PHOTOS: Best and Worst Dressed Red Carpet Looks at the 2018 Oscars

The 2018 Academy Awards hit an all-time low with American viewership, making the red carpet more intriguing than the awards ceremony itself. Color and a variation of silhouettes returned to the red carpet this Oscars, but the downfall was an array of ensembles that were dated, boring, and just plain ugly.Best Dressed: Salma Hayek in custom-made Gucci  No one sparkled on the red carpet as much as Salma Hayek this year as she was statuesque in this Grecian-inspired purple gown by Gucci. Absolutely stunning! Salma Hayek Pinault attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) Worst Dressed: Lupita Nyong’o in Atelier Versace Woke Twitter is obsessed with Lupita Nyong’o no matter what she does. But, though she generally looks fabulous, this Versace gown looked like a costume that she stole from the set of “300.” The date, so-2009 right shoulder pad is also making this dress worse than it actually is. A complete fail. Lupita Nyong’o attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) Best Dressed: Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé Fashion Notes readers will know that I’m biased to anything Nicole Kidman wears. This structured Armani gown is absolutely breathtaking in electric blue. (She’s so skinny, it’s fabulous!) No one can pull off a giant bow around their waist but Nicole! Nicole Kidman arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Worst Dressed: Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior When JLaw wasn’t acting obnoxious inside the Oscars (so annoying) she was posing on the red carpet in this gold Christian Dior dress that looks like it was taken directly out of Jennifer Aniston’s wardrobe. The problem with this dress isn’t that Continue Reading

Oscars 2018: Best and worst red carpet looks

Oscars 2018: Best and worst red carpet looks The 90th Academy Awards maybe about celebrating the film industry's best and biggest in cinema, but on the night, everyone is just as concerned with what the stars are wearing on the red carpet. From the best to worst looks and everything in between, check out the fashion from this year's Oscars. Continue Reading

Celebrities at the 2018 SAG Awards: The best and worst red carpet looks

Kristen Bell, Kate Hudson, Millie Bobby Brown and Saoise Ronan are pretty in pink. By Carolina Gonzales, / Houston Chronicle Published 3:15 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2018 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-5', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 5', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-10', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 10', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-15', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 15', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-20', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 20', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-25', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 25', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-30', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 30', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-35', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 35', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: Continue Reading

Kate Hudson reveals the truth behind her red carpet looks: ‘I can’t afford to buy that stuff!’

Kate Hudson knows how to work a red carpet. The 34-year-old actress has donned some of fashion's top designers for movie premieres, award shows, and anything that's glitzy and glamorous in Hollywood. But at the end of the night, just like Cinderella, the horse and carriage turns back into a pumpkin and she returns to reality. "People think we own all these dresses but we borrow them," she said in the December/January issue of Harper's Bazaar. "I can't afford to buy that stuff." Spoken like a true mother-of-two. "There are certain things I splurge on, but it's very rare, especially when you have two kids and school tuition," she added. "I'm not a big high-end fashion shopper. I wish I could, but the truth is things are just so expensive." Hudson may be a Hollywood starlet who was raised by a celebrity mom, Goldie Hawn, and her mother's longtime partner, actor, Kurt Russell, but from early on she was instilled with a sense of humility. "My mom wasn't a big shopper for us," she recalled about her upbringing with brother Oliver. "I think they wanted to instill that in us even though we grew up in a really privileged and lucky lifestyle." Now, as she raises her sons -- Bing, 2, and Ryder, 9 -- she continues using the lessons she learned as a young woman. "As for Ryder, all he wants is a cellphone," she said. "I see his friends texting people, and I just can't do it. The first device I got was a pager! I was 13, and it was hot pink." One thing that's undeniably hot about Hudson is her fit physique, but just as she appears fashion forward on red carpets when she's really more subdued behind-the-scenes, she admitted to keeping in shape with no real structure. "(Exercise) is a vital part of my day in terms of energy," said Hudson, who is the cofounder of a line of athleticwear called Fabletics. "Even if it's a few squats in the backyard and back to the couch." The "Clear History" actress is really just about Continue Reading

