Lupita Nyong'o, Rosamund Pike show flair for Oscars fashion

Patricia Arquette goes her own way at Oscars

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 payrefused 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.

The shows that were the biggest hits on Instagram were Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger. [The Cut]

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