87th Annual Academy Awards: Lupita Nyong’o, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lopez, Meryl Streep and More

February 23, 2015 • Celebrity Style, Fashion Blog

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Neil Patrick Harris opened with a musical number, Patricia Arquette spoke about better wages for female actresses, and Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson sparred on the red carpet like mother and daughter.  The 87th annual Academy Awards were full of ups and downs, surprises, and predictable wins. So did the fashion follow suit? Well, that depends on how much you like white, whether red still does it for you, and if it doesn’t bother you that Jennifer Lopez wore an incredible gown that looked similar to the one worn by Robert Duvall’s wife Luciana.

Here are the gowns that wowed and wooed us on the Oscars red carpet.

Stand Alone Gowns

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy

Not sure if everyone will agree, but Jessica Chastain‘s navy blue Givenchy was my personal favorite of the evening. Perhaps it was because not too many other wore navy blue, or maybe it’s that uniquely textured neckline.

Lupita Nyong'o in Calvin Klein

Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein

It took 6,000 pearls to create Lupita Nyong’o’s incredibly textured Calvin Klein gown. Was it worth it! Hell yes! We were waiting for Lupita to wow us and she does it again. Is there anything this actress cannot wear?

Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab

Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab

I’m totally impressed by Jennifer Lopez‘s Elie Saab gown. Maybe it’s because for the first time, the risk taking by this triple threat completely paid off. The gown is incredible and the color actually doesn’t make her looked washed out at all, as it could.

Does it even matter that Robert Duvall‘s wife Luciana Pedraza wore a very similar creation?

Luciana Pedraza in Jad Ghandor

Luciana Pedraza in Jad Ghandor

Emma Stone in Elie Saab

Emma Stone in Elie Saab

Emma Stone never follows the crowd and we love her for it.

Scarlett Johansson in Atelier Versace

Scarlett Johansson in Atelier Versace

This is my an amazing color and I wish more celebs wore it on the red carpet. I would have loved to see Julianne Moore in another emerald green. If more celebs wore this shade, Scarlett Johansson probably wouldn’t look so incredible. Or maybe she would.

Rita Ora in Marchesa

Rita Ora in Marchesa

Rita Ora had three outfit changes on Oscars night but perhaps her Marchesa gown was the most spectacular. Look at this dress and the way she wears it!

More stand alone gowns in great colors…

Jennifer Hudson in Romona Keveza

Jennifer Hudson in Romona Keveza

America Ferrera in Jenny Packham

America Ferrera in Jenny Packham

Anna Kendrick in Thakoon

Anna Kendrick in Thakoon

Chloe Moretz in Miu Miu

Chloe Grace Moretz in Miu Miu

Is anyone else excited by the fact that this gown has a great print..and pockets too?

Lady Gaga in Azzedine Alaia

Lady Gaga in Azzedine Alaia

Lady Gaga felt privileged to be wearing Azzedine Alaia on the Oscars red carpet (the first time anyone had done so) and she let everyone know it. She also let everyone know she was taken by giving a shoutout to her soon-to-be-hubby Taylor Kinney. Adorable!

Not so adorable? Her red dish washing gloves. Was she taking a cue from Amal Alamuddin?

Keira Knightley in Valentino

Keira Knightley in Valentino

Is this the best we’ve ever seen Keira Knightley look? Quite possibly. Although her purple gown of past awards show was worth writing about, we think The Imitation Game actress saved the best for last. Love the ethereal look and the writing on the dress.

Jamie Chung in Yanina Couture

Jamie Chung in Yanina Couture

Don’t tell me fireworks didn’t go off in your heart when you saw this dress!

Monochrome (Black and White)

Personally, I hated the white trend on the red carpet and was hoping for more color. I think it made stars like Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, and Marion Cotillard look like washed out brides. But alas, the stars wear what they think they should wear.

Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford

Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford

Julianne Moore in Chanel

Julianne Moore in Chanel

Meryl Streep in Lanvin

Meryl Streep in Lanvin

Patricia Arquette in Rosetta Getty

Patricia Arquette in Rosetta Getty

White 

Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Zuhair Murad

Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Zuhair Murad

Marion Cotillard in Dior

Marion Cotillard in Dior

Faith Hill in J. Mendel

Faith Hill in J. Mendel

Blush 

I’m not a blush lover either, but I did appreciate Viola Davis‘ off-the-shoulder Zac Posen and Zoe Saldana’s femine form in Versace post-baby.

Viola Davis in Zac Posen

Viola Davis in Zac Posen

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

Jennifer Aniston in Atelier Versace

Jennifer Aniston in Atelier Versace

Zoe Saldana in Atelier Versace

Zoe Saldana in Atelier Versace

Oprah Winfrey in Vera Wang

Oprah Winfrey in Vera Wang

Metallics

Felicity Jones in Alexander McQueen

Felicity Jones in Alexander McQueen

Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad

Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad

Anna Faris in Zuhair Murad

Anna Faris in Zuhair Murad

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

Many critics hated Naomi WattsArmani Prive, but I thought it was great.

Laura Dern in Alberta Ferretti

Laura Dern in Alberta Ferretti

Red

Red makes itself known once again. I’ve been watching Rosamund Pike’s looks all awards season and this is certainly her best one yet. (Granted, I didn’t like the others.)

Rosamund Pike in Givenchy

Rosamund Pike in Givenchy

Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent

Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent

Everyone was talking about Dakota Johnson last night. I really wish she did something more with her hair.

Solange Knowles in Christian Siriano

Solange Knowles in Christian Siriano

Behati Prinsloo in Armani Privé

Behati Prinsloo in Armani Privé

 

– Simona Kogan

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One Response to 87th Annual Academy Awards: Lupita Nyong’o, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lopez, Meryl Streep and More

  1. A. Caamano says:

    Totally agree on the best dress being that worn by Jessica Chastain. A stellar look.

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