(Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior, Emma Watson in Vera Wang, Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace, Lupita Nyong’o in Prada, Lady Gaga in Versace and Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé)
The Academy Awards is a renowned event and something many of us keep an eye on as it comes around each year. Be it to see our favourite actors and actresses picking up their statuettes, to honour the hardworking directors and design teams of the film industry or to witness the beautiful display of fashionable gowns of those gracing the red carpet.
For the 2014 Oscars we saw lots of neutral and pastel colours on display, proving to be simply glamorous as spring creeps back.
Jennifer Lawrence appeared bold and beautiful in her peplum Christian Dior, a more modern approach to the typical strapless gown. However, the elegance of the outfit did not rub off on her, taking her second tumble of the Oscars waving to the crowds upon the red carpet. In her typical and beloved Jennifer fashion she shook it off and continued in hysterics.
Emma Watson was sultry in metallic Vera Wang, teamed with red lips. However, Kate Hudson took it to the next level, stern-faced in her silky and plunging Atelier Versace dress. The delicate cape draping and striking colour make this dress simply breathtaking.
Lupita Nyong’o awed also in her pale blue custom Prada, in a gown that has been dubbed as the ‘Cinderella dress’. Although I find it a bit risqué for Disney royalty myself, with its daring and plunging neckline. However, grace bites back with the delicate and lengthy flow of the gown.
Lady Gaga toned it down in metalic Versace. The pink Art Deco gown with the addition of a lengthy chiffon scarf seemed very understated and pretty for the outrageous singer. Oh wait, she teamed it with ridiculously high platformed shoes, hello Gaga…
Last, we have Cate Blanchett in her beige and (perhaps overly) embellished Armani Privé dress. Like Nyong’o gown we have a beautiful hem and flow, the ladies of the Oscars certainly wowed this year.