After the Academy announced the wrong Best Picture winner in 2016, it was hard to believe things could ever go so wrong again. Fast forward to 2019. The host got canceled, attempts to introduce a “popular film” category and shorten the broadcast both flopped, and everyone seemed to be offended. There was so much off-screen drama in the run-up to the red carpet that one A-list stylist said off the record that some clients were actually turning down six-figure fashion deals and staying home.
But the show must go on and it did — in living color, with stars putting on their best happy faces and some really good clothes. If early awards season looks for women were all about winter white, the Oscars was a vibrant Oz with a predominance of power pink and red. Even Aquaman joined in, with Jason Momoa proving that in 2019 real men wear blush velvet tuxedos. Silvia Venturini Fendi even made him a matching scrunchie for his long, luxurious locks, according to stylist Jeanne Yang.
Among the best of the rainbow brights, Constance Wu was a ray of sunshine in floaty tulle custom Versace, Jennifer Hudson a red rumba in ruffled Elie Saab