360º of Glamorous Gowns
sticks with one of the big trends of the evening – neutrals with a hint of metallic – by wearing a strapless lace gown, plus tons of Tiffany and Co. ice, which must almost make up for the fact that her best accessory () isn’t on her arm.
Why save the bling for your jewelry? The opts for a silk Gucci column halter gown featuring crystal embroidery on the bodice and waistline. And check out that open back and center slit.
We were starting to worry we wouldn’t see a cape at the Oscars this year. But delivers in a plunging and bead-accented off-white Atelier Versace design complete with a strong shoulder and superhero-inspired draped fabric at the back.
The sheer panel trend isn’t going away if Anna has anything to say about it. She hits the carpet in a J.Mendel design comprised of a see-through pleated skirt, an illusion neckline, red floral beading at the waist, a knee-high slit and quite the sexy back.
Dramatic dark hair, dramatic dark dress. The Wolf of Wall Street actress gets people buzzing with her whole look, especially the oversize bow, back cutout and sparkly bodice on her strapless Saint Laurent gown.
It may appear that the is floating down the carpet in her floral-adorned, illusion mock turtleneck (!) Giorgio Armani gown, but she admitted it’s actually pretty heavy. (Cate, we’d gladly relieve you of the weighty dress at the end of the evening.)
The all-consuming question of what color Lupita would wear has been answered, and it’s pale blue (which she said reminds her of Nairobi)! The nominee easily earns a spot on this list with her plunging (in the back and front) pastel Prada featuring an ethereal flowing skirt. Now, let’s talk about that Fred Leighton gold-and-diamond headband.
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Once you’ve taken in the print of her beaded ivory Naeem Khan halter (those stars and flowers!), get a look at the back, which dips low and has crisscross straps, plus a mini-train.
It’s all sparkle from the front and smokin’ from the rear. The StyleWatch contributor dazzles in a beaded Johanna Johnson gown with crystal embellishments at the shoulders and down the open back.
Even though our Style and Beauty Director called dibs on this KaufmanFranco dress ages ago, the beats her to it at the Vanity Fair bash (but she looks so good we’ll let it slide).
Another star who couldn’t resist the chance to wear a fresh gown for the Vanity Fair afterparty. The kept her sophisticated French twist, but changed into a one-shoulder Carolina Herrera dress and metallic danglers.
The once again changed from full and fancy Dior for the main event to sleek and sparkly (Tom Ford) for the Vanity Fair afterparty, but she kept one thing consistent: the jaw-dropping Neil Lane diamonds.