We all know about the trickle-down effect: designers put things in their runway shows, which then get worn by celebrities, bloggers, and influencers, and then turned into more affordable, accessible versions for us plebs.
Tracee Ellis Ross, Ruth Negga, Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie Kloss, Ciara
From the gorgeous gowns to Ruth Negga’s literal ruby tiara, this deeper, bluer shade of red was all over the red carpet.
Ciara, Taraji P. Henson, Brie Larson
I predicted this fabric’s meteoric rise last summer, and I’m very happy that it’s sticking around.
Kate Bosworth, Jessica Alba
I’ve always found pastels to be so soothing and dreamy. Spring feels right around the corner thanks to these celebs’ looks!
Emma Stone, Olivia Culpo
These looks were pure class, not too spangly or loud.
Emily Ratajkowski, Octavia Spencer, Lily Collins
Surprisingly, the feathered gowns I saw on the red carpet were chic, not fluffy.
Lily Collins, Elizabeth Banks, Minnie Driver
A more casual accessory made a frequent appearance at the Vanity Fair after-party.
Isabelle Huppert, Felicity Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Nicole Kidman
Always a favorite; I don’t think gold and silver will ever be passé on the red carpet!
Demi Lovato, Rooney Mara, Zuri Hall, Ryan Gosling
Speaking of dreamy, ruffles are going to be huge for the warmer seasons. Ryan Gosling somehow revived the ruffled tuxedo shirt and made it look damn good. Get frilly with it!
Michelle Monaghan, Lin-Manuel Miranda & his mother, Ruth Negga, Busy Philipps
My favorite trend of the night was undoubtedly the blue American Civil Liberties Union ribbons worn by many stars. Nothing says strong support like risking damaging couture with safety pins!
Which trend was your favorite? You can donate to the ACLU here – every dollar counts!
*As always, my gratitude to the internet, photographers, publications, and subjects for these beautiful photos! I do not own any of them.