The Oscar awards and pre and post ceremony parties see a pandemonium of red carpet stylists finalizing the last touches. There are so many decisions to consider, the costumes (gowns, skirts etc.), the jewelry, the bags, the accessories. Shoes are very often the last call.
On the Sunday night of 4th March, 2018, the fashion at Oscars saw an interesting twist. There were style statements galore in the form of bows, buttons and bold color endorsed by stars like Nicole Kidman, Gal Gadot, Zendaya, and more. But no way could one brush off the shoe brands that virtually stole the limelight at the Oscars 2018. Not even the nude heels trend which gained popularity. The celebs strutted their stuff in style right from Emma Watson’s Roger Vivier pumps that spelled BLING to Kerry Washington’s over-the-knee Casadei boots that spelled BOLD. In short, all the glamorous footwear were Oscar-worthy themselves!
More than the costume and jewelry labels, let us see the brands that dressed up the feet of Hollywood stars. Promise you won’t fall off your chair.
Pre-Oscar Show-stopper Shoes:
Here are some shoes that grabbed the headlines before Oscars!
Shoe stunner this ankle boot is in Sophia Webster Felicity stretch suede material, with pearl and crystal embellished heel.
Hard to skip the Cleo Strass rhinestone embellished sandal by Rene Caovilla.
Louboutin’s Actina gold metallic slingback pumps that virtually stand out with its 100-millimeter heel.
This is not a celeb silly girl but the Miu Miu embellished satin sandal with a crystal kitten heel. And you thought crystals are only good for jewelry, and fashion accessories.
This is one shoe trend (literally!) that brought more attention to the red carpet. Shoes with jewel-like accents popped up in the Spring and Pre-fall designer collections of 2018. A case in point: Aquazzura’s Gem Palace satin and colorful crystal sandal priced at $1,600.
Bejeweled accents on shoes are nothing new. Go through the 19th and 20th centuries and you will find diamond and colored stone “clips” that women wore not only as earrings and brooches but shoe clips gracing the basic-looking satin pumps definitely is some fashion innovation.
What sartorial experiment did Stuart Weitzman do with his footwear collection? He took a cue from the past and came up with crystal shoe clips which can slip on and off the satin flats and heels.
Here is a crystal “S” shoe clip from Stuart Weitzman which seemed to be an easy entry for actresses at the Oscars looking for subtlety and style.
Celebs Whose Footwear Fashion Stole The Show At The Oscars 2018:
Here is a list of celebs you must check out to get all your inspiration to make your feet ramp-ready!
The fact that this 23-year old actress got nominated for Actress in a Leading Role for Lady Bird is welcoming. But the fact that she had Christian Louboutin satin pumps was more trendworthy.
Actress Emma was dressed in Louis Vuitton all over from head to toe. In fact, her Louis Vuitton pumps had crystal embellished ankle straps.
Allison’s bold hued gown for the Vanity Fair after-party was complete with matching Christian Louboutin pumps.
Hailee showed off her high-low gown at the Vanity Fair after-party with her dotted mesh Christian Louboutin pumps.
She turned heads at the Vanity Fair after-party in an embellished mini dress and blush colored Stuart Weitzman sandals.
Tracee Ellis Ross:
This actress accessorized her gown with Swarovski crystal embellished Roger Vivier pumps.
Remember this actress in Wonder Woman? Gal Godot impressed the fashion critics with her stylish looks at both the award ceremony and the after-party. Her red satin sandals were no less than a ramp-scorcher.
Amanda subtly nailed the look with her sheer Oscar de la Renta gown and a pair of sheer crystal-embellished mesh pumps by Christian Louboutin.
Yes you can’t miss her cobalt blue strapless gown with a bow-front detail by Armani Prive. But her asymmetric point toe pumps from the Christian Louboutin label with cross straps proved to be a great fashion accent to the simple and modern footwear. With such defining pumps on feet, Nicole Kidman proved she is the reigning queen of red carpet fashion.
A slit-to-the-thigh navy satin gown worn by Lais already grabbed the eyeballs. Whereas the strappy heeled Giuseppe Zanotti sandals were super sleek too.
The supermodel Adriana did shine in her embellished floor-length Georges Hobeika gown. No way could one miss out the strappy silver Rene Caovilla sandals she wore.
Her white tuxedo weaved magic with the fashion pairing of black and perspex heels.
Though her long-sleeved dress was a tad bit quirky with the bold tropical print, Hari’s black clutch and heeled black boots were a tall statement.
Heidi stood out majorly in her shimmery gown by Georges Hobeika which had a cut out detail. Her Rene Caovilla strappy heels added a lot of spice to her look though.
If her knee length red dress with trumpet sleeves was a crowd- puller, so also were her classic black pumps and silver clutch which had her name on it.
Her glamorous Saint Laurent outfit looked picture perfect with ankle strap heels.
Zoe’s black dress is far from boring considering its voluminous organza with a feathered hem.. Her Sophia Webster heels added to her glam appeal.
What about the previous years at the Oscars? Was shoe sparkle still there? Yeah, in loads. Let’s take a look how.
At the 2017 Academy Awards, Naomie Harris matched her Calvin Klein short cocktail dress and earrings with a pair of bejeweled shoes. These were sandals that had alternating toe and ankle straps embellished with crystals. If you see it closely, the outfit allowed Naomie’s footwear to be on full display.
Last fall at the after-party of HBO Emmy Award, Jaime King rocked the red carpet with a pair of crystal embellished Giuseppe Zanotti sandals. Guess what? They were equally bold as the sequin Oscar de la Renta strapless dress she wore.
There is a premise which all of us as Oscar lovers need to be aware of – that jewelry shoes not always need crystal or rhinestone embellishments. At the 2017 Oscars, Jessica Biel paired her sequined gown with gold Stuart Weitzman shoes.
Fashion watchers may take note of the fact that embellished evening shoes don’t always have to have a high heel. More and more designers are coming up with bejeweled flats and kitten heels (which are just as chic and maybe more so) than their taller counterparts.
Now that you have had a look at the best of foot fashion at the Oscars 2018, tell us in the comments box which pair you loved the most.