With a rich fashion track record—Audrey Hepburn’s insatiable love affair with anything Givenchy down to Halle Berry’s inauguration of