It was Neil Patrick Harris who hosted Sunday night’s 87th Academy Awards: A cornucopia of all-around high fashion and glamorous attire, gorgeous flowing gowns, multiple outfit changes, the rubber gloves of Lady Gaga and most notably this year, numerous unique tuxes that ruled the red carpet.
Normally, the ladies’ gowns steal the show – yet on Sunday night, the men of Hollywood showed off their own personal styles through their suits. As the evening’s host, Harris had some outfit changes up his sleeve — most memorably, stripping down to white briefs onstage. However, Harris started off looking sharp in a custom-made gray flannel Brunello Cuccinelli tuxedo.
Some would say former Oscar winner Jared Leto showed up looking like he was going to the prom, wearing a powder blue suit with white bowtie and lace-up shoes along with a floral pin upon his lapel. If that’s the case, it seems as though the fellows of comedic group The Lonely Island showed up with the same idea as they performed their nominated original song, “Everything is Awesome,” in similarly colored tuxes.
As unique has his presence was being seen on the red carpet at the Oscars, Common wore a velvet blazer, with a white bowtie and also dawning a floral pin on his lapel, as he took home Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for “Glory” in Selma with John Legend. Speaking of the motion picture depiction of Martin Luther King, Jr. (which was nominated for Best Picture) lead actor David Oyelowo chose to spice it up completely with his maroon tuxedo and bow tie by Dolce and Gabbana.
It’s safe to say the men took home “Best Dressed” this year and certainly stepped up their individuality. However, it would be unfair to not give honorable mention to some of the night’s killer gowns. Jennifer Lopez chose to make a statement with a bigger, almost princess-like gown, full with plenty of tulle, sequins and a sexy, plunging neckline. Former Oscar winner, Lupita Nyong’o certainly went all out wearing a most stunning custom-made Calvin Klein gown made up entirely out of 6000 pearls all sewn together. Last, but not least, to go along with her stand-out performance of The Sound of Music medley, Lady Gaga strutted the red carpet in an unusual but fitting choice in a custom-made Azzedine Alaia with white embellishment and the unique long, red rubber gloves.