In a year when the politics behind the Academy Awards nominations seemed to be as dramatic as the films themselves, red carpet fashion could have taken a turn for the sedate to balance the controversy. Thankfully, stars followed suit with exciting statement-making fashion. My best dressed list includes these actresses, who each took the plunge in their own way.
Julianne Moore's Chanel gown was fresh off the Spring/Summer 2016 runway. With a v-neck framed by a cool criss-cross of embroidered straps, the look was unique and elegant.
Margot Robbie chose a shimmering gold Tom Ford column gown accessorized with a long-tasseled clutch. The low-cut neckline was balanced by bold shoulders and long sleeves.
The story behind Saoirse Ronan's dress choice was simple yet touching: she wanted a gown in green, the color of her home country, Ireland. Emerald definitely suits the young star, as she stunned in the Calvin Klein custom creation. Plunging in the front and the back, the strappy details added to the fresh, chic style, which she carried off perfectly.
Deferring princess gowns and simple strapless sheaths for dramatic, look-at-me fashion, these women turned heads and made a statement. Who was on your best dressed list from this year's Oscars?