Honorable mentions: Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture, Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab Haute Couture, and Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein Collection.
5. Bradley Cooper in Tom Ford
Bradley is just the epitome of “the male movie star” in 2014. Devilishly handsome to the nth degree, he filled out his Ford so well I thought I was gonna pass out every time he appeared on screen. [Salt-n-Pepa & En Vogue’s “Whatta Man” is heard softly in the distance]
4. Jared Leto in Saint Laurent
As absurdly sexy as Cooper was, he couldn’t best Leto’s typically divine choice in tuxedo wear. Daring without being off-putting, YSL tailored everything here to distinct perfection; extra points for the splash of color via bow tie.
3. Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace
She’s surprised me in the past before, yes, but I was not prepared for this flawlessness. The cape, the mug, the hair, the…everything? Hunty came swinging, and I can only pray that seeing once upon a few times rom com love interest McConaughey take home the gold laid seed for her own Hudsonaissance in the years to come.
2. Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé
You know what’s not surprising at all? Cate bringing out the big guns for her second Oscar win. Looking every bit the earth angel goddess she is, Blanchett made me unabashedly squeal with delight when I finally saw her. Let us all bow.
1. Lupita Nyong’o in Prada
But, I mean, come on. Who else could it have been? This, ladies and fellow gays, is what one calls the definition of “iconic.” Slaypita’s custom Prada made her look every bit the princess she is. A winner’s gown.