As we all know, this year’s Oscars Award Show was “interesting”. With the uproar over the lack of diversity of nominees (#OscarsSoWhite), to the frankly, quite boring selection of movies for Best Picture, I didn’t really plan on watching.
I couldn’t help but tune in though at 11:30pm, just to see my boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio win his much-deserved Oscar. In actuality, I cheered so loud when he won that I woke up my husband. Hey! LEO DESERVED IT!
Generally, I watch the Oscars only for the fashion. I PVR the first couple of hours to see the red carpet action, then slip into a coma thanks to the countless boring speeches and categories that are too dry to watch (“Best Short Subject, Two Reel” – what? “Best Sound Mixing”? Zzzzzz).
I’ve compiled a list of my best and worst fashion picks for this year’s Oscars. Some of the dresses are truly works of art, the others are sad reminders that money cannot buy style.
Here goes – winners for Best Dressed:
Leonardo – my boyfriend, of course. My top honour goes to Leo and his perfectly tailored Armani tux. With its true black colour, peak lapel and slim fit, he looks like a bespoke gentleman. Bravo!
I LOVE THIS DRESS. I gasped when I saw it, but then again, I’m a sucker for candy-coloured dresses that take weeks to make by hand and cost tens of thousands of dollars. A true masterpiece by Armani Privé. Cate Blanchett can officially do no wrong in my style book.
Lady Gaga – you look gorgeous. Well done, Brandon Maxwell! Business in the front, elegance and class in the back!
Priyanka Chopra…I have no words. This is just too beautiful. Zuhair Murad is a genius. Very elegant, very classy. Love everything about this beautiful look on this beautiful lady.
Love this interesting cut and fit of this Valentino Haute Couture gem on Olivia Wilde. I also love the sparkling Art Deco-inspired choker!
I am in love with this orange Stella McCartney dress on Olivia Munn. It flatters her wonderfully. Wow!
Golden, snake-print gorgeousness by Tom Ford on Margot Robbie. I actually think it washes her out, but it would amazing on me!
Love this weird and wonderful Gucci tux on Jared Leto…and check out the fantastic flower neck tie! LOVE!
Sexy and stunning. The colour is beyond. Incredible. Saoirse Ronan looks stunning in this Calvin Klein number.
I absolutely love this off-white design masterpiece on Rooney Mara. A Givenchy Haute Couture gem.
…and now for Worst Dressed! BLECH!
Poor Whoopi. She looks like she hates this dress which just happens to be modelled after the historic design worn by Bette Davis in All About Eve. Her face screams “Can I go change now?” Check out the scary octopus bracelet too.
Orlando James’s tuxedo blazer defies all common sense, rhyme and reason. Tragic.
The most beautiful garbage bag I have ever seen. Enough said. Poor Kate Winslet and shame on you, Ralph Lauren!
Lily Cole’s silver Vivienne Westwood dress is made entirely from recycled plastic bottles, which probably explains why it looks like a crumpled mess. Her shoes are fantastic though.
To me, this Versace dress on Kerry Washington looks poorly made. The leather bust is ok and quite figure-flattering, but the strange, black leather half-moons really take away from the white skirt. Kerry Washington does look amazing though, especially after having her baby last year.
I hate everything about poor Alicia Vikander’s Louis Vuitton number. It’s a weird shade of yellow, the silvery detail is odd, the puffball, balloon-skirt hem is ridiculous, I don’t like her hair…it’s Dullsville. It’s too bad..she’s so pretty with lovely skin tone.
Oh noooooo. Nooooo, no, no, no, no. Heidi Klum, I am officially convinced that you have no style. You need help, my love. Too pretty to look this “Mrs. Roper”. A living, breathing, cotton candy disaster.
Do you agree with my picks? No? What are your choices for best and worst dressed? Let me know in the comments!