If we didn’t know any better, we’d think it was spring based on how many pastel gowns and frothy confections made their way into this installment of Best-Dressed Celebrities – but really, romanticism was at the heart of the red carpet last week. This edit tapped into Old Hollywood style tropes that have only appreciated in value over the years: the plunge-front gown, the dazzling red lip, the gamine frock. Vote in the poll, below, to let us know which look gets your pulse racing the most.
Look by Dior
We love a cape moment on the red carpet – there are surprisingly few of them – and Gwyneth Paltrow approached hers like a pro by allowing her cape and dress to blend into one overall silhouette.
Gown by Mugler
Dang, Rita Ora. Either she was doing her best impression of the goddess Nike of Samothrace (whom you might remember from Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s very compelling music video) or just feeling a feathered look. Either way, she nailed it.
Gown by Oscar de la Renta
Embellishment brought a frosted edge to Amber Heard’s ethereal gown, while a deep-red lip kept her look rooted in Old Hollywood glamour. Can you say “smoldering”?
Gown by J. Mendel
Scarlett Johansson’s red carpet appearances are a little rarer than they used to be, but she still knows how to pull a look together that is sophisticated, glamorous, and classically her.
Dress by Brock Collection
Life imitated art as Suki Waterhouse attended the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2018, posing against a floral backdrop in this femme, flirty dress by Brock Collection.