Awards season fashion-judging is almost more fun than watching the awards themselves (definitely the case with Sunday’s flat, terribly un-PC Oscars ceremony). For your armchair fashion policing pleasure, we created a Style Points race to track how the fashions of the following high wattage stars stacked up during Awards Season: Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain and Kerry Washington.
This week, our chi-chi fashion panel —including Yahoo! Entertainment New York bureau chief Breanne Heldman, Glamour’s online style editor Nikki Ogunnaike, MTV Style‘s Maud Deitch, and our own Ambika Muttoo— weighed in on the contestants’ looks at the Oscars. What we learned: Jessica Chastain, with her poured-on gown and cheekbones like icebergs, owned the night…and Anne Hathaway’s weirdo nipple darts were her fatal flaw.
1. Jessica Chastain
Ambika:+ 4 “Jessica looked like an Old Hollywood star in her Armani Privé custom gown, especially with the red lips and side-swept Veronica Lake curls.”
Maud Deitch:+4 “This gown was made for Jessica Chastain. The fit is truly something to aspire to — it looks like it was painted on, and yet it isn’t too tight.”
Breanne L. Heldman: +5 “Best dressed by a landslide! Every single bead seemed to be working in cohesion to show off Jessica’s best assets. And the bright red lip helped her not fade into the flesh-toned frock. Someone deserves a medal for this.”
Nikki Ogunnaike: +4 “Chastain said she chose this gown because it reminded her of Old Hollywood glamour, which duh, is right up her alley. Honorable mention goes to the soft waves and bold red lip.”
2. Eddie Redmayne
Ambika: +4 “Classic Alexander McQueen tux, but unlike Bradley, Eddie’s wearing the hell out of it.”
Maud Deitch: +4 “Two words: Velvet loafers. Eddie isf lawless in McQueen, and so British. He’s officially won our hearts.”
Breanne L. Heldman: +3 “We’re not going to say this was Eddie’s best red carpet moment of the season, but he was the most consistently solid. He’s a handsome fella and dresses like one. Is that so hard, Hollywood?”
Nikki Ogunnaike: + 4 “If there’s ever a time to not wear velvet, it’s the Oscars. So I’m happy Eddie Redmayne opted for this traditional black Alexander McQueen tux. Watch out Bradley, you’ve got some serious competition.”