Executive Style: The best dressed men at the 89th Academy Awards
It seems the gents of Hollywood have learnt a thing or two when it comes to turning up the style barometer for the red carpet because, despite grey skies above, there were plenty of clear wins below at the 89th Academy Awards.
Trying to name best dressed bloke at an event like the Oscars can be as hard as trying to decide which star of Friends was the most annoying (it was Ross).
But this year, either thanks to some rather inventive stylists or just a more creative calibre of actor, has been a pleasant surprise with some truly inspiring interpretations of a rather staid dress code.
Rules have been flouted, traditions ignored and a lot more fun has been had particularly in the accessories department led by the always on point Pharrell Williams. If there was ever a man who was true and genuine trendsetter, it's Williams.
Boys in blue The biggest trend of the night was the ditching of old school black in favour for a hundred shades of blue ranging from the bright cobalt sported by Chris Evans to the richer navy worn by Riz Ahmed.
You could say this many men turning up in similar hues us just a huge coincidence. But then you realise that the official colour of the American Civil Liberties Union also happens to be the exact same shade and you get the feeling that the boys were getting a little political with their attire.
Another noticeable trend was the monotonal dressing, taking us straight back to your high school formal circa 2003 – black shirt, black tie, black suit. Moonlight's Mahershala Ali worked this particular style like a star, breaking it up with a rather unexpected polka dot pocketsquare.
While not at the official event, James Corden repped the big boys with a loud, and rather bolshie, red shawl lapel. Initially somewhat jarring, it's hard not to admire the confidence to pull this look off.
Other actors who opted for this style kept it more subdued, such as David Oyelowo and Josh Dallas, sticking to traditional black and white or in Dallas's case a rich chocolate velvet and black lapel. Andrew Garfield went one further and did it with his shoes.
But some of the best looks came not from unusual colours but from a breaking the accessory mould. Historically, a lapel pin, bowtie and maybe a pocketsqaure would the most a man would wear with his tux. But not if you're name's Pharrell Williams.
Wearing ropes of pearls that the women off Downton Abbey would be envious of, the singer proved yet again that men can actually have a little fun with their wardrobes.
Aldis Hodge, although not as over-the-top, kept it classy with an embellished brooch-cum-lapel pin and Josh Dallas lifted his with a silver rose pin.
As for Oscar-shoe in Ryan Gosling – the La La Land star embraced a '70s vibe with his frilled Gucci shirt. Even if he doesn't take the statue home, he can rest assured that he had a winning look.
The men were dapper as they come at the 2017 Oscars. From velvet suit jackets to 50 shades of blue, this year saw a departure from the usual black and white tuxedo.
Some may think that these red carpets are important only to the women who arrive in jaw-dropping couture gowns, but we should't underestimate the importance of a tailored suit, groomed facial hair and perfectly paired dress shoes.
Gentleman, take notes. Here are TooFab's 10 best dressed men from the Oscars 2017.
Chris Evans in Salvatore Ferragamo. In one of the many blue shades we saw, Evans completely slayed the color and look of this ensemble.
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As always, the men who stuck to classic tuxedos fared the best (Ryan Gosling in Gucci, Dev Patel in a white dinner jacket) but peacocks like Pharrell (in Chanel beads and tails) and even Captain America Chris Evans (in blue Ferragamo) are proving the guys can have just as much fun on the red carpet.
•Chris Evans, Ferragamo: Captain America was bold and blue on the red carpet but kept the cut and silhouette of his tuxedo slick and streamlined.
10 Moments from the 2017 Oscars You Didn’t See on TV
February 27, 2017 @ 1:00 AM by: Kim Peiffer
A lot happens on stage during the Academy Awards—most of which is caught by the endless amount of cameras in the room. But some of the best moments actually occur during the commercial breaks, when stars can mingle, swap seats, and take breaks. Below, 10 one-of-a-kind moments we witnessed inside the Oscars.
1. Justin Timberlake giving Jessica Biel repeated kisses throughout the show.
2. Taraji P. Henson hanging in the Dolby lounge downstairs during commercial breaks, and loved being the center of attention, laughing and entertaining just about everyone she was chatting with.
3. Keith Urban sweetly fixing Nicole Kidman's straps on the back of her dress all night, making sure they stayed crossed just perfectly in the back.
4. When Meryl Streep got a standing ovation after Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at her for being "underwhelming" the entire theater stayed standing and clapping for her as she laughed and buried her head in her husband, Don Gummer's shoulder.
5. Tourists had everyone inside the theatre completely confused for the first few minutes, then the audience was roaring in laughter for the entirety of the segment.
6. Jennifer Aniston was getting whistles and cat calls (after all, she looked SMOKIN') as she introduced Sara Bareilles.
7. Chris Evans taking selfies with admirers in the lobby in between commercials. Women started flocking over to him in groups and he was a total gent, taking selfies with every last one of them before finally sneaking off.
8. Chocolate mint and oatmeal cookies being passed around were a massive hit. There were also Junior Mints and Red Vines licorice—and celebs, and attendees, were not holding back.
9. After the epic Best Picture situation, the one where the wrong movie was announced as the winner, Jimmy Kimmel said goodnight to the world and when cameras stopped he started shaking his head, then hopped off stage and went straight to Meryl Streep to chat.
10. Instead of rushing out of the show like past years, celebs stuck around after the show ended, everyone still confused, to talk about the Beat Picture moment, causing them all to appear a little tardy to the Governor's Ball party.