Thursday, 23 February 2012
The red carpet at the Academy Awards is thought to be the high point of Hollywood fashion
First, there’s the sleek ensemble, embraced by stars like Angelina Jolie, exuding sirenworthy glamour in body-conscious gowns punctuated with simple, gold-adorned accessories.
Then there’s the one characterized by youthful bohemia, reminiscent of Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams at the 2010 Oscars. For a similarly inspired take, incorporate subtle pops of color from layered gemstones and a vibrant clutch to play up the accent hues of a printed gown.
Finally, there’s the romantic—attire characterized by pale nudes, tulle, and graceful embellishment, exemplified by both Halle Berry and Hilary Swank at last year’s awards. This Sunday we’re expecting the ever-so-glamorous trifecta to be in full effect.
Unlike those at the Grammys or the Video Music Awards, the red carpet at the Academy Awards is thought to be the high point of Hollywood fashion, showcasing a large number of jaw-dropping outfits rivaling any Fashion Week runway. But that’s not to say attendees’ buzzed-about gowns are mere clones of one another: We often see several iterations of an Oscars look.