Single-handedly the most important event in Hollywood’s calendar took place on Sunday, and much of the fashion world is still reporting on its breathlessness from witnessing the red carpet efforts of the A-list.
The colour red appeared to be a popular hue of choice, with Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Munn and Hilary Swank all playing Lady in Red on the red carpet. So, naturally, a fash-off ensued!
First up, Amanda Seyfried attended the Governer’s Ball in a Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown. Changing out of her show-stopping McQueen number, Amanda accessorised with diamond jewellery and a Givenchy clutch.
Olivia Munn attended the Oscars ceremony in a Fall 2013 Marchesa ruby red strapless gown with gold embroidered bodice. Accessorising her baroque-inspired gown was a side-parted up do, a strong lip and simple jewellery.
Hilary Swank’s Oscar ceremony outfit reminded us ever so slightly of Rihanna’s custom Alaia gown at the 2013 Grammy Awards. Opting for a Spring 2013 Valentino Couture gown in crimson red, Hilary finished her look with a Fifties-inspired wave and a Swarovski clutch.
And finally, Jennifer Aniston, who also opted for a spring 2013 Valentino Couture number at the Oscars, definitely commanded the cameras as she walked the red carpet! Accessorising the strapless, full-bodied gown were minimal jewels and a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch.
Phew! That was quite the dose of red on the red carpet, don’t you think? But who won the battle between the two and didn’t just, y’know, camouflage with the famed walkway? A notoriously difficult colour to carry off (too striking, too burnt out are often sartorial issues), each A-lister held their own in their respective outfits. But a winner, there can only be one.
Who wins, we’ll let you decide on that one. Comments below!