We've been taking the month of December to pour over the best, biggest, and most '90s fashion moments of 2013. Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? NO. Hence all the reminders. But a fresh start never hurt anyone. As we bring 2013 to a close, we've enlisted our old friend Jarvis Derrell of #shehashadit to help punt the past 365 days clear into tomorrow. Kweens, may we present to you: #2013hashadit.
Jennifer Lawrence at the 2013 Academy Awards.
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Yaaaaaasssss, Kween, YAAAAAAASSSS!!! Guuurrrlll, the quirky white lady, and the big black drag queen inside of me LIIIVVVEEESSS for Sister Lawrence Hunty!!! She is practically everything!!! I mean, this year when she won the Oscar for Best Actress, and then promptly fell flat on her face in front of millions of people in a couture Dior gown, causing several attractive men to volunteer as tribute to help her get back up???!!! Ohhh, Kiesha, I gay gasped sooo loud, I nearly fainted! OHHH THE DECADENT DRAMA!!! Only she could pull off a stunt like that! Obsessed!!! #slaying #couturegown #onloan #oops #shehashadit #dramatic #ilive #sayyestothedressbutnotothemess #shouldhavewornsketchers #ourlittlesecret #biggerthanmycrinolinegivesmecreditfor #skippersshotgunweddingdress #barbiewasnotinattendance #shadeee
Anne Hathaway in her Prada Oscars look and a dress from Valentino's s/s 2013 collection.
Who would have thought that NOT wearing a dress could cause such a stir?! Who would have thought that Anne Hathaway could be so controversial?! We never would have pegged the now-Academy-Award-winning actress as either the progenitor of a meme or as the spark for a firestorm, but that's exactly what went down at the Oscars on Sunday night. One of the preferred activities of fashion pundits is, of course, to speculate about what the biggest names on the carpet are going to wear, and Anne was thought to be a no-brainer. "She'll wear Valentino!" they all said, and moved on to the less predictable starlets. It was something of a shock, therefore, for Anne to take the red carpet not in her trusty Valentino, but in the pink Prada dress heard round the
world Twittersphere. While Anne's "les nipperables" moment may have take center stage to the designer she had chosen to wear, once the meme-frenzy died down heads began to be scratched. Anne was quoted on the red carpet mentioning over and over that she had chosen her dress mere hours before hopping in her limo and heading to the ceremony, so there was definitely an air of something a little fishy going on. We, on the other hand, are extremely familiar with the last minute quick change, as we frequently get almost all the way out the door before deciding that we have on the wrong shoes, or necklace, or, well, whole outfit! So, what's the big deal anyway? We unpack the great dress debate after the jump!
Whichever way you cut it, Jennifer Lawrence is a winner. Whether we're speaking in traditional terms about her 2013 Oscars Best Actress in a Leading Role statuette, about her endearingly colorful press room commentary after falling on stage, or even her fit-for-a-princess Dior Haute Couture gown, J.Law has won over our hearts by being simultaneously talented beyond her years, drop-dead gorgeous, and charmingly affable. We could go on for days about all the reasons we love the spunky beauty, but being that fashion is our primary domain, we're laser-focusing on that. More specifically, we're taking a long, hard look back on Jennifer's exemplary red carpet fashion throughout this 2013 winter awards season. LEGGO!
Jennifer Lawrence has been a winner on and off the red carpet all 2013 awards season.
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Jennifer was breath-taking and regal at the 2013 Oscars in this ballerina pink Dior Haute Couture gown. The large trumpeted skirt may have been to blame for her little spill, but J.Law handled that little mishap with grace and still looked beautiful and poised for press room questions. Just the day before, Lawrence took a break from her red carpet Dior (she is the newest face of Miss Dior handbags, after all), accepting her Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook in striking angular Lanvin.
Emmanuel Riva may have snagged Best Actress honors at the 2013 British Academy Film Awards, but Jennifer found a winner (color) in this gem-laden baby pink Dior Haute Couture. Lawrence almost didn't show to the 2013 SAG Awards thanks (or rather, no thanks) to a bout with pneumonia, so you can imagine the gasps of approval from the MTV Style frontlines when she not only showed up but totally turned it out in navy, strapless Dior Haute Couture with a bold red lip and flawless side-swept waves. AND won for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Preach.
The Oscars are the biggest night in movies, to be sure, but they're also definitely one of the biggest nights in fashion as well! Who doesn't love seeing their favorite movie stars on the top of their game, both professionally and sartorially?! We absolutely do. We had two of MTV's style experts, MTV News' Christina Garibaldi and MTV Style Editor-At-Large Mary HK Choi weigh in on their favorite moments on last night's red carpet, from Jennifer Lawrence's romantic Dior gown to Anne Hathaway's Prada wardrobe malfunction. Were the best accessories on the carpet K.Stew's crutch (and accompanying crutch holding secret agent) and Quvenzhané Wallis' puppy purse? Watch the video below to find out all that and more!
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Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Solange Knowles attend the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
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It's not just the Oscars ceremony itself that draws hoards of well-heeled starlets, ladies turn it out for the parties during and after the show, too. One of the biggest, most anticipated annual Oscar parties is Vanity Fair's which often boasts a stacked Young Hollywood guest list CHOCK full of shimmering, glittering, pretty young thangs. Last night's Vanity Fair Oscar Party was certainly no exception as a major trend for party-goers was dresses that shone and glinted in the light.
