Welcome to my first-ever red carpet coverage from the Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards. Lots to dissect below and hopefully my typing speed can keep up. I won’t be posting all dresses and suits, just the memorable ones (both good and bad).
Viola Davis at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
Oh Viola Viola. What were you thinking? This pink number and blown-out hair looks like a bad ’80s prom nightmare. Fire your stylist immediately!
Nicole Kidman at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
Not a good look. Just not a good look. The giant bow in front makes Nicole look even thinner than she already is. Nice earrings, though. Not sure about that hair colour.
Lupita Nyong’o of Black Panther at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
Love the gold detail in Lupita’s hair. Overall a nice, regal dress doesn’t quite stand out as either best or worst.
Gal Gadot at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
Ooh, love love love. It’s hard for Gal Gadot not to look stunning but this dress is shiny and fabulous in all the right ways. Reminds me of an elevated flapper dress. Love the necklace being accentuated with the simple hairdo.
Margot Robbie of I, Tonya at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
Love the ice princess theme with the white dress and frosted trimmings and crystal clutch. Especially love the bottom of the dress. Not sure this dress gives Margot much shape, though. Also don’t love the hair, doesn’t seem like it’s been elevated enough for such a huge event.
Chadwick Boseman of Black Panther at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
Man of the moment, Chadwick Boseman, can do no wrong. Showing all the men how it’s done. No tie needed! Great shoulder print, long jacket and fabulous zip-up shoes.
Whoopi Goldberg in Christian Siriano at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
I love Whoopi and I love Christian Siriano, but somehow the combination of Whoopi in a Siriano dress does not work at all. On the bright side, I do like her hairstyle being pulled back and different from what we’ve seen in the past. The dress fabric, though, is all kinds of boring; kinda like cheap curtains or bedspread gone wrong. And why on Earth is she wearing sunglasses?
Taraji P. Henson at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
Okay folks, we have a winner! Taraji P. Henson absolutely stunning in a black dress. Damn she looks good; completely steals the show and the red carpet. I’ll be thinking of this dress for days.
St Vincent at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
Love the boldness. I didn’t know who St Vincent was before tonight, but now I know her name and won’t forget her. This dress will end up on multiple best dressed and worst dressed lists. It’s one of those statement dresses that might take a few weeks or months for people to actually decide who they feel about it. I actually like most of it except the bottom of the dress. Not sure it needed that extra flourish.
Laura Dern at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
Laura Dern’s been having a great year, especially loved her in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I kinda get what she was trying to accomplish with this dress. The symmetry with her hair parted balanced by the strong right shoulder. Still don’t love it though. Material comes off super plain, especially down the front middle.
Salma Hayek at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
Such a gorgeous woman. Not sure about this dress, though. Reminds me a bit of Bollywood but without the flair. The wet hair look doesn’t help matters.
Jane Fonda at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
I love Jane Fonda; actually just binge-watched the new season of Grace & Frankie last weekend. This dress and styling, though, manage to make Jane look like a Disney villain. The exaggerated shoulder and harsh angles aren’t doing her any favours unfortunately. Nice implementation of the Time’s Up pin.
Rita Moreno at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
Looking fabulous wearing the same dress she wore in 1962 when she won an Oscar for West Side Story. Being able to wear the same dress and still look fabulous 56 years later is just absolutely remarkable.
James Ivory at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
Oldest person nominated but still showing some flair with a lovely print on his shirt. Alert to other male stars, please give some effort to stand out. It’s not that hard.
Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
Gorgeous long dresses. Love Ashley’s gorgeous colour and simplicity punctuated with beautiful necklace and earrings. Mira’s hair and dress kinda go together but doesn’t come off overly memorable. Looks like the two will be representing the #TimesUp movement, so it’ll be interesting to see what they have to say during the broadcast.
Allison Janney wearing Reem Acra at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
Girlfriend went bold, which I totally understand. Not sure it’s a dress I would’ve chosen, though. The full-length draped sleeves reminds me too much of the Adams Family and kinda dates her look. Great jewelry though and the clutch purse is a nice accessory. Hairstyle is nice touch to show off that gorgeous necklace.
Beanie Feldstein at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
Beanie Feldstein from Lady Bird looking absolutely gorgeous. Love the detail in the dress and the gradient flowing to the bottom of the full length. Nice understated accessories including earrings, bracelet and rings.
Adam Rippon wearing Jeremy Scott at Oscars 2018 90th Academy Awards Red Carpet
Damn Adam Rippon is killing it in this Jeremy Scott tuxedo. Men are usually dressed so boring at these events so I definitely appreciate Adam’s attempt to mix things up. Love how his chest harness is a great (intentional?) call-out to the LGBTQ community.