Last year’s Best Actress winner Brie Larson made a comeback at the Oscars to present an award, and what a comeback she made. Brie made it to our list of best dressed for the night as she stepped on the red carpet in a gorgeous black velvet look.
The actress arrived at the 2017 Academy Awards with her fiancé Alex Greenwald. The musician couldn’t help but give Brie a look of love despite all the cameras. We mean, just look at her.
Brie Larson at the 89th annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles on February 26, 2017.
Brie wore a beautifully-fitted velvet dress from Oscar de la Renta, a designer who specializes in making every girl’s childhood dream gown come to life. Even though velvet is a heavy fabric, the designer was able to create oversized ruffles with it that swayed gracefully with Brie’s every move. Also, that 80’s cut at the bodice is a gorgeous touch.
The actress finished her look with jewelry from Neil Land and a pair of custom Aquazzura “Casanova” sandals.
Brie puts on a sexy but subtle pair of custom Aquazzura “Casanova” sandals.
Brie works her red carpet magic in a romantic Oscar de la Renta velvet dress.
Don’t let the femininity fool you, though. Underneath all the heavy fabric is still the same strong-willed Brie that we all fell in love with. The actress reportedly refused to clap as she handed Casey Affleck his Best Supporting Actor award. Brie, an advocate for sexual assault survivors, ironically had to present Casey, who was sued for sexual harassment in 2010 by two women, his award — twice.
Despite the tension, Brie did show some backstage love to Emma Stone. The two exchanged a tearful hug as Emma walked off the stage with her Best Actress award.
Brie announcing the winner for Best Supporting Actor.
Shop Brie’s “Casanova” sandals at Aquazzura.
Aquazzura “Casanova” Sandals
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