Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé
I was expecting to see Cate Blanchett dazzling on the red carpet regardless of her choice in the dress. And of course she did not disappoint. It’s true that after seeing her latest appearances, I thought that she would go for a feminine, ethereal or minimalist look. But perhaps that’s why the excitement tripled when she took over the red carpet in this breath-taking Armani Privé gown. It was quite unexpected and I was pleasantly surprised. Chopard earring, a retro hairstyle and flawless makeup completed the look. She truly knows how to make a lace gown work and not feel overwhelmed by it.
Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren Collection
Lupita Nyong’o was truly charming on the red carpet in this sheer red gown by Ralph Lauren. Somehow, it reminded me of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Tom Ford look from the 2012 Academy Awards. Simple, yet sophisticated, she was a sparkle of understated elegance and femininity at the event, charming everybody with her flawless style. Ever since she came into the spotlight, she only had impeccable appearances and I am looking forward to seeing more from her.
Jessica Chastain in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci
After leaving everybody in awe in a ravishing Givenchy gown back in May at the 2013 Cannes film festival, the beautiful actress chose a dress designed by the same fashion house, only this time she toned it down a little bit. Opting for black, Jessica only added a diamond necklace to complete her look.
Emma Roberts in Lanvin
Apparently this year’s color at the event was red, but somehow I was more enamored by the black dresses. Emma Roberts was among my favorites. She was the absolute representation of understated elegance in this Lanvin dress. Maybe it is not the most spectacular gown but her statuesque figure is truly enchanting. Perhaps, I would’ve chosen a more elegant pair of earrings like Angelina Jolie’s emerald ones.
Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham
Julie Delpy in Ramona Keveza
Another red gown that I liked was Julie Delpy‘s. The dress was very simple, but the gold belt completed the design perfectly. I like the fact that she did not wear a necklace, only earrings, because the upper part of the gown is already interesting enough with its asymmetrical shape.
Kerry Washington in Balenciaga
Kerry Washington, who had some stunning red carpet looks last year, dazzled again in a simple, yet sophisticated design by Alexander Wang for Balenciaga. Sometimes it’s difficult to pick a good-looking dress when you’re pregnant but she did the right choice and looked flawless.
Taylor Swift in Carolina Herrera
Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung
I am still on the fence about Sandra Bullock‘s dress, however I decided to include her. I still don’t know whether it would’ve been better for her to leave the belt or go without it, like she did. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful Prabal Gurung design.
Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung
This is yet another Prabal Gurung look which I got so excited about when I first saw the spring/summer 2014 collection (see the runway picture here). It is different from anything donned on the red carpet this year and it does work for me more than Emma Watson’s Dior look that I am so disappointed of. She completed the look with a Bottega Veneta clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
PS: There are two other Prabal Gurung dresses that I am hoping to see on the red carpet:
Mila Kunis in Gucci
These are the main dresses that caught my eye. I would add Naomi Watts in Tom Ford, Margot Robbie in Gucci, Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuillier and Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta.
Most disappointed of…
I was most disappointed of Emma Watson’s Dior look . Yes, I know, all fashion blogs are praising her look but it just doesn’t work for me. It seemed lackluster. The front at least had absolutely nothing special, just a plain red dress that looked like it was made of jersey. If a backless design and a pair of trousers underneath make your jaw drop in awe…
One other look that I didn’t like was Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture. I don’t know about this Jlaw/Dior colaboration…sometimes it works sometimes it just doesn’t.Dior has provided beautfiul dresses for both Jennifer Lawrence and Marion Cotillard last year, hopefully they’ll get back on the right track. I guess I can say that Dior disappointed me last night…
Any other good looks I should include? What dress didn’t you like?
pictures via: zimbio.com