|Dakota Johnson in a red Saint Laurent dress with a diamond crusted shoulder strap
|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