Oscar’s 2014 Red Carpet Glitz
Now that the 2014 Academy Awards are over and the hoopla has died down, we can take a restful look back at some of the Red Carpet glitz. The Oscars represents Hollywood’s ultimate night of glamour, so let’s take a stroll down the carpet to see who pulled it off and who didn’t.
The dominate color palette of the night seemed to be off-whites, nudes, creams, and golds. I have to admit that these aren’t my favorites. In my opinion, if your dress matches your skin tone then it’ll be lost. The point of wearing a spectacular gown, especially on Oscar night, is to have it shine and be noticed. Portia de Rossi is the exception here, because she chose a halter style cream cut-out knock out! The pattern lines of the gown allow the eye to travel upward to her neck, then continued up her high hair style creating a wonderful statuesque look.
There was plenty of color also represented on the Red Carpet. We saw a range of blues, reds, blacks, and a few prints. So far, there has been mixed reviews on the majority of these gowns. Some have called Jennifer Lawrence’s one of the worst, and I beg to differ. Her red strapless with faux pockets is an elegant classic design, leaps and bounds above her Golden Globe gown, but more streamlined than last year’s Oscar gown. Remember, her main goal for the night was not to trip on her gown, as she did last year, but alas even this red stunner tripped her up.
The fella’s on the Red Carpet were just as debonair, as the ladies were beautiful. I’m of the opinion that an event as special as the Oscar’s demands a bow tie, a long tie just won’t cut it. I’m still undecided on the white jacket black trouser look. I guess I feel that if you can’t look like Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, then why try. Congrats to all the Oscar winners and to all the Red Carpet stunners!