We're a little woozy from all of the Oscars excitement last night, and we didn't even go, let alone win a coveted statue, so we can hardly even imagine how our award winning actresses are feeling today. Probably a little more than woozy, but we're sure they're also elated. Bravo, ladies! But we're not just applauding their achievements, we're also applauding their sartorial success. Not only did all of these women make it onto our 10 Best Dressed List, but they also managed to wear not one but TWO amazing dresses, by changing before the Vanity Fair party that night. Ok so maybe Anne Hathaway wins the big prize because she actually wore THREE dresses last night, but we're not splitting hairs here. When was the last time we got to wear an incredible designer gown, you ask? Yeah...we're not gonna answer that.
ANNE HATHAWAY IN PRADA, ARMANI, & CUSTOM SAINT LAURENT
Anne Hathaway on the Oscars carpet, on stage, and at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party.
It was really hard to decide who would lead this post, but with three Oscars looks, Anne Hathaway had a clear advantage. She started the night in a now-infamous pink Prada gown, which had her, shall we say, standing out in the crowd a little more than perhaps she would have intended? Sorry, we had to. But really, we think it was a combination of the dress' darts and the chilly LA air that was the cause for Anne Hathaway nipplegate, and that really, all press is good press right? And who doesn't want to join Angie's leg in infamy? For her second look of the night, Anne took to the Oscars stage in a draped, glittering Armani gown to perform a medley of songs from Les Miserables along with the rest of the cast. The dress features tiered cream fabric with glinting royal blue gems on the neck and hemlines, and, while it keeps to the empire waisted silhouette that Anne is fond of, it's a much more relaxed look than the structured Prada. For her final look of the night, Anne stepped out in custom powder blue Saint Laurent at the Vanity Fair party. She is understandably beaming with her well-deserved statue, and she herself is statuesque in the wholly unstructured column gown with a densely beaded neckline.
A round of applause for the gentlemen of Hollywood, everyone! The Oscars red carpet is all about the dresses, so much so that sometimes our swoon-worthy leading men get left in the dust just a little bit. Is there anything better than a man in a suit though? I mean yeah, looking at beautiful gowns fills our little hearts with joy, but there's another part of our hearts reserved solely for a dashing gentleman in a crisp bow tie. I mean right? Some of MTV Style's biggest crushes were out on the carpet tonight, and it was hard to focus on picking our our ladies' top looks while we were busy writing our initials inside of hearts with theirs on our notebooks *throws "MD hearts JGL"-covered notebook under desk*. But seriously, you might think all suits are created equal, but pairing the right cut and fit with the man is super important and not actually that easy. Behold! Our favorite gentlemen of the 2013 Oscars!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt at the 2013 Oscars.
I'm kind of a creep about Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He has such kind eyes. And he seems so funny and nice. But this isn't about that, this is about his TUXEDO! The Lincoln actor went super classic for his turn down the red carpet, in a black tux with a classic bow tie and white shirt with contrasting black buttons. Joseph also accessorized his look with his signature red button, which is for his organization HitRecord. All pretty cute right? You have no idea how cute it gets. The actor revealed that he didn't actually tie his own bow tie, but co-star Sally Field did it for him in the car on their way to the awards! It doesn't get much better than that, guys, it really doesn't. With just the right pleat in his pants, structure in his jacket and shine on his shoes, we have to say JGL is killing the suit game, and our hearts at the same time.
Michelle Obama presents Best Picture to "Argo" at 2013 Oscars.
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There were a lot of surprises at tonight's 2013 Oscars, but our favorite has to have been the reveal of Michelle Obama presenting the award for "Best Picture" to Argo. A grinning and bow tied Jack Nicholson introduced his special presenting guest: Madame FLOTUS who appeared via satellite video from the White House. Breaking away from the White House Oscar party, Michelle twirled toward camera wearing a STUNNING Naeem Khan gown covered in zillions of silver beads that glittered in the camera lights.
Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj.
The show may be over but the night is just getting started. After all, the Oscars are mostly about the after parties! A little bubbly, some dance tunes, a general sense of celebrity camaraderie, you know. At Elton John's annual fete, pop stars get to hang with Hollywood legends. For one night, all the cool kids get together to celebrate... and make us all sigh with a serious case of FOMO. How hard do we wanna be hanging with Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj right now?! Punk princess Miley rolled up to Sir Elton's AIDS Foundation fiesta in a backless white gown that gives us a perfect peek at her dream catcher torso tattoo. Bronzed cheeks and some serious bangle bling round out her glam look. The one accessory we're majorly missing? Her hottie fiancé Liam Hemsworth. Keeping with the unofficial winter white theme of the evening, Nicki ditched her usual uniform of Rainbow Brite inspired clothes and wigs for a beautifully beaded mini dress and fluffy, flowing mane.
After a huge (and we mean HUGE) buildup, it seems almost weird to think that the 2013 Oscars are ...over. Crazy, right? But before we get all nostalgic and deal with our impending case of awards season hangover, we've got more important matters to deal with, like the DRESSES (duh). Considering the Academy Awards as an event is basically IT— like Hollywood prom— everyone upped their game in a big way tonight. From Quvenzhané Wallis and her puppy purse all the way to Jennifer Lawrence's stunning Dior gown, we've whittled down the star-studded red carpet into our 2013 Oscars Top Ten Best Dressed Ladies. So you ready for this?! Let's go!
JENNIFER LAWRENCE IN CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE
Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2013 Oscars.
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Paging Captain Obvious: it's been a loooong road to the Oscars for Jennifer Lawrence. But after countless interviews, award shows, and even a bout with pneumonia, the Best Actress WINNER (!!) chose THE perfect gown to culminate her Academy Award journey. Crafted by Christian Dior with a dramatic mermaid silhouette, an all-over leaf pattern, and a epic voluminous skirt, J.Law's dress fits her like haute couture glove. She's a superstar on so many levels here, and we can't ever get enough.