Trying by means of a rack of vibrant night robes, superstar stylist Cristina Ehrlich pulls out a shiny black and chrome frock she describes as a basic purple carpet look.
“The precise design of the costume could be very basic and easy,” Ehrlich says. “That is the right sort of costume for a night just like the Academy Awards as a result of you are able to do a lot to what we name type it out.”
Ehrlich, who has dressed the likes of Laura Dern, Tina Fey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, expects to see loads of glitz and glamour at Sunday’s Oscars, when celebrities will collect in individual at Los Angeles’ Artwork Deco Union Station and by satellite tv for pc hyperlinks to venues outdoors the USA, capping a digital awards season as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The producers of Hollywood’s largest evening say they plan an intimate gathering for nominees, presenters and their company, with no Zoom dial-ins. They’ve requested attendees to decorate up, forgoing the informal put on some have worn whereas becoming a member of by video from residence at different occasions.
“The Academy Awards are actually touted as one of the crucial vital sparkly nights delivering glamour,” Ehrlich, who’s dressing a celeb for an Oscars occasion, mentioned.
“And I believe it’s secure to say that after the yr that we’ve all endured that a bit little bit of glamour and a bit little bit of sparkle is required.”
Amongst Ehrlich’s choice of clothes are basic intricately embroidered robes, glowing sequined clothes and a tailor-made swimsuit – appears to be like she expects to see on the Oscars.
With no purple carpet to stroll down to date this awards season, many celebrities have dressed up and posed – typically of their gardens – for pre-event shoots.
February’s Golden Globes noticed nominees seated in entrance of screens in an array of vibrant, show-stopping frocks – in addition to in pyjamas and sweatshirts – whereas this month’s BAFTAS, the place solely awards presenters walked down a pared again purple carpet in London, fashionistas famous extra smooth, classic-looking robes.
“Because the Oscars approaches, the temper appears to favour as an alternative a basic, no-frills method to getting dressed for movie’s largest evening of the yr,” British Vogue senior information editor
Alice Newbold wrote.
“(The BAFTA) ceremony at an empty Royal Albert Corridor definitely gave pause for thought and put the emphasis squarely on expertise, whereas reminding us of the fun of cinema.”