The most famous red carpet of them all. Each year we wait for the Oscars red carpet with such anticipation.
This is our top ten best dressed list. Presenting your top five ladies and who they are wearing.
In fifth place: Amandla Sternberg wearing an Art Deco inspired nude with soft grey fringe detailed Miu Miu dress. This elegant and simple gown accentuates her waist and her height through clever use of fringe detailing. This look is all about the lady not the gown. A very ladylike and youthful look.
In fourth place: Michelle Yeoh wearing Ellie Saab. This Baroque inspired gown with hand atelier metallic sequin and glass beads, paired with Michelle's soft hair and natural makeup gives her an exquisite and regal delicacy. By adding an accessory to the look through the use of a skinny belt benefits this style by bringing a contemporary element.
Our bronze medalist for this year is, Rachel Weisz in Givenchy. A delightful textural struggle in blazing red. This traditional red carpet silhouette has been innovated by the interesting play with textures. A sheer matt silk base that has been adorned with vivid razor sharp red sequins and a slippery wet cape made of latex is a cutting edge and playful Oscars red carpet look.
Our runner up is Emma Stone wearing Louis Vuitton. This is what I call a triple threat of an outfit. Emma’s gown incorporates my three favourite things, great texture, great shape and a great colour way, all have been used with such intelligent proportion, accomplishing great height, a strong feminine form with just a touch of 1980’s old school glamour.
If you are constantly being overlooked as top bet for an Oscar then come dressed one dressed as one. She may not have taken home the prize tonight at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles but she has won the golden medal for the 2019 Melbourne My Style Oscars red carpet review. Its Glenn Close in Carolina Herrera.
Etiquette tells us ladies come first. The reason for my presenting the gentleman after the ladies is on the grounds that this year the menswear on the red carpet took my breath away, so I’m saving the best for last.
At number five is Stephan James in ETRO. Stephan is wearing a traditional three piece tailored suit in sumptuous cranberry velvet. The styling impresses me with the use of a Swarovski diamond earring as a lapel pin. That is intelligent styling.
Number four is Joe Alwin in Tom Ford. The slightly oversized lapels paired with a silk cummerbund and bow tie, sets a traditional tone for the event whilst subtly hinting at a retro 1970’s coolness.
Our bronze medalist is Chadwick Boseman wearing Givenchy Haute Couture. Chadwick has taken a number of risks and I am so delighted he did. Paying homage to the 1600’s with this oversized neck tie. A man who were sequins is always going to end up in our top five. After all if you cant have fun with your fashion then what are you doing?
Silver is presented to Nicholas Hoult in Dior. The better dressed men you see the man then the detail and that is exactly what happened when I saw Nicholas. Dior are engineers of the silhouette. This suit is cut so beautifully your eye falls to Nicholas’s face first then gingerly draws it down his neck and off the the left hand side of his body. There is a beautiful rhythm to this suit, which produces a masculine strength to his physique.
The sweeping conquering hero is Christina Siriano for the distinguished ensemble designed for Billy Porter. Billy you look incredible and for this our Gold medal goes to the designer who dressed you. Congratulations to Christina Siriano the first Red Carpet award winner who wasn’t even there.
-Article written by Todd Anthony