Monday, February 29, 2016

Best Dressed: Oscars 2016

Last night the one-liners kept on rolling from the beginning of Chris Rock's monologue to the end of the show. (He candidly ended with a shoutout to #BlackLivesMatter.) However, the Internet was quick to call him sexist when he lightheartedly made fun of the "Ask Her More" campaign. This campaign started in 2014 with the goal of asking women on red carpets more questions besides "Who are you wearing?" Chris Rock reminded the viewers "Not everything is sexism. Not everything is racism."

In the fashion game, celebrities are given diamonds and couture worth millions to wear down the red carpet during award season. A-list actresses are hand-picked by the designer house to wear their gowns because they "fit their aesthetic" or their market. The ladies get a free haute couture dress for the night and in return the designer house gets free promotion. (When in doubt, assume anything in the media is a PR tactic.) So let the ladies talk about the designers they're wearing because no one cares about your Armani suit...unless you're Jacob Tremblay. 

Oscars Red Carpet

Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair Murad, Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell, Rooney Mara in Givenchy

Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein Collection, Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa, Margot Robbie in Tom Ford
Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé, Brie Larson in Gucci, Kerry Washington in Atelier Versace

Vanity Fair After Party

Lorde in Monique Lhuillier, Diane Kruger in Reem Acra, Emma Roberts in Yanina Couture

Jennifer Lawrence in Alexander Wang, Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton, Mindy Kaling in Salvador Perez

Those were some of my favorite looks from the Oscars Red Carpet and the Vanity Fair After Party. If you want to see my horrendous live tweets from last night, follow me on twitter. I'm just happy Alicia Vikander won for Best Supporting Actress, even though she was the main actress in The Danish Girl. (I'll just pretend she won for Ex Machina while I'm at it.) Hopefully next year they're will be more color walking the red carpet...and I'm not talking about the dresses.

RIP Award Season 2016: It was alright.

All photos from US Weekly.

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