By Lauren Paolini
and Caeley Whalen
While you may have been bummed that your favorite movies were snubbed at the 91st Academy Awards, the red carpet was certainly satisfactory.
We had a lot to say about the Grammys red carpet moments that missed the mark, but the Oscars were a breath of fresh air – fashion wise.
Don’t get confused, there were certainly some Oscar attendees who got dressed in the dark, but we’ll discuss that in a second.
You may remember Regina King from her iconic role as Rhonda in “A Cinderella Story,” and she looked amazing in a white Oscar de la Renta gown while accepting her Oscar for best supporting actress. It was definitely her turn to have a night at the ball.
“Crazy Rich Asians” star Gemma Chan, wore a neon pink, taffeta Valentino gown, with a high neck and pockets – every girl’s dream dress. Her co-star Constance Wu made a statement in a flowing yellow Versace gown. The actress’ outfit choice represented the relationship she’s had with the word and color yellow as an Asian woman.
Yalitza Aparicio, who was nominated for best actress for her role in “Roma,” was without a doubt the best-dressed star of the night.
Her mint-green, chiffon tulle, one-shoulder Rodarte gown was stunning. The rhinestone-studded dress perfectly flattered the nominee and complemented her fresh and simple hair and makeup. Sophie Lopez, Aparicio’s stylist, said everyone involved in making the custom gown wanted to make sure the design felt young and light – something Rodarte is known for.
Although this was our favorite gown, we have to give props to actress Selma Blair for walking the Vanity Fair after party red carpet with her monogrammed cane at her side. Blair looked poised and elegant despite her recent diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. Her Ralph and Russo gown and matching cape highlighted just how strong Blair really is.
But, just like every other red carpet, there were some looks that had us scratching our heads.
If you’re a Lady Gaga stan, skip ahead.
Her red carpet gown was just … off. Her custom, all-black Alexander McQueen gown looked like she had chair arms for hips, and her matching leather gloves had us thinking she was “A” from “Pretty Little Liars.”
Gaga did turn it around when she performed and accepted the award for best original song in a black Brandon Maxwell ballgown sans gloves – thank God.
Best Actress winner Olivia Colman’s Prada dress looked like it was bought in the mother-of-the-bride section from Macy’s. While her acceptance speech did not disappoint, her dress sure did.
If Colman had anything to do with the costumes for “The Favourite”… we understand why the Oscar went to “Black Panther.”
All in all, the good outweighed the bad on the Oscars red carpet. We’re just glad Kevin Hart wasn’t there.