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On March 4, 2018, Hollywood’s most exciting night celebrated its big 9-0 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Hosted by late-night talk show funnyman Jimmy Kimmel and broadcast live on ABC, the 90th Academy Awards recognized achievements throughout the filmmaking industry within various categories, such as Best Actress, Best Cinematography, and Best Picture. While no Oscars were given for Best Dressed, the red carpet saw a bevy of celebs donning designer fashions who could certainly be considered for the award.
Since its first-ever awards ceremony in 1929, the Academy Awards has garnered a reputation for being the movie industry’s glitziest, most glamorous occasion. According to the Los Angeles Times, the 2018 Oscars saw the likes of 200 nominees — which means there were at least 200 opportunities for red carpet hits or misses. From Jennifer Lawrence’s sultry sequin number to Lupita Nyongo’o’s marvel of a gown, here are the most memorable fashion moments from the 90th Academy Awards.
Saoirse Ronan is serving total Gwyneth Paltrow vibes
At the 1999 Academy Awards ceremony, Gwyneth Paltrow stepped onto the red carpet in a bubblegum-pink Ralph Lauren ball gown, looking every bit the part of a bonafide princess. Nearly 20 years later, Saoirse Ronan seems to be following in the fashion footsteps of the Oscar-winning actress. The 23-year-old star of the critically-acclaimed coming-of-age-flick Lady Bird — written and directed by Greta Gerwig — was simply stunning in this bubblegum-pink ball gown of her own from Calvin Klein By Appointment.
Speaking to Vogue, Ronan’s stylist Elizabeth Saltzman explained how the (what is sure to be) iconic dress came to be. “I want this [dress] to be timeless,” she said. “It’s what girls are made of, and what women can wear. It’s just so beautiful.”
Ronan’s gown wasn’t just beautiful — it was designed for maximum efficiency. According to Saltzman, the gown’s train is completely detachable, saving Ronan a wardrobe-change before she made her way to the after parties!
Allison Janney, queen of hearts
For many celebrities, the Academy Awards is a road well-traveled. Oscar nomination or not, the Academy Awards is — at the very least — an opportunity for celebrities to get all glammed up and have a night on the town with some of the world’s most famous faces. However, for I, Tonya star Allison Janney, the 90th Academy Awards ceremony was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel in the days preceding the ceremony, the now-Oscar-winning movie star told the late-night host that she’d never once been to the Oscars. “Someone asked me to go as their date once, and I said [no],” Janney said. “I only want to go if I’m nominated. I wanted to wait.”
Some things are worth waiting for, and Janney’s stunning Reem Acra gown is definitely on that list. The bright red, figure-hugging gown with the plunging neckline and oversized angel sleeves left no room for mistaking Janney for anything less than the supremely talented leading lady that she is.
Nicole Kidman is a gift to the red carpet
Nicole Kidman arrived to the 90th Academy Awards’ red carpet wearing a gown that quite literally made the star look like an actual present tied with a big, blue bow. The gorgeous gown, designed by red carpet regular Armani Privé, was a structured cobalt-blue masterpiece perfectly fit for a Hollywood star like Kidman.
The dress featured a defined sweetheart neckline and mermaid silhouette, with a giant bow rounding out the front of the dress. However, the oversized bow was not the star of this show. How could that be true, you ask? Because Kidman’s beautiful, blue ball gown had a leg slit that would put even Angelina Jolie’s infamous 2012 Oscars dress to shame. The sky-high slit sat directly in the center of the gown, exposing the actress’ long and lean gams. This kind of gown requires a special, immensely graceful, kind of person to successfully wear without incident — and the ever-elegant Kidman was the perfect gal for the job.
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