We’ve covered many, many designers that were seen at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, hosted at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (February 9) in Beverly Hills, California. And, now it’s time for a final sweep of the massive number of looks trotted out at this party.
Aja Naomi King: Adhering to the big, billowy gown category, Aja was radiant in this Nicolas Jebran gown in a majestic magenta hue. The colour was surreal with her complexion.
Vanessa Hudgens: While this Vera Wang dress was quite regal, right down to its royal-purpose colour, the shoulder detail really requested an updo. I felt like she entered the party before finishing her hair.
Joey King: Had this threeASFOUR Spring 2020 frock been white, we would have been calling it a lace doily. So, I’m very happy for this rich chocolate hue with matching Christian Louboutin pumps — and even happier for the bright spunk of the coral lip.
Billie Eilish: All covered up with another oversized statement, the singer returned to Gucci for this sparkly-goth look — which instantly reminded me of her Grammy Awards outfit.
Eiza González: Simple, smart, and timeless, this Galvan gown offered a stunning golden-bronze effect, so much so that she could have been the Oscar trophy herself.
Lili Reinhart: Whimsy was on full display in this Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 floral creation, styled with Pomellato jewels, that mixed a watercolor and stenciled drawing aesthetic. It was a lot of gown with the gigantic flowers and equally huge pouf sleeves, and as such, it asked a lot of the wearer. I think Lili did as best as could be expected, but it still came off as a bit forced.
Sarah Paulson: The ‘American Horror Story’ actress has a unique style that frequently adheres to a dark-quirky mystique. And, that was fully expressed in this sequined Andrew Gn gown with exaggerated collar and an ‘American Gothic’ spirit. Harry Kotlar earrings completed the look.
Emma Roberts: It’s hard to see the subtle seductiveness of this Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2020 Haute Couture lace gown, but you know it’s there — starting with the slightly sheer, exposed corset bodice and the flower brooch at the side. I love the quiet smolder of this gown, which she styled with a Pellegrino Paris bag.
Camila Morrone: From top to bottom, Camila looked to vintage allure in her styling — hair, Messika choker, opera gloves all adding drama to the Ralph Lauren Collection sequin gown.
Sandra Oh: Both feathers and sequins took top billing in this custom Cong Tri gown styled with Messika jewels.
Aubrey Plaza: Sometimes the bold shoulder works; sometimes it goes the way of ’80s prom sleeves meets quarterback shoulders. Despite the sleek refinement of the rest of this Hellessy Spring 2020 dress, the cloud puffs were just too much for me. Jacob and Co earrings with a Ruchi New York ring and Jimmy Choo clutch finished the look.
Diane Lane: I love the softly feminine tailoring of this Gabriela Hearst Spring 2020 suit on Diane. But, I don’t love the white Gabriela Hearst ‘Demi’ bag with the ivory palette of the ensemble.
Malin Akerman: Also going for a white-hot look, the actress donned an Antonio Berardi gown with front and side embellishment plus an ATELIER SWAROVSKI clutch. Perhaps it was the way she was standing, but there seemed to be some fit issues around the waistline.
Camila Mendes: With flamenco-meets-bullfighting-meets-tribal edge, this Moschino Spring 2020 ensemble was a lot of look. But, I really think Camila slayed the intriguing design that was an unexpected twist for the Vanity Fair party.
Caitriona Balfe: Had this Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2020 gown been rendered in a softer hue, I would have immediately thought it to be a bridesmaid or mother-of-the-bride dress.
Stella Maxwell: This custom Alberta Ferretti gown came outfitted with its own beading and baubles, but a few more David Yurman jewels didn’t hurt.
Mishel Prada: I’m glad Mishel wore the proper black bralette and granny panties with this embellished Temperley London dress paired with Hearts On Fire jewelry and Sergio Rossi heels. It makes all the difference.
Emily Ratajkowski: This Inamorata x Christy Rilling tube top and skirt, styled with Ana Khouri jewels, was nothing more than a vehicle by which to display her beautiful set of abs. Maybe she was headed to a beach party after this.
Mindy Kaling: This deep-plum, custom Reem Acra gown fit Mindy like a glove and I was glad for the bit of embellishment at the bodice to add some visual spark. Chopard jewels completed the look.
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