Is it just me or is it boring in here? Imagine my heartbreak as I turned on the red carpet coverage on Sunday night and…nothing. I am so sorry Hollywood, but you guys phoned it in this year. So many of the gowns just seemed uninspired, drab, or dated. I’m sorely disappointed, but then again, not every year can be 2014 aka The Year of Lupita.
I am, however, very pleased to relay that I have crowned my fashion bracket winners and as an added bonus, I’m including a lightning round Best and Worst Dressed list from The Academy Awards, because a little glitz-meets-snark never killed anyone.
First order of business: our winners. The HiHaleyannie Fashion Bracket Best Dressed Awards go to:
BRIE LARSON and EDDIE REDMAYNE and also EDDIE’S PREGNANT WIFE HANNAH!!!!
My most sincere and envious congratulations to you three. Admittedly, I didn’t expect to give this award to a couple, but the Redmayne’s really brought it this year and there was simply no denying their power-couple prowess. Like any longtime actor finally relishing her red carpet run, Brie Larson took risks with her gowns, but goodness, she stood out. We didn’t have Lupita this year, but I certainly enjoyed The Year of Larson.
Eddie Redmayne + Hannah Bagshawe
Is there anything better than a couple in McQueen? Not this year! Even though Eddie mentioned that he was “sweating” in his velvet tux, it was worth a little dehydration. His perfectly cut suit made him look 7 feet tall with ease. Meanwhile, Hannah rocked out her “maternity gown” with a stunning halter neck covered in jagged gold. Power couples, take note: Black Is Back!
Brie Larson in Gucci
Upon my first glance, I thought the tasteful, traditional fit of this A-Line gown was too easy to be so good. But a second look sold me. This striking blue gown cinched with a show-stopper belt, reigning in layers of textured, expertly-draped pleats, made this up and coming starlet shine brighter than the rest. Remember when JLaw showed up to her first Oscars a few years ago in the fitted, red Calvin Klein dress and everyone was all, “Who’s THAT?” This is that moment, all over again, for Brie Larson.
With our winners happily basking in the glow of our approval (#Millenials), let’s take a look at who gave them a run for their money in a lightning fast round of BEST DRESSED!
Olivia Wilde – Most Current
In a phrase: WOAH. Like, yes. Pleats and chokers FTW.
Daisy Ridley – Best in Chanel
Daisy Ridley in Chanel Haute Couture and Christian Louboutin
In a phrase: Perfectly executed hemline. A tad old for her, nothing a slick-backed bun can’t fix.
Charlize Theron – MOST MOST
Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture
In a phrase: Okay ladies, let’s get in formation. Couture by Charlize.
Saoirse Ronan – Best Entrance
Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein
In a phrase: “I may be new here, but I totally know what’s up.”
And real, real quick, can we gently discuss these brave souls who were, as they say in sports, a swing and a miss? WORST DRESSED
Jared Leto – Worst Miss
Jared Leto in Gucci
In a phrase: PUFF
Sarah Silverman – Worst Fit
Sarah Silverman in Zac Posen
In a phrase: Spray tans don’t fix everything.
Alicia Vikander – Weirdest Choice
Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
In a phrase: Melted butter popcorn.
Ahh, doesn’t that sass feel good? And with that, let’s kiss goodbye this award season! Thanks for following along. Next week, I’ll recap Fashion Month, so get your notebooks out—you’re gonna want to write this stuff down. 😉
All photos via Vogue.com