Written by: Bethanie Jean – February 24th 2020, 1:30pm pst
The Oscars are always a memorable night for stars and fans alike; and the 2020 Oscars were no different! On a night full of phenomenal artists being recognized as well as controversy, I’m here to highlight the ten looks that blew us all away!
Janelle Monae : Ralph Lauren committed 168,000 Swarovski crystals to the making of this Warrior Princess gown! I loved the full, bell skirt, paired with a knight’s-hood! Janelle must be fighting this war strictly from her throne, because this chain-armored gown left her very vulnerable with a quite sexy, surprise, peekaboo, open-back. This was by far my number one look of the evening!
Cynthia Erivo stunned us all night, starting in her white, Atelier Versace gown. This modern cross-sling neckline, continued down to slashes of silver cutouts through out the waistline. I loved the bold circular bust. Very fashion-forward. The unlikely combo of texture and lines felt like a space-age gown, fit only for a futuristic queen! Maybe the next Star Wars should make way for Cynthia.
Rooney Mara was the perfect gal to bring Alexander McQueen’s take on a black dress to the Red Carpet. Somewhere between this inspiration of the Victorian Era’s traditional lace and ruffles, came futuristic peekaboo cut-outs, and made for a dark, fleshy fantasy! I especially loved the “drop-waistline”.
Natalie Portman was also stunning in black! This Dior Haute Couture over all look was so regal. I loved the high neckline with the gold embroidered mesh. This Dracula-fashioned cape, was of course the real show stopper! Capes are basking in their moment right now, but this cape really made a statement! Her Maria Grazia Chiuri’s embroidered cape included the names of female directors overlooked by the Academy stitched into the garment. I personally hope the cape-movement is here to stay, ya know… as well as feminist protest statements as fashion statements! Go Natalie!
Margot Robbie was in Chanel. This midnight black was an interesting hue. It felt sometimes navy and sometimes black. The teardrop, broach embellishment in the sweetheart bust was a classic detail that we haven’t see much of lately. I found that refreshing! However, the oversized bell- sleeves on the arm really did it for me! It continued the cape trend, while keeping her back and decollete’ open. Very feminine! I loved the bow detailing at the sleeve.
Scarlett Johansson looked like a sparkling siren rising from the water in this Oscar De La Renta! The champagne silk dress was perfection. I loved the canoe-shaped bustline, dripping beads of bling over a sheer corset. This over all look felt reminiscent of water glistening in the sunset. This was stunning! She was sending out magical mermaid vibes.
Brie Larson also dazzled in a flesh-tone with lots of sparkle. This Celine gown looked like it carried some weight, with tons of heavy beading in a vertical pinstriped detailing. This deep-V neckline continued into a fun floorlength cape. I really loved the uniformity of the stripes throughout this overall look. I imagine this must have been what a Greek goddess would look like if she was all business in pinstripes! Maybe that was the Celine inspiration?
Charlize Theron was in Dior. This formed bustier top begins with an asymmetrical off-the-shoulder sling and continues into a sharp-hipped peplum. The side slit showed off just how lengthly those stems really are, but the train was what really commanded attention! Nobody could have worn this better than Charlize! Nobody!
Hildur Guðnadóttir showcased a solid V-shaped breastplate of rhinestones as a statement detail on this black Chanel dress. If you look closely you will see that the trim looks like tattered ribbons. This kick-trim was a fun, raw, and unexpected detail for such a formal dress!
Well that’s it for the 2020 Oscars fashion! I absolutely can’t wait for next year! Want more fashion looks and breakdowns? Stay tuned for more Red Carpet fashion breakdowns right here at AfterBuzzTV.com!
About The Author:
Bethanie Jean is a LA based Celebrity Stylist, Talk Show Host, Author, Interviewer, Network Style Expert, inspirational girl-talker and vintage-stalker.
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