While the stars descended on L.A for the most glamorous night in showbiz, Flannels HQ waited patiently to see who would own the red carpet at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Our Marketing Executive, Danielle and Photographer, Beth talk us though their best dressed of the night.
Emma Stone in Elie Saab
Beth: The undisputed queen of the red carpet this year has got to be Emma Stone - we have never seen a bad outfit from her and last night’s Oscars look was no exception. The golden colour of her intricately embellished Elie Saab gown was offset beautifully against her red hair creating a match made in heaven!
Lupita Nyongo in custom made Calvin Klein by Francisco Costa
Danielle: Since bursting onto the scene last year, Lupita Nyong’o has become one to watch in the style stakes, always willing to take a risk and pulling it off 99% of the time. Despite not having a film up for nomination this year the actress made sure she was still a talking-point as she sashayed down the carpet in a custom-made Calvin Klein by Francisco Costa dress made from 6,000 pearls – quite literally show stopping.
Jennifer Lopez in Elie Sabb
Beth: Encapsulating the romanticism of the evening Jennifer Lopez appeared in yet another Elie Saab Couture gown, the daring plunging neckline was off set by the full skirt. In a nude hue that accentuated her skin tone perfectly the red carpet veteran has proved she still has what it takes to wow at the awards season. The starlet even managed to avoid what could have been an awkward red-carpet moment as Actor Robert Duvall’s wife Luciana, wore the same dress in a slightly different colour!
Rosamund Pike in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci
Danielle: Most definitely my favourite of the night, Rosamund saved her best outfit of the entire awards season until last with this divine red lace creation from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. She has nailed old Hollywood glamour in a gown that shows of her stunning figure to perfection! Usually shoes in the same hue would be overkill but her matching red sandals worked perfectly and barely-there earrings were all that she needed to finish off this breath-taking look.
Eddie Redmayne in bespoke Alexander McQueen
Danielle: Eddie Redmayne can do no wrong! The British actor made us all proud not only picking up the coveted Best Actor award for his portrayal of Professor Steven Hawking in The Theory or Everything but he was also flying the flag for Britain wearing a bespoke navy blue and black lapel tuxedo by Alexander McQueen. I can’t see there ever being a point where Mr Redmayne doesn’t top the Best Dressed Men lists – his choice of fabrications, colours and the fit of his suiting is always on point!
David Oyelowo in Dolce & Gabbana
Beth: Straying from the more conventional choice, David Oyelowo wore a red Dolce and Gabbana three piece suit showing that taking risks should not just be left to the women of the red carpet. He has remained consistent throughout awards season, always stepping away from the traditional and opting for something more unusual.
Danielle: Despite missing out on the Best Actor spot, Benedict was a winner in the style-stakes! The newly married star looked debonair in monochrome, pairing a white dinner jacket and shirt with black trousers and footwear. He didn’t miss a trick even matching his black bow-tie to his pocket square – the epitome of an English gent. Wife Sophie Hunter was another lady in red wearing a dress by Lanvin.
Neil Patrick Harris in Brunello Cucinelli
Beth: In a suitably stand-out ensemble, the host of the evening Neil Patrick Harris really looked the part in a light grey Brunello Cucinelli suit. Taking to the role with ease, I have a feeling this wont be the last time he hosts the event of the season. His husband David Burtka was also dressed for the occasion looking dapper in a white Calvin Klein tux.
Eddie Redmayne – Best Actor for The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Best Actress for Still Alice
J.K Simmons – Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash
Patricia Arquette – Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood
Birdman - Best Picture
Alejandro Inarritu for Birdman - Best Director
Birdman - Best Cinematography
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Best Make-Up and Hairstyling
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Best Costume Design
Whiplash - Best Film Editing