Not to be a Debby Downer or anything but I was less than impressed with the Oscars last night. The fact that red carpet interviews ended an hour early on E! and I was forced to watch ABC coverage…that was not fun. And as far as the gowns go, I really was not blown away by anyone. So unfortunately, I did not have a” Gwyneth in Tom Ford moment.” However, there were still some notable looks that deserve some discussing. So let’s get to it.
Feeling inspired by the New York Times‘s Red Carpet Project, I wanted to make my own curated red carpet list with what I think to be the greatest Oscars red carpet looks in the last 15 years. Granted anything pre-2006 was quite difficult to choose (it just wasn’t a good time for fashion) but I found a few timeless looks that would make sense to see on the red carpet today. Because I just can’t wait to get my judging on this weekend, I’m starting…NOW.
Although Prabal Gurung showed his Fall 2012 collection nearly 3 weeks ago, this was one I couldn’t help but dedicate a full post to (save the best for last right?) Plus, Kate Bosworth killed at at the Oscars Vanity Fair after party in Prabal’s newest collection the other night…so this is well deserved.
While most designers started their Fall ’12 shows with all white looks, Prabal did the complete opposite with striking models in black. I tend to look at black as boring, however this was FAR from. These looks had the intricate detailing that Prabal is known for and made me just as excited as when I first laid eyes on those melting purple pants. The prints and sheer cut outs seen in his Spring 2012 collection carried over for Fall but this time Prabal showed more gold and deep blue as opposed to turquoise and purple.
My favorite part about this collection was the return of the blue pants (updated and modified of course). I first fell in love with Prabal after seeing his Spring 2010 collection, specifically these blue pants. Something about them intrigued me and I’ve been a huge Prabal fan ever since. It’s been amazing to see how he’s evolved as a designer and I always look forward to what he’s going to wow us with season after season.
I could ramble for hours about how amazing this collection is (and how much I love the makeup), but you’d probably get sick of me obsessing over Prabal so instead just take a look at some photos…
If you’re going to tune in to one awards show all season and watch just one red carpet…THIS is the one. But if you didn’t, thankfully you have me.
The Oscars were last night and the red carpet was the best I’ve seen all season. I’m not saying everyone got it right but I wasn’t totally bored…and that says a lot. We saw a lot of strapless and one-shoulder gowns (which to be honest I’m not a huge fan of either, but they weren’t all terrible), of course the neutral beaded gowns which are expected at the Oscars, but the biggest trend was white. Not an easy thing to pull off but let’s see who got it right and who missed the mark on the red carpet…