Saturday, March 1, 2014

Slaves of the Red Carpet

L to R: Cristina Ehrlich, Erin Walsh, Leslie Fremar, Kate Young, and Elizabeth Stewart. Photo by Art Streiber.

With Oscar Sunday on the way, I have red carpet dressing on my mind. I know I’m not the only one—everyone loves to see what the ladies are wearing on Hollywood’s biggest night! If you get some time before the Oscars, head over to Vanity Fair to read a great article, “Slaves of the Red Carpet,” about stylists who help create the looks we all love (or sometimes hate or sometimes have mixed feelings about). Vanessa Grigoriadis has written a fascinating piece that traces the roots of styling, all the way back to the break up of the old studio system, and the stir created when Giorgio Armani dressed several stars for the 1990 Academy Awards, which helped pave the way for the huge business that styling has become. It’s an interesting read, and, lucky for you, you can enjoy the entire thing on the Vanity Fair website, you don’t even have to be a subscriber.

As for this Sunday, I am most looking forward to seeing what is worn by Amy Adams (Stylist: Petra Flannery), Cate Blanchett (Stylist: Elizabeth Stewart), and Jennifer Lawrence (Stylist: Rachel Zoe), based on these recent red carpet looks.

I loved this Valentino gown on Amy. Photo by Paul Buck.

Amy in Roland Mouret. Photo by Getty Images.

The great Cate in Armani for the Golden Globes, 2014. Photos by Getty Images.

A sequined Dior column dress on Jennifer Lawrence. Photo by Leslie Cohen.

Great earrings on Jennifer, and great makeup! Photo by Getty Images.

One thing I always love about the looks Rachel Zoe puts together is the jewelry she selects, and I think these Jennifer Meyer earrings were spot on with that darkly shimmering Dior dress Jennifer Lawrence wore to the SAG Awards. There is another good article over at The New York Times, “Boldface Gems,” about the lengths smaller jewelry brands, like Jennifer Meyer, are going to in order to get their pieces on the big stars for a trip down the red carpet on Oscar night. Check it out if you get a chance.

And Happy Oscar Watching!

7 comments:

une femme said...

Love that top picture, very clever. I'm developing an appreciation for Rachel Zoe's styling.

happyface313.com said...

I always enjoy the items and styles you pick :-) I'd love to watch the oscars, but they start at 02:00 a.m. my time here in Europe... and I can't take the day off on Monday, although every year I think "next year"... Who knows, maybe some day?! When I get up in the morning, the last Oscar was handed over and I watch the little snippits on TV in the evening.
Also looking forward to the chitchat and fashion mags AFTER the Academy Awards :-) xo

happyface313.com said...

I always enjoy the items and styles you pick :-) I'd love to watch the oscars, but they start at 02:00 a.m. my time here in Europe... and I can't take the day off on Monday, although every year I think "next year"... Who knows, maybe some day?! When I get up in the morning, the last Oscar was handed over and I watch the little snippits on TV in the evening.
Also looking forward to the chitchat and fashion mags AFTER the Academy Awards :-) xo

Dawn Lucy said...

Can't wait to see what Lupita Nyong'o will be wearing also!
OXOX
Dawn

Rebekah said...

Although I will always love Cate's fashion choices, I am blown away by the red and burgundy grown worn by Amy Adams. She owns it!

Jill said...

Ladies, thank you for your comments. I have to say I liked these dresses so much better than what Amy, Cate and Jennifer wore to the Oscars last night! Maybe I just need to seem them again but I found myself a bit underwhelmed by the looks (though I found the jewelry amazing and gorgeous, especially the long earrings on Cate!). XO, Jill

Heather Lindstrom said...

Hi Jill! I always love your take on the fashion. You have such an eye and always have a handle on the history behind it. And yes, the jewelry was amazing on Oscar night (the pizza looked good too!).
xx, H
PS-I pulled myself out of my sick bed and did a HIWM boots....just couldn't stand to miss out on this one. ;)