Bold pinks! Brilliant pinks! Soft pinks. Even POOFY PINKS! Kittens, the Oscars 2019 red carpet was all about living La Vie en Rose.
Angela Bassett in Reem Acra
We’re kind of hoping that the end of this year’s awards season will also mean the end of the trend for giant bows and puffs. Miss Woman here has the bearing to pull this one off, helped mightily by a gorgeous ponytail, killer danglers, and a cute-chic clutch. But the wrinkling’s a bit of a shame.
Gemma Chan in Valentino
She’s giving us Killing Eve Chic. And we’re living for it, honestly. We realize it’s a lot to take, but that’s kind of the point. And she’s got the kind of quiet poise that prevents her from being overwhelmed by it or struck juvenile by it. It’s a truly unique look on a night when so many are vying for attention.
Helen Mirren in Schiaparelli Couture
Simply gorgeous. We love the irregularity of the shades of pink, which give a fairly basic design a ton of visual interest.
Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet in Fendi
Your man is in a pink velvet tux. Your man is a mountain-god. The fact that the fit is off is not as much of a concern because of these stated facts. We like her dress for sticking to a very Aquaman kind of feel, but there are simply way too many design elements to it. Their very unified looks actually help play down the weirdness of her dress. How can your eye not be drawn to the mountain-god?
Kacey Musgraves in Giambattista Valli Couture
She got slammed for this, but we thought it was totally on point for her and also kind of fun on a night when so many were taking things very seriously with their fashion. She does updated Country Chic really well.
Linda Cardellini in Schiaparelli Couture
Having said that, we’re less in love with this explosion of a dress. There’s no shape to it. She’s a head and limbs sticking out of a shower puff.
Marie Kondo in Jenny Packham
This sparks joy.
Maya Rudolph in Giambattista Valli
Bless her heart, this is INSANE. This is an 8-year-old girl’s bedroom linens circa 1981. She’s got such a quirky personality that we’re almost inclined to give this a stamp of approval, but then we remember that she’s wearing a ruffled king-sized sheet as a cape and common sense returns to us. Girl, this is cray.
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