The first Academy Awards, more affectionately known as ‘The Oscars’, took place in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and has since been a beacon for both film industry talent and red carpet style. This year’s 90th Academy Awards, which came to us from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles was no exception, proving that the world’s longest serving worldwide entertainment award ceremony is not slowing down any time soon!
Whilst Allison Janney triumphed over the likes of Mary J Blige and Octavia Spencer receiving Best Supporting Actress for her role in I, Tonya, Gary Oldman snapped up Best Actor for his role in Darkest Hour, despite being up against the legendary Denzel Washington and Daniel Day-Lewis. Best Actress winner Frances McDormand quite literally brought every single female to her feet with her acceptance speech, including her stiff competition of Meryl Streep and Margot Robbie.
Of course, The Oscars doesn’t just award the excellence of those on the screen, but also those behind it. The Darkest Hour took the award for Best Hair and Make Up giving much-due credit to the extraordinarily talented behind the scenes team. Phantom Thread walked away with the wholly-desired Best Costume Design award whilst The Shape of Water was awarded Best Production Design.
This year’s 90th Academy Awards was an exceptional celebration of the film industry’s finest. However, THE STYLE EDIT team were just as mesmerised by the red carpet looks as we were by the talent. Check out our favourite fashion highlights from this super-stylish event…
Best Metallic Moment: Lupita Nyong’o
Lupita looked radiant, regal and oh-so ‘Oscar-esque’ in her custom Atelier Versace gown which mimicked the iconic awards statues beautifully.
Best Use of Classic Cut and Colour: Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep was a picture of elegance in a Christian Dior Haute Couture V-neck sleeved gown in ruby red.
Best Alternative Attire: Emma Stone
Emma looked confident, chic and effortlessly couture in this beautiful Louis Vuitton two-piece suit – a refreshing alternative to the classic red carpet dress.
Best Use of Colour: Nicole Kidman
Nicole was breathtaking in blue in her Armani Prive beautifully bowed gown complete with Harry Winston jewellery.
Best Use of Texture: Zendaya
Zendaya’s Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown certainly turned heads with its unrivalled use of textured fabric, in a colour that complimented Zendaya’s complexion to a tee.
Best Print Pick: Andra Day
Andra Day took this season’s print trend to another level in this simply stunning Zac Posen floral print ruffled gown.
Best Timeless Beauty: Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda was a picture of elegance in a custom Balmain gown and Chopard jewellery. At 80 years old, whatever her secret is, we need to know!
Best Overall Female Ensemble: Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie looked simply breathtaking in this white embellished drop-shoulder gown by none other than Chanel. Red carpet goals : achieved!
Best Overall Male Attire: Armie Hammer
Armie looked devilishly dapper in this burgundy velvet Giorgio Armani suit, showcasing master tailoring at its best.