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Fashion Police at the 2014 Oscars | 86th Academy Awards Red Carpet Gallery

Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Academy Awards

Lupita Nyong’o

It’s the 2014 Oscars, everyone!

On the morning after the 86th Academy Awards, it’s time to take a look back at the red carpet dresses, and decide which stars deserve a Fashion Police gold star for their efforts, and which could be accused of committing crimes of fashion.

At a time when red carpet fashion is becoming increasingly tame, we thought the 2014 Oscars provided a particularly “safe” collection of dresses, with very few to either wow us or cause us to reach for the cuffs. Our personal choice for Best Dressed would be Best Supporting Actress winner, Lupita Nyong’o, who was a vision in pale blue Prada, with a matching headband.

As always, however, we leave it up to you to decide who last night’s style winners and losers were, so grab yourself a coffee and a donut, sit back, relax, and take a look at our gallery of red carpet looks from the 2014 Oscars. We’d love to hear your thoughts on each outfit, but, most importantly, we want to know who YOU think was Best Dressed?

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Fashion Police at the Oscars 2013: red carpet roundup

We fear the age of celebrity stylists has made the Oscars boring. Gone are the days of Bjork in a swan dress or Celine Dion in a back-to-front tuxedo: these are the days of (mostly) immaculate hair and makeup, and very few risks. You could say that was a good thing, of course. The Fashion Police had to make very few arrests at the Oscars 2013, which technically means that most people were “well dressed”. It does make it all a bit dull, though, doesn’t it?

Jennifer Lawrence, in a long white dress, is interviewed by Kristin Chenoweth prior to the 2013 Oscars

Jennifer Lawrence and Kristin Chenoweth – The Oscars 2013

Fashion Police at the Oscars 2013: red carpet roundup

You’ll find the full gallery from the Oscars 2013 red carpet at the bottom of this post. Before you get to it, though, some very quick observations from us:

Kristen Stewart in a cream Reem Acra gown with applique detail at the Oscars 2013

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart in Reem Acra on the Oscars 2013 red carpet

Props to Kristen Stewart for turning up on crutches, and being one of the few people to wear something that didn’t just make us go, “Oh yeah. Nice.” As is always the case with Kristen, though, the dress is wearing HER, rather than the other way around. Still, at least she tried.

Adele in a long black gown with beehive hair at the 2013 Oscars


Adele in Jenny Packham at the Oscars 2013

Adele is an absolutely stunning woman, who can rock a beehive and cats eye like no one else. It’s time for her to own it, and break away from the black beaded dresses: even The Fashion Police dog could’ve predicted she’d wear something exactly like this.

Naomi Watts in a grey glitter Giogio Armani Prive dress at the Oscars 2013

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts in Georgio Armani Prive at the Oscars 2013

Now this is more like it. We always expect a little more from the actual nominees, and Naomi Watts didn’t disappoint. On paper, we’d probably hate the sound of this dress, but in person she looks stunning. She was our Best Dressed of the evening – but who was yours? Take a look at the gallery below and tell us who YOU think should take home the award for Best Dressed at the Oscars 2013?

GALLERY: Red carpet arrivals at The Oscars 2013

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Fashion Police at the 2012 Oscars: The Rest

Bérénice Bejo at the 2012 Oscars

Bérénice Bejo

There are more celebrities at the Oscars than there is space in the Fashion Police jail, and, as much as we’d like to, we just can’t write about them all. Unless, of course, we were to give up eating and sleeping, and sorry, but no, our love of fashion only extends so far.

Instead, then, we’ve put some of the celebrities we haven’t yet featured in our 2012 Oscars coverage into the gallery below, which you can peruse at your leisure. Enjoy: and don’t forget to tell us whose outfits you loved and loathed!

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Fashion Police at the 2012 Oscars: Shailene Woodley in Valentino Couture

Shailene Woodley 2012 Oscars

The combination of high neck + long sleeves isn’t one we see very often at the Oscars, especially on young starlets like Shailene Woodley, so we have to give her credit for trying something a little bit different with this white Valentino Couture dress.

We’ve gone back on forth a few times now on whether we love this or hate it, so we’ll leave the final judgement up to you: what do you think?

Image: Heather Ikei / ©A.M.P.A.S.

