The day after the Oscars is all about red carpet comments and reflections.

Style Behind has covered the 88th Ceremony of the Academy Awards from the first red carpet appearance to the announce of the Best Picture winner (it was Spotlight, btw) and we obviously have a lot to say.

Oscars’s red carpet is a ceremony by itself.
The stars, the international press and all the fashion obsessed wait impatiently for this moment for an entire year and (the cherry on the top) it takes place in the top moment of the Fall/Winter fashion month.
It means that our fashion-concentration is on top and that we are in the perfect condition for commenting and (yes) criticizing.

Last night, while watching and live commenting the Ceremony on Style Behind’s Facebook and Twitter, we had an intuition: Oscars’s red carpet means to fashion more than you think.

Here’s why.

  • It is the perfect occasion for a designer to show his/her creations to anyone, even to those who are not in the fashion industry.
  • On Oscars’s red carpet, designer declare their inspirations through the custom gowns they create for celebrities.
  • Oscar’s red carpet is the ultimate territory for creating fashion alliances that could last forever (see Cate Blanchett and Armani, or Rooney Mara and Givenchy, just to name the latest).
  • On Oscars’s red carpet, designers’s muses are publicly revealed (see point 3).
  • Haute couture creations finally become something more than symbols.
  • On Oscars’s red carpet the importance of details becomes crucial.
  • The very famous quote from French designer Yves Saint Laurent Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it” takes life on the Oscars’s red carpet.

What do you think? What’s your opinion on the fashion meaning of Oscars’s red carpet?
Let us know in the comments below.

Illustration, Sara Ottavia Carolei
(From left to right: Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé, Margot Robbie in a Tom Ford dress and The Row bag, Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton, Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture and Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein Collection at the 88th Ceremony of the Academy Awards, February the 28th).

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