Whether or not you pay attention to the awards ceremony itself, the Oscars provide amazing eye candy for those who love elegant gowns and extravagant jewelry. We narrowed down our favorite looks to these six, but we could go on and on about the gorgeous fashions that walked the red carpet this year.
Jennifer Lawrence looks stunning in gowns or jeans, but this lace and feather Dior was a show-stopper. The dress is sexy and not too revealing, and can we talk about her hair? Perfection.
Naomi Watts transformed into an actual mermaid for the red carpet. This Armani Prive gown was sparkly and slinky and fit her impeccably. Oh, and did we mention that her husband Liev was the one who chose it for her? The man has taste.
Cate Blanchett also chose an Armani Prive gown, hers embellished with feathers and crystals. On almost anyone else, this dress would seem frilly and figure skater-esque, but she’s Cate Blanchett. Everything she touches becomes elegant and powerful, so she can wear pretty much anything she wants at this point.
Gaga’s Oscar performance was incredibly moving, so much so that it even overshadowed her amazing red carpet look — which is saying something. Lady Gaga wore a gorgeous architectural jumpsuit that was accessorized by a whopping $8 million dollars worth of diamonds.
Priyanka Chopra’s elegant gown was one of our favorites of the night. The sheer Zuhair Murad was accentuated by a delicate metal belt (belts were big on the red carpet this year) and $8 million in diamond jewelry.
Irish beauty Saorise Ronan won our hearts with her sultry and cool red carpet look. The Calvin Klein gown featured green sequined fabric that moved like liquid and both a plunging neckline AND back. But the dress wasn’t even our favorite part of the look.
Take a closer look at her earrings. One earring made of pearls and the other made of emeralds and jadeite, the earrings added an unexpected touch of cool to her Oscar look.
What was your favorite red carpet look at the Academy Awards this year?