Unlike its conceptual counterparts Golden Globe and BAFTA, the Oscar passed without a “political” dress code. And even without white roses: the flowers symbolized solidarity at two music ceremonies at once - the Grammy and the Brit Awards. Two months later, the initiators of the Time's Up movement seemed to think that they had already attracted a lot of attention to their important business, and therefore correctly clarified that although the initiative started on the red carpet, it should not stay there - well, if only in the form of badges. which still flaunt on every second lapel and bodice. Freed from dressing pressure, the guests of the evening for the most part rejected black. Unless Taraji P. Henson sported Vera Wang in total black metal.
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A few hours before the start of the ceremony, Margot Robbie was announced the ambassador of Chanel - and the Australian very successfully presented her new status in the snow-white dress of the French brand. Saoirse Ronan, who remained predictably unpredictable throughout the film award season, surprised again, and quite pleasantly: the most delicate pink Calvin Clein By Appointment, with a giant doll bow on the back, has a chance to be included in the list of the best Oscar dresses of all time. Emma Stone, invited to the Dolby Theater as last year's winner, decided to lower the degree of solemnity and put on a trouser suit. It would seem, why is there any surprise? But no, even today, in 2018, this step looks bold. And by the way, speaking about bold steps: if you do not take into account Betty Gabriel's dashing neckline, this time there were no “naked” outfits. Although there is a chancethat this gap was more than filled by the visitors of one of the many after-parties.
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In terms of color, the invitees were divided into red (here Meryl Streep in Christian Dior, Armie Hammer in Giorgio Armani and Allison Jenny, who took home a statuette for Best Supporting Actress in Reem Acra) and whites (Laura Dern in Calvin Klein By Appointment, Mary Jay Blige at Atelier Versace and Timothy Chalamet, who never set the age record at Berluti). And also - gold (and better than others to cosplay the Oscar statuette came out with Jennifer Lawrence, who was contractually obliged to wear Dior, although Lupita Nyong'o in Atelier Versace pleased the eye) and powdery (Allison Williams in Armani Prive and Abby Cornish in Elie Saab). Bright spots in this palette turned out to be the canary Ralph Lauren on Ace Gonzalez, the tangerine Rodarte on Greta Gerwig, which is not everyone's favorite, and the pink, like a barbie house, Michael Kors dress on Viola Davis.
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It is hard not to notice that, in general, the outfits were distinguished by some hitherto unprecedented shyness, which eventually converted into one of the most elegant red carpets of recent years. Only 86-year-old Rita Moreno and 89-year-old Agnes Varda threw out their knees: one came to the ceremony in the same dress as almost sixty years ago (in 1962, the actress received an Oscar for West Side Story), the other in pajamas Gucci. But these women would have gotten away with something else: they are too good!
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