Last night’s Oscars award ceremony may have been a bit predictable when it came to the film winners, but the red carpet was so dazzling it almost didn’t matter. Our favorite celebrities came out dressed to the nines—we may have seen them looking their best throughout this awards season, but yesterday they totally brought their A-game. Nude gowns were heavy on the red carpet as well as bare makeup for a barely-there glow—from the palest of pinks to deepest beiges, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga and Kristen Bell were all lovers of the look. Even the Vanity Fair after party was filled with celebrities wearing the skin-tone gowns—if there was ever an obvious trend on a red carpet—this is it.
Lupita Nyong’o took home the award for Best Supporting Actress, but that gorgeous blue gown was easily her first win of the evening. We knew the reigning queen-of-the-red-carpet would look stunning, and she didn’t fail to impress. Breaking away from the sea of beige-colored gowns around her, Nyong’o wore a custom-made blue Prada dress with antique Fred Leighton gold jewelry including a 19th century yellow gold and diamond coiled snake bracelet, yellow gold and rose-cut diamond spiked crescent earrings, and 18k yellow gold and diamond headband.
We’ll confess we’re totally in love with the Oscar-winning movie Frozen so when
Princess Anna Kristen Bell took to the red carpet we just knew she would look like a picture of perfection. But despite her gorgeous appearance, Bell had no problem letting a little of her spunky personality peek through by tweeting a picture of her clutch and saying, “when you see me on the red carpet of the oscars tonight, just know…there’s a burrito in my clutch.” She wore a nude Roberto Cavalli gown, Brian Atwood shoes, Salvatore Ferragamo clutch, and Piaget Rose Empress necklace and Rose earrings both in white gold with diamonds.
Angelina Jolie always looks beautiful, and with such an amazing figure we loved that she bore a bit of skin in this elegant, sheer-paneled dress; it was easily one of our favorite looks of the evening. Wearing a silver embroidered Elie Saab couture gown and Robert Procop Exceptional Jewels Collection yellow gold round diamond drop earrings, Jolie looked like an ethereal beauty floating down the red carpet on the arm of Brad Pitt.
She might not have been wearing a nude dress, but Amy Adams has been totally rocking the red carpet this awards season. From plunging necklines to this navy blue strapless gown, the American Hustle star looked gorgeous—and the deep navy shade popped on a red carpet of pale colored dresses. She wore a Gucci dress and Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection 18k yellow gold rhodochrosite, lapis and turquoise earrings with diamonds, a diamond bracelet, a ring with fire opal, pink sapphire, yellow diamond and spessertite beads and a gold Tiffany Metro diamond band ring.
In the palest of pinks, Brazilian model Camila Alves wore one of the most beautiful gowns we saw last night. There to support her husband Matthew McConaughey, she brought sexiness to a whole new level by choosing to don a figure-embracing silhouette rather than reveal too much skin. Mrs. McConaughey wore a Gabriela Cadena gown and Lorraine Schwartz rose gold and pink diamond earrings with a rose gold and diamond ring.
We don’t know what we love about this dress more, the intricately detailed beading or that it’s not made of meat. Lady Gaga took us completely by surprise with an almost bare face (glitter is totally a neutral for her), a simple updo and a pale pink, event-appropriate gown. It seems her campaign with Versace is helping her to step up her fashion game—and we totally dig it. She wore a metallic Versace dress and Brian Atwood shoes paired with Lorraine Schwartz rose gold and 20 carat diamond studs, diamond bracelet, and grey diamond ring surrounded by pink diamonds.
Bare-faced beauties also made appearances on the red carpet with light makeup, nude lips and just the right amount of sparkle to keep everything simple. Cate Blanchett and Julia Roberts were both rocking a fresh-faced palette, looking more elegant than some other bold-lipped celebrities. We love this look for spring and the actresses (both in their mid-forties) look youthful and bright. Cate Blanchett wore an Armani Privé gown; Julia Roberts wore a lace Givenchy couture dress and Bulgari jewelry.