Giorgio Armani is the absolute champion red carpet dresses of the Oscars 2017. Three nominees came to the ceremony in the outfits of his authorship: Isabelle Huppert ("Elle"), Viola Davis ("Fences") and Nicole Kidman ("Lion"). Each of them has long been friends with the Italian designer and trusted him to design the principal dresses for major events, so his "victory" has not been a surprise for anyone.
Isabelle, as the most devoted fan of Armani (she came in Armani to the "Golden Globe" and "Lunch nominees"), was honored to get a personal, one-of-a-kind dress that emphasized her young-looking figure. 63-year-old Huppert, bypassing all stereotypes, preferred to wear a bright, shimmering in soffits dress gently with belted waist and matching with Christian Louboutin heels.
Nicole Kidman, who chose Armani dress of the same aesthetics, kindly asked Giorgio to modify for her a model from the last couture collection. Having removed the frills and asymmetry, the designer provided the client the splendid straight cut dress savoring of both the East and the early Hollywood style.
For Viola Davis, who took the statuette for the Best Supporting Actress nomination, the brand team sewed a minimalistic red dress perfectly setting off her dark skin and consistent the trend for off-shoulder dresses (fundamental in the new season), that made experts to put her in the list of the "best-dressed" celebrities at the ceremony, along with Emma Roberts in a vintage Armani Prive.
Prevailing number of Christian Dior dresses on the red carpet was also obvious. Maria Grazia Chiuri has modified the brand in such way so it could not go unnoticed among stylists and celebrities, who want to wear Dior round the clock today. However, in contrast to the daily models with translucent fabrics and embroideries, the Oscars has demanded the followers of the French house a stricter dress code corresponding to "luxury + grace" arithmetic.
Charlize Theron in metalized dress with a cut, Felicity Jones in a nude dress and Kirsten Dunst dazzling the audience by a black dress in the spirit of the 40s showed perfect balance of the brand.
Ralph & Russo
Ralph & Russo collection came from the Fashion Week catwalk to the steps of the Dolby Theater, presenting their reflections on the theme of evening overalls, intricate cuts and rich draperies. They were reflected in the Oscars' looks of Priyanka Chopra (she came to the ceremony in tight dress with rectangular top) and Hailee Steinfeld (in her high-neck floral dress).
Hailee, by the way, has won attention of journalists and social media users, because she has not come to such events for 6 years! For this time, as the reporters noted, the girl has matured and blossomed exceptionally that was highlighted by the dress from Ralph & Russo, named one of the best on the red carpet. "This is my favorite look in this season. And I'm sure it will be noted not only by me," – Hailee said in the interview.
The only one Calvin Klein dress at the Oscars was a dress from Raf Simons' debut collection for the brand, but this has not made it to be unnoticed. His couture line "Appointment", reflecting the diversity of woman beauty, was launched in anticipation of the feminist marches which brought together more than two million people in the movement for justice and equality. The outfit, symbolic in its context and unusual in design, was given to Naomi Harris who played the supporting role in the "Moonlight." Snow-white bustier dress decorated with a cut and train put the girl in a row of the celebrities who expressed their opinion without words, many of whom attached a blue ribbon to the clothes, as a sign of solidarity with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).