What a sensational year at the Oscars for couture and catwalk designs, with stars wearing standout gowns from Chanel, Saint Laurent, Tom Ford and Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. Once again black and white were a strong story with touches of nude, blush, bright red and on one occasion, celery green; here are my best of the best:
Julianne Moore is one of my red-carpet favourites after an amazing season in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci and Tom Ford, saving custom-made Chanel couture for the grand finale. Covered in sequins and rows of black and white rosettes it was pure Hollywood glamour.
The darling of the awards season in 2014, Lupita Nyong’o shone in a pearl and ivory bead embellished Calvin Klein gown with a keyhole neckline; so striking.
As an ambassador for Dior it is no surprise that Marion Cotillard wore this monochrome Christian Dior Couture, I absolutely love the detail of the perforated latticework and cape detail at the back; drama.
I LOVE THIS! Reese has been busy on the circuit this season with her film ‘Wild’ and this look is stellar. The Tom Ford gown was a curve-enhancing silhouette with a clever off-the-shoulder neckline and waistband in black to enhance her petite curves; so feminine.
Can you imagine doing the pre-Oscar promotion when six months pregnant? Keira has tried and tested lots of different maternity looks via Chanel and Erdem but for me this printed blush Valentino is both elegant and flatters the bump.
Although the celery-yellow colour of this Elie Saab Couture gown is most unusual Emma Stone makes the vintage shape and style modern with her cool credentials. Emma, if you’re ever in London let’s hang out!
After what I thought was a disastrous turn at the Golden Globes (remember,the tissue-light white gown that barely covered her breasts?) this is a magnificent look on Rosamund Pike from one of my red-carpet favourites Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. The red curved strapless neckline and thigh split make the red lace both modern and ultra-sexy.
I love the style renaissance of Sienna – fiercely stylish and so grown up. This Oscar de la Renta gown from the new Brit creative director Peter Copping is exquisite; bright navy guipure and black open flower macramé gown with sequin embroidery showing for the Oscars, the devil is always in the detail.
Hooray for Margot! I have been obsessed with this Saint Laurent-wearing beauty since The Wolf Of Wall Street and love how she often goes for femme fatale, here in a sheer sleeved gown and a statement Van Cleef & Arpels necklace featuring rows of diamonds, sapphires and a dramatic tassel.
If I was walking out at the Oscars I would wear Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci because his colour, silhouette and detail is always exquisitely sexy and feminine. This embellished bodice and sash neckline make the hourglass hugging design even sexier.
So that is the red-carpet season over for 2015 but WHAT an amazing year for Brit beauties, designers, films and fashion!