The Academy Awards are always an enjoyable spectacle (did you see Neil Patrick Harris’s musical opening number?) but everyone knows the real show takes place on the red carpet. This season’s attendees did not disappoint, rocking the most gorgeous haute couture creations and spectacular custom gowns.
Below are the top 10 best dresses at the 2015 Oscars:
10. Anna Faris in Zuhair Murad Haute Couture
Anna looks every inch the Hollywood star she is in this stunning spangly dress. We love the belted waist and full skirt.
9. Anna Kendrick in custom Thakoon
Sometimes there’s something to be said for keeping it simple. This pretty peach number is elegant without being ostentatious. The keyhole cutout and flowy skirt are lovely.
8. Nicole Kidman in Louis Vuitton
This look is so fun! From the leg slit to the all-over sparkles to the bright red belt, she looks absolutely fantastic.
7. America Ferrera in Jenny Packham
Can you believe this gorgeous girl played the titular character on Ugly Betty? The rich green colour of her dress looks fantastic on her, and the flowy skirt makes her look like a princess.
6. Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab Haute Couture
As if J. Lo would ever wear anything less than totally glamorous! The extreme deep-V of this dress is daring, but it’s balanced out by the princessy full skirt. The gown’s tawny beige colour makes her look absolutely glowing.
5. Georgina Chapman in Marchesa
Fashion designer Georgina Chapman is the co-founder of Marchesa, so we knew she’d wear something fab. This ornately embellished dress did not disappoint! Side note: it’s refreshingly different to see something with long sleeves on the red carpet, don’t you think?
4. Luciana Duvall in Jad Ghandor
Okay, admittedly we had no idea who Luciana Duvall was when we first saw her on the red carpet (she’s an Argentine actress and director married to Robert Duvall, FYI), but she made quite the first impression. This glittery gown is the picture of Hollywood glamour.
3. Rosamund Pike in custom Givenchy Haute Couture
All we can say is “wow!” This alluring crimson confection is absolutely stunning on the Gone Girl star. From the colour to the leg slit to the waist-whittling detail, it looks absolutely wonderful on her.
2. Lupita Nyong’o in custom Calvin Klein Collection
Talk about a lovingly crafted gown! This Calvin Klein creation featured 6,000 hand-sewn pearls. The dress fits her perfectly, and its pearly hue flatters her gorgeous complexion.
1. Emma Stone in Elie Saab Haute Couture
Leave it to Emma Stone to totally knock it out of the park. This moss green dress coordinates stunningly with her dark red hair. She looks like something straight out of a fairy tale.
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