Although Ellen selfies and a tripping Jennifer Lawrence were replaced with Neil Patrick Harris in tighty whities and hella-creepy-bulldog-chain-wearing John Travolta, the red carpet at the 87th Academy Awards was anything but subpar.
Here's a mini recap:
Proving her prowess as a fashion icon, Lupita Nyong'o continues to set the bar high with unforgettable red carpet moments. The justification of world-wide oyster genocide came in the form of her absolutely exquisite custom Clavin Klein number. Simply put, she looked like royalty. Pearls seemed to cascade down her body with an exuberant elegance. It was a classic silhouette with an unconventional twist; a double-take demanding combination that is becoming Nyong'o's trademark.
A pregnant Keira Knightley looked as though she spent the afternoon frolicking in meadows in her ethereal Valentino with floral appliqués. She resembled a whimsical garden fairy goddess in all the best possible ways. Similar in aesthetic to the critic-hated Chanel gown she wore to the Golden Globes, this whimsical, champagne colored garment completely hit the mark. In fact, it deserves to be written about in a few fairytales.
Jennifer Aniston completely slayed it in a slinky nude dress–courtesy of Versace–further proving the fact that the woman is immune to ever looking less than perfect.
Emma Stone reminded me of a green/gold tigress in her sleeved Elie Saab gown. Her signature red locks and makeup complemented the dress impeccably.
Until next year! PS: Check out some behind the scenes details of Lupita Nyong'o's pearly dress here.