Award show season is known to spark the attention of viewers with the latest fashion trends on the red carpet, while inspiring others to take those looks and transform them into their own wardrobe.
The trends to take away from the Oscars are as simple as purchasing statement pieces, owning the color on trend or pairing the newest print with pieces from your closet.
There has been plenty of talk about the common trends and those who stood out from the rest after the Oscars on Sunday. For any award show, even the Oscars, there is never too little or too much fluff, drama or sparkle on the red carpet.
It is fitting for a star to grace the red carpet at the Oscars in a ball gown with a long train to follow behind them. In fact, Lady Gaga did so herself in an Alexander McQueen.
“Lady Gaga looked flawless and classic from head to toe,” said Alyssa Brascia, a freshman in apparel, merchandising and design. “She nailed the revamping of Audrey Hepburn with the statement necklace, hair up do, black bustier dress and matching gloves.”
According to Cosmopolitan.com, the spotted diamond necklace that Lady Gaga wore at the 91st Academy Awards was a 141-year-old Tiffany diamond last worn by Audrey Hepburn. She channeled the Old Hollywood vibe while adding her own twist for the Oscars.
“I would definitely emulate with tops more than pants just because pants are too difficult,” said Brascia. “I would search to shop for extrinsic, classic, structured tops to resemble Lady Gaga’s look.”
Let’s talk about the tickled pink. All of the stars seemed to be wearing couture silhouettes in shades of pink from the brightest fuchsia to the lightest nude. The color pink was the showstopper of the night.
“Kacey Musgraves and Linda Cardellini wore works of art that stood out to me without a doubt,” Brascia said.
According to Elle.com, Gemma Chan wore a bright, ruffled pink gown from Valentino. Even Julia Roberts walked out in a vibrant pink gown by Elie Saab to present the Best Picture award.
“I felt like everyone was wearing brighter shades of pink and puffier textures on the red carpet,” said Halee Olson, a senior in journalism and mass communication. “After seeing the trends of voluminous styles, I would go out and purchase a ruffled sleeve top.”
As for menswear, a popular trend was velvet suits. Jason Momoa walked hand-in-hand in a subdued pink velvet suit with a matching pink scrunchie around his wrist. Besides velvet suits, others chose a more androgynous look. Billy Porter wore a tailored tuxedo with a strapless velvet gown. As said by Vogue.com, Porter’s choice of wear was special to himself and was a move to represent his voice.