Every year, the Academy Awards ceremony takes place at Los Angeles’s Dolby theater, where the film industry celebrates the best actors, actresses, films, directors and more. However, before the ceremony begins is the red carpet event, where the stars get to interact with the press, and pose for the cameras in their suits and gowns. This year, there were a number of stars who stood out from the crowd.
Rooney Mara stunned in a long-sleeve white laced Givenchy haute couture gown during the evening. It was no surprise that the nominee for best actress in a supporting role for her role in Carol wore Givenchy again, as Mara is a huge supporter of the French fashion house. Although the gown was long-sleeved, it included a diamond shaped cut-out in the stomach area and a center thigh slit, giving the whole look subtle sex appeal.
Margot Robbie dazzled on the red carpet wearing a long-sleeve gold Tom Ford gown. Similar to Mara’s gown, Robbie’s long-sleeve gown had a low-cut plunging V-neckline. The look was definitely one of the night’s standout pieces.
Olivia Munn kept it simple this year by wearing a muted orange one-sleeve Stella McCartney dress. In a pool of over-the-top embellished dresses, million dollar jewelry pieces and princess-style gowns, Munn exceptionally stood out on the red carpet with her uncomplicated dress, making her look very sophisticated and modern.
One of the best looks of the evening was Cate Blanchett, who wore an Armani Prive dress. The light blue dress was embellished with light teal and pink floral details, creating a 3-D feel to the whole look. Blanchett’s overall look was elaborate, elegant and refined. The actress was also voted as one of the best dressed actresses by American Vogue magazine.
Another actress who was voted as one of the best dressed in American Vogue magazine is Julianne Moore. The actress wore a black Chanel haute couture gown with embroidered detailing around the neckline and bust area. The couture gown was also recently worn by model Kendall Jenner down Chanel’s runway during the latest Paris haute couture week. However, Moore truly pulled the look off by pairing the dress with a pair of Chopard hoop earrings.
Saoirse Ronan, this year’s youngest nominee for best actress in a leading role, wore a very sexy and sophisticated dress. The deep green embellished Calvin Klein collection dress had thin shoulder straps and a plunging neckline. The dress also hugged Ronan’s body very well, complimenting her petite frame.
Charlize Theron was another red carpet standout of the evening, wearing a Christian Dior haute couture red gown. Theron is often voted on the best dressed list every year at the Academy Awards, and this year, Theron did it again. The actress’s gown was very simple, elegant and revealing with a deep plunging neckline. However, Theron paired the dramatic neckline with a long diamond Harry Winston necklace.
Perhaps the biggest standout of the night was Alicia Vikander who wore a custom Louis Vuitton yellow gown with embroidered details. As an ambassador for Louis Vuitton, it was no doubt that Vikander was going to wear a gown from the French fashion house. However, the color and the shape of the gown was a surprise. First, the color yellow isn’t often worn on the red carpet, and isn’t necessarily flattering. However, Vikander was able to pull off the look, and received lots of positive reviews on the gown. Some people even compared her to Disney’s Belle from Beauty and the Beast. The bubble cut of the dress was also a surprise, since this cut isn’t often seen on the red carpet. However, the complicated hemline of the dress didn’t detract from the overall look. Instead, it made the look a lot more interesting and tasteful.
Choosing the right gown to wear for the Academy Awards is one of the hardest decisions a celebrity may face, since it can make or break their public image. The celebrities mentioned above are sure to make red carpet history from the beautiful and elegant pieces they wore to this year’s Academy Awards.