Shop the Met Ball: Fans can now purchase stars’ red carpet looks online

Fashion site Moda Operandi is going all out on its Met Ball partnership this year. The latest news? Fashion fans will be able to purchase the red carpet looks online the day after the event. On May 6, "Punk: Chaos To Couture" is set to kick off as New York's Metropolitan Museum unveils its latest Costume Institute summer show. As usual proceedings will kick off with the lavish Met Ball. Overseen by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, the event dates back to 1948 and is one of the fashion calendar's hottest tickets, with tables auctioned off to the museum's benefactors at values that can run to $250,000. The guestlist is predictably tight, with fashion's hottest names rubbing shoulders with A-list celebrities from the worlds of music and movies. And, obviously, the red carpet looks get plenty of attention. The Spolight Project, announced by Moda Operandi, will see brands including Balmain, Nina Ricci and Wes Gordon team up with with the online fashion retailer to offer their celebrity-approved red carpet outfits to the public the morning after the big night. "Events like the Met Gala offer some of the most spectacular fashion moments because they inspire experimentation," Moda Operandi co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo told Vogue. "We are thrilled to be able to provide women with access to the fashion from one of the world's most thrilling red carpet events," she added. Four websites (,, and will be livestreaming the event from 7pm ET on the night, so you won't need to be at the event to get a real-time view of which designers the stars are wearing. Before the main event, Moda Operandi are also launching a special "Punk: Chaos to Couture" capsule collection, featuring Rodarte, Dolce & Gabbana, and Givenchy among others, and set to hit the online store from May 2.   Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Blake Lively on her red carpet looks: ‘I do my own styling’

Direct from New York, the face of Gucci Première, actress Blake Lively responds to our questions about red carpet style, fashion icons and 2013 trends.What's your top red-carpet trend for Spring 2013? BLAKE LIVELY GOES HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR IN GUCCI AD BLAKE LIVELY & RYAN REYNOLDS TIE THE KNOTHow far in advance of a big red-carpet event do you decide your outfit?Have you ever switched an outfit for a big event at the very last minute?In your opinion who's the best dressed female star on the red carpet at the moment?And who's the best dressed guy? PHOTOS: IS BLAKE LIVELY NEW YORK'S BEST-DRESSED WOMAN?Imagine you turn up at an event and another actress who you really respect is wearing the same outfit as you -- what do you do?So it's all about the personal touches?On "Gossip Girl," you introduced lots of young people to fashion and influenced their style. When you were growing up, who were your fashion icons?In a hypothetical housefire you can only save one item from your entire wardrobe. What would it be?So there's not once piece you could pick if you really had to? Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Gwyneth Paltrow picks her best and worst red carpet looks

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow turned a critical eye on herself, revisiting some of her biggest red carpet fashion mistakes throughout the years. “I should have worn a bra,” she said of the sheer black Alexander McQueen gown she wore to the 2002 Oscars. “And I should have just had simple beachy hair and less makeup,” the actress said in her lifestyle blog, GOOP. “Then it would have worked as I wanted it to — a little bit of punk at the Oscars.” The “Iron Man 3” actress pointed to another cringe-worthy Oscars look: the simple Calvin Klein gown she wore in 2000. “It’s an okay dress, but not Oscars material,” she said. “I chose it because I wanted to disappear that year.” Paltrow, who split from on-and-off-again boyfriend Ben Affleck in 2000, is now married to Coldplay singer Chris Martin. She credits stylist Elizabeth Saltzman as her saving grace when it comes to high fashion. “[Since I have] put my red carpet looks her in her hands, I think they are all pretty maje,” she said. Favorites are the pale pink Prada dress she wore to the 2011 Venice film festival and the sleek white Tom Ford gown from last year’s Oscars. Paltrow draws fashion inspiration from Stella McCartney, Beyoncé and Rashida Jones, according to GOOP. [email protected] Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Johnny Depp is Hollywood’s last dandy with vintage-inspired rebellious red carpet look

