What a long style night! By the time Gaga took the stage at the Academy Awards, I was ready for bed. Good thing the Josie staff was up (late) for the challenge of picking the coolest and crispest looks from this year’s mega-wattage style parade. I’m turning over today’s post to their takeaway and wishing I could shop directly from these pics. Wow.
Jamie Chung in Yanina Couture
It’s hard to believe that a dress punctuated with starbursts of sequins could be described as delicate and lovely but in this case, it’s true.
Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior Couture
All we keep thinking is how, how, how do we get our hands on a summer sheath version of this perfect frock? Oh, and we’ll take those to-die-for diamond Chopard earrings, too, fairy fashion godmother, if you’re listening. Please be listening.
Anna Kendrick in Thakoon
Coral can go so quickly into Palm Beach circa 1986 territory but on Kendrick it’s equal parts softly feminine and edgy modern. We’ll be spending the next several months trying to nail the same combination in our everyday.
Joanna Newsom in Honor
The coming season’s hottest color skips every bridal beat and heads straight for brilliant balance: adornment on top married to simplicity on bottom, arms bared matched with demure legs, a contemporary lip paired with an old-school ‘do. Sign us up.
Lupita Nyong’o in custom Calvin Klein
When do 6,000 beads saunter down the red carpet in full success rather than borderline tick-tacky princess-y cupcake dreams? When those baubles are in the hands of master minimalist Francisco Costa and draping the flawless Nyong’o, naturally. We can’t wait for whatever Botticelli looks follow this pearly perfection.
Behati Prinsloo in Armani Prive
Arguably the most impassioned color on the spectrum, red can go in endless emotional directions. Here, it dances with its dark side in the most of-the-moment way possible: deep and dynamic. It’s simply divine.
Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent
The drape of her black chiffon would have been quite enough to warrant this look pinned to a gallery wall we could revisit again and again. Add to it the vintage Van Cleef & Arpels prize necklace perfectly framed by that plunge and it’s a masterpiece almost too much to behold. But we will, happily.
Emma Stone in Elie Saab
If you told us two weeks ago we’d fall hard for anything in a color described as “acid-y” we would have laughed you off. But, wow-oh-wow—Stone’s surprising sartorial turn makes us salivate to experiment with new fiery lime accessories sure to show up in boutiques ASAP.