As a designer, it’s inspiring to keep up with fashion’s big events—and my favorite night of ALL is the Academy Awards. It doesn’t get more glamorous than this mash-up of film and fashion. When I’m watching the Oscar’s red carpet, you can practically see the stars in my eyes.
Iconic Oscar looks are so hard to nail, so I tip my hat to the designers that pull off timeless looks that people still talk about to this day. We all have our unique list of favorite looks (there are so many to choose from!) but here are my top five Oscar looks through the years.
Iconic Old Hollywood
Grace Kelly has inspired me in so many ways. My Olive top handle bag was inspired by the “Kelly” bag made famous by the star herself in the early 1950s. I love her Oscars look in 1956. She exuded classic glamour with this white embroidered gown and refined tulle neckline.
Age Is Only a Number
If I had one word to describe Helen Mirren it’s GORG. She literally makes me want to age. Just look at her in this Christian Lacroix gown from the 2007 Oscars. I mean, it only makes sense that she would play a queen! Helen proves that age is just a number when you’re this chic.
I can always appreciate when a different look shows up on the carpet. If it doesn’t involve a swan or rubber gloves, I’m usually all about it. Especially when Sharon Stone showed up in a purple Vera Wang skirt and a white button-down shirt from The Gap at the 1998 Oscars. So bold, I love it!
Penelope Cruz is one of those stars that looks amazing at every award show. Her 2007 Oscars look in particular was out of this world. She looked so ethereal in this blush pink Atelier Versace gown, she was practically floating. It is by far my pick for the most beautiful Oscars look ever.
Modernizing classic shapes is what my brand is all about. So when I see a gown like Gwyneth Paltrow’s from 2012, I am drawn to it. This striking Tom Ford cape dress brings classic Hollywood elegance into the modern era.
Collectively, these looks won me over and I’m excited to see what steals my heart this year. But the most rewarding part of it all is stargazing the event with your girlfriends. It’s super fun to get dolled up and share the experience with your friends. Who’s with me?!
If you’re watching with fabulous people, dress up your Academy Awards watch party look with some of our award-winning accessories.
Your best-supporting wedge will go to our Kimberly shoe—it’s chic and goes perfectly with any outfit. The memory foam insole, in particular, will keep your foot snug with ultimate comfort all day long.
The envelope for the best clutch goes to…. our envelope clutch, Bella! Bella is classic Elaine Turner and will add a pop of elegance to any outfit.
Our best leading bag of the season goes to Calla. Its classic silhouette embossed with Brazilian leather will win you over and over again.
And if that isn’t enough, visit our website to see the inspiring list of other nominees that will accessorize your outfit. Either way, we know you’ll have a blast watching the show—I know I’ll be drooling over the looks.
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