#Oscars2016: Takeaways from the Oscars red carpet

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Hollywood’s top stars ooze glamour as they hit the Oscars red carpet under sunny skies in plenty of bling — and with oodles of attitude.

Here are a few key looks and trends from the A-list fashion parade at the Dolby Theatre:

Alicia Vikander Oscars

– Belle of the ball –

Sweden’s Alicia Vikander has taken both the acting and fashion worlds by storm in the past year. On Sunday, she looked like the princess of Hollywood ready for her Oscars close-up.

A best supporting actress nominee for her role in “The Danish Girl,” Vikander floated onto the red carpet in a strapless pale yellow Louis Vuitton gown with silver accents and an asymmetrical hemline. Her brown tresses were in a half up-do, most of it hanging loose and curly down her back.

On Twitter, some compared her look to that of Belle in the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast.” Not a bad call.

Brie Larson Oscars

– Shades of blue –

Blue skies and warm temperatures greeted Tinseltown’s elite. And they responded by embracing blue as the color of the moment.

Best actress nominee Brie Larson, seen as the favorite to take home the prize for her searing performance as a kidnap victim in “Room,” wowed in a bright blue Gucci gown with a floating skirt full of pleats and a silvery belt.

“This has been a dream of mine since I was seven years old,” she told E! television of being an Oscars nominee.

Oscars Fashion - Blue

Sofia Vergara, the star of television’s “Modern Family” and an Oscars presenter, stunned in a sweetheart-neckline navy blue Marchesa gown that showcased her oft-talked-about curves.

Best actress nominee Cate Blanchett (“Carol”) flashed some cleavage in her romantic, blue-green Armani gown with flower petal accents.

Patricia Arquette and Naomi Watts also graced the carpet in shades of blue.

Oscars Fashion - White

– White hot –

White is not the easiest color to wear for most women. But Hollywood’s A-listers are fearless.

Rooney Mara, competing against Vikander in the best supporting actress category for her role opposite Blanchett, looked edgy in a long-sleeved white Givenchy lace gown with a diamond midriff cut-out.

Pop diva Lady Gaga — nominated for an Oscar for her song “Til It Happens to You,” from the campus rape documentary “The Hunting Ground” — stunned Oscars fashionistas with her white gown-pantsuit combo by Brandon Maxwell.

Oscars Fashion - Jewels

– Plenty of jewels –

The dresses are often the focus on the red carpet, but the jewelry is also worth a look.

Eye-catching earrings are de rigueur. Saoirse Ronan, a best actress nominee for “Brooklyn,” paired her emerald green slinky sequined Calvin Klein gown with — mismatched earrings, one green and one white!

Britain’s Daisy Ridley, the heroine of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” wowed the crowd in a silvery Chanel gown — suitably sparkly for the star of the latest chapter in the intergalactic space saga — and an eye-catching chunky ring-bracelet combo.

Oscars Fashion - Men

– Don’t forget the gents! –

Sylvester Stallone, a sentimental favorite to take home the best supporting actor prize for bringing iconic boxer Rocky Balboa back to the big screen in “Creed,” looked slick in a blue dinner jacket with black and blue lapels, and a black shirt and bowtie.

“It’s been a most memorable year,” he wrote on Instagram.

Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar last year for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything” and a nominee again this year for “The Danish Girl,” looked sharp in an Alexander McQueen tux with a velvet jacket.

But he said he misjudged the warm weather.

“I thought it would rain this year so I wore velvet, and I’m sweating like a fiend,” he told ABC on the red carpet.

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  • KAMAU2012

    ODM RELOADED. THIS TIME  ROUND NO RIGGING . TINGA TOSHA, KENYAN VERDICT IS  TINGA TOSHA

    • mekenyatoo

      Senator Macain in the US tried the new kid on the block and failed. RAO is as old as Macain. He will loose terribly

      • idukaai

         and who is the kid is it MM who has been a minister since 1989 Ruto the suspect or Uhuru son of the land grabber and murder suspect and mungiki  boss as alleged by  his witness(MP) for kabete.

  • Jjohnson10

    The closest that Raila came to the smell of state house was in 2007. He lost but he wanted to be declared a winner by force, which did not happen. When other leaders were busy trying to stop the country from burning, he was calling for mass action and spreading hate against one tribe. Half a decade later, Kenya is going to get a clean leadership coz they learned a lot in 2007. For sure we don’t know who will president, but we know who will never occupy that seat, the one who transport masses to rallies so that he can be seen to have support, the one who organizes goons to beat children and women in funerals.

    • Jjohnson10 1! You’re so much smarter when you don’t speak!  I mean, where were you when God was giving out common sense?

      • Ken

         Jjohnson 10, Remember there is a province which can accommodate population of 2 or 3 provinces. By the way If close friends of Raila are off him, The kingpins of Pentagon, who are we not to ditch him. He should go and rest, we need young like minded leaders not dictators.

        • chikombe

          We need like minded dictators, not upright leaders like Raila says ken and Johnson

          • Harrizonkuuyo

            stop all these madness u people ,,no one can lead in this country apart  from raila ,,acheni kuchangia baada ya kubugia pombe,, 

          • Otieno

            Dream on it will never be Raila 

          • Chikombe

            Never say never, there is always going to be a surprise under the sun; the CORD is on the roll again, they are sailng towards dry land all the way from high seas.

        • idukaai

           Its my guess that you can’t differentiate a strong willed person from a dictator just check your dictionary once again. 

    • Jjohnson10, why are you so bitter? If you calmed down and used your brains, you would discover that you may be wrong. May you have a sound mind not swayed by bitterness.

    • Karisasi

      Raila won in 5 provinces and Kibaki won 2 provinces then how comes Kibaki is declared the winner.
      Kibaki rigged and he should be held responsible for the blood shed that occured in 2007/8.
      If Raila was a selfish and intolerant leader he would not have accepted to sit down with a thug and form a coalition government.But he did that for the sake of Kenyans.
      You owe him my friend.

    • idukaai

       this crowd in Busia must have shocked you very much .I come from Teso  in the north of Busia town and many people will die for this man late a lone voting for him.

  • Karisasi

    Be strong Raila be strong.Coalition of accused of crimes against humanity are planning to hijack our beloved country and turn it to hell.

  • JMairura

    Raila is the best leader to be our next presdent. he has been exposing many scandals which other leaders could not talk about. cheers agwambo j

    john araka

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