Oscar’s 2014 Red Carpet Glitz

Posted by Christina Stewart March 3, 2014 1 Comment 5155 views

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.

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Charlize Theron in Dior (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Kate Hudson has a thing for the shoulder pad drapes. Her Versace gown would have been 10 times better without it. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

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.

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Portia de Rossi looks perfect in this Naeem Khan gown. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Jessica Biel’s Chanel Couture gown says nothing. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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I love Julie Delpy’s Cleopatra inspired Chopard gown. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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I’m not usually a huge fan of high geometric styling, but Kristin Chenoweth’s gown is a Deco Dream. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Beautiful design and construction of Laura Dern’s gown, but again it says nothing. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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.

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Jennifer Lawrence looking elegant in Dior. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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No, no, no! There are just too many things going on with Anna Kendrick’s gown, plus pulling the Angelina leg doesn’t help. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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Lupita Nyong’o has hit her red carpet appearances out of the park this awards season and she does it again in her “Nairobi Blue” Prada gown. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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I’m always going to root for Liza Minnelli, she’s one of the few that has won each of the major awards, and I think she looks great in this shade of blue. I just wish she would have worn a bra or pasties.

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I need to know if Karen O’s gown is vintage or who designed it, because she rocked this bias cut 1930’s Glam Slam!

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!

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt rockin’ the dapper bow tie look. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

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Kevin Spacey lookin’ good in his blue tux. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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Tyler Perry looks 1960’s cool on the Red Carpet. (Photo by Ethan Miller/WireImage)

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Leonardo DiCaprio couldn’t get any better. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

 

 

 

 

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  1. - March 3, 2014
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    Ms. de Rossi is the epitome of “she can wear anything and look good”. Doesn’t anyone else think that dress looks like a big doily?

    My top faves were the gowns worn by Ms. Adams and Ms. Diaz.

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