Giulana Rancic called it as the Oscars’ red-carpet arrivals started trickling in at L.A.’s Dolby Theatre Sunday evening. “I think we’re going to see a lot of color tonight.”
Jane the Virgin Gina Rodriguez wowed in a backless, ecofriendly, plant-dyed pea silk creation by Titanic actress and wife of director James Cameron, Suzy Amis Cameron.
More gorgeousness from Oscar nominee and performer Anna Kendrick, in a coral chiffon Thakoon with a gem-encrusted neck. No need for jewelry.
America Ferrera’s green Jenny Packham fit her to a T, thanks to a perfectly placed belt.
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Dakota Johnson’s one-shouldered, red bejeweled Saint Laurent was a class act, but that messy pony tail looked as if she recently emerged from a roll in the hay with Christian Grey. Her date was mom Melanie Griffith, who apparently hasn’t seen Fifty Shades of Grey yet, Johnson told Ryan Seacrest.
In red Lanvin, Khloe Kardashian assured the world that all was “OK” after her car spun out of control on black ice in Montana. In the car with her were sister Kylie, Kim — who was “screaming and crying” — and niece North, the reality star told Rancic.
Rosamund Pike was winning in head to toe red in a Givenchy curve-hugger.
Margot Robbie should hold onto that Saint Laurent dress and be Morticia for Halloween. But the Aussie gets points for just be a ravishing human being.
How cute: Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo went in his and hers Armani. Naomi Watts, also in Armani, just gets better and better. She managed to pull off a strapless bra at the Oscars! The Birdman star told InStyle a few days before the big night that being 46 isn’t affecting her style choices: “I’m like — while I still can, why not go for some boldness?”
Faith Hill premiered a new bob in a beyond elegant J. Mendel sparkler while hubby Tim McGraw ditched the cowboy hat.
Laura Dern suited up in armor-inspired Alberta Ferretti.
Marion Cotillard’s Christian Dior had polka dots and an interesting bustle. Lupita Nyong’o also wore white: an intricately beaded Custom Calvin Klein. Kerry Washington chose comfort. Her cream Miu Miu was “easy, not messy,” she told Seacrest.
Julianne Moore’s Custom Chanel reminded us of Ginger’s nightclub dress on Gilligan’s Island.
Scarlett Johansson brought the drama in emerald Versace and a mohawk ’do.
British nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) took one for the U.K. team wearing an icy gray Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen with fancy pearl details.
Chrissy Teigen may have left the bottom part of her Zuhair Murad back at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. If anyone finds it, just tweet her the details.
It’s unclear who designed Boyhood actress Lorelei Linklater’s Gothic gown, but maybe it’s better left anonymous. Memo to Lorelei: This is Hollywood’s biggest night.
Three standouts among the men were Selma star David Oyelowo, who rocked in red Dolce & Gabbana; Kevin Hart in a white tuxedo with black lapel; and rapper-actor Common in Prada (velvet equals good call). will.i.am gets points for standing out from the pack of tuxes, but the train-conductor hat and striped referee shirt were more VMAs than Oscars.