Oscars 2017: Best Dressed

With the red carpet event showcasing many fashion designers and their designs, all eyes were on what the stars of the 89th Academy Awards were wearing. We asked RGU students what they thought.

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With the 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the question of will La La Land break the record of most Oscars held a buzz which surrounded the night. With great nominations, the excitement was high for the results. But first, all eyes were on what the stars were wearing. With the red carpet event showcasing many fashion designers and their designs, the world was on watch for trends and who would have that show stopping outfit.

Emma Stone

Now an Oscar winner, and first to win in Givenchy since Audrey Hepburn, Emma Stone (La La Land) wore a stunning 20s vibe Givenchy Haute Couture dress with fringing, gold and glitz. This dress was perfect for her, teamed with a brown red lip, loose curls and silver jewellery. It was a perfect golden look for the Oscars. 

Journalism student Kirstin Tait said “I think Emma was dressed very classy for her win at the Oscars, but also had a cool edge to her outfit."

 

Viola Davis

 

Winner of supporting actress in Fences, Viola Davis completed the “triple crown” of acting, (having won in the Emmys, Tonys and Oscars, which even Meryl hasn’t done!) she is the first black woman to do so. In her custom Armani gown, the vibrant red was a perfect choice for this actress. The dropped down sleeved and fitted bodice with train was elegant yet hip and had the wow factor. The sleek design complemented her pixie cut, giving the outfit some edge.  With a metallic clutch and bangle, the actress looked radiant and a winner!

RGU student Sara Torre said  “I think her dress is just fabulous, she rocks any colour she wears but red suits her so well!

“The detail of the sleeveless shoulders is so nice I really like it”

Brie Larson

Styled by Cristina Ehrlich, in an Oscar de la Renta dress, Brie Larson brought a daring edge to the red carpet. With a black strapless pointed neckline, with fitted bodice the shape flattered the star wonderfully. Followed by a ruffled train and all over velvet material, it was both a classic chic and architecturally modern with the structured ruffled design. A 2016 winner, she paired the dress with red lips and soft curls pinned back to concentrate on the neckline. With a raised length, her strappy black sandals accentuated her length and figure.

A fan of Larson, student Rebecca Anderson said “Her black dress was killer, so chic and the structure was so flattering."

 

Andrew Garfield

Dressed in a Tom Ford classic black tuxedo, Andrew Garfield, nominated for Best actor in Hacksaw Ridge, looked classic and dapper on the red carpet. Keeping it classic and simple it was a good look for the actor.

 

Dev Patel

Wearing Burberry, a white suit jacket, black trousers and bow tie, this outfit was a great choice for Dev Patel. A creative take on the classic black tuxedo look, it really complemented the actor who completely pulled it off! Loved it!

 

Janelle Monae

Wearing an intricate and creative gown by Elie Saab, Janelle Monae's dress was unique with its transparent almost mesh top, with high neck and gemmed designs to cover up, and almost Aztec like colours and pattern. This dress had a strip of gems running down the front, with the skirt puffing out from the sides and intricate flakes of gold and silver. This dress was pulled off wonderfully by Janelle. Although very unique, it brought something different to the carpet.

 

With many other actors and actresses looking amazing from Hailee Steinfeld to Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Gosling and Emma Roberts, the Oscars 2017 did not disappoint. Many of the nominees and guests showcased looks that will have us talking for years to come. 

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