At this year’s Academy Awards, the Red Carpet took on a definite metallic tone, which was only fitting for the biggest night in Tinsel Town! Here are our fav celeb looks — and a few Indian influenced fashion notes! — from the 2013 Oscars.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards was all about smoke and gunmetal. The first look we fell for during the pre-show carpet walk was Lead Actress nominee Naomi Watts’ body molding Armani Privé gown. We love the one-shoulder cutout detailing and the liquid metal look of this floor-length dress.
Our fav Indian designer, Naeem Khan, helped some of the night’s leading beauties follow the metallic silver trend. We were psyched to see Michelle Obama announce Ben Affleck’s Argo as Best Picture, but we were even more thrilled to see the First Lady wearing a gorgeous Naeem Khan look. With flattering light and dark silver paneling and an elegant square neckline, this all-over sequin gown will go down in Oscars fashion history.
Another Hollywood beauty to wear Naeem’s designs was Stacy Keibler. George Clooney’s girlfriend looked statuesque and stunning in a metallic Naeem Khan gown with a black empire waistband, a chic halter and fine embellishments arcing throughout. We saw this look firsthand at New York Fashion Week and can tell you its intricate detailing made this dress a standout in Naeem Khan’s Fall Winter 2013 collection. (Check out our post if you haven’t seen it yet!)
Bond girl Halle Berry wore a silver custom Versace gown while introducing the show’s James Bond tribute. Her plunging gown had intricate Indian-inspired vertical sequin work, strong shoulders and changing silver hues that remind us a lot of ombré. For an Indian spin on the gunmetal Red Carpet trend, Luxemi recommends our chic Racer Back Salwar with Sharara Pants by Kisneel.
Another look we couldn’t stop awing over was Charlize Theron’s strapless winter white Dior gown. With a peplum waist and a deep V neckline, this sleek stunner was the latest all-white look to hit the Red Carpet. Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence also rocked white, a trend that Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway started at the 2013 Golden Globes.
Our top jewelry look of the night was definitely from music icon Barbra Streisand. We were pleasantly surprised to see the legendary singer rocking a gold hand chain during her tribute to Marvin Hamlisch. Want to emulate her look? Check out Luxemi’s Gold Flower Charm Hand Jewelry.
If you love awards season as much as we do, make sure to check out the LuxeReport’s reviews on the best fashion from the 2013 Golden Globes. And for a blast from the past, also see our recap on the best Oscars fashion from the 84th Annual Academy Awards.