Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Oscar Buzz 2022

It was certainly great to see the Academy Awards return to an in-person event. The stars were all out in full glam mode and my girls were quick to head out to the red carpet in their own dolly versions! What we noticed about this year's trends was voluminous many of the dresses were. After two years of confinement, what better way to celebrate the world's most famous red carpet rendez-vous.

Ariana DeBose was regal in her head to toe Valentino red. Her look is comprised of evening trousers, a matching bra top and a coordinated flame red cape. Tamron didn't like the look of the molded bra cups over the breast, so we created what we felt was a more flattering version of that top. Since I couldn't see the detailing of the cape, we improvised and added a full ruffed collar. 

The comentators were every bit as glamorous as the celebrities they were interviewing. Liu couldn't take her eyes off of Sophia Carson's full tulle regalia by Italian designer Giambattista Valli. It resembles a modern version of a Dior "new look" gown with its full, ballroom skirt and the asymmetrical tulle sweep over one shoulder. 

In her nineties and still heating up the red carpet....actress and Broadway star, Rita Morena inspired our girl, Anna with this black one-shouldered gown. Ours began with a one shouldered black jersey dress to which we added layers of flounces along the neckline. I gave this version a more paired down version of the bell sleeve so as not to overwhelm Anna's tiny body. We did love the feather hat on Ms. Morena, but on Anna, we felt it was a tad bit overkill. 

While we admired Nicole Kidman in Armani Prive's Tiffany blue gown, me and the girls were not so crazy about the taffeta "tire" around her middle. Instead, we saw more promise in the Louis Vuitton gown worn by Caitriona Balfe. The original gown is cut from a softer fabric, but the one we created for Marpessa, is made of taffeta. We wanted the ruffles to bounce more around the body and we were not disappointed. This is essentially a slip dress with a train. The "surprise" is the ruffle placed near the waist which connects to the train on both sides. It results in a very pretty "frame" over the hips.

And, off to the side there she was....Zoe Kravitz looking like a modern day Audrey Hepburn in a powder pink satin gown. We loved the top with its bow tied to one side of the bodice but we wanted something a little more sophisticated than the original "prom dress" vibe. So the two-piece dress we made for Belle has a narrow sarong skirt.

We just loved the 1930's glamour girl look to Jessie Buckley's pale pink gown. We don't know who the designer was but Kym knew she wanted something similar. Since we have done this bodice treatment many times, we decided to change up the neckline treatment. The dress is a simple strapless sheath flared gown with a train to which we added satin straps around the shoulders. 

Another lady in red...Kristen Durtz shows off very pretty gown by the house of Christian Lacroix. (Haven't seen that name in a long time!) We couldn't resist trying out the technique we showed you in our post "Pucker Up." Our version: a simple strapless, flared gown with a permanent pleated fabric treatment using polyester organza tacked over a silk base. The result was spectacular! Ariana is thrilled! 

What a fabulous finish to our Oscars Red Carpet report, starring actress Laverne Cox. Getting the look for Gail was easier than it looks. She wears a simple stretch velvet gown with an off-centered asymmetrical point in the front. Over her oversized sweep of crinkle taffeta as a stole!

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