Everyone is waiting is anticipating. Stylists are going gaga over the dresses to give to the Hollywood stars for their attendance in the most prestigious awards night in the world. Yet before they step in
Everyone is waiting is anticipating. Stylists are going gaga over the dresses to give to the Hollywood stars for their attendance in the most prestigious awards night in the world. Yet before they step in the 87th Academy Awards’ red carpet, Velvet decided to take a look back at the best-dressed stunners that graced Oscars in the last ten years.
The year’s breakout star who won the Best Actress award for the film Twelve Years a Slave was the night’s fashion darling, proving her newfound status in a breathtaking blue pleated, plunging Prada dress.
Cameras couldn’t quite capture just how striking Jennifer Lawrence’s tiered, blush-hued Dior Couture gown really was. Though the starlet infamously tumbled while making her way up the stairs to accept her Best Actress award for Silver Lining’s Playbook, she was a winner every step of the way.
Who would have forgotten the infamous Jolie pose in her appearance in that year’s Oscars’ red carpet? Vampish in black velvet, Mrs. Brad Pitt’s Atelier Versace gown was just that: extremely ‘Jolie’ and decadently chic.
Before the onset of pregnant stars in A-list red carpet, Best Actress winner and then-expecting mom, Natalie Portman had shown how to rock a draped chiffon Rodarte number. Perfect for a glamorous pregnancy, it was rather timeless than avant-garde.
We love the way Jennifer Lopez commands the red carpet in dramatic dresses, and her choice this year was no exception. Yet rather than going sexy (down-to-there Versace, anyone?), the diva went spectacular in a full-on princess-shaped icy pink Armani Prive confection with a Swarovski crystal-studded waterfall train. Jennifer Lopez looks glam in a structural Armani Privé gown, Bulgari and Cartier jewels, and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes.
The Spanish beauty channeled Audrey Hepburn in the best way possible when she accepted her Best Supporting Actress award for Vicky Cristina Barcelona in a vintage, romantic Pierre Balmain gown.
This ivory mermaid-like Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2008 Couture gown on Marion Cotillard was simply stunning, showing the rest how one should channel a fishtail hem and the scale-esque embroidery. The look was complete with Chopard jewels and a Daniel Swarovski bag.
Her beauty is classic and to enstill it more, this Academy Award winner wore a red gown by Balenciaga’s former designer Nicolas Ghesquière on the red carpet. Nicole was indeed an immaculate sight.
Wearing colours on the red carpet is risky, so wearing bold and bright colours could end in either a hit or a miss. Thankfully, Michelle Williams’ charms complemened the sunny yellow Vera Wang dress that became the talk of the moment in 2006.
Perhaps inspiring fellow actors, Cate Blanchett always shows a willingness to take risks with fashion, and, in 2005, the result was the unexpected yet mesmerising combination of a pale yellow taffeta dress with burgundy sash by Valentino Couture.