The Academy Awards Fashion Report

On April 25, the 93rd Annual Academy Awards aired live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. The red carpet featured looks from a variety of designers, both classic and modern, and were all worn by the most popular faces in film.

In a New York Times article, Fashion Director Vanessa Friedman said, “The dress code was ‘Inspirational and Aspirational,’ and the theme of the evening was ‘Bring your movie love.’ Combine those two ideas and what do you get? Fashion derived from the event itself.”

According to Haute Le Mode, Amanda Seyfried wore a custom take on an Armani Prive gown. The original gown, from the spring 2021 collection, was in a royal blue shade with additional accessories. The dress was customized in a bright red for Seyfried’s Oscars look.

In a YouTube video, fashion critique Luke LaMarr said, “I actually like this color on her, most of the time she goes really sweet and petite and to me this is a little bit more out there. I like the tulle. I like the deep plunging neckline, I think it’s very very sweet, it’s very very lovely, and just a little bit daring for Armani.”

“I like the red, I think it’s bold and I think she looks good,” said sophomore Paige Hall. “I think it compliments her skin tone really well and is a great match for her.”

According to Marie Claire, Celeste Wait wore a take on the fall 2019 collection from Gucci. Wait’s look disregarded the additional accessories and short hemline worn with the original look and opted for a more subdued long black skirt. The dress was paired with a Gucci x Balenciaga fall 2021 crystalized heart bag.

In the same New York Times article, Friedman said, “Both Carey Mulligan and Andra Day, best actress nominees, channeled the man of the night and dressed à la statuette, in gold.”

According to Vogue, Carey Mulligan wore Valentino Haute Couture on the Oscars red carpet. This look was originally first shown as the finale piece in Valentino’s spring 2021 collection. The entire piece is made up of gold piettes, which assists in helping the gown catch light even when stationary.

In the same Youtube video, LaMarr said, “I have to say though, I feel like I’m missing just a little bit of something. Whether it’s jewelry or gloves, there were a lot of gloves in that Valentino collection, and also because of COVID-19, I feel like this is the perfect time to do gloves.”

According to Elle, Coleman Domingo wore a bright pink Versace full piece suit. The shoulders on the suit jacket and a portion of the shirt were embroidered with silver stitching. The whole look was paired with black leather shoes along with gold hardware and accessories.

“I really liked this look, you don’t normally see that bright pink color from men on the red carpet,” said sophomore Hailey Morelli. “I also really liked the pink and gold combination.”

According to Fashion Consultant Bibby Gregory, artist H.E.R wore a Dundas look inspired by a previous Prince outfit worn to the Academy Awards many years ago. The entire ensemble was done in a bright violet lace and incorporated many elements such as a pant suit, headwrap and long train.

According to CNN, “At a pandemic-era Oscars, it was never going to be business as usual on the red carpet.”

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