Everyone knows that, when it comes to red carpet affairs, no event does it better than the Oscars. Celebrities try to make extra effort to show up in beautiful designs, and from that "red catwalk" we can always notice some trends that emerge.
And in this year's event the trend that caught our eye was colour. Sure, there was a clear trend in shape, regarding a more slimline sillouette - and a favouritism to a more minimalistic approach in make-up and accessories -, but the most striking affair were dfinitely the colours because of the similarity of tones presented by the attendees. Reds, nude tones adorned with embellishment, giving an illusion of texture and movement, and tones of lavender and purple were the main choices of colour (click on images for details):
Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang and Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein
Michelle Williams in Chanel Couture and Mandy Moore in Monique L'Huillier
Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Couture and Natalie Portman in Rodarte
As mentioned above, also a noticeable trend was the minimalistic approach towards make-up. All but very few of the atendees wore heavy make-up and there is a clear trend for a more subtle approach, focusing primarily on perfecting the skin and achieving a more "natural" look:
Two things worth mentioning (and viewing) were the seven dress changes Anne Hathaway did while presenting the Oscars and the dress Cate Blanchett chose to wear, a Givenchy Couture. Anne hired stylist Rachel Zoe to help her in the dress changes and the result was very pleasing. Most dresses suited Anne's personality and style, and were from powerful names within the fashion industry.
Cate Blanchett surprised every style newscaster on the red carpet with her Givenchy Couture dress. It may not be to everyone's taste - especially to those who are not deep into fashion - but it suits perfectly the actress and is more than just a style statement. For me, best of the evening by a landslide. But indeed, too fashion-forward for many.