The 2018 Oscars was certainly a charged ceremony this year, with powerful issues like gender equality and diversity addressed. In the words of host, Jimmy Kimmel “ceilings have been shattered” – recognising the groundbreaking success of women in the industry this year.
The Oscars has always been a platform for ageless beauty, women at the pinnacles of their careers are often in midlife and beyond and always deliver in terms of fashion, gracing the red carpet with their elegant style. This year Helen Mirren, Jane Fonda and Meryl Streep were our top picks for this year’s best dressed.
Best dressed at the Oscars
When it comes to choosing an outfit for the red carpet, it looks like it’s all down to experience and this comes with age! Helen Mirren, 72 is an inspiration to us all. The star wore a figure-hugging teal blue Acra gown that looked stunning with her silvery blonde hair and red lipstick. Helen never disappoints, but it’s not for her style. Helen was spotted having a cheeky shot on the red carpet and it’s this fun, bold attitude is what we love about her.
Jane Fonda at 80, looks amazing as she wows Oscars with a youthful appearance. She is constantly raising her standards when it comes to style where age and perception come into place. Not everyone could pull off her white pearl structured Balmain gown with dramatic padded shoulders and fish tail hem.
A familiar face to the Oscars, Meryl Streep who has a record 21 nominations is amongst the contenders for best actress this year for her dazzling performance in Steven Spielberg’s The Post. As the most nominated actress in history, Streep certainly looked the part in a stunning ruby red Christian Dior gown.
Frances McDormand – A stand out moment
Perhaps one of the most powerful moments in this year’s Oscars was Frances McDormand’s speech, where she invited all the female nominees to stand up. Where she exclaimed,
“If I may be so honored to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me tonight,” she said, urging Meryl Streep to get up first so others would follow, “the filmmakers, the producers, the director, the cinematographer, the designers…”
“Look around ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell.”
See the full speech below.
The 2018 Oscars was certainly a ceremony to remember, dubbed as the #metoo Oscars in light of the sexual allegations of the past year. What were your stand out performances and who did you think were best dressed? Let us know in the comments below.