My love of Oscar fashion
I am back in my home and my bed, but I still miss LA a bit particularly tonight as I am watching the Oscars. It could not have started better to see my fellow Missourian; Mizzou alum and hall pass win his first acting Oscar. Congrats Brad. Way to start the show.
Let’s begin with the trends. First was statement necklaces. I thought Zazie Beetz’s was the best. Black & pink also was a statement and was worn by best supporting actress winner Laura Dern in Armani and my best dressed winner Caitriona Balfe who also showed off the sheer trend beautifully. (Outlander starts Feb. 16).
Capes are still trending, and I thought Natalie Portman did it the best. My latest blog on wedding fashion shows a beautiful wedding dress with cape. I think the cape is moving from a trend to a staple.
I also want to mention Janelle Monae who wore the most original outfit which was surprisingly by Ralph Lauren. I adore her style. And I want to call our Kristen Wiig. I thought her architectural red Valentino with black leather long gloves was fabulous. Her hair and jewelry were perfect. Best I have ever seen her look. Talk about a woman discovering style.
Chanel ruled the carpet. From Billie Eilish’s overdone, oversized outfit to Lucy Boynton’ fabulous look (closely followed by Penelope Cruz) the black & white of classic Chanel made we want to pull my jacket out of the closet.
I also thought Louis Vuitton did a great job with its red sustainable dress worn by Katilyn Dever.
For men, one thing I learned recently on Project Runway is that a tux is defined by a satin a lapel. I loved the white dinner jacket and it was nice to see one on Ryan Seacrest.
I don’t have a worst look for this Oscars, but I do have a shame on you award for Mr. Chalamet. This is the Oscars not the Grammys. Dress accordingly.