The couture has been sent to the cleaners, the statues have found homes on extravagant mantle places, and the red carpet has been wrung out and hung up to dry; sadly, ladies and gentlemen, the 87th Oscar’s are finished. While we adored Neil Patrick Harris’ Old Hollywood opening act, and literally jumped out of our chairs and cheered when J.K. Simmons took home Best Supporting Actor, the real highlight of the night came earlier…
Everyone knows that half of the draw for the Awards is the looks we see on the red carpet, so BOOM polled some of Calgary’s best trend-setters for who they thought would steal the spotlight. Amidst the sea of scarlet, cherry, and burgundy that seemed to dominate the red carpet this year, a few individuals of stylish notoriety caught- and held- our eye.
No new-comer to Oscar glory, our favourite petite piaf always stuns, so we were less than surprised to see her in this forward-thinking Dior Couture gown. While it may be a little ahead of its time, we love the art-deco feel and are sure we’ll see inspiration in future hemlines.
Rita Ora not only takes our number three spot for best dressed at the Awards, but she also takes a spot in our top five for Stylish Surprises. She departed from her usual street-meets-beat look, and was delightfully elegant and dramatic in midnight blue Marchesa- a sharp juxtaposition for her later, bare-all After Party number…
‘The Duchess’ just barely missed claiming the throne in a slinky Saint Laurent dress, with a Van Cleef and Arpels necklace that paired beautifully with her classic red lip. But, while undeniably gorgeous, we can’t help but feel it was a tad safe for a night that gives you every excuse for extravagance.
Miss Stone knows how to please a crowd. Not only did she wow the BOOM team in her glittering Elie Saab gown, but she was chosen by three of our style predictors to come out on top. She was the perfect mix of youthful grace in the shimmery concoction and an undeniable winner as Best Dressed for the 87th Oscars.
I would like to thank all the contributors of our red carpet predictions and recognize Alex Kingcott of Shareworthy Content Lab, Paul Hardy of Paul Hardy Design, and Courtney Kos of Ette for being the fortune tellers of fashion!