last night was the academy awards, and while everyone has talked about the red carpet being dead and celebrities being afraid to take risks, there were a few last night that paid off in small ways. i wasn’t in love with gwyneth paltrow’s pink ralph and russo gown, but it was tailored to perfection. emma stone wore an acid green elie saab number with long sleeves and a high slit that could have gone matronly, but it worked, even if i wished it was in another color. the armani privé gown on naomi watts had an interesting twist, but the pattern on the beading reminded me a bit of a kitchen backsplash. cate blanchett looked like the hollywood royalty that she is in black velvet—by john galliano for maison margiela—with a statement tiffany turquoise necklace. no one looked terrible, but no one blew me away.
that is until i saw diane kruger in this donna karan atelier jumpsuit. i mean utter perfection. she added a bit of fun with a playful anya hindmarch clutch but otherwise kept things simple by pairing the jumpsuit with larger studs and single strap jimmy choo sandals. maybe we’ll soon see the day when this look is not only accepted but applauded for the actual telecast and not just the parties (normally solange nails it, but her christian siriano version overwhelmed her).
who did you love from last night’s show?
photos via wenn and vanity fair