2011 Oscars Red Carpet – The trends, the couture and the stars who wore it best
Posted on February 28 2011
The Awards show season ended on high note at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Stars came out in full force in their best couture and once again we’re breaking down all the red carpet action. Scroll down for a complete look at the night’s biggest trends and best dressed.
There’s no doubt red played the headlining role on the carpet. Everyone from Host, Anne Hathaway to Best Actress Nominee Jennifer Lawrence and last year’s Best Actress Winner Sandra Bullock turned up the heat in this color.
Anne Hathaway in Vintage Valentino Couture with floral appliqué accents on her train
Best Actress Nominee for Winter's Bone, Jennifer Lawrence in a simple Calvin Klein
Last year's Best Actress Winner, Sandra Bullock in a corseted Vera Wang
New mom Penelope Cruz came out to support her guy Javier Bardem in L'Wren Scott
Stars continued to show their love for the “nude” trend which was all over the red carpet this award season. It’s a soft feminine look that works beautifully on almost every skin tone.
Halle Berry wore a nude Marchesa gown with a tulle train
True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld looked like a modern day princess in her age appropriate custom Marchesa gown. Kudos to the young actress for her fashion choices this awards season.
Mandy Moore also looked soft and beautiful in her elegant Monique Lhuillier gown
If all else fails, go with white…
The red carpet always has it’s “white moments” and the Oscar’s carpet was no exception.
Best Actress Nominee Michelle Williams wowed in Chanel Haute Couture
Best Actress Nominee Nicole Kidman wore a white Dior Haute Couture gown with crystal detailing
Reese Witherspoon color blocked with a little white and a lot of black in a retro chic Giorgio Armani Privé and matching retro updo
Minimalist and Metallic…
The minimalist trend was huge for fall and we saw a lot of it at the Golden Globes this year, the same goes for the metallic trend. Both Celine Dion and Gwyneth Paltrow carried on the torch.
Celine Dion in Giorgio Armani Privé
Gwyneth Paltrow in a metallic Calvin Klein column dress
All shades of Purple…
A pleasant surprise of the night was the many shades of the color purple on the carpet. From lilac to plum, there were so many beautiful dresses that spanned the spectrum of this gorgeous color.
One of the front runners of the night was Mila Kunis in a lavender, lace Elie Saab Couture gown
Cate Blanchett shows off her unpredictable yet always fitting sense of style in a lilac Givenchy Haute Couture gown with beaded accents and a pleated skirt
Finally! Natalie Portman looked absolutely beautiful in this violet Rodarte off the shoulder gown. Sometimes it pays to stick with what you know works and her collaboration with the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte always works.The dress flows beautifully and compliments the pregnant star's current physique. Her retro curls finish off her look perfectly.
Natalie Portman and Fiancé Benjamin Millepied
Scarlett Johansson goes with the trends in lace and one of the night's hottest colors
Hilary Swank in a feathered and sequined Gucci Première gown with an ombré train
Best Supprting Actress Nominee Amy Adams in a cap sleeved, sequined L'Wren Scott and Emerald Cartier Jewels. The jewelry set would have been better suited for another dress. The color unfortunately clashes with her dress and the necklace doesn't work with her dress' neckline either. Elegantly cut diamond drop earrings would have made the perfect accessories here.
Amy Adams and Fiancé Darren Le Gallo
Until next year….
If you missed our coverage of the awards season, click here for all the Golden Globes red carpet details and here for the SAG Awards red carpet breakdown.