The 2013 Academy Awards were widely panned by critics, the blogosphere, the Twitterverse, and just about every other forum. People complained about he host, Seth MacFarlane, and of course the absurd length. And really, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. People say pretty much the same thing about the Oscars every year—which makes you wonder why people even bother to watch.
Still, there was one thing that didn’t suck: the red carpet fashion. It seems as though we’re in the midst of a major revival of classic, timeless style right now. Throughout the entire 2013 awards season and, really, for the last couple of years, stars have strutted red carpets in gowns and tuxedos that harken back to the golden age of Hollywood.
This is a very good thing. Why? Because, frankly, these people show us how to dress. (I’ll let someone else decide whether than is good or bad.) And the styles that are popular now are actually very attainable on a limited budget compared to some of the more avante-guarde stuff we used to see.
Anyway, today we’re going to take a look at the best-dressed celebs to walk the red carpet at the 2013 Academy Awards. Sit back, grab a pen and paper, and prepare to take some notes.