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2013 Oscars: Best and Worst Dressed

5 years ago by Nadya Vlassoff
The Oscars will air February 24 on ABC with Seth MacFarlane as host

The Oscars aired February 24 on ABC with Seth MacFarlane as host

The 85th Academy Awards took place on Sunday night in Los Angeles where the stars hit the red carpet in designer couture for the biggest night in Hollywood.

The Oscar evening was full of Hollywood glitz and shimmering glamour as the best and brightest stars made their marks on the red carpet.

As expected, designers like Prada, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Marchesa were represented in full force with gorgeous gowns creatively crafted with sparkles, intricate necklines, and of course, tons of diamonds!

Although Oscar viewers love to drool over the best in designer couture, the most entertaining fashion moments were on the red carpet.

Among the best in style was the usual worst-dressed attendees that prompted media reporters to shout “Who are you wearing?” as compared to what they were actually thinking, which was likely more along the lines of, “Please fire your stylist.”

Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, and Helen Hunt - Photo: Getty Images

Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, and Helen Hunt – Photo: Getty Images

Best Dressed at the Oscars

Although Jennifer Lawrence tripped on her way to accept the Oscar for Best Actress, Lawrence didn’t slip at all on the red carpet when it came to style. Choosing the wear a stunning bride-like gown by Dior Haute Couture, Lawrence complemented her couture dress with less makeup and more classic updo hair reminiscent of old school Hollywood glamour.

Best Actress nominee Jessica Chastain looked flawless in her custom Giorgio Armani gown that more than made up for her fashion disaster at the Golden Globes last month.

Naomi Watts hit the Oscars red carpet in a stunning Armani Privé dress with custom-cut neckline for one of the most unique gowns of the evening. The sparkly floor-length dress gave off just the right amount of shimmering style without making Watts look like a disco ball.

Helen Hunt stole the Oscar pre-show with her floor-length blue gown from H&M with 700,000 worth of accessories, which included a few high priced diamond bracelets. Hunt, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, admitted to Ryan Seacrest that she chose H&M because “they made a beautiful dress and they are going green.”

Kristen Stewart, Salma Hayek, and Fan BingBing at the Oscars - Photos: Getty Images

Kristen Stewart, Salma Hayek, and Fan BingBing at the Oscars – Photos: Getty Images

Worst Dressed at the Oscars

Twilight Saga star Kristen Stewart was a fashion miss on the red carpet in her white Reem Acra gown that had way too much taffeta around the train. Although we did feel for Kristen since she was recovering from an injury while on crutches, that dress was just a mess.

Only once in a blue moon does Salma Hayek end up on a worst-dressed Oscar list, but it finally happened last night. The former Oscar winner stepped out in an Alexander McQueen gown with an overwhelmingly embroidered neckline that hoisted black velvet off-the-mark material.

Although Fan BingBing made Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed list in 2012, her fuchsia Marchesa gown was much too big of a statement to make at the Oscars. One of China’s most influential fashion icons, Fan should have toned things down for the Oscars, or at least went with a dress that didn’t swallow her petite frame.

Who were your best and worst dressed picks at this year’s Oscars?

What do you think?

Nadya Vlassoff

Nadya Vlassoff joined The Deadbolt in 2009 and currently serves as associate content director and contributing editor. A former writer for the boutique apparel and accessories blog MelroseStreet.com, Nadya has interviewed and worked with a variety of top names in pop culture, fashion, entertainment and sports.
  • Brianna

    I loved Jennifer Lawrence’s dress!! I can barely remember Kristen Stewart’s dress because I was too busy wondering who made her hobble out to present an award without her crutches!