jewels. Her lovely curls cascading down her back in an elegant ponytail gave us curly girls inspiration to go au natural when we get dressed up.

 

Last but not least, co-correspondent, Ashley Graham looked elegant yet sexy in an asymmetrical neckline, black strapless Zac Posen gown.

 

Now a nod to three best dressed gentlemen...

 

Singer Adam Lambert not only wowed the audience during his opening performance with mega rock band Queen, but also displayed a touch of flair in Tom Ford tuxedo, Alexander McQueen shirt with oversized cuffs and Jimmy Choo shoes.

 

British actor Nicholas Hoult, recently part of the cast of Best Picture nominated film, The Favourite, certainly turned heads in his avant garde tuxedo by Dior. 

 

Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman, made an entrance fit for a king this black and blue sequinned blazer, black cape shirt and trouser.

 

There were a few lackluster performances on the red carpet...

 

Talented actress Olivia Coleman, winner of Best Actress award for her role in The Favourite, unfortunately fell flat in the fashion department with a forest green gown with embroidered details and a massive bow at the back designed by Prada.

 

The super funny and talented actress, comedian and singer, Maya Rudolph was wearing 'a lot of look' in a  pink floral high-necked ruffled gown with cape by Giambattista Valli, Stuart Weitzman shoes and Irene Neuwirth jewels. Of course, some would say that is suited her personality to a tee.

 

The beautiful Rachel Weisz, nominated in the Best Supporting Actress role, also in The Favourite, was probably the worst dressed celebrity at the Oscars. She wore a red Givenchy Haute Couture gown with a lovely embellished tulle skirt, however the latex crop top worn over it was just appalling. 

 

All in all, it was colourful evening on the red carpet and definitely one of the best awards shows style wise!

 

Images courtesy of: Eonline.com, PopSugar.com, VanityFair.com

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