Maria Menounos in Christian Siriano
Christian should design dresses for charity more often! This gown was made to support water.org and and was created especially for Maria to wear, and she rocked it.
I’ve always been a fan of Christian’s looks and this is a truly special piece. He knows how to make a woman's body look phenomenal, and Maria knows how to BE phenomenal.
Chrissy Tiegen in Marchesa and John Legend in Paul Smith
Having seen Chrissy’s Marchesa dress on the runway, I wouldn’t have thought it would work in a maternity version, but WHOA. #pregnancygoals right there.
And let’s be real, is there a more flawless couple than these two? John’s tux is impeccably tailored, and they both know how to pose, and if I didn't adore them I'd totally hate them.
Hannah Bagshaw and Eddie Redmayne in Alexander McQueen
I’m crazy about the fact that Eddie wore a velvet suit jacket. He’s always been a unique red carpet dresser, and I love that he keeps us on our toes (literally, looking at his toes, because he wears weird loafers and somehow pulls them off.)
AND Hannah looks fantastic. Another #pregnancygoals moment. These celebrities, I tell you. Making the rest of us look bad.
Brie Larson in Gucci
I was holding my breath to see what Brie wore because I haven’t been a huge fan of what she’s worn throughout the award season, and I’m SO THRILLED she pulled out this gown. That’s what you do when you know you’re winning an Oscar, after all.
She couldn’t have picked a better color, and the shape and style is completely unique to anything we’ve ever seen on the carpet. She looks young and fresh and beautiful, and I’m thrilled for her win!
Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell
I can’t believe this is the same woman who one wore a dress made of meat. I thought Gaga looked pretty good at last year’s Oscars, but this look is even better. It’s simple but dramatic, classic but modern. And IT'S A JUMPSUIT! This is one we’ll remember for a long time.
Charlize Theron in Dior
Charlize never looks bad at red carpet events, and this was no exception. This is a "I'm not nominated for anything and I'm going to look better than everyone who was" look.
This is a great example of how to showcase showstopper jewelry: simple dress, bold color, canvas of skin, sleek hair and makeup.
Naomi Watts in Armani Prive
No one really talked about this look in their best and worst dressed features and it made me a little sad. Naomi always looks SO great, and this look is no exception. I’m crazy about the color combination, and the cohesive pop of color in the lips makes it modern and fresh. She always manages to combine elegance with ease in the best way.
Kerry Washington in Atelier Versace
Some called this “fashion forward and unexpected.” I call it ridiculous and inappropriate for the Oscars. She looks like a gladiator that’s into S&M.
I'm honestly stunned that Versace would even want their name on this. If this were a Project Runway look, the designer would be going home.
Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
I really want to like this. I really, really do. It’s a pretty dress! The beading is lovely! But at the end of the day, she looks like Ariana Grande meets Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and I just can’t.
Alicia has worn so many better things, and I’m sorry this is what she won her Oscar in.
Heidi Klum in Marchesa
Well, there goes my theory that you can never go wrong with a Marchesa gown.
Heidi, unfortunately, has a habit of wearing “fashion forward” dresses purely for the sake of them being fashion forward, and she ends up looking ridiculous.
You’d think that she’s so beautiful so she could wear anything. Nope. An 80s prom dress doesn’t work for the Oscars.
Rachel McAdams in August Getty Atelier
I liked this look when Rachel was presenting under the darker lights of the auditorium, but on the carpet it just looks like a long, flat pane of nothing. If she had worn Charlize Theron’s necklace I might have felt differently about it, but as it is it’s just too much of not enough.
After her gorgeous look at the SAGs, I was underwhelmed.