BN Style’s Best Dressed List at the 2016 Oscars: Remember, There’s only one GAGA and she is now a LADY!

Every movie role, PR stunt, red carpet appearance in the past 12 months has led to this moment—the 2016 Oscars red carpet, where it literally rained supremely gorgeous celebrities draped in diamonds and slinky silk dresses on the red carpet. Literally Hollywood’s who’s who all stepped out with only one thing in mind—to slay or be slayed—and ultimately make it to the very top of every best dressed celebrity list there is, and yes, some have graciously earned our #BNStyleStripe, while others, not so much.

Below are our best dressed celebrities at the 2016 Oscars.

9. Cate Blanchett: Cate looked dreamy and whimsical like a character off a Disney animation in her heavily appliqued sea blue Armani Prive number. Cate supplements with diamond drop earrings, bracelets and ring. The appliques kept the look fresh and youthful—which we most especially love about this look.

Cate Blanchett wearing an Armani Privé dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and a Roger Vivier clutch

Cate Blanchett wearing an Armani Privé dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and a Roger Vivier clutch

8. Jennifer Garner: Structured look had little dominance last night, except in a few cases where Ms. Garner knocked every single contender out of the park. She kept her shoulders bare with a neat up do all packed to the back and drop earrings. C’est chic!

Jennifer Garner wearing an Atelier Versace dress, Rene Caovilla heels, and a Ferragamo purse

Jennifer Garner wearing an Atelier Versace dress, Rene Caovilla heels, and a Ferragamo purse

7. Olivia Wilde: Choker plus pleats have never looked this good before. Olivia served major boob game—tastefully though—while infusing her signature high fashion appeal to this risqué  (albeit hard to pull) Valentino Haute Couture dress.

Olivia Wilde wearing a Valentino Haute Couture dress and Roger Vivier purse

Olivia Wilde wearing a Valentino Haute Couture dress and Roger Vivier purse

6.Megalyn Echikunwoke: Nigerian-American TV actress and now more popularly known as Chris Rock’s new girl friend made her Oscar debut like a seasoned Academy award winning super star actress. For most people, their first major red carpet appearance is usually their worst, but this starlet has proven that you can put your best foot forward even at a mega event like the Oscars, and truly, she did not disappoint. We love the disheveled hair, the all white cut out number and most especially that cuff-like stiletto, we can give anything for them!

Megalyn Echikunwoke

Megalyn Echikunwoke

5. Jennifer Lawrence: J.Law is always a red carpet delight—this time, she decided to take the edgy route with no less a power house designer than Dior Haute Couture. She looked resplendent in her layered lace number which not only complemented her body but also did magic to her complexion, especially with the blonde bob she had on with her barely noticeable Chopard jewels.

Jennifer Lawrence wearing a Dior Haute Couture dress and Chopard jewels

Jennifer Lawrence wearing a Dior Haute Couture dress and Chopard jewels

4. Charlize Theron: Charlize can literally do no wrong in our eyes. This red Dior Haute Couture number on Charlize is like a diamond on a diamond ring, which literally mean nothing. She kept it simple with her make up and hair, but some how missed the mark with her super pricey Harry Winston diamond neck piece. If she had walked that carpet without that neck piece, Charlize would have definitely contended for our best dressed lady with the lady Gaga. Over all, Charlize still shines through even brighter than her $3.7 million neck piece which in our books is a huge triumph for her!

Charlize Theron wearing a Dior Haute Couture dress and $3.7 million worth of Harry Winston diamonds

Charlize Theron wearing a Dior Haute Couture dress and $3.7 million worth of Harry Winston diamonds

3. Daisy Ridley: Moments like these herald the coming of age of a style star, and this, is no exception. Look at those delicate embroideries, imagine the man hours, craftsmanship and jewels put into it—definitely unimaginable. Daisy brought all that value to life as she looked absolutely poised, confident and fashion forward in something that would have either looked underwhelming or overwhelming on another person. She above all brought youth, vitality and her signature pizzazz to this classic house of Channel Haute Couture number.

