Oscars. That is all I have to say. The word itself brings to mind thoughts of drama and glamour. I think about all the major moments from the likes of Cate Blanchett, Keira Knightley, Penelope Cruz, and Reese Witherspoon worn on this red carpet over the years. I am super excited for this years red carpet and with every day it seems like it gets more and more glamorous with each new announcement of presenters and performers. I have a feeling I’m not going to miss a host this year. Amy Poehler has a lot to make up for on the red carpet at the Oscars after the Andrew Gn disaster that she wore for the 2016 Oscars. I have never been the biggest fan of Amy’s style, but I want to see her give something chic and elegant on this red carpet on Sunday. Amy has always had pretty good results when she has worn Stella McCartney on the red carpet so I turned back to the label for a chic moment for her to wear on the Oscars red carpet. I found this white Stella McCartney ‘Jade’ scoop neck silk chiffon gown which feature all-over flat-pressed pleats, detachable stone and bead embellished belt at waistband, and a straight skirt and it was something I thought that Amy could wear with glamorous ease. On some I think it could read a little bridal, but I think that it would just be an ethereal moment on Amy. A romantic updo, defined eyes, bright pink lips, white Chloe Gosselin embellished ankle strap pumps, and pair of Kallati diamond floral drop earrings would all add the perfect finishing touches to this look. It took white a bit of work to pick the perfect look for Glenn Close to wear for this weekends Academy Awards. I had to have the perfect ‘winners look’ for her since I honestly believe that she will finally take home a little gold man this weekend. I finally saw her performance in The Wife the other night and when I saw her heartbreaking-ly beautiful performance in a film that really rested solely on the acting I was BLOWN AWAY. I went through the gambit of designers and style for Glenn. I originally thought I was going to pick some sort of a Zac Posen gown for Glenn because the two are such good friends and she has yet to wear one of his designs this awards season thus far, but I wasn’t able to really find anything out of a lookbook or off the virtual racks that I loved individually or any details I thought would make for a stellar custom Zac Posen gown. So I started to look elsewhere. I ultimately came to the decision to create a custom Alexander McQueen. I mentioned the back and forth with my photo editor about my custom Chloe gown I picked for Rachel Weisz it took 29 photos from inspirations to all the different stars to the edit to create this custom cream crepe long sleeve column gown which features intricate gold beaded embroidery, strong shoulders, and a square neck. When Evita sent me this version of the dress I said “Done. That’s it.” I knew right away. In the history of Best Actress winners many have won wearing some sort of gold gown and I was set on that idea and I definitely think that it would be the perfect accessory for this gown. I would style this intricate gown with Glenn’s signature whispy pixie, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a gold Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ crystal clasp clutch, a pair of gold Jimmy Choo ‘Travis’ strappy metallic leather pointed toe ankle strap pumps, and vintage Van Cleef & Arpels 18k gold and platinum set diamond wreath ear clips to ensure that this is an absolutely perfect moment for Glenn to finally win a well deserved Oscar.Maya Rudolph is another of the stars who I don’t typically get all that excited over when it comes to their red carpet style. She did give an attempt at the Golden Globe Awards last month when she wore a fresh off the runway black ruffled Valentino Pre-Fall 2019 long sleeve gown. I think had she had better hair and makeup I might have actually loved it on her. I want to see her really deliver something amazing when she steps onto the Oscars red carpet this weekend where she will be one of the nights many presenters. I saw this one shoulder royal blue Elie Saab Spring 2019 Couture draped gown and I thought it would be chic on Maya. She has more of a conservative style so I would imagine that her stylist would have this gown turned from the high low asymmetrical hemline it has on the runway and have a fully covered column style skirt with the chic train. I think that this simple style and the bold color is exactly what would create a perfect moment for Maya especially if paired with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of matching royal blue satin Manolo Blahnik ‘Nadira’ crystal trimmed pointed toe pumps, and chic IVY New York blue sapphire and diamond drop earrings.Heading into awards season Melissa McCarthy was one of the front runners for an Oscar nomination and she succeeded in getting her first leading actress nomination for her performance in Can You Ever Forgive Me? This is the third time that Melissa has walked the Oscars red carpet and since I really didn’t like her other two red carpet moments I am praying that the third times the charm. I have actually been quite intrigued with most of the looks that Melissa has worn on the red carpet this year. She shares a stylist with Glenn Close and I am sure that Chloe is working overtime right now to make sure that both her ladies have amazing moments. I have been picturing Melissa wearing this pewter Tadashi Shoji Fall 2019 RTW tiered ballgown which features a portrait neckline and pleated construction since it first came down the runway. I saw it and immediately knew I had found the perfect Oscar gown for Melissa. Tadashi knows to to deliver big glamorous gown for plus size women and I can just imagine how amazing this gown would be on Melissa. It is different than anything else we have seen her wear on the red carpet ever and I definitely think that it could be a major best dressed moment for Melissa. Add old Hollywood waves over one shoulder, defined eyes, dark dusty rose pink lips, a pair of light gray Stuart Weitzman ‘Lalaina’ crystal embellished pointed toe pumps, and a statement Amwaj diamond necklace and that Melissa would definitely be a real Best Dressed list contender. Stephan James has emerged as one of the standout men of awards season this year and I want to see him deliver a real moment on the red carpet. He stars alongside Regina King and Kiki Layne in If Beale Street Could Talk. He will be presenting this weekend at his first Oscars and if I know the Oscars as well as I think I do he will most likely join Kiki on stage to present a clip package from their Best Picture nominated film. Now I didn’t intentionally pick a lilac tuxedo to match the lilac Ralph & Russo Couture gown I picked for Kiki, in fact I didn’t put the two together until I started writing this post. I fell in love with this lilac and periwinkle BOSS Fall 2019 RTW tuxedo as soon as I saw the photos from the brands show during New York Fashion Week and started thinking about who I wanted to see wearing it on the red carpet at the Oscars to add a little flavor to what will no doubt be a sea of black and white tuxedos. When I saw that Stephan was going to be one of the presenters I knew it was the perfect fit. A white tuxedo shirt, black bow tie, and a pair of grey Christian Louboutin ‘Dandelion’ crystal strass embellished Venetian loafers all would ensure that this look is Oscars red carpet ready.
The 2019 Academy Awards will take place on Sunday February 24, 2019.