OSCARS STYLE: The 10 style winners from the 2019 Oscars
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The Academy Awards is one of the top nights of the year for glitz and glam so everyone’s eyes were on the red carpet as the celebrities made their entrances on Sunday.
As the Vogue phrase goes, 'whether you win or lose, or whether you were even nominated, everyone will remember what you were wearing.'
This phrase is so on point and true to fashion form, I was up early this morning to pick my best-dressed winners of the Oscars style.
So here it is my Top 10 celebrity picks of the night:
1. Lady Gaga
My number one has to go to Lady Gaga who wowed the red carpet in a classic and timeless black Alexander McQueen gown! Her looks seemed very inspired by Audrey Hepburn and that old Hollywood glam perfection. She added elbow length black gloves for added drama and donned the 128-carat Tiffney & Co yellow diamond necklace! She even picked up an award for best original song and performed 'Shallow' with Bradley Cooper during the ceremony.
2. Regina King
Regina King looked breathtakingly beautiful in her simply elegant yet sexy white Oscar de la Renta gown! The leg slit just added some drama to her otherwise simple gown! The internet this morning is asking has Regina outshone Angelina Jolie in her Versace black side slit gown in 2012. Angelina was famous for the forward leg pose which later became known as the ‘Angelina’! I think Regina has done it!
3. J Lo
J Lo has rocked the red carpet in this stunning Tom Ford mirrored gown! She looks so beautiful – this really stood out to me!
4. Laura Harrier
Laura, the BlackkKlansman actress stuns in this pastel blue sequin Louis Vuitton dress! Laura explained on the red carpet that all parts of her gown were ethically sourced so this beautiful Louis dress is not only fashionable but environmentally friendly!
5. Emilia Clarke
The Star Wars and Game of Thrones actress looked effortlessly chic in this amazing lavender sequin Balmain gown! The cinched waist and ruched detail is so flattering on her shape and gives such an elongated effect to her silhouette.
6. Michelle Yeoh
Michelle, the Crazy Rich Asians star simply wows us in her Princess Elie Saab gown! She is like a real-life Cinderalla in her metallic sequin dress! She really brought the glam to the red carpet on Sunday evening!
7. Emma Stone
Emma looks incredible in this rose gold exaggerated sleeve dress! She looks so chic & elegant in this custom design Louis Vuitton!
8. Charlize Theron
I thought Charlize brought such elegance and beauty to the red carpet yesterday in this stunning pastel blue bodycon open back Dior couture gown! She just looked so demure in the high neck and long sleeves but added some glam with the Bvlgari Serpenti collection jewellery that she chose to wear!
9. Helen Mirren
Helen is such a classic beauty and she just shone last night in this beautiful floaty pink Baz Bamigboye gown with contrasting cream and orange tulle! Pink really was the colour of the night for a lot of the celebrities! Helen also showcased a spectacular display of Harry Winston jewels around her neck!
10. Julia Roberts
I don’t think I can do a roundup of Oscar style without including the beauty that is Julia Roberts. Julia presented one of the awards wearing this stunning pink Elie Saab dress. She looked so beautiful with the one shoulder and asymmetrical hemline.
So there you have it, my favourite looks from this year’s Academy Awards. There are so many beautiful gowns to choose from – who was your favourite?
You can visit my Instagram @thestyleflamingos for a poll of my Top 2 looks – head over to check it out! You can catch highlights of the 91st Academy Awards ceremony on RTE 2 television at 9.30pm on Monday night, February 25.