2019 Oscars Fashion Recap

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As the 91st Academy Awards wrapped up on Sunday, what we remembered most are the bold fashion statements made by actors on the Red Carpet before the show commenced! Together we noticed three hot trends that made an appearance at the Oscars this weekend. So without further adieu, let’s analyze:

Metallic

One common theme was the powerful metallic gowns worn by many of the A-listers. Their gold and silver sheens dazzled viewers. Some were reflective, seen in JLo’s Tom Ford look, appearing as many mosaic mirrors perfectly placed together. Then we had Brie Larson wearing Hedi Slimane, embodying a sleek warrior with her gleaming “armour” worn effortlessly from neck to toe. Finally, Emma Stone – present at the Oscars for the film The Favourite – brought a touch of color to the metallic party, wearing a Louis Vuitton gown covered with deep amber sequins. Her statement shoulder pieces attracted viewers to the sparkle captured in her dress and eyes.

The “New” Tuxedo

This year the classic tux was out done! The Today Show coined the phrase “The New Tuxedo” to describe the incredible twists on the suit, a piece traditionally worn by men. Now anyone can wear the pants! First we had Billy Porter, who was slaying a “tux gone ball gown,” redefining fashion and displaying fierceness beyond measure. Colorful velvet jackets also seemed to be in style this year, with Stephan James from If Beale Street Could Talk owning a red and white tuxedo look. Finally, Awkwafina stole the show in a sparkly pink tuxedo!

 

Color

From brights to pastels, colorful gowns dominated the red carpet. First we had Gemma Chan who wowed onlookers in her unique, hot pink Valentino piece. The vibrancy captured in this look was unparalleled; Chan, while fully covered, appeared light as a “pink parachute,” defined by Harper Bazaar. Next we had Rachel Chu, whose bright yellow gown reminded us of the elegant Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Flow and wisp carried her down the carpet, adding a lightness to the graceful statement made by the bold yellow color. Finally, we had Laura Harrier who strutted down the runway in a baby-blue Louis Vuitton dress covered in Swarovski crystals. Not only was the gown a subtle yet enchanting color, it was an ethically made, eco-responsible design, embodying sustainable fashion beautifully.

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