Hysterical Ellen antics, Brad Pitt adorably eating pizza, the world's most powerful selfie, and yet another Jennifer Lawrence trip made this year's Oscars one for the books. An award show of this status showcased equally unforgettable fashion.
Lupita Nyong'o undeniably stole the show with both her inspiring acceptance speech and breathtaking blue Prada princess dress. The dress was really a dream, and Lupita wore it with tremendous grace. It's been proven that the thirty-one year old actress can easily wear every color under the rainbow, and I am eager to see her progress as a true fashion icon. Hopefully, next time she will nix the sparkly headband.
My other favorite was the always stunning Sandra Bullock, who sported a midnight blue gown designed personally by Sarah Burton, creative director for Alexander McQueen. Every aspect of this dress, from the sumptuous satin to the beautiful Grecian-inspired draping and sweet-heart neckline, was absolute perfection. What really made this gown a knockout, however, was how well it fit Bullock; she wore it with elegance. I found it even reminiscent of Hilary Swank's navy Guy Laroche dress from the 2005 Oscars, where she took home the award for Million Dollar Baby. Although Bullock lost the Oscar to Cate Blanchett, her red carpet moment will surely be a memorable one.
In terms of menswear, I was originally unsure about the white jackets donned by Jared Leto (Saint Laurent), Matthew McConaughey (Dolce & Gabbana), and Ryan Seacrest (Burberry). At first they looked like the classy waiters hired to serve the other stars fine wines and hors d'oeuvres. However, for whatever reason as the night went on, the white jackets grew on me. Leto looked especially sensational with the charming red bow tie and black trimmed tuxedo pants. As host Ellen DeGeneres said "I'm not going to say who looks the most beautiful. But it's clear. It's Jared Leto". I have to agree.