Well, that was boring. Going host-less felt like a flop to me. I didn’t think it would make much of a difference as the host doesn’t appear much after the opening segment, but that’s often one of the best parts. It set the scene for the whole show that resulted in a bit of a yawn fest. Adam Lambert and Queen, Rami Malek’s speech, and of course Lady Gaga, and Bradley Cooper’s performance were notable highlights of the night.
Pinks, fuchsia, and tulle were some big trends you saw on the red carpet. I’ve never been a huge fan of over the top poof, I appreciate structure and fit so much more. There was a lot of variety on the red carpet last night, from bold looks to old Hollywood glam, there was something for everyone’s taste. Here were my favourites of the night.
Lady Gaga in Alexander McQueen
Lady Gaga did old Hollywood glam with her personal edgy touch weaved in. The black gown and exaggerated hips felt very McQueen, I couldn’t imagine a better designer for Lady Gaga to wear. While the dresses are normally what I’m drawn to, the 128.54 carat Tiffany Necklace she wore could not be overlooked. I truly have no words. I couldn’t imagine being the third person to ever wear something like that. Audrey Hepburn was the last person to wear it for the promotional poster for Breakfast at Tiffany’s – fifty seven years ago.
Emilia Clarke in Balmain
The Mother of Dragons came looking like the Queen she is. I am partial to neutral colours a lot of the time but this lilac coloured dress is absolutely stunning. I love her short slicked back hair, it’s certainly a stark (well suited pun) contrast to what we are used to seeing from her as Khaleesi.
Regina King in Oscar de la Renta
My god does she look good. I am a sucker for a white dress and high slit. She came looking like a winner and left as one for Best Supporting Actress. Regina King slayed this award season on the red carpet and this look was the cherry on top.
Michelle Yeoh in Elie Saab
Elie Saab makes Princess dresses. If I ever had a chance to wear one, I imagine that is how I would feel in it. They are always so feminine and everything you would want in a gown for a night like this. The neckline and off the shoulder cut are so flattering on Michelle Yeoh. The dress was accessorized perfectly with her jewelry and clutch to complete the whole look.
Amandla Stenberg in Miu Miu
If it’s 20’s inspired, it’s on my best dressed list. She went head to toe flapper girl with the finger waves and all and I love it. I appreciate the minimal make up and accessories to keep the dress as the focal point. Beautiful.
Men of the Oscars
The men came to play! I have always wanted to feature men on my best dressed list but I never felt like anything has been good enough – until now. There was colour, there was sequins, there was bias cut jackets, and hell yes to Billy Porter’s androgynous look. I love how creative they got, and I can’t wait to see this carried over in years to come.
That wraps up the 2019 award show season. Now, to go see some of these movies that won!