The 2015 Oscars afforded the world’s most dazzling, stylish stars the opportunity to flaunt their best looks of the year. With the entire world watching the Oscars’ red carpet, there is no room for error or misjudgment. This gallery rounds up the best looks from just-wrapped awards ceremony and highlights the trends of the night, like strapless red gowns and glittering nude dresses.
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Who: Jennifer Lopez wearing an Elie Saab gown
Why it works: When asked about her voluminous Elie Saab gown, Jennifer Lopez quipped that it wasn’t the kind of dress you could easily party in, given its weight and width, but it certainly cuts an impressive figure on the red carpet. Hopefully she has something else to slip into for all the star-studded after parties.
Who: Emma Stone wearing an Elie Saab gown
Why it works: Nude hues tend to wash out the appearance of fair-skinned, flame-haired beauties like Emma Stone, but a deepened tone of greenish gold actually made a positive impact on her statuesque look.
Who: Jessica Chastain wearing a Givenchy Couture gown
Why it works: Jessica Chastain rocked in a gown that not only accentuated her chest with a bowed-lip neckline, but also flaunted her hourglass figure. Bonus: This was also one of the most classic and regal looks of the night.
Who: Rosamund Pike wearing a Givenchy Couture gown
Why it works: A lot of stars favored strapless red gowns for their Oscars moment, but Pike’s dress is leagues ahead of the competition since it was elevated with impressive embroidery details.
Who: Julianne Moore wearing a Chanel gown
Why it works: Custom Chanel gowns are made for only the most high-profile clients, and Moore’s win for Best Leading Actress in “Still Alice” is as high profile as it gets. This dazzling column gown proved a confident choice for Moore last night.
Who: Chloë Grace Moretz wearing a Miu Miu gown
Why it works: A printed princess gown could not have belonged to a more charming red carpet star. Chloë Grace Moretz’s look was classic, sweet, and very becoming.
Who: Dakota Johnson wearing a Saint Laurent gown
Why it works: The “50 Shades of Grey” star opted for siren red Saint Laurent for her Oscars appearance, and we loved the simple draping and diamond strap accent. It was sophisticated without being over-the-top.
Who: Zoe Saldana wearing an Atelier Versace gown
Why it works: Zoe Saldana’s look was stunning and graceful, extracting the right amount of praise and attention from onlookers. By the way, how flattering was the draped and folded waistline?
Who: Keira Knightley wearing a Valentino Couture gown
Why it works: Keira Knightley dressed her baby bump in elegant Valentino Couture. That floaty printed gown is the stuff dreams are made of.
Who: Reese Witherspoon wearing a Tom Ford gown
Why it works: This gown exemplifies Reese Witherspoon’s red carpet style. The star prefers Old Hollywood glamour, clinging silhouettes, and off-shoulder details, and we love that she traded in her usual love of bold colors for a sophisticated monochrome instead.
Who: Marion Cotillard wearing a Dior Couture gown
Why it works: Although Marion Cotillard rocks Dior Couture like no other, this was actually a rather simple look. Laser-cut details and a small train hemline helped encourage the eye to travel across what is plainly a white column gown.
Who: Lupita Nyong’o wearing a Calvin Klein gown
Why it works: It’s hard to believe this is a Calvin Klein creation. That incredible pearl beading had us thinking it was Balmain for a second. Regardless, Nyong’o walked away with one of the night’s most glorious looks.
Who: Sienna Miller wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown
Why it works: Sienna Miller was almost unrecognizable as a red carpet seductress in a fierce and gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown. Her beauty team wins major points as well for that slicked back hairdo and amazing smoky eye.
Who: Behati Prinsloo wearing an Armani Privé gown
Why it works: As one half of a power couple, Behati Prinsloo actually upstaged her beau in a glittering gown adorned with red crystal paillettes.
Who: Gwyneth Paltrow wearing a Ralph & Russo gown
Why it works: Gwyneth Paltrow’s dress was a stunner. No one expected that a gown this gorgeous would look so good in baby pink, and we loved her daring choice of color.
Who: Nicole Kidman wearing a Louis Vuitton gown
Why it works: Nicole Kidman is no stranger to the Oscars, and opted for a functional, metallic column gown by Louis Vuitton which was enhanced by a simple red belt.
Who: Naomi Watts wearing an Armani Privé gown
Why it works: In one of the modern looks to hit the red carpet at the Oscars, Naomi Watts appeared in a youthful printed gown finished with a glossy sheen. Side and back views revealed a great halter/bandeau pairing.
Who: Jennifer Aniston wearing an Atelier Versace gown
Why it works: The always tanned and toned Jennifer Aniston knew how to enhance her golden features perfectly by reaching for an off-white Atelier Versace gown covered in eye-catching crystal embroidery.
Who: Cate Blanchett wearing a Maison Martin Margiela Couture gown
Why it works: Cate Blanchett is among the more fearless of the red carpet denizens, but this time around she opted for a stately black gown, which she amped up with a turquoise statement necklace.
Who: Kerry Washington wearing a Miu Miu gown
Why it works: Kerry Washington went classic for the Oscars, with a sleeveless peplum silhouette and textured detailing that looked effortless and gorgeous.
Who: Scarlett Johansson wearing an Atelier Versace gown
Why it works: Scarlett Johansson’s amazing curves were showcased in an emerald green gown which fit like a glove. Her necklace though? By itself it was one of the more impressive pieces on the red carpet last night.
Who: Felicity Jones wearing an Alexander McQueen gown
Why it works: There is no occasion more befitting an extravagant princess gown than the Oscars, and Felicity Jones opted for a rather amazing version that showed silver embroidery creeping up her throat.
Who: Karolina Kurkova wearing a Marchesa gown
Why it works: Karolina Kurkova’s Marchesa gown offered a frothy and spectacular backview, with a simple and elegant front view. Either way, it captured attention.