Was anyone else's Instagram awash with crimson gowns this morning? That's because red was the colour of the night at yesterday's 87th Academy Awards ceremony, and I'm not merely referring to the carpet. Givenchy, Reem Acra, Atelier Versace, Burberry and more all dressed beautiful women in scarlet shades, many with lace and embellishment to stun fashion lovers everywhere on the most sensational night of the season. Several of my favourite gowns of the evening were actually worn to Elton John and Vanity Fair's after parties, such as Suki Waterhouse's silk organza Burberry gown. I also managed to briefly see past my envy of Hannah Bagshawe (I'll never forgive her for marrying my planned husband) to appreciate her beautiful aztec-inspired Alexander McQueen dress which included a cute shout-out to the coming seasons' fringing trend. My absolute favourite look of the night though has to go to Rosamund Pike. Her Haute Couture gown custom-made by Riccardo Tisci with it's scalloped edges, cinched waist and thigh-high slit created such a powerful, statuesque (how appropriate) presence; I believe I'll be seeing red for a long while yet.
Rosamund Pike - Givenchy Haute Couture | Nina Dobrev - Reem Acra | Alessandra Ambrosio - Atelier Versace