The 87th Annual Academy Awards was Sunday , February 22nd, and the celebrities were out in force. This year, statement necklaces reigned supreme on the red carpet! I have to say, this was the best year for Oscar fashion in a really long time. Here are some photos of my favorite jewelry looks of the night. Let me tell you, there were some show stoppers!!!
Viola Davis showed off her shoulders in a Zac Posen gown that was little too bridal looking for my tastes. And while I wouldn’t have chosen this style of necklace for this dress, the jewelry itself, a pearl and diamond necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels, is absolutely stunning. This necklace also looks like it would be a fun DIY project as well.
Behati Prinsloo, model and wife of Adam Levine, paired her red and black gown with a darkly elegant jeweled necklace from Swiss jeweler, de Grisogono. The large pave beaded necklace was a departure from the colorful and sparkly jewelry normally worn on the red carpet but it is beautiful none the less.
Past Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer wore a Tadashi Soji gown in the most lovely minty green shade. Her diamond encrusted Lorraine Schwartz earrings matched her gown perfectly. I love that she skipped the necklace because it really showcased her incredible earrings!
Contrary to popular believe, Scarlet Johnasson’s stunning Swarovski-encrusted necklace is actually part of her curve hugging Atelier Versace gown. The new mom looked fantastic and the necklace was an absolute show stopper. Can you believe she had a baby 6 months ago? She looks incredible!
America Ferrera wore an ethereal green ombre Jenny Packham gown. She accessorized her look with a stunning pair of turquoise Irene Neuwirth earrings. While I loved both her dress and her earrings, I’m not crazy about them paired together. The colors seem to clash and distracted from her overall look. Looking at the picture above however, you can see how lovely the turquoise earrings are with her skin tone. Update: A commenter informed me that America’s earrings are actually black opal. Knowing that, I’m sure that the earrings complimented the dress much better than I first assumed. Opal’s fiery quality allows it to sparkle and change with movement.
Country singer Faith Hill wore a long, boho-chic diamond encrusted Lorraine Schwartz necklace with her J. Mendel gown. It’s a lovely piece of jewelry but it blends in to her gown. I tried to find a better picture that showcased the necklace, and this was the best I could come up with. I think this necklace would be fun to recreate with a large sparkly pendant and a long strand of knotted keshi pearls.
Former Oscar winner, Jennifer Hudson wore a sunny yellow column gown by Romona Keveza and a ginormous pair of emerald earrings. I love that she kept her other accessories simple and let her earrings shine.
We saw a lot of simple diamond chokers on the red carpet this year but my favorite was Carmen Ejogo’s stunning Chopard necklace. I love the way she styled her sequined Houghton gown and like that she didn’t wear earrings. The whole look felt very flapper-esque with her pin curled bob and dark lips.
Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the fabulousness that is Cate Blanchett’s 2015 Tiffany Blue Book necklace. This is what makes her a style icon, folks. She is able to take what would be a boring red carpet look, a simple black Margiela dress by John Galliano, and make it look like utter perfection. I’m not crazy about the fuzzy looking armpits, but let’s be honest… I’m only looking at her necklace. Can you tell I absolutely love it? Because I absolutely love it.
My love for Cate’s necklace pales in comparison to the Van Cleef and Arpels necklace worn by Margot Robbie. Worth 1.5 million dollars, this necklace, which features a fully functional 18k gold zipper, has a pretty epic back story to boot. Created in the 1930’s for the Duchess of Windor, this diamond and sapphire piece also converts into a fabulous cuff bracelet too! Read more about this amazing story on the InStyle site HERE.
I couldn’t do an Oscar jewelry post without talking about Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o’s incredible pearl dress. Speaking of epic backstories, this custom Calvin Klein Collection gown has one that won’t disappoint! The one of a kind dress was made using over 6,000 Akoya pearls and was reportedly worth $150,000. After the awards show the dress was stolen from the actress’s unlocked hotel room. Later in the week, the dress was returned by the thief with claims that the dress was worthless because the pearls were fake! Fake or not, the dress is beautiful and she looked stunning. Lupita’s dress has certainly been one of the most talked about gowns from the 2015 Oscars.
Who do you think wore the best Oscar jewelry on the red carpet this year? Will you be DIY-ing any of the designer looks? I know I will recreating a piece or two on the blog so keep an eye out!