So the Oscars happened last night, did you know? You'll have seen all the best dressed, worst dressed etc. by now. However, there is a bigger story behind some of these dresses, believe it or not. To explain further, we have awarded some super-specific awards to some of the headline gowns of the night.
BEST FOR HIGHLIGHTING DRESSMAKING TECHNIQUES
Oh Anne Hathaway, we salute you for pushing your boundaries a little bit and going for a lovely pale pink Prada. Unfortunately, the whole thing was somewhat overshadowed by #LesNipperables. The thing the world needs to know is that these are not nipples but darts. If anything good can come of this debacle then it must be that the the humble dart has had its moment in the fashion limelight.
|Anne Hathaway in Prada (vogue.co.uk)|
So Helen Hunt decided to help H&M promote their eco collection by wearing a navy silk gown- along with $700,000 worth of jewels. The slight issue was that the dress had become hopelessly crumpled en route to the event. The solution? Actresses in dresses which might crease should be provided with Popemobile type vehicles for their arrival. Alas, this doesn't solve the lap crease which so many were suffering by the end of the night.
|Helen Hunt in H&M (dailymail.co.uk)|
|The standing position afforded by a Popemobile could really come in use for Hollywood actresses (image via huffingtonpost.com)|
BEST FOR SIGHS OF RELIEF (ALMOST)
Considering that Jennifer Lawrence has been wearing Dior almost exclusively this awards season, thanks to her Miss Dior contract, she really should have been a surer bet for Best Dressed. However, there were serious nerves after the Screen Actors Guild gaffe in which her dress slipped apart. Raf Simons and his atelier really stepped up for Oscar night though with a properly modern ballgown for the night that their girl won the Oscar. The gown also multi-tasked as an advertisement for Dior's bridal offering. We'll forget the little trip Lawrence had as she stepped up to collect her award. It was sweetly clumsy, ok?
|Jennifer Lawrence in Dior (vogue.co.uk)|
Hats off to Naomie Harris who took quite the risk in letting an unknown designer create her Oscar dress after he had won a competition for the honour. Michael Badger, who has been mentored by Vivienne Westwood, designed an environmentally friendly gold dress for Naomie as part of the Green Carpet Challenge.
|Naomie Harris in Michael Badger (dailymail.co.uk)|
BEST FOR STICKING TO HER OWN THING
Her beautifully multicoloured Valentino at The Grammys will forever be a standout Adele look, but last night's Jenny Packham displayed the virtues of sticking to what you know you feel comfortable in which is not a quality to be underestimated when the eyes of about 40m people, not to mention a room full of glitzy celebs are all on you. Also one of the few examples of a British designer on the Oscars red carpet.
|Adele in Jenny Packham (vogue.co.uk)|
BEST CUT OUT BIT
There's a big trend for cutting bits out of dressed like little triangles round the midriff or sections of the lower back. Armani conjured up the twinkly number for Naomi Watts with a quite fascinating and fabulous half chest cut-out.
|Naomi Harris in Armani (vogue.co.uk)|
For mixing up black and navy, for looking really classy and event appropriate without being remotely try hard and for graceful ageing... It's DDL and his wife Rebecca Miller.
|Daniel Day Lewis and Rebecca Miller (vogue.co.uk)|