Gone are the days when gowns were the only red-carpet option for women. Sure, we still have Cate Blanchett’s impeccable head-to-toe nude and Lupita’s plunging baby blue. But last night’s awards also saw a sea of tuxes.

Tuxes at the Oscars

Image via Fashionista

The designer of choice? Saint Laurent. Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres wore three different Saint Laurent tuxes. Ellen Page looked edgy and cool dressed in the brand, too. As did Kourtney Kardashian. (Saint Laurent outfitted white-hot Jared Leto as well.)

Of course, Yves Saint Laurent has been a red-carpet staple for years, dressing the likes of Diane Kruger in glamorous gowns. But under the helm of Hedi Slimane, the brand is far more casual.

What would that mean for the women of this year’s red carpet, the public wondered? Thanks to Fashionista, the answer is now clear: suits. “Saint Laurent has become the definitive source for cool-yet-elegant, well-tailored suiting.”

Sounds like awards shows just got a whole lot more comfortable.

Read more on Fashionista.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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March 3, 2014

Jared Leto was a big winner last night. He took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and landed himself atop every “best hair” list. Rightfully so, too. The rocker/actor’s effortless, ombré look was the envy of every viewer – male and female alike.

As soon as he hit the red carpet, my news feed was filled with comments such as, “Printing a pic of Jared to bring to my next hair appointment. BRB.” And you know what? I totally thought the same thing.

Jared Leto's Hair

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March 3, 2014

New York Magazine: The Cut, recounting an incredibly adorable red carpet explanation from Quvenzhané Wallis:

We Couldn't Have Said It Better

Even though everyone has been buzzing about Jennifer Lawrence, Quvenzhané Wallis totally stole my heart with her Oscar antics and hallmark puppy purse (and I’m sure I’m not alone). Because, seriously – if you’re walking the red carpet, sparkles are the only way to go.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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March 1, 2013

The glamour of the Oscars may be over, but we’ve preserved the best (and perhaps funniest) tweets we read that night.

@dkny: Well Sandra’s certainly been skipping the cupcakes. I wish I could say the same.
Us, too. Our excuse is that we weren’t invited to the Oscars, so what’s a few cupcake calories?

@WhoWhatWear: Can someone give me a bright lip please? Or just a lip? Anyone? Bueller? #peopleoscars
What happened to the trend of bold, bright lipstick? Seriously lacking on the red carpet this year.

@thecoveteur: All we care about is the status of Bradley Cooper’s hair. Cc @ilariaurbinati #tcrealtalk #wallgroupies #Oscars
There was gel. Lots of gel. (Apparently George Clooney was the only one who missed the memo.)

@elementstyle: Someone get Kristen a brush and some enthusiasm for life
And maybe a pair of black-tie crutches.

@refinery29: Going to work out now. Bye. Thanks Jane Fonda.
If we can’t get the workout secrets, can someone give us the number for her doctor?

By Melissa Mann, Staff Writer

Surely we missed something, so leave your favorite tweets of the week in the comments below, or tweet us, of course: @ruelala.

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February 27, 2013

The Oscars are but a few hours away – and we can hardly wait. After preparing for the viewing party and filling out the ballots, the next best thing (aside from the platters of finger food) is the red-carpet arrivals. So we had to ask: If you were invited to the awards ceremony, what type of gown would you go for?

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What's your red carpet style?

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By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 24, 2013

The Academy Awards are this Sunday, and you’ve probably already RSVP’d to a party invite (or sent a few of your own). Regardless of what you’re most looking forward to – the red-carpet style, recognizing the year’s best flicks, or funny-guy host Seth MacFarlane – here are a few things to remember (besides a sparkly dress) for any viewing party on Hollywood’s biggest night.

Oscar Party Etiquette

Everyone has an opinion. If you love Hugh Jackman (or Jennifer Lawrence, or Tim Burton, or anyone), someone else may not. And that’s okay. Check opposing names on your respective Oscar ballots, disagree over champagne and appropriately themed cookies, and move on. This is an evening for glamour, gowns – and friendly banter.

Know Amour from ArgoEven if you’re mainly there to critique the fashion, you should have a rough idea of what’s going on. No one expects you to be an expert on every single movie, but know the nominations. Missing this detail is like going to a football party and asking who’s playing. 

Avoid spoilers. On the opposite end of the spectrum, don’t talk about major plot points or endings unless you know everyone in attendance has seen the movie. (Tip: If you’re starting a sentence with “I couldn’t believe it when…” or something similar, you’re probably giving away too much.)

Chat during commercials. Speeches are sacred in awards-show land. (Remember Jodie Foster’s at the Golden Globes? No one would have wanted to miss that.) Be respectful and keep it down until there’s a break in the action.

But most of all – have fun. The biggest night in movies only comes around once a year.

By Jess Huckins, Staff Writer

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February 20, 2013