This years Oscars were a continuous flow of Hollywood royalty, from Brad Pitt to Laura Dern, (my favourite role of hers is still the original Jurassic Park, oh and if we’re talking TV series, Big Little Lies), anyway I digress…the red carpet was awash with stunning gowns and sharp suits, it was actually one of my favourite years for fashion.
I watched in awe (on my TV, in the UK, at gone midnight!) the stunning array of fabrics, embellishments, feathers and statement sleeves…step forward Sandra Oh! This beautiful Elie Saab gown (some say worst dressed I say one of the best!) was a fashion statement which reminded me of bridal designer Ian Stuart’s ruffled designs.
I also adored Penelope Cruz black and white Chanel halter neck dress, which was inspired by their 1995 Spring/Summer Haute Couture collection, stunning! Although I’m not a fan of a halter neck wedding dress, I think if you have a petite frame and it’s summer, it can be pulled off, but just remember you’ll feel nervous on the big day and may not want something around your neck!
Now if we’re talking you could actually wear that as a wedding dress, it would have to be the leading lady of the night, Renee Zellweger in Armani Prive. It fitted her super sleek frame perfectly and was worthy adorning the Oscar winner.
In terms of themes, the one that stood out to me was ‘glitz and glam’, meaning sparkles! Now although you may not want to go all the way with sparkles on your wedding day, it has its place as a smidgen on a shoulder, a splash on a bodice or a bit of bling on a purse. These ladies did the theme justice, with my absolute favourite being Rebel Wilson in custom Jason Wu.
I can’t write this post without a nod to the men, and although he’s played it pretty low key at previous Oscar ceremonies, Brad Pitt wore a super sleek (and velvet) suit by Italian menswear line Brioni. Only he could pull of a mullet-style hairdo aged 56!
So all in all, the 2020 Oscars were a big fashion success and gave us plenty of inspiration for what maybe coming down the aisles on next years brides.