Just call him Teflon John: Johnny Depp can do no wrong. At Sunday night's Golden Globe awards, the 47-year-old actor was a double nominee for performances in "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Tourist." Both were panned by critics, and "The Tourist" was a huge flop. But who cares? The simple fact is this: Johnny Depp is one of the few movie stars adored by suburban moms, mischievous third-graders and tattooed hipsters alike. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association — and the rest of us — just want to see our beloved Johnny on the red carpet. Is that too much to ask? But how to explain the almost universal appeal of an actor who eschews standard hygiene and has a tattoo that reads "Wino Forever"? For one thing, Depp is one of Hollywood's real last dandies. This might seem an odd way to describe someone who last month went on "The Late Show" looking like a scarecrow — complete with a holey hat, long straw-like hair and a bandana dangling from his waistband. The actor has long opted for a vintage-inspired rebellious look. In the '80s, he was sporting pompadour rockabilly hair and leather jackets. Over the years, he's added a string of beads here, a scarf there. This has bought him tremendous good will from fashion critics, making him one of the few male stars in Hollywood who has carte blanche when it comes to style. Of course he looks like a hobo; he's Johnny Depp. You might as well attack Bjork for being quirky. Johnny Depp or Capt. Jack Sparrow? Their styles are sometimes indistuinguishible. (Grant/Everett) For all his Bohemian affectations, he's also an old-fashioned movie star. George Clooney is considered the modern heir to Cary Grant — a handsome, charming actor who more or less plays himself on screen. But this is a more apt way of describing Depp. For two decades, he's played some incarnation of the same role — the elaborately costumed weirdo. It all began with "Edward Scissorhands," the first of many collaborations Continue Reading

LeAnn Rimes walks red carpet looking a little too skinny, observers note

LeAnn Rimes must be taking that pre-wedding diet a little too seriously.The country music star appeared on the red carpet in West Hollywood for Leeza Gibbons Dare 2 Care benefit looking like she'd lost more than a few pounds, photos show.The event benefitted Leeza Gibbons' Memory Foundation, which offers support for caregivers.Wearing a purple dress and heels, Rimes sported some gaunt-looking arms and very thin legs. Accompanied by her fiancé Eddie Cibrian, she mostly kept to herself at the event, a spy told"She looked unbelievably skinny," one onlooker told the website.Rimes, who was an honorary cohost of the event, tweeted that she had been feeling under the weather on the night of the event, but was thrilled that she went."I saw all the pain last night at Dare 2 Care," she tweeted at one woman whose grandmother has Alzheimer's. "You are not alone."This isn't the first time that it's been noted that Rimes seems unusually thin. Celebrity blogs began noticing late last year that the "Northern Lights" star had lost a few pounds from her already-thin frame. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Anna Wintour comes to the Tony Awards with white-hot red carpet looks

The Tonys’ red carpet was white hot. Best Actress nominee Elisabeth Moss stunned in a floor-length Oscar de la Renta gown with floral appliqué. The total whiteout was capped by Patina Miller in a shimmering Jason Wu sheath (and flats!), Judith Light owning her embroidered pantsuit and Helen Mirren ruling in an ivory Badgley Mischka creation. “The looks are no longer from a a Miss America pageant,” said celebrity stylist Robert Verdi. “This is higher fashion. It’s much more current. There are more memorable gowns.” TONY AWARDS 2015: 10 BEST MOMENTS YOU DIDN'T SEE ON TV “That doesn’t feel Tonys — that feels Hollywood,” said Verdi, admiringly. The ladies in red were Rose Byrne, flashing serious cleavage in a crimson Del Pozo, and Carey Mulligan in a strapless wine-colored Balenciaga. Ruth Wilson was perfectly classic in a fuchsia Ralph Lauren Collection gown. And Best Actress winner Mirren reigned supreme in her custom number, complete with a lacy cape. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Continue Reading