Oscars red carpet glitters in anything-goes fashion attitude
The stars of Hollywood sparkled on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday with plunging necklines and vibrant bursts of color, as the awards season’s grand finale signaled that anything goes in fashion, as long as it’s fabulous.
Celebrating her first Oscar nod, best supporting actress nominee Allison Janney made a statement in a scarlet red gown from Reem Acra with a deep V neckline and dramatic flared sleeves.
“Get Out” star Allison Williams chose dusty pink with sparkles, a decidedly demure princessy look amid the sea of low-cut gowns. Her co-star Betty Gabriel’s teal Tony Ward bodice left little to the imagination.
Those on the world’s most-watched runway appeared to throw off the fashion constraints of the Golden Globes, where women protesting the sexual misconduct that has roiled the entertainment industry opted for black gowns.
Instead, the film world’s glitterati chose what made them feel best, whether classic gowns or edgier, flesh-baring looks.
“There is diversity everywhere - there is no formula anymore,” said Rickie De Sole, W magazine’s fashion market director.“It looks like people are embracing personal style more than just wearing a typical dress. It’s kind of whatever goes.”
Presenter Salma Hayek, wearing a lilac gown with tiers of sequins and rhinestones worthy of“One Thousand and One Arabian Nights,” cited the female solidarity that was changing how Hollywood was run.