The 84th annual Academy Awards were Sunday night, and like every other awards show leading up to it, there were many fashion moments that made history. In fact, it was such a memorable event that several notable figures from the fashion industry gathered to discuss it in a Reddit forum. Below, we’ve collected some of the highlights from the red-carpet appearances of the year’s hottest stars. Keep reading for more!
The blond angel Robert Pattinson was present at the awards ceremony to collect his first Academy Award. He walked the red carpet in a beautiful black-and-white print dress by Maison Martin Margiela. The dress’s design—a modern take on the classic floral print—was chosen as a nod to the film industry’s historical roots. After his big win, the actor looked dazed as he delivered his acceptance speech, soaking in the cheers of the Hollywood audience. It was a historic moment for the British actor, who became the first person to win back-to-back Academy Awards for best actor.
Chris Evans was also present at the ceremony to collect his first Academy Award. The actor walked the red carpet in a sleek black Armani Prive dress. After the win, Evans delivered a heartfelt speech in which he thanked both his parents for supporting his acting career. He then went on to discuss his pride in being an American and the importance of the upcoming presidential election. It was a memorable speech and an extraordinary achievement for the 42-year-old actor.
Rapper Katy Perry was also at the Oscars to collect her first Academy Award. The singer wore a black-and-white dress by Atelier Versace as a tribute to the designer’s eponymous house. Perry’s stylist, Christine King, paired the singer’s long black hair with subtle white accents for a look that was pure Versace. The singer’s parents met when her father worked for the designer in the ’70s. It was previously reported that Perry’s grandfather was also a Versace employee. The brand has been a constant source of inspiration for the songstress, who performed the theme song from the movie adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. After collecting her award, the 32-year-old singer took the opportunity to thank her fans and share some of her fashion inspirations. The performance was one of the highlights of the night.
The most exciting fashion moment of the night happened when Kanye West stormed the red carpet. The rapper and designer walked the carpet in a custom-made gold suit that he designed himself. It was an homage to the Oscars’ theme of black-and-white designer suits. The suit was a nod to the designer’s own clothing line, Yeezy, and to the movie industry’s historical black-and-white fashion style. West’s stylist, Katie Boehm, said that the rapper wanted to “reflect the black-and-white film industry.” What’s more, the designer’s wife, Kris Jenner, was also present on the red carpet wearing a custom-made Dior gown and matching cape.
Charlize Theron was another big winner at the Oscars, taking home the award for best actress for her performance in the film The Old Man & The Girl. The actress wore a beautiful pale-yellow dress by Agnès b. The designer praised the actress for her professionalism on set, mentioning how she would prepare for the role of a lifetime: painting her nails and getting her hair and make-up done multiple times to make sure everything matched. The actress, who plays a young wife in the film, thanked her team and dedicated the win to the memory of her late mother, who died last year. After collecting her award, Theron made a heartfelt speech about her late mother.
Gwyneth Paltrow was also present at the Oscars to collect her 10th Academy Award. The actress wore a stunning white dress by Mugler, which she described as “eccentric” and “irregular.” She paired the dress’s white lace with gold accessories, including a handbag, which she customized with the phrase “I’m going home.” The designer praised Paltrow’s work ethic, explaining that she would often work through illnesses to finish a project. The dress was a clear reference to the film Shakespeare Must Die, where Paltrow’s character dresses in white suits with gold accents.
Overall, the evening was a memorable moment for the fashion industry. Many designers were presented with the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement, as the film industry’s historical ties were honored. The British fashion industry was also represented by many designers, with many walking the red carpet in a nod to the grand opening of London Fashion Week. It was also an exciting night for the Reddit community, which was able to celebrate the achievements of many young designers who have risen to prominence in recent years. It was an evening to remember for all those involved.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn— Part 2 star Kristen Stewart won the award for best supporting actress. After her win, Stewart delivered an incredible speech in which she thanked her fans for standing by her while she worked hard to become an actress. She then discussed her love for Woody Allen and joked that she would “rather kiss a goat” than kiss any of the other acting nominees. It was a touching speech that was met with lots of applause.
Stewart won her first-ever nomination for best supporting actress for her role as Jennifer Jason Leigh’s mentally unstable sister in the comedy-drama, Personal Shopper. The actor, who plays a major role in Quentin Tarantulinu’s The Hateful Eight, complimented her co-stars for their amazing performances, and dedicated her win to her grandmother, who she said was the real hero of the movie. It was originally believed that the role would be played by a stuntwoman, but the truth is much, much more interesting.
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Benicio Del Toro walked the red carpet in a stunning black-and-white dress by Atelier Versace. The designer praised the actor for his ability to “evoke powerful emotions” in his work as an actor. Much like Evans above, Del Toro dedicated his win to his fans, acknowledging their support for his work as an actor and encouraging them to continue to come to his films (which he described as “pretty much a must-see”).
Cate Blanchett won the award for best actress for her role in the blue-tinged Portrait of a Lady. The actress’ stylist, Sarah Brannon, praised the actress for her skill in portraying a young woman in an age when most actresses would opt for a masculine look. It was previously reported that the actress didn’t think she would win, but was pleasantly surprised when the envelope was opened and she was named Best Actress.
It wasn’t just starlets who made a splash at the Oscars. Many designers saw their work on the big-name attendees’ gowns and used it as inspiration for their own looks. One of the best examples of this is Alexandre Herchcovitch’s gown, which was inspired by Kate Middleton’s dress and Maison Martin Margiela’s dress. Margiela, in particular, saw his design, which he described as a “coat of arms,” as a source of inspiration, noting its detailing and use of color.
The award for best supporting actress went to Helen Mirren for her role in the darkly comic film, The Duchess. The designer Victoria Beckham saw the film and was so inspired by Mirren’s character that she decided to replicate the look for herself. She took home the award in a sleek black dress that featured a train. The Oscar-winning actress dedicated her win to the memory of her late mother, noting that her mother “always used to say that you can’t be careful enough about the things you love.”
Toni Morrison won the award for best adapted screenplay for her script for The Martian. It was previously reported that the author was nervous about walking the red carpet, but the truth is that she was completely over-the-moon about her win. The author, who is also an outspoken critic of the film business, saw this as a chance to shine a light on little-known writers and to challenge Hollywood’s historical practice of giving top awards to popular films instead of recognizing outstanding writing.