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Best of the 2016 Oscars Red Carpet: Black, White and Block Color

29 Feb

Welcome to more Oscar red carpet highlights and part 2 is all about classic black frocks with a twist and we’ve got leather, cute couples, Darth Vader socks and more.

For part 1 of our red carpet rundown head here.Jennifer GarnerA big weekend for Jennifer Garner and after that killer Vanity Fair profile (which I have definitely read more than once) she made a fabulous dress choice with Atelier Versace that reads “Don’t worry about me, I’m fine (and not in a way where I’m not actually fine).”

I have a lot of love for Garner and all I want is for a TV project to come along that is worthy of her talents and if she gets to use some of her Sydney Bristow skills then I am down for that.Julianne MooreJulianne Moore wears the ideal presenting gown in Chanel; simple and stunning. I think I might actually like it better than the Chanel she wore last year when she won.Mark RuffaloThe couple that wears Valentino together stays together. Mark Ruffalo’s custom tuxedo has him standing out in blue and wife Sunrise Coigney’s Valentino Couture gown is the magical sheer unicorn in that I actually really like.Michael Sheen and Sarah SilvermanI don’t have a whole lot to say about their outfits as they’ve both gone for solid classic looks, but I just really like them as a couple so here are Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen in their fancy threads. Kerry WashingtonA dress that looks better in motion and I am so here for a bit of leather on the Oscar red carpet; the bodice of Kerry Washington’s Versace frock is giving off great edge. My one issue is the giant slit and the Jolie posing as it really detracts from the rest of the gown. Washington is someone you can count on to pull out the big guns at an event like this and I can’t fault her bold choices when the overall outlook of the general red carpet is a little on the underwhelming side.Mindy KalingAnother dress with a caveat as Mindy Kaling’s Elizabeth Kennedy served up all the drama from the back and fell a bit flat from the front. This bow train is everything as are Kaling’s super stacked heels. That is a lot of inches.Brie LarsonAs with Alicia Vikander, Brie Larson was on the highly anticipated list and while there is a lot to love about this Gucci gown it doesn’t quite have the impact of her Golden Globes gold Calvin Klein or the Chanel she wore to the Independent Spirit Awards.

The color is fantastic and the combination of ruffles/pleats is definitely working for me, but it is lacking something. Regardless I am very happy Brie won and she delivered another fantastic speech.Cate BlanchettMy favorite thing about Cate Blanchett on the red carpet is you never know what you’re going to get, but you know it will be amazing. Amazing it is with Blanchett going fairy tale this year in floral Armani Privé.Tina FeyIn the battle of the strapless purple gowns Tina Fey is triumphant in Atelier Versace over Reese Witherspoon’s Oscar de la Renta similar choice. I guess it’s kinda awkward when something like this happens, but I also think this is a Tina Fey Top 5 red carpet moment.Rachel McAdamsAnother in the category of dresses that look better from a different angle and Rachel McAdams suffered in the crease department. However I love this shot which captures the drama of the emerald green August Getty Atelier dress.Jacob TremblayEnding things with the little dude of the hour and the suit is custom Armani, but it is the Darth Vader socks that are the most important accessory here.

For part 1 of our Oscar red carpet highlights head here.

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