Having barely started, the red carpet in front of the Dolby Theater quickly decided on the vector - at least it looked like that. The tone was set by the actor and pre-show host Billy Porter: he went out to the paparazzi in a hybrid of a tuxedo and a dress (the spectacular thing was made by the advocate of inclusivity, Christian Siriano).
Billy Porter © Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic
Soon, the young star of Eighth Grade, Elsie Fisher, showed up; For almost the entire season of the award, the blonde wore trousers - and remained true to her preferences on the Oscar night, choosing a three-piece Thom Browne suit. Power suites have been donned by Awafina (Dsquared2), Sandy Powell and Amy Poehler (Alberta Ferretti).
Elsie Fisher © Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic
Best Actress nominee Melissa McCarthy wore a Brandon Maxwell black and white jumpsuit. And even if women, unlike Porter, did not have a direct intention to "drop gender", they still hit the Oscar stereotype. And this stereotype really exists. Suffice it to say that every trouser suit recorded at the Oscars eventually becomes a news feed for the media - in general, this is so rare. Or that this year, with its relatively small number of women's suits, is still a record year: in 2018, only Emma Stone decided to abandon the dress.
Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy © Melissa McCarthy
At the Golden Globe, which is almost comparable to the Oscar in scope, trousers are much more common; what exactly the Academy "intimidates" its guests with is an open question. Although versions are available. For example, any Hollywood stylist is likely to confirm that getting a well-fitting suit (or just pants) is even more difficult than a dress, so it's a trite risk. The same Emma Stone - usually receiving only compliments in her address - was not criticized only by the lazy for last year's suit. Not that she gave up the pants after that - what else! But on "Oscar-2019" already prudently came in a dress.
Emma Stone © Neilson Barnard / Getty Images
Compensation for the shortage of suits did not take long and, ironically, appeared in the form of an almost endless stream of pink dresses of varying degrees of splendor - from Atelier Versace decorated with a huge bow in baby pink on Kiki Lane to almost immense Valentino haute couture in fuchsia on Gemma Chan.
Kiki Lane © Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic
Gemma Chan © Frazer Harrison / Getty Images
Yes, yes, while one part of the invitees was struggling with stereotypes, the other completely obeyed the template "To the Oscar in a pink dress" 2013 Jennifer Lawrence at Christian Dior Haute Couture, Anne Hathaway at Prada, Saoirse Ronan at Calvin Klein by Appointment. Say what you like, but "Oscar" and the pink color have a very long history of relationship, which this year sparkled with new colors - literally!
However, even here there are pleasant prospects: yes, the ceremony saw a lot of pink dresses, but this year they were also joined by a suit. Tall Jason Momoa chose for the release a Fendi suit in the most delicate piggy shade (this is one of the last outfits invented by Karl Lagerfeld).
Jason Momoa © Frazer Harrison / Getty Images
And when they had a color coordination with their "partner" Helen Mirren, the actors noticed that the time had finally come when "a Hawaiian god and a mature Englishwoman can wear the same color." After all, flowers and garments have no gender.>