Oscars 2018: Closing Out the Red Carpet

These posts took much longer than I anticipated – battling my third virus of the winter season took up a lot of quality blogging time. Many thanks to everyone reading for their patience! Here are the rest of the red carpet looks from last Sunday’s ceremony. Stay tuned for coverage of the after parties this week, as well as some posts catching up with Kate and Meghan across the pond.

Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton

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I predicted Emma would go with something custom from Louis Vuitton – if only because everything that came down their runway was awful. I like this more than I thought I would although I wish the fit was a bit more carefully tailored.

Paz Vega in Christopher Bu

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Sometimes I wonder: am I too much of a sucker for a pattern? Because On a red carpet largely devoid of patterns, this odd dress definitely stood out, and I kinda totally love it. Is that just my addiction to patterns making me crave anything at all, or is this actually good? I don’t know. But I do know it would have been perfect for 2015’s Met Gala, “China: Through the Looking Glass”.

Sofia Carson in Giambattista Valli

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Totally lovely and totally forgettable next to Allison Janney’s red cape-adjacent gown.

Rita Moreno

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Oh my god, may we all be so lucky to be as amazing as Rita is at 86. She chose to wear the same vintage dress she wore while winning her Oscar for “West Side Story” in 1962 and both she and the garment have aged well. She looks freaking fantastic AND she’s EGOT-ed!? Some people get all the luck.

Eiza Gonzalez in Ralph Lauren

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Eiza is an up and coming Mexican actress who made a big play for It Girl status on her first major red carpet. This is a very sexy look – I could easily see it on a Hadid or a Jenner/Kardashian if they were more creative. The color is awesomely loud and the cut reminds me of Jennifer Lawrence’s red dress at the 2011 Oscars.

Andra Day in Zac Posen

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I am LIVING for her attitude – laying down on the red carpet!? Way to pull a Diddy! I am not living for this dress however. She can, and often does, carry a lot of look, but was this literally made from drapes à la Scarlett O’Hara?

Maya Rudolph in Valentino

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LOL. Did Maya forget to change out of her high priestess robes after the cult meeting?

Zendaya in Giambattista Valli

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You don’t see a lot of brown on the red carpet! I wish I liked this more, but honestly it was never going to be my favorite – it’s just not my style. As always though, she’s carrying it off with aplomb and confidence way beyond her years.

Whoopi Goldberg in Christian Siriano

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Ack, this is bad. I adore Christian Siriano and I have enormous respect for his commitment to dressing a broad spectrum of women in things that make them feel confident and beautiful. However. Whoopi is not wearing this dress; it’s wearing her. It’s a bad fit in every sense of the word.

Leslie Mann in Zac Posen

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You can always count on Leslie for a good pop of color! Very pretty.

Tiffany Haddish

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I love this woman. Before her three-peat during the telecast, she walked the red carpet wearing a traditional Eritrean in honor of her father, who passed last year. Meaningful and lovely.

 

Haley Bennett in Christian Dior

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And finallt, let’s just throw this one in the pile of “Dior’s that should never have been attempted”.

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