|Dakota Johnson in a red Saint Laurent dress with a diamond crusted shoulder strap|
Dakota Johnson’s red Saint Laurent dress was possibly THE dress of the night but a slew of actresses opted for unflattering nude.
|Jennifer Anniston, Zoe Saldana and Oprah all opted for unflattering nude dresses|
|Even J Lo had difficulty pulling off this trend|
Emma Stone and Nicole Kidman meanwhile got it totally right.
|Emma Stone in Elie Saab|
|Nicole Kidman in Louis Vuitton|
Marion Cottillard stuns in a fashion forward Dior gown.
|This original Dior creation was a major red carpet hit|
As usual there were plenty of misses. Solange Knowles in a red montrosity and Julian Moore in an ink-blotted sheath stood out for the wrong reasons. Reese Witherspoon almost pulled off a seriously meh Tom Ford gown while Lady Gaga got all the attention she wanted in red leather washing-up gloves.
|Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford|
|Julianne Moore in Chanel|
|Lady Gaga in Alaia|
|Lady Gaga in Alaia|
|Lapita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein|
|Kiera Knightley in hot-off-the-ramp Valentino couture|
|Chloe Moretz’ Miu Miu gown is reminscent of the infamous Sound of Music dresses made from curtains scene|
|Chrissy Tieger channels Jessica Rabbit|
|America Ferrera in a prom style dress|
Black is usually considered a safe option but it can go right and it can go horribly wrong.
|Magot Robbie channels the trend for 70’s glamour|
|Sienna Miller rocks this black gown|
|A gothic meringue from Kelly Osbourne|
|The blue Tiffany necklace takes this black dress from ‘Meh’ to ‘no’!|
Meryl Streep gets it right in monochrome but Patricia Arquettes bandage style sheath is unflattering and unimpressive.
|Meryl Streep sparkles on the red carpet|
|She won the Oscar but lost on the red carpet|
|Nancy Odell looks stunning in the Indian designers’ Gauria and Nainika’s dress|
And then there were the outfits that were almost there. Not horrific but not quite right either, these are the ones that left fashion lovers sitting on the fence.
|Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph & Russo|
|Felicity Jones in Alexander McQueen – love the bodice!|
|Love Scarlett Johansson’s edgy hair and makeup – but something’s off in the balance between the necklace & the dress|
Finally, several couples shone on the red carpet at the 2015 Oscars. These two stood out.
|Behati Prinsloo in Armani Privé with Adam Levine|
|Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch|