Monday, March 03, 2014
Donatella Versace and Lady Gaga in custom Atelier Versace: La Donatella and her muse Lady Gaga both wore custom Atelier Versace gowns--Donatella in black digitally cut and hand-attached sequins and mesh, while Lady Gaga went the color-opposite, in a white sequined gown with silver jeweled accents. Both gowns are obviously inspired from the two latest Atelier Versace collections of Spring 2014 and Fall 2013 but were not in the actual respective runway shows. These could have been extras that didn't make "the final runway cut", or custom for the two divas.
As it is always the case with Oscars night, the fashion show isn't always at the Academy Awards red carpet but also at the A-List viewing and post-Oscars parties, especially the much-coveted Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Let's take a look at some of the fashion highlights from the stars at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party. Lots of attendees did outfit changes from what they had worn for the actual Academy Awards, naturally. An A-list star loves a good Couture Outfit Change....
Jennifer Lawrence in Tom Ford Fall 2014: Surprise, surprise, Jennifer Lawrence DID NOT wear Dior. I think I just fainted and had a mini fashion/red carpet heart attack! For the post-Oscars Vanity Fair party, Jennifer changed from her strapless terracotta red custom Dior Couture to a mirrored sequined mini dress from the Tom Ford Fall 2014 collection featuring a nude illusion base and long sleeves. Love the ankle-strapped heels. The look is chic, simple yet glam. She was also on trend with the whole "metallics"/sequin looks that we saw all night long.
Kate Hudson in Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Spring 2014: Hudson was one of those stars who did an outfit change from what they wore at the actual Academy Awards show. I loved her white custom Atelier Versace silk jersey sequined gown that she featured on the Oscars red carpet HERE, and for the Vanity Fair party, she changed into this beautifully ethereal nude with black sequin applique gown from Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad and his Haute Couture Spring 2014 collection. The gown is splendid, extremely delicate and perfectly made. Also notice that for Kate, they added another layer (or layers) of lining so it wouldn't be so see-through. From runway to "reality" as they say. Kate continued being one of the best dressed of the night!
Kate Beckinsale in Elie Saab
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Cushnie et Ochs Pre-Fall 2014: English Victoria's Secret Supermodel --and gorgeous girlfriend of Jason Statham--wore a lavender bias-cut silk gown with organza front and side panels and gathered bust detail. She looked beautiful, statuesque and was on-trend with some of the paler/muted color stories that were present at last night's 2014 Academy Awards red carpet.
Anna Kendrick in Atelier Versace Spring 2014: I wouldn't have thought that actress Anna Kendrick was a "Versace Girl" but here she is at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party working a very form-fitting black sequin and nude silk keyhole front gown from Atelier Versace's Spring 2014 collection. I think she looks quite good. I also love her side-swept hair and simple accessorizing--a ring and a clutch. That's it.
Anne Hathaway in Custom Viktor & Rolf: Hathaway changed from her custom Gucci Premiere black with silver jeweled column gown that she wore at the 2014 Oscars to this black and white column gown from Dutch design duo Viktor & Rolf. The strapless custom-made gown featured a great Trompe-l'œil effect at the torso, inspired by a look seen a couple of days ago at their Paris RTW Fall 2014 Fashion Week runway show (above photo, right).
Diane Kruger in Valentino Couture Spring 2014: I was waiting to see if anyone was going to wear any of the gorgeous designs from the Valentino Spring/Summer 2014 Haute Couture collection, and thank goodness someone did. Actress Diane Kruger wore a midnight blue lace dress with cape-sleeves. It was delicately stunning, lingerie-inspired and oh-so-Couture-chic.