Sunday's Academy Awards provided lots of fun fashion. Think Lupita Nyong'o with her 6,000 pearls and Rosamund Pike's firecracker of a dress, writes Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore. [Los Angeles Times]
Patricia Arquette was notable at the Oscars for many reasons. She won in the supporting actress category, of course. She gave a rousing speech for equal pay, refused to play the mani-cam game on the red carpet, and amid all the expensive bling, wore an especially noteworthy ring. It was a new Pure Grown Diamond, a gem whose makers said in a news release is indistinguishable from mined diamonds but is made in a lab, avoiding the environmental and human rights problems associated with mining.
Men were notable at the Oscars for their shawl-collared tuxedos and pocket squares. [Los Angeles Times]
In other fashion news:
The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., is tightening security after a video purportedly from a Somali militant group affiliated with Al Qaeda threatened attacks at U.S. shopping malls and singled out the Mall of America by name. [ABC News]
On the heels of New York Fashion Week, Tom Ford showed his fall-winter collection to a celebrity crowd in Los Angeles on Friday as Oscars weekend began. It was his best yet, says Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore. [Los Angeles Times]
Meanwhile, the shows at New York Fashion Week left buyers cold, WWD reports.