It’s another week and another award show! Award season is drawing to a close and we’ve already seen incredible jewellery and emotional speeches from the Baftas, Grammys and Brits, but today it’s the turn of the Oscars. The 91st Academy Awards, a.k.a the Oscars took place in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday 24th February. The Oscars are one of the most prestigious award shows and this year was a celebratory and uplifting evening, with surprise winners and stunning fashion moments.
Olivia Coleman and Rami Malek won Best Actress and Best Actor, making them three for three, after having both won the Bafta and Golden Globe for the same prizes respectively. Olivia’s speech was funny and teary, whereas Rami’s was uplifting, yet unfortunately ended with him falling off the stage afterwards. Bohemian Rhapsody won four awards, Green Book won three, including Best Picture and Black Panther and Roma also won three. For the first time in years, there was no host at the Oscars, giving the actors and actresses more time to shine and moving the evening swiftly along.
As always, the fashion at the Oscars was incredible and gave us all fabulous ideas of what to wear if we were ever to attend such an event! Kinky Boots star, Billy Porter wore a Christian Siriano dress, which was wonderfully masculine and feminine with the top half designed as a suit and the bottom like a beautiful ball gown. Billy never fails to surprise and his look made us love him even more. Selma Blair attended in a gorgeous dress, cape and walking stick. It was her first public appearance after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and she was hailed and congratulated for her bravery.
The trend of the evening was capes, capes and lots of capes! Glenn Close dazzled in a custom-made Carolina Herrera gold dress with matching cape. Melissa McCarthy wowed in a black and white cape and trouser suit - a beautiful ensemble rivaled only by her Tudor Queen outfit complete with toy rabbits which she wore to present Best Costume. Fans of Killing Eve noted that they were getting Villanelle vibes from the evening, as many women wore over-the-top pink fluffy dresses reminiscent of the character. Maya Rudolph, Linda Cardellini, Kacey Musgraves and Gemma Chan all rocked the Villanelle pink dress trend.
For jewellery, rather than statement earrings which have been owning the red carpets of previous award shows, statement necklaces were in the spotlight. Amy Adams, Allison Janney, Helen Mirren and Pharrell all wore stunning show stopping necklaces, adding extra glitz and glamour to a very flashy Oscars.
Let’s take a look at some of the best Oscar looks from this year.
Every look that Lady Gaga has worn this award season has been stunning and faultless, and her Oscars look was no exception. A Star is Born, where Gaga is the lead, won the Oscar for Best Original Song and she gave a moving performance of "The Shallows" with her co-star Bradley Cooper. Her look was similar to her Golden Globe outfit and jewellery but she certainly made a statement. Gaga wore a black Alexander McQueen gown with matching gloves and made her jewellery the main attraction. She wore a Tiffany & Co 128-carat yellow necklace with matching earrings, worth $30 million! From one icon to another, the necklace hadn’t been worn since Audrey Hepburn wore it during the Breakfast At Tiffany’s press tour. Undeniably glamorous and wonderfully chic, Gaga was definitely best dressed at the Oscars, just like she was at the Grammys and the Golden Globes.
Debuting her new brunette bob, Charlize wowed in a backless powder blue Dior Haute Couture gown, complete with decadent Bulgari jewels. Keeping on trend with the statement necklace theme of the evening, she wore decadent diamond Bulgari necklaces, layered beautifully to give extra texture and dimension to the look. With matching diamond cuff bracelets around each wrist, Charlize showed off her gorgeous figure and emphasised the periwinkle dress with cool silvery accents.
The Oscars were a great event for Spike Lee. Decades after being nominated for his other massively successful films, like Driving Miss Daisy, Spike won his first competitive Oscar for Best Screenplay for the BlacKkKlansman. He wore a similar look to the Golden Globes, where he was decked out in purple and with dazzling gold trainers, that were rumoured to be a dedication to the golden Oscar statue. He wore bold colourful jewellery to match his bold colourful suit, with LOVE and HATE knuckle rings, orange and purple bracelets and a long chained necklace. Custom-made by Amedeo Scognamiglio, the necklace featured diamonds, opals and gold, surrounding a Prince symbol. A touching tribute to his friend, Spike Lee believes that the musician’s spirit helped him to find Prince’s version of “Mary Don’t You Weep” that plays at the end of BlacKkKlansman. Spike and jewellery designer Amedeo have collaborated together for years, making oversized and statement jewellery for Spike and his Oscars jewellery was no exception.
Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonnet
Husband and wife, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonnet attending the Oscars in matching pink and purple Fendi ensembles. Jason rocked the blush pink tuxedo with black piping and paired it with bold colourful rings, layered necklaces and a matching pink Fendi scrunchie. Lisa wore a similar pink dress and wowed in dazzling silver statement chandelier earrings, bracelets worn above the elbow and a connected ring and bracelet combo, complete with accented flowers.
Adam Lambert opened the ceremony with Queen, performing a tribute to Freddie Mercury and playing hits like “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions”. Adam looked suave and sophisticated in a Tom Ford suit and Alexander McQueen shirt but it was the ear candy he sported that wowed us. Adam decked out his ears in diamond earrings, with diamond studs, cuffs and a teardrop shaped ear climber that ran from one side of his ear to the other. A big fan of jewellery, Adam’s diamond earrings added extra pizazz to his chic ensemble.
Although she lost the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress to Regina King, Rachel Weisz owned the red carpet with a Givenchy red latex dress and Cartier jewels. Rachel wore what looked to be a hairband, but was actually vintage Cartier diamond brooches that dated back to 1903. Running through her hair, the brooches gave a floral and delicate look to Rachel’s vibrant and colourful red dress.
Last but not least, we have Jennifer Lopez, who presented on the red carpet and wowed in her 'mosaic of mirrors' dress. J-Lo wore a silver and reflective Tom Ford dress complete with an equally as dazzling necklace. The high necked collar necklace was designed to fit with the dress and it was embellished with different shaped coloured gemstones. Her dress was different colours throughout the evening, reflecting everything around it, but her necklace was full of greens, blacks, blues and pinks, adding extra glamour and sparkle to her look.
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