It must be awful to be a celebrity in Hollywood if your name is not Beyoncé Knowles. Here you are, at one of the most prestigious fashion events of the year, totally ready to flaunt your elegant dress in front of the paparazzi and with high hopes of landing one of the spots on every blogger’s best dressed–list or even becoming a trending topic on Twitter …and then in comes Queen Bey and ruins it all for you.
Seriously. I feel for the Emmas and Zoes of Tinseltown. Beyoncé’s dress wasn’t even that memorable. Especially not when you consider that this year’s theme was “Charles James: Beyond Fashion”, which meant that the stars could stroll across the red carpet in voluminous puffy gowns without feeling sorry. The theme allowed them to go big, but our dear Beyoncé strangely enough did not do that. She opted for a sheer, sequined black Givenchy dress. It was indeed really pretty… but also really really predictable.
I can imagine all those female stars secretly cheering and thanking God for Beyoncé’s safe fashion choice…
And then this happened…
Her dress may not have been big or pompous, but this tiny little moment of spontaneity (that turned out to be a stroke of marketing genius) turned Beyoncé and hubby Jay-Z into the biggest stars of the night. When Bey’s ring slipped off her finger, her knight in shining armour went down on his knees to put it back on her finger. You know what they say: If you like a thing, you should put a ring on it…
A fake re-proposal in front of the cameras? No matter how big your dress may be, it will never be big enough to top that.
Poor Emmas and Zoes. Look on the bright side, darlings. Benedict Cumberbatch was there and you surely must have seen him in his rather awkward but dashing regal appearance.
That is something to be grateful for.
Now let’s move forward and give the female stars the proper attention they deserve. Here are my personal favourites.
In contrast to Beyoncé, Suki fully embraced the night’s dress code and looked stunning in her poufy yet elegant dress with dark red lipstick. Although I do wonder why she is looking so angry in this picture. She was Bradley Cooper’s date for heaven’s sake! Surely even Beyoncé getting all the attention cannot ruin that?
One of my personal style icons. Zoe’s Michael Kors dress is perfectly balanced, with a clean and sleek top and an explosion of fabric at the bottom.
Emmy embraced the floral trend and went for bold colours in Carolina Herrera.
Now on to a couple of showbizz pairs…
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield
Don’t they look übercute? I love Andrew’s silver-gray jacket and I am totally obsessed with Emma’s choice of colours. We all know how much I love pink, so this dress is definitely a winner for me.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Damn it. Don’t you just want to throw something at your screen when you see this picture? I certainly do. These two are just too perfect and yes, in all honesty, it is making me bloody jealous.
Unfortunately though, there were some horrible dresses on the red carpet as well…
What was she thinking? Do you know Penelope Cruz’ character on the last Pirates of the Caribbean film? Well, it looks as if Katie borrowed Cruz’ pirate outfit, turned it into a gown and then fell into a giant tub of mustard.
Please scroll down as fast as you can, because I can assure you that staring at this dress for too long will permanently damage your eyes…
The wet hair, that ill fitted golden bustier thingy (whatever that is) and those horrible shoes. Is she auditioning for a B-movie version of Gladiator we don’t know about?