From Yale Graduate to Oscar Winner and Red Carpet Princess – Lupita Nyong’o charts her stylish rise with Vogue.
In addition to the trending sea of pale and white looks, black also made a strong showing on tonight’s Academy Awards Red Carpet. Share your thoughts on which gowns made a splash and which were lukewarm below.
After Jennifer Lawrence’s full Dior ball gown last year, it was nice to see her in something more streamlined and elegant this year at the Academy Awards. Eschewing the night’s trending nude color palette, the Best Actress winner went for a popping red Dior number with an almost peplum finish. Another actress that went with the minimalist look was Jennifer’s co-star and fellow nominee, Amy Adams. She opted for a navy blue Gucci Prèmiere number and although this dress would have worked for numerous red carpet events, we would have loved to see Amy in a more dazzling dress tonight. She is favored to win after all.
All eyes have been on the gorgeous Lupita Nyong’o since the beginning of the awards season and the style star has not disappointed –sporting back to back envy-inducing couture over the past few months. On the biggest night of the season, the actress once again gave the red carpet her best stylish shot. Switching things up from the melange of shocking colors that she’s usually found in, Lupita made it a princess moment in a gorgeous baby blue Prada gown. With strands of silver lining the pleats of her dress and a Fred Leighton gold and diamond headband to complete the moment, there was no doubt that the nominee could hold her own even with all the heavy hitters in the background.
First came the hat, then came the shorts. Best song nominee Pharrell is not one to color inside the lines and his penchant for interesting style moments continues with this shorts tuxedo. To say this look is an unexpected one for the Oscars is an understatement but we secretly love that the artist is shaking things up in an environment that usually has everyone playing it safe.
The red carpet is officially in full swing at the 2014 Academy Awards and it looks like the dreary Los Angeles weather has affected the style choices on the red carpet. Don’t get us wrong, the dresses are pretty but nothing brings a smile to our faces than an unexpected pop of color (we’re looking at you Lupita Nyong’o). Check out the shades of white, ivory and blush that have taken over the red carpet so far…