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Fashion Police at the 2012 Oscars: Kristen Wiig in J. Mendel

 Kristen Wiig at the 2012 Oscars

Kristen Wiig was certainly pale and interesting at the 2012 Oscars, in a J. Mendel gown which is an almost perfect match for her skin-tone. Although the tulle skirts inevitably have a bit of a “princess” feel to them, this somehow manages to be a fairly laid-back look from Kristen, perhaps because of the casual hair and lack of accessories.

What did you think of it?

Image: Heather Ikei / ©A.M.P.A.S.

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Fashion Police at the 2012 Oscars: Rooney Mara in Givenchy Couture

Rooney Mara in Givenchy Couture at the 2012 Oscars

Rooney Mara always brings the drama to the red carpet, and this was no exception: while the white Givenchy gown is dramatic enough on its own, pairs with Rooney’s pale skin, jet black hair and red lips, it starts to look like something out of a fairytale.

Is Rooney the evil witch or the beautiful princess, though? Up to you to decide…

Heather Ikei / ©A.M.P.A.S.

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Fashion Police at the 2012 Oscars: Sandra Bullock in Marchesa

Sandra Bullock

One of our least-favourite looks of the evening, this Marchesa gown not only added a few more years to Sandra Bullock’s age, it also stole her waist. It’s a Fashion Criminal of the highest order, and we’re putting out a warrant for its immediate arrest. If you see it, please don’t approach the Waist Thief, or you may find your midsection suddenly goes missing, too.

If you see Sandra’s waist, on the other hand, we expect she’d like it back.

Image: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

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Fashion Police at the 2012 Oscars: Livia Firth in Valentino

Colin and Livia Firth at the 2012 Osars

And so we come to the biggest question of the evening (and perhaps of our times): what WAS Livia Firth storing in the bodice of that dress? We refuse to believe it’s there to serve some aesthetic purpose: it HAS to be storage of some kind. So, what’s in there? Perhaps it’s the remains of all of the irreplaceable vintage dresses she had cut up to make last year’s gown? We will never know, but we will always wonder. Well, until the next celebrity comes along, anyway…

Colin Firth, meanwhile, wore a black suit with a bow tie. GOD, but we’re glad we’re not men.

Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

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Fashion Police at the 2012 Oscars: Meryl Streep in Lanvin

Meryl Streep in a gold Lanvin dress at the 2012 Oscars

At every Oscars ceremony, there always has to be at least one person who comes dressed as the statuette.

We guess in this case it was rather fitting that the person in question happened to Meryl Streep, who was named Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in The Iron Lady.  

For the ceremony, Meryl went from Iron Lady to Gold Lady, in this shimmering gold Lanvin gown, and we give her major props for planning ahead and co-ordinating so nicely with Oscar himself. You don’t get that level of attention to detail from most celebs, do you?

Richard D. Salyer / ©A.M.P.A.S.

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Fashion Police at the 2012 Oscars: Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

Michelle Williams in an orange dress at the 2012 oscars

Michelle Williams may not have won the Best Actress Award for her performance in My Week With Marilyn, but she DID wear one of the most eye-catching dresses of the evening.

Which is really all that matters, isn’t it?

(We’re joking.)

(We’re not.)

Michelle’s dress is by Louis Vuitton, and the fact that it’s orange makes it, like, SO bang on trend, dahlinks. Do you like it, though? Or is it one ruffle short of a 70s bedspread?

Image: Bryan Crowe / ©A.M.P.A.S.

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Fashion Police at the 2012 Oscars: Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

Angelina Jolie at the 2012 Oscars

Oh look, Angelina Jolie wore a black dress on the red carpet. How unusual. She also walked around with her leg out like this aaalll night. Which actually IS quite unusual, come to think of it…

Unfortunately for Angie, it wouldn’t really have mattered WHAT she’d worn, because the focus is always so much on her weight. We’ve already read the phrase “Needs to eat a sandwich” in connection with this woman about 200x today, and it’s not even mid-day yet. If we’d been playing the Fashion Police Drinking Game, we’d be drunk out of our minds by now. We kind of wish we had been, actually.

For every comment she gets about sandwiches, however, Angelina will make this face at you:

“YOU eat a sandwich!”

More (slightly delayed) Oscars coverage coming soon: stay tuned…