Pretty and powerful, pink effectuates serious eye-catching duties. From poofy gowns reeling off in different shades of the colour to edgy androgynous styles from the colour wheel on unabashedly bold, fierce sartorial scholars, the red carpet at the 91st Academy Awards was exhilarating.
A valiant departure to her usual, Linda Cardellini’s asymmetric floor-sweeping Schiaparelli tulle ruffles are awe-inspiring. Jason Momoa’s dusty-rose velvet Fendi suit that he wore as a homage to Karl Lagerfeld, who personally designed the suit before passing away, is worth taking a moment for. Walking hand-in-hand, his velvet tux perfectly coordinated with wife Lisa Bonet’s Fendi dress. Talking about velvet and the classicism of a tuxedo, Billy Porter’s Christian Siriano custom couture masterpiece screams ‘Cinder-fella’! Not only pink is powerful – so is the billow as sashayed by Porter. Billy yet again defying the norms of fashion, this time in a dramatic tuxedo gown. Doing exactly what style craves right now, the ensemble is wig-snatching! Micheal B Jordan, Chris Evans, David Oyelowo, Brian Tryee Henry joined Momoa and Billy to embrace the luxurious plush.
Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet in Fendi
Billy Porter in Christian Siriano
Julia Roberts in Elie Saab
Gemma Chan in Maison Valentino
Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler opened the show. A strong night for women, exceptional number of women were honoured in categories traditionally won by men, a total of 15 talented female creatives took home the golden statuette. Women had the best night in Academy Award history.
Definitely taking the biscuits, Gemma Chan’s billowing sleeveless fuchsia Valentino is entrancing. We are 100% on-board with this colour trend!