Daisy Ridley wearing Chanel Haute Couture from the Spring 2016 collection, Christian Louboutin heels, and Chanel fine jewelry

Daisy Ridley wearing Chanel Haute Couture from the Spring 2016 collection, Christian Louboutin heels, and Chanel fine jewelry

2. Rooney Mara: Where to begin? Ok, there are starlets and there are stars, and then in really really rare occasions  there are superstars. Simply put—Rooney Mara looked every inch a super star in her head to toe sheer Givenchy lace dress. She gave it a super edge with her sleekly packed bun and burgundy lip stain. We adore Rooney’s look for pushing the envelop and yet staying within the bounds of functionality.

Rooney Mara wearing a Givenchy dress, Stuart Weitzman heels, and Fred Leighton jewels

Rooney Mara wearing a Givenchy dress, Stuart Weitzman heels, and Fred Leighton jewels

1. Lady Gaga: Yes, it is true and cliché – but indeed, we did save the best for the last. Lady Gaga has proven once and for all that it takes literally the barest of everything for everything else to work to perfection. And For Lady Gaga,  we imagine this being her most tasking red carpet appearance of all time, and as we imagine, stripping it all down (the drama, eccentricity and constant cry for attention) to this crispy white number is indeed her biggest style moment of all time and for Gaga, that must have been the most excruciatingly difficult thing to do. We absolutely applaud the minimal makeup, the old Hollywood glam-bombshell-esque hair and most of all her $8 million worth of Lorraine Schwartz jewels. And without a doubt, there can only be one Gaga, and last night—for the first time, she proved to be a Lady too!

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga wearing a custom Brandon Maxwell dress

14 Comments on BN Style’s Best Dressed List at the 2016 Oscars: Remember, There’s only one GAGA and she is now a LADY!
  • Anon February 29, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    mba!!!! I dont agree with you at all at all!

    • Surely February 29, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      I knew it was a guy who said Gaga is now a lady. Richard, as much as you try to act like you’re #teamwomen, you’re really not. I know you’re trying to play on her name but in’s a distatsteful joke. There’s still a lot of nonsensical ideas of women in your head. Gaga has always been a woman (or lady as you old fashioned thinkers put it)… I wonder why you have to imply that she was unladylike or “incomplete” before. She is LADY GAGA, always has and always will until SHE says not.

  • Ese February 29, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Yes o,i agree…but where biko are the $8 million worth of jewellery? I can only see a pair of earrings she is wearing.

  • prince February 29, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Gaga actually look great but I don’t know if she’s the best dressed.

  • Lagos is my home February 29, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Hype for Africa. ……then when you see it, your face goes WHATTT IS THAT IT

    Yeah had that 1 minutes ago, next time BN goes easy on the hype

  • ene February 29, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Cate Blanchett falls far below her normal standards.The dress is just dere biko.with all the feathers,And what about the men.Abraham Attah was dapper and had loads of confidence for a young Lad.Well to each his own sha.

  • mrs chidukane February 29, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I agree particularly with number 3. Good roundup!

  • Suwa February 29, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Bruno Bruno, you try o!

  • Jagaban February 29, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Pls…Richard stop with the half baked writeups. Its getting quite irritating….if you ain’t sure don’t write about it and I think you should quit fashion and style writeups in general. Thanks and have a great day

  • Celeste February 29, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Lady Gaga proving to be a lady for the 1st time? I don’t agree with this writer at all. Obviously, you’re lagging behind and not up to speed that you write this.

  • bruno February 29, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    I agree with ur number 1. gaga was beyond perfect. clean and fresh. her wig was placed right for once. I love it. I’m just glad she didnt wear a dress made of meat.
    but ur number 2, Rooney mara, HELL NO. her hair do is too serve. she has worn the same version of that gown to the met ball some few years ago.
    number 2 should be brie larson. she looked radiant in royal blue. her hair and make up were perfect and she won the oscar that’s just a plus.

    I also liked alicia vikander yellow LV mullet dress. I know its not for everyone but she looked cool. she played outside the box.

    all together is was a well dressed event compared to last year’s disaster.

    • Puzzles March 1, 2016 at 8:30 am

      BN, I strongly think Bruno should be given the Fashion Police job here o. I don’t agree with him most of the time, but I have to admit, he gives the BEST commentary on Fashion here

  • Just Me March 1, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    @Bruno, I have to admit it, your commentary is on point, you made more sense than the writer.

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