The Oscars red carpet holds surprises: John Cena naked on stage


By John

The zip flop of Emma Stonethe sculpted muscles of John Cena naked on stage. Billie Eilish librarian wearing Chanel, the feathers of the Osage Indians. In the midst of so much predictable darkness, the Oscars red carpet held surprises. Emma Stone for starters: she's about to go on stage at the award for best actress in Poor Creatures! she's in a pale mint Louis Vuitton with a frill and she notices that the zipper has given way. «The excitement of seeing Ryan Gosling dancing for Barbie», explained embarrassed the ex Bella Baxter who has a testimonial contract worth 2 million dollars a year with the eponymous LVMH brand: yesterday's evening was not the best showcase for this type of collaboration. In Yorgos Lanthimos' film, awarded for the costumes, Emma is actually often naked and it was perhaps due to free association (voluntary or otherwise) that a naked John Cena presented the final list of Best Costume Design: a quote, memorable but only for older spectators, from the passing of a streaker in 1974, while an impassive David Niven was announcing the Oscar to Elizabeth Taylor. “The male body is no joke,” said the wrestler, using the envelope of candidates as a fig leaf.

The red carpet has for years been a tool to highlight, through the symbols of fashion, the identity of the stars on the catwalk. As for Lily Gladstone, the star of Killers of the Flower Moon defeated by Stone, who wore a Gucci designed by the brand's new creative director, Sabato De Sarno, in collaboration with the native artist Joe Big Mountain: the processing of traditional feathers embroidered on the neckline and the accompanying velvet cape evoked the stars of a night on the prairies. The Oscar for the most bizarre shoes went to the cast of Godzilla who had dinosaurs clinging to their heels, the one for the most exaggerated dress went to Ariana Grande in a huge baby pink Giambattista Valli Haute Couture which paid homage to the character of Glinda from she played in Wicked. The clothes speak louder than words and tell stories like for Emily Blunt's Schiaparelli with the shoulder pads that literally seemed to hold Oppenheimer's star up.

Blunt has a contract as a Tiffany ambassador: and here is the neckline with a six-carat necklace and matching earrings clearly visible. Gosling in turn played him for Barbie when she sang and danced to “I'm Just Ken” on stage in a shocking pink sequined tuxedo. Also in Barbie's pink was America Ferrera: the sparkling dress was a Versace Atelier that required 400 hours of workmanship. There were many jewels but also red pins that conveyed the political message of the truce in Gaza: created by the Artists4Ceasefire group, they were worn on the catwalk by Mark Ruffalo, Billie Eilish, Ramy Yousef, Mark Ronson and Ava duVernay.