Let’s keep the party going.
Best Dressed: LUPITA NYONG’O
gown by Armani Privé, jewelry by Forevermark
Oh, did you think Lupita was only Best Dressed at the Oscars? What, you expected her to not slay every bit as hard at the even-more-star-studded after-parties? HAVE YOU EVER EVEN SEEN HER?
She is just serving looks on a completely different level than anyone else. There is no comparison.
Runner-Up: EMMA ROBERTS
gown and stole by Prada
I couldn’t believe how much I loved this. The fur stole and sequins give me subtle disco vibes, but the color and cut are incredibly fresh. The embellished straps are a great touch, and Emma’s hair and makeup have never looked better.
Honorable Mention: TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
gown by Balmain, purse by Judith Leiber, shoes by Roger Vivier
Weird and wonderful: the Tracee Ellis Ross story.
blouse and skirt by Brandon Maxwell
I dig the button-down/fancy skirt combo. A strong follow-up to the perfection she served up earlier in the evening.
LIAM HEMSWORTH and MILEY CYRUS
gown by Moschino
I predicted Margot Robbie would wear this fresh-off-the-runways Moschino gown, but it’s undeniably a perfect choice for Miley. A great mix of her new grown-up aesthetic and her wild child vibes of the extremely distant past.
gown by Prabal Gurung
Of course Miley went to two Oscars parties. And honestly, I love that she wore split-down-the-middle mixed-fabric gowns to both. At first glance, they’re pretty different looks, but that detail pulls them together. This one is a little less interesting and unique than her Moschino gown, but she still looks excellent.
gown by Pamella Roland
I’d have kept the fringey parts, but lost the sheer sleeves. And maybe lifted the bustline up an inch, just because the proportions are a little off. But this is a heavenly gown. The detailing is exquisite.
JENNA DEWAN TATUM
gown by Pamella Roland, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz
This could have veered toward basic, but the matching lips and nails, paired with the chic blunt bob, really made this dress pop.
gown by Brandon Maxwell, shoes by Jimmy Choo
Nobody on this earth is having more fun than Tiffany Haddish.
gown by Zuhair Murad, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz, shoes by Olgana Paris
It’s a lot, but Rita Ora never met an over-the-top gown she didn’t love. At least it’s relatively modern, the fit is gorgeous, and the hair is awesome.
suit by Balmain
Not my preferred lady-pants ensemble of the evening, but I’ll take it.
gown by Christian Dior, jewelry by Piaget, purse by Jimmy Choo
It’s accessorized magnificently – the necklace and purse are particular strokes of genius – but the dress itself isn’t all that remarkable.
gown by Zac Posen
Great color, but the undone hair doesn’t really work with such a structured, corseted gown.
gown by Miu Miu, earrings by Messika, purse by Jimmy Choo
It has a delicate, ethereal beauty that I want to love, but something’s missing from this look for me.
dress and shoes by Louis Vuitton
What is your deal lately, Emma? You used to be a reliable red carpet commodity – maybe not perfect, but always putting in the effort. This is fine for a movie premiere, but it lacks the magic that Oscars night demands.
gown by Christian Siriano, jewelry by Cartier
Killer fit, phenomenal jewels, but the dress isn’t memorable.
dress by Alexandre Vauthier, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz, boots by Casadei
This is kind of a mess.
gown by Alex Perry, purse by Swarovski
I really hate the way that shoulder piece just sort of… ends. And the turquoise jewelry was a terrible choice.
jacket, shirt, and pants by Gucci
Okay, I know I’m always begging men to take more risks on the red carpet. But Jared Leto has made the full transition into Russell Brand character, and I just hate it.
gown by Georges Hobeika, jewelry by Chopard, shoes by Rene Caovilla
The only dress any model seems to own anymore.
dress by Ralph & Russo, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz, purse by Roger Vivier, shoes by Jimmy Choo
The proportions are weird. The fabric looks like cheap tinsel. Ugh, remember the Hunger Games press tours, when Elizabeth turned out look after incredible look? I miss those days.
gown by Valentino
Why are you wearing a bib?
gown by Alexandre Vauthier, shoes by Brian Atwood
I respect the attempt, but no.
Worst Dressed: JULIANNE HOUGH
gown by MaxMara, necklace by Lorraine Schwartz, shoes by Jimmy Choo
Ah, the look we all aspire to: a cheap nightie and a necklace from an old Madonna video.