Some might say that fashion at the Oscars this season was underwhelming. Simple dresses with nice fits in basic colours like ivory and navy; we’ve seen it before and it just doesn’t excite audiences as much anymore.
But at the end of the day, the Oscars will always be a big influence on fashion every year. When you have trend-setting actresses, or should I say icons, wearing the most lavish and ornate garments around, it’s hard not to make an impact.
The star with the greatest fashion influence of the award season has effortlessly been Lupita Nyong’o. A newcomer to the red carpet scene (but an immediate gem) has designers and photographers wishing to dress her and capture her look. Last night her Cinderella inspired Prada dress, complete with headband, was the perfect contrast to the bright colours she’s worn over the last few months (did anyone see the United Colors of Lupita image posted on her facebook page?). This dress truly made her look like an award winning princess. Makes you wish you could one day wear a dreamy dress like that (my personal favourite look of the night).
Cate Blanchett also looked like a pearlescent princess in her shell like embroidered Armani dress. Not necessarily a more risky show stopping number like we are sometimes used to seeing on Blanchett, however she looked beautiful accepting her award in it. I think it’s safe to say the best lead and supporting actresses were at the top of their game in their films and on the red carpet this year.
A few other stunning stars include Jennifer Lawrence in her sleek red Dior number, a nice change from the white gowns we are used to seeing her wear. Meryl Streep, a woman who can do no wrong, looked absolutely stunning in Lanvin, and as always wore her confidence on her sleeve as she should. Emma Watson (although not a nominee) consistently dazzles us on the red carpet with ease and grace, showing up the other stars of her generation. She wore a glimmering gunmetal dress from Vera Wang which we see as the type of shimmer becoming a prominent trend for upcoming holiday and evening wear looks.
TÉLIO has many fabrics perfect for eveningwear looks similar to these amazing red carpet Styles. From subtly shiny chiffons to the perfect structured fabric to create a peplum, the styles below can provide the perfect medium to create a red carpet look.
Mediarun Digital (a London digital media agency) created an infographic for every dress worn by best actress on Oscar night throughout history, a simple and beautiful way to capture fashion throughout time. We posted this on our Facebook page on Friday but take a look at it here! Soon we will see Blanchett’s dress among these many other memorable garments.
Until next year!