Enough about Leo, for me the Oscars has always been more about who wore what, and who wore who, than who won what – as Vogue put it, no other red carpet enjoys such scrutiny. The Oscars red carpet was much more colourful this year than usual, but it still wasn’t hard to pick wedding worthy gowns that I have no doubt will influence this year’s wedding trends.
And the award for best wedding inspiration goes to… here’s my edit of the trends:
Left: Priyanka Chopra presented the ‘Best Editing’ Oscar in a stunning and svelte Zuhair Murad gown. The applique detail on this gown is just gorgeous and the metal belt makes it a little more modern. A far cry from her former Miss World alter ego.
Middle: Elizabeth Banks wore a Ralph & Russo caped gown to the Vanity Fair Oscars Party, continuing Chrissy Teigen’s cape trend from The Grammys, but in a very different way. The high neck balances out the barely-there lace, and the look is soft and whimsical.
Right: A pregnant Emily Blunt shone in a bejewelled Prada gown, the cut was perfect for her bump and there was definitely something a bit Juliet Capulet about her look.
The Show Stoppers
Left: Gaga toned it down somewhat this year, but, always the contemporary, she wore what I can only describe as a trouser suit…. Although I feel this is doing it an injustice! The outfit was by Brandon Maxwell, but wouldn’t look out of place hung on a rail with Lily Cole’s Vivienne Westwood.
Right: Lily Cole wore a classic dress by Vivienne Westwood, reminiscent of the one Carrie Bradshaw wore to her (cancelled) wedding at the New York Public Library. Every girl’s dream, perfect for a grand entrance.
Olivia Wilde wowed in a Valentino Haute Couture dress. I love the pleats and the wings, but can’t help feeling this would have looked better on someone with a smaller chest – not one you could wear to church!
The Vanity Fair Oscars Party was a little glitterier than the award show itself, with both Lily Donaldson (left) and Lily Collins (right) opting for Yves Saint Laurent Couture. Stuck for a wedding theme? Look no further.