The biggest night of the film industry finally arrived. The 2013 Academy Awards were held in Hollywood at the Dolby Theater on Sunday night and, as usual, the red carpet ceremony offered only the finest choices in glamour and sophistication.
Of course, there were the occasional mishaps as well, but we’ll deal with them separately.
Fashion insiders have already ruled that this year was perhaps the most glamorous and varied Oscars red carpet ever, marked by a strange and fascinating mix of modern styles and bold colors, with classic cuts and princess gowns.
Makeup and hairstyle weren’t as varied, with the former consisting mostly of natural makeup or smoky eyes, while many female stars opted for a retro ‘do or loose curls.
However, where fashion was concerned, fashion lovers all over the world had plenty to gape up. Three major trends were noticeable on the red carpet: metallic and sparkly, whites and nudes / pale colors, and bold colors.
Because we can’t possibly include here every actress or guest who looked gorgeous on the red carpet (and there were many of those), we have opted to include just the ladies that stood out the most and, this way, earned praise from fashion gurus.
In the first category, Salma Hayek and Halle Berry get major points for making those gowns work when few other women could. Had it not been for their amazing figures and fierce attitude, they would have probably been included on the worst dressed list.
Naomi Watts, Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jena Dewan, Adele and Jennifer Lawrence also looked stunning.
After tripping on her huge pale pink Dior dress, Lawrence changed into a gorgeous metallic, very tight and incredibly flattering gown for the Vanity Fair afterparty.
In the second category, of the whites and pale colors, Charlize Theron takes the crown, looking breathtaking in a white Dior peplum gown.
However, Amy Adams, Queen Latifah, Amadan Seyfried (who changed into a red dress for the Vanity Fair party) and Anne Hathaway also deserve due credit.
Hathaway, though, was a bit underwhelming, especially considering the impressive designs she wore on the awards circuit up to the Oscars.
In the third and final category, of the bold colors, Jane Fonda schooled all the other women there on how to make a fashion statement, in a bright canary yellow gown that emphasized her insanely fit figure.
Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Isla Fisher also get points for how amazing they looked.
Metallic & Black