Best Picture envelope snafu’s, Trump bashing, and even a stage collapse; Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel has intimated that maybe the 2017 Academy Awards broadcast was cursed. But the haute couture the celebrities wore was, as usual, was what most people were talking about. The good-to-bad fashionista rating scale is always a subjective dishing, still lots of our brightest and best certainly did stand out.
Jennifer Aniston probably didn’t need the slit in her beaded Atelier Versace dress, it was certainly sheer enough to show off lots of her legs (and plenty else). Meryl Streep dragged a long blue train, off a dress with an off-the-shoulder bead top. Emma Stone, winner of “Best Actress” for her role in La La Land, happened to score one of designer Riccardo Tisci’s last creations for Givenchy; the muted gold dress fit her like a glove.
Viola Davis rocked in bright red Armani, and Leslie Mann in a bright yellow Zac Posen. Halle Berry got more attention from her wild curls then her Versace and Once again Chrissy Teigin sported plenty of leg. Ryan Gossling’s sister Mandi though made quite a lot of blogs with how much of herself (her cleavage actually) she revealed, while Michelle Williams was rocking her own plunging front of a black and white Louis Vuitton.
For the guys, it was mainly a black tux affair. Justin Timberlake, Josh Dallas, a truly accessorized Pharrell Williams all sported versions of the classic. But stars like Jamie Dornan, managing the opposite white tux look, David Oyelowo’s Dolce and Gabana white jacket and black pants and even Ryan Seacrest going white jacket, black pants and burgundy bow tie added some splash to what we are used to of men’s couture at these things. Not having the ability (unless one happens to be Matt Stone) to show that much skin, male celebs just tend to flip or add colors or bring out the bling.
Good, bad, middle-of-the-road, too revealing? For some of us the couture at the 2017 Academy Awards made as many fashion statements, as it may have left questions.