Lady Gaga poses on the red carpet during the 91st Academy Awards. Picture: Reuters
Lady Gaga poses on the red carpet during the 91st Academy Awards. Picture: Reuters

Oscars 2020 red carpet: Stylist predicts return to 'extravagance'

By Diane Craft Time of article published Feb 6, 2020

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A return to "extravagance" is what one fashion stylist is predicting when Hollywood stars parade the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday.

"There were years where it was minimal. And, you know, people were wearing tuxedos, suits and blacks and that's always a classic," said New York-based stylist Katie Keim.

But this year Keim said she expects to see "extravagance ... colour, shape, sequins."

Certainly, the right look for the Oscars can earn a celebrity tons of attention - both good and bad.

Sarah Paulson arrives at the 2019 Oscars. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Vibrant colors and the mixing of hues such as red and pink are trends Keim is expecting to see continue in this year's award season, along with exaggerated silhouettes and sequins.

"Shape is a huge one, and I'm always looking for something really interesting and ornate when I pull dresses for my clients," Keim said.

"It's going to be all over the place, sequins, embellishment, beading...think of the Roaring Twenties and 100 hundred years later."

As for the stars to watch, Keim listed the entire star-studded cast of 'Little Women', which includes Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh, as her most anticipated.

Saoirse Ronan. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

"All those girls are exciting and they look great on the red carpet," she said.

Keim said the Oscars red carpet merges the best of fashion and the best in film.

"And that makes the stakes a little bit higher and everybody kind of goes for it without jumping over the cliff and going too far," Keim said.


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