Gary Oldman took home one of the biggest awards of the night at the 90th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, winning Best Actor for his outstanding role as Winston Churchill in the World War II film Darkest Hour. But being just 5 foot 7 he may have had a little help in the height department with Italian elevator shoes...
Held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California on Sunday night, the 90th annual Academy Awards was where Gary Oldman (fresh from his BAFTA and Golden Globes wins for the same role) won his first Oscar for his portrayal of the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the Oscar nominated World War II film Darkest Hour, directed by Joe Wright. It may not be well known that Gary Oldman is just 5 ft 7 inches tall. But with the help of handcrafted Italian elevator shoes, he can appear much taller on screen. At this year’s Oscars, Gary Oldman wore a bespoke suit by British designer, Paul Smith. His stylish black patent leather shoes were the perfect accompaniment to his Academy Awards style, discreetly elevating his height by up to 3.1 inches and boosting his confidence both on the red carpet and on stage.
Oscars night is the most star studded and glamorous event of the year in Hollywood, with the world’s biggest stars showing up in their most exquisite outfits in the hope of making it to the stage to accept Hollywood’s greatest honor - an Academy Award. The biggest winner of the night was Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, which won four awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Frances McDormand picked up the award for Best Actress for her leading role in Martin McDonagh’s film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, 21 years after her first Oscar win for Fargo in 1997.
One thing that remains a constant when the red carpet gets rolled out for Oscars night is that everyone’s eyes are on what the stars are wearing. Fashion and footwear are just as important when it comes to Oscars success as talent is. With the right height increasing shoes, stars of the silver screen can elevate their style and their confidence. And it’s not just women who wear the heels on the red carpet. With luxury handcrafted Italian elevator shoes from GuidoMaggi, men can secretly increase their height to their desired levels so they can walk the red carpet with their leading ladies and have comfortable feet (unlike many of their female co-stars), without sacrificing style.