24.02.15 Menswear

2015 Oscars & Vanity Fair Party Menswear Red Carpet Roundup

Oscar men

The men were out in force at the 2015 Oscars and the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, where there was plenty of handsome inspiration to go around from a fine group of fellows.

Jared Leto: Getting the evening started on a non-traditional note, the actor and musician was every bit the unorthodox Academy Awards dresser in his baby-blue Givenchy tux, accented by a white bowtie and white lug sole shoes. He let his hair down literally and made no excuses for it, saying that the Oscars was his going-away party for his locks. I wonder if the beard was also included in that party. While no one could pull this off like Jared, between the mane and the male pastels, this was verging on almost too much too handle.

Chris Pine: A stark contrast to Jared, Chris went for the all-out traditionally classic route and suited up in a Giorgio Armani black double-breasted peak-lapel tuxedo. It was impeccable and goes to show what transformative power a well-tailored tux can have.

David Oyelowo: Looking as if he was inspired by the red carpet itself, the ‘Selma’ actor dressed to impress in a crimson Dolce & Gabbana three-piece tuxedo word with #TackleEbola handcrafted pin by Jason of Beverly Hills. He does a great job pulling off this colour, yet I’m not completely sold on the satiny look of the vest and bowtie underneath.

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Emma Stone In Altuzarra – 2015 Vanity Fair Party

Emma Stone In Altuzarra - 2015 Vanity Fair Party

Emma Stone attended the 2015 Vanity Fair Party, hosted at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (February 22) in Beverly Hills, California.

Looking to another era for inspiration, the actress channeled vintage glamour in a plunging red, pleated gown with deco-inspired sequined embroidery from the Altuzarra Fall 2015 collection.

The dropped-waist, above-the-ankle silhouette had the spirited influence of flapper styling.

I’m not a huge fan of the lace, scarf-like detail, as it feels like a mere afterthought here, although it saves the neckline from verging on too bare.

She styled the retro-facing look with black Christian Louboutin ‘Just On’ sandals and the same wavy ‘do from earlier in the evening.

With plenty of love and also loathing directed towards her chartreuse Oscars gown, how does her ruby-red dress rate?

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Marion Cotillard In Giambattista Valli Couture – 2015 Vanity Fair Party

Marion Cotillard In Giambattista Valli Couture - 2015 Vanity Fair Party

Marion Cotillard attended the 2015 Vanity Fair Party, hosted at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (February 22) in Beverly Hills, California.

The French beauty again opted for a non-Dior look, donning a Giambattista Valli Spring 2015 Couture ensemble.

I take no issue with the top that was magnificently encrusted with an array of metallic and multicolour embellishment, nor the artfully constructed, cloud-like folds of the skirt.

I, however, cannot get on board with the black-and-white bow-like appendage that wrapped sportily around her waist. Enough is enough with this look—and that addition was too much.

For those that found no favour in her earlier Oscars outing, I’m not sure this effort will win many more points.

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Karolina Kurkova In Schiaparelli Couture – 2015 Vanity Fair Party

Karolina Kurkova In Schiaparelli Couture - 2015 Vanity Fair Party

After the Oscars, Karolina Kurkova made her way to the 2015 Vanity Fair Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (February 22) in Beverly Hills, California.

Making the requisite outfit change, the supermodel flaunted a completely different look, this time a Schiaparelli Spring 2015 Couture dress that didn’t scrimp on the pizzazz factor.

While her first gown was business in the front, party in the back, this festive little number brought the revelry from all angles, glittering in tonal sequin embellishment.

Here, she was her own gift, wrapped with ribbons and ribbons of colourful bows, which were added some tongue-in-cheek sass to this glam statement.

Taking into account one of the ribbon hues, she painted on a chic burnt-orange lip and finished the look with her swept-back bun.

Many of you were opposed to her first look of the night as being too underwhelming. Does her second entrance catch your fancy?

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24.02.15

Natalie Portman In Christian Dior – 2015 Vanity Fair Party

Natalie Portman In Christian Dior - 2015 Vanity Fair Party

Natalie Portman attended the 2015 Vanity Fair Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (February 22) in Beverly Hills, California.

As we’d expect, the actress was dressed in a Christian Dior gown. Less expected, but very much welcomed, was that she actually continued to move outside of her favoured black comfort zone.

All the more reason that she was a vision in this creamy ivory design, with a plunging V-back, as she worked its simple, clean lines to perfection.

She styled the look with a silver metallic Eddie Borgo minaudiere alongside a petal-pink lip and dazzling, emerald-green earrings that I won’t soon forget.

If I were to nitpick, it would be aimed towards the buttoned sleeves that bunched a bit too much for my liking and could have used a nip and a tuck.

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