10 celebrities caught twinning on the Oscars 2017 red carpet
Who wore it better?
Between making political statements, celebrating some of the best movies of the past year and offering red carpet style that is unparalleled, the Oscars give us some much-needed reprieve from boring reality. Celebrity red carpet watch has become such an integral part of the awards show, that it almost overshadows the ceremony itself.
Celebrities at the 2017 red carpet didn’t disappoint. From classic silhouettes to some daring experiments, the Oscars red carpet had a lot to offer. Including some high-fashion twinning moments. Not that we’re complaining.
10 celebrities caught twinning at the Oscars 2017
Who can resist the allure of a cape? Not Karlie Kloss or Darby Stanchfield. Supermodel Karlie Kloss joined celebrities like Ruth Negga and Lin Manuel Miranda in supporting ACLU by pairing her Stella McCartney gown with a blue ribbon (and a Nirav Modi choker). The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is an organization that's working for the cause of immigrants in the face of Trump’s recent Muslim ban. Scandal actor Darby Stanchfield picked a white Georges Chakra Couture gown that flowed from a sleek column into a ruffled skirt, with a matching textured cape, paired with a Rubeus Milano clutch and pearl and turquoise earrings.
If we didn’t know any better, we’d have thought that Michelle Williams and Emma Roberts had conspired to wear almost identical gowns on the red carpet. Williams went for timeless elegance in a black and white Louis Vuitton gown with a plunging neckline while Roberts chose a similar style in a vintage Armani Privé. Aside from Roberts’ look being flawless, it was environmentally conscious too. Roberts supports Red Carpet Green Dress, an initiative ensuring that red carpet fashion is sustainable.
Fun fact: Roberts, who is Julia Robert’s niece, said that she had been inspired from her aunt’s 2001 Oscar look (Julia Roberts wore a black and white number too) and recalled that it was she who had insisted Julia wear the ‘skunk dress’ to the show that year.
Even though it was all about scoring gold at the Oscars, Octavia Spencer and director Ava DuVernay proved that you can win with silver too. While the Hidden Figures actor chose a feathered Marchesa number, DuVernay made a strong political statement with her voluminous Ashi Studio gown. Ashi Studio is a Lebanese design house headed by designer Mohommad Ashi and by wearing his gown on the red carpet, DuVernay aimed to send a message to Trump in the wake of the Muslim ban.
In a slinky, black sequinned Armani Privé gown, Jennifer Aniston played twinsies with SNL star Kate McKinnon, who was wearing a halter neck Narciso Rodriguez number. Inevitably, Aniston’s thigh high slit had people drawing comparisons with Angelina Jolie’s unforgettable 2012 Versace slit moment.
Jessica Biel and newscaster Robin Roberts channelled the Oscar statuette in gilded gowns. While Roberts stuck to a simple silhouette in her Badgley Mischkla number, Biel’s long sleeved Kaufmanfranco gown with the feathered Tiffany necklace, that husband Justin Timberlake called ‘perfection’, landed her on Best Dressed lists around the globe.