After a long night of Jennifer Lawrence falling down (again) this time on the red carpet, Pharrel‘s Lanvin shorttux followed by a gif worthy performance of Lupita Nyong’O, Amy Adams and Meryl Streep dancing with him in THE Westwood hat, Ellen DeGeneres getting pizza for everyone and taking the most EPIC group selfie of all time (scroll down to the end of the post to see it!), Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’O giving us teary eyes with their acceptance speeches and unfortunately some technical issues that took place more than once throughout the show, it’s time to go back to the beginning of the night and check out the red carpet again.
I’m going to be honest with you, I almost didn’t make this post. Not because I didn’t have the time or something but simply because I wasn’t feeling it. There were some OK looks but compared to previous years it was actually a lot “meh”. No Rihanna, no Beyoncé (she was the opening performer so she skipped red carpet, she later appeared in a stunning Michael Costello during the show) no Miley Cyrus to gossip over, Rita Ora looking beautiful and classy in Lanvin but there was nothing to freak out about. Most talked about woman was pregnant Ciara in a custom made Emilio Pucci sequinned gown, looking truly radiant. Then Taylor Swift came (later on her crazy hair joined the act too) with a chainmail, super glamourous Gucci and won the night. I really can not stand her or her music or especially her dance moves in award shows (she looks like my grandma trying to rap) but the hell she looks good.
Still though, I wasn’t convinced to do the post, I need at least 5 good looks to make it worth the effort. However I wasn’t thinking about the guys, the guys! Jared Leto and his beautiful ombre hair, a very much cleaned up super cute Macklemore in a velvet teal suit, Daft Punk and their ah-mazing boots and gloves, Steven Tyler and his all white look, Lars Ulrich‘s crazy cool outfit (hot couple alert) and of course, Pharell Williams and his Smokey the Bear hat. Oh that hat, which already has its own Twitter acount.
To hand it to some ladies who managed to avoid that artist zestlessness – Iggy Azalea in a dreamy Elie Saab, Alicia Keys rocking a blue plunging neckline, Pink trying out a red gown for the first time (though her mind blowing performance really outdid everything else) two Annas (Anna Kendrick and Anna Faris) looking good (it’s no surprise that they are both actresses). Oh BTW, remember that Valentino music notes gown that we saw 3 days ago on the runway? It turns out they shipped that thing out right after the show because Katy Perry was indeed wearing it. And it wasn’t as dreamy as it sounds.
It was – hands down – the easiest “best of” since Gwyneth Paltrow’s Tom Ford (and I know the resemblance is uncanny). But it was the hardest “who’s my number 2, 3, 4, 5, 6….” because it was also definitely one of the best red carpets ever. So many daring looks, wonderful new shapes (hello pregnant Kerry Washington in probably the most amazing maternity gown, ever) and speaking of looking amazing while pregnant, how can Olivia Wilde could look so good even she’s about to pop?
Two of my always favourites, Cate Blanchett and Emma Watson, nailed it again (I wouldn’t admit even if they couldn’t, but still) – former with a futuristic shaped gown adorned with classical lace, something only Cate can pull of and the latter with the most daring red dress – navy trousers combo. Helen Mirren is definitely aging backwards or the whole thing about getting uglier when you’re old is a complete bullshit, Amy Adams couldn’t get out of her American Hustle look (no complaints) and kept rocking the plunging neckline in a red hot Valentino, dresses that are short in the front longer in the back (hi there the dresses I bought 2 years ago and tossed out recently) made a comeback thanks to Elisabeth Moss‘ breathtaking J Mendel gown (not to forget Caitlin FitzGerald) and so on. Now that I’m writing this post at the Munich airport sitting on a very uncomfortable carpet floor – I am cutting it short. My best looks of the night are standing alone, all the rest in color-coded galleries and the worst are at the bottom of the page. Click through and let me know if you agree or not!
I don’t know which detail about this year’s BFA makes me happiest: a super casual and unorthodox red carpet, Edie Campbell winning the model of the year award (it seems that British fashion people also think that Cara Delevingne is way overrated, thank god) or Sienna Miller’s rose-gold hair? Ok then, let’s look at the cons: you should never ever let public vote for anything at a fashion award show or else you may end up giving the British Style Award to Harry Styles and his half cow-licked half puberty sweat mixed curly hair. But not all awards went down the drain, and no matter what I’m so glad to see British fashion prosper and gain the international attention it’s been deserving for a long time. London has always been my favourite city of fashion inspiration and anything with a Brit essence that comes my way would always be welcome. Click to see the full list of winners and the best looks from the night!
I am going to start a campaign to raise money for the “bring either Gwyneth Paltrow or Cate Blanchett to TV” fund or I’m going to die from the stuffiness of the next Emmy Award red carpet. The fact that the most talked about event of the night being Claire Danes’ faux bob or 13 year old Kiernan Shipka being the best dressed of the night (in a floral Delpozo dress) explains a lot, I think. Lots of boobs, lots of mermaid tails, lots of bows and frills; and a clear color card with rose and ice blue as winners.
Anna Faris was the only person who opted for a bright yellow gown, and she managed to ruin it with her horrible hair and make up choice. I mean, after a night where January Jones (yes, January Jones) looked implausibly flabby in a nude Givenchy (yes, Givenchy!) gown and the worst dressed of the night was Amanda Peet in Erdem (yes, she somehow managed to make Erdem look like a bad victorian play costume) I can only be so cheerful. Click through to see all the looks from 65th Primetime Emmy Awards and read my even more depressing comments…