Nicole Kidman may have looked flawless at the 2017 Academy Awards, but we all know that it’s never as easy as it looks.
The Oscars’ reputation as the least risky red carpet may make them slightly less fun to sport-watch than, say, the OTT looks at the VMAs. But the relatively sedate approach to red carpet dressing makes the Academy Awards the best source of style inspiration. After all, most of us not named Miley Cyrus wouldn’t be caught dead in a shirt made of silver suspenders — but for prom or a big night out, plenty of women would want to channel Margot Robbie’s gold goddess dress or Charlize Theron’s show-stopping Dior gown. We found affordable versions of some of our favorite Oscars looks from last night.
The Oscars are known for welcoming some of the classiest, beautiful and down-right dreamy dresses. But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some surprise sartorial instances. In the video above, we’re reminiscing on some of the most outrageous gowns of all time. From Cher’s caged dress and headpiece in 1986 to Bjork’s goose-gown look in 2001, these are unforgettable.
The Oscars are more than just red carpet gowns and the host’s awkward jokes. It’s also a time when Hollywood’s finest tend to get super emotional — often when winning an award onstage, and sometimes while they’re just sitting in the audience, feeling moved. From Chris Pine’s infamous single tear at the 2015 Academy Awards to Halle Berry’s 2001 open-mouthed meltdown, these are the Oscars’ most memorable tearful moments — GIF’d. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day
Besides fierce talent and dazzling beauty, Best Actress winners from over the past two decades have been bound together by yet another intriguing detail — the power of a nude lip. While just a handful of outliers opted for various shades of red, the majority of Oscar-winning leading ladies have gone for au naturel kissers, showing unstoppable strength in subtlety. Perhaps this year’s winner will tip us off with her lips?
Here’s to a simpler time, when Gap turtlenecks passed credibly as evening wear (looking at you, Sharon Stone), and Susan Sarandon made us all realize irons were overrated. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Really, at this point, 26-year-old actress Brie Larson — predicted by many outlets to win the Academy Award this year — doesn’t need another article about how she’s an “it-girl” (she refutes the term, anyway).
In an industry that loves to love itself, E!’s Fashion Police has become a hit thanks to its critical—and often brutally honest—look at fashion. In reality, however, it’s been quite tame since the loss of Joan Rivers. Until this weekend, when the show’s Oscars special took the dissecting and skewering of one star’s look a little too far. Zendaya, the Disney actress and rising popstar, wore a champagne-colored silk gown from Vivienne Westwood with off the shoulder straps to her first ever Academy Awards. Vogue recently called the singer “one part Lisa Bonet, one part Venus de Milo, and all very grown up,” and many deemed the mature look a highlight of the night, while others called her a style star to watch (including us!). But Giuliana Rancic didn’t agree with the general consensus. “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil… or maybe weed,” the host said on air about Zendaya’s hair. Social media immediately erupted in reaction to Rancic’s comment, with many saying she was both ignorant and racist for thinking (and saying) what she did.
Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, and Cate Blanchette at the Academy Awards (Getty Images). More than a few actresses at the Academy Awards on Sunday night went with subtle, soft, nude makeup to accentuate their features on the red carpet. This look is all about bright and radiant skin. Makeup artist Carola Gonzalez perfected Kerry Washington’s skin using Marc Jacobs’ Beauty Genius Oil Free Foundation in Cocoa Light ($48) and applied Washington’s signature Neutrogena Healthy Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer in Raisin Glow ($12) to cheeks.
It might have been raining in Los Angeles, but the stars turned out for one party after the other once the 87th Academy Awards wrapped up in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Only those who attend the ceremony are allowed into the Governor?s Ball, but the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party and Vanity Fair?s legendary after party welcomed a wide variety of stars. There was the naked?Irina Shayk, Gigi Hadid?and the surprisingly conservative?hello Miley Cyrus in pants! Here's what everyone wore to all of Sunday night's celebrations
Red carpet pageantry has reached peak craziness of late: hundreds of reporters and cameras vie to get that one quote that’ll go viral, getting picked up in papers, across the Internet, and on the morning talk show circuit. In 2012, a “mani cam” debuted at the height of the nail art craze—it requires women walk their fingers down a mini-runway—and most recently, a “clutch cam" was added to the repertoire.
Long before stylists were on speed dial, the stars dressed themselves for the Oscars. What a novel idea! Their looks may have not nearly as polished, but in this time where everyone is primed and plucked to perfection, isn't that a tad bit refreshing? Isn't endearing to see Oprah wearing a gold curtain-like frock, paired with old lady shoes and handbag?
The best beauty looks of all time from the Oscars red carpet.From a young Audrey Hepburn to Jennifer Lawrence, every one of these amazing actresses set new beauty trends with their red carpet look.