As always, many folks changed for the after parties and there was the requisite number of models and TV stars who didn’t get the official red carpet invite. Let’s take a look at some of the best post-Oscars looks!
Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair MuradEmbed from Getty Images
J. Lo rarely wows me, and I thought she looked like a broken disco ball at the ceremony, but the colors and construction of this Zuhair Murad are completely gorgeous and eye-catching, without veering into her usual sheer/naked/over-the-top territory.
Glenn Close in Armani PrivéEmbed from Getty Images
I was one of the few people who really liked her golden Carolina Herrera from the ceremony – though I understand why she changed, since it apparently weighed a whopping 42 pounds! I like this a lot, although wish it were a black dress underneath the starry cape instead of a jumpsuit. Overall though, an “A” for Glenn on Oscars night!
Kate Bosworth in Cong TriEmbed from Getty Images
I had never heard of this designer before – he’s Vietnamese and just made his major fashion week debut in New York with this dress leading the runway show. It’s absolutely gorgeous and Kate looks radiant. This is the third year in a row I have loved what she’s worn to the Vanity Fair party.
Jaime King in SchiaparelliEmbed from Getty Images
Very glamorous and “Great Gatsby-esque”!
Constance Wu in Atelier VersaceEmbed from Getty Images
Constance stuck with Versace again for the after parties, and I am very torn between loving the retro glamour and envisioning a poor dead bird slung over her shoulder.
Sarah Hyland in Zac PosenEmbed from Getty Images
Sarah looks fabulous in this color and the turquoise earrings are a great touch.
Zoey Deutch in Armani PrivéEmbed from Getty Images
This is the same basic idea as Sarah’s dress, but with better execution. I like both, but give me a full skirt over a column dress any day!
Selma Blair in Ralph and RussoEmbed from Getty Images
This was a big moment for Selma Blair, who was making her first red carpet appearance since her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. She was understandably very emotional about the whole thing, and I am thrilled to see her looking so happy and healthy. I have to think if I was making my dramatic return to the red carpet, I too would go for a cape.
Lupita Nyong’o in Oscar de la RentaEmbed from Getty Images
I simply can’t resist feathers. Even when there are so, sooo many of them.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in VersaceEmbed from Getty Images
This dress is like liquid sex – but it doesn’t stoop to sheerness or nudity to get there. I love that.
Taylor Hill in Ralph LaurenEmbed from Getty Images
I feel like Taylor is about to perform a delightful tap routine for me and I absolutely love it! Someone throw her a top hat and Selma Blair’s cane!
Sara Sampaio in Armani PrivéEmbed from Getty Images
I’m obsessed with this cobalt blue cocktail dress. It’s so unique.
Toni Garrn in Jean-Louis SabajiEmbed from Getty Images
Here’s the thing: I don’t love this, BUT, if the “sheer” trend is here to stay, this is how I want it to be done. It gives the illusion of sheerness, while still leaving something to the imagination.
Jasmine Tookes in Zuhair MuradEmbed from Getty Images
Diana Agron in Armani PrivéEmbed from Getty Images
If you can’t tell, the detailing around the neckline is a trumpet with music notes coming out of it, and that is just delightful.
Cynthia Erivo in Mary KatrantzouEmbed from Getty Images
I’ve been a huge fan of Mary Katrantzou since her debut back in 2009 because of her commitment to insanely decadent patterns and gorgeous tromp l’oeil designs. This dress, which evokes an art deco perfume bottle, is from her 10th anniversary collection and I am thrilled to see someone with real sartorial balls like Cynthia taking it out for a spin.
Tina Fey in J. MendelEmbed from Getty Images
Tina is 2 for 2 on Oscars night, plus, she gets to wear sneakers! Gorgeous and comfy!
Joey King in Yanina CoutureEmbed from Getty Images
Apparently the profiles sketched onto this gown are of great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and his wife. I adore this, but with a strong objection to the unecessary illulsion netting around the neckline. I would love to see if with just simple black straps.
Camila Mendes in Lela RoseEmbed from Getty Images
Gorgeous. Lela Rose is so good at florals.
Tiffany Haddish in Rami KadiEmbed from Getty Images
I hate her hair here – it just makes her look so much older than she is – but this dress is tremendous fun.
Diane Lane in Gabriela HearstEmbed from Getty Images
This is very classic and sleek, but like Tffany’s hair, I must object to the geriatric shoes. They bring the whole look down a notch.
Michelle Yeoh in Elie SaabEmbed from Getty Images
I love that Michelle loves Elie. She knows she looks good in his designs, and why fix it if it ain’t broke? I love the more casual, winter-y vibes this is giving with the boots and high collar. This is a red carpet to after parties change that totally makes sense to me.
Caitriona Balfe in DundasEmbed from Getty Images
I ♥ this!
Cobie Smulders in Elie SaabEmbed from Getty Images
I always appreciate seeing colors that aren’t red carpet staples – and seafoam green isn’t worn nearly enough.
Mireille Enos in J. MendelEmbed from Getty Images
I always forget how glamorous Mireille is, mostly because I know her from “The Killing” in which she wears a series of heinously bulky and unflattering Fair Isle sweaters. She looks fabulous here.
Kiersey Clemons in Armani PrivéEmbed from Getty Images
I don’t know if it’s just that I adore the classic glamour of Armani, but this is the rare jumpsuit that I actually like.
Pom Klementieff in PradaEmbed from Getty Images
This is simple, but executed well, and doesn’t fall into Prada’s frequent trap of mangling women’s chests.
Shay Mitchell in LabourjoisieEmbed from Getty Images
This is FIRE. She’s just stunning. Also, I miss “Pretty Little Liars”. I loved that absurd, infuriating, idiotic show. There’s a giant “ridiculous teen drama” shaped hole in my heart these days.
Isla Fisher in Jonathan SimkhaiEmbed from Getty Images
This is lovely, and somewhat reminiscent of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Versace.
Juliette Lewis in Miu MiuEmbed from Getty Images
Hot damn, this is the first time Juliette Lewis has looked quirky, but not kooky, in a longtime! Miu Miu is a good fit for her.
Samira Wiley in Thai NguyenEmbed from Getty Images
Samira largely sticks to variations on this very dress, and it works on her.
Marcia Gay Harden in Tadashi ShojiEmbed from Getty Images
It’s somewhat hard to tell, but the sparkling patterns on this Tadashi Shoji are constellations. I have been waiting for someone to wear this and I love it.
Chrissy Teigan in MarchesaEmbed from Getty Images
This will probably be unpopular, but I love this retro, feathered Marchesa. It looks tactile, in a very pleasing way.
Ava DuVernay in HarbisonEmbed from Getty Images
Ava literally always looks good. Like Samira above, she tends to stick to a general aesthetic: full coverage, full skirt, monochrome with pops of color – and honestly I adore it.
Maude Apatow in Huishan ZhangEmbed from Getty Images
Maude is the daughter of Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, a woman whose style I generally adore. I am happy to report that she has inherited her mothers instincts – although I would love to see her hair pulled back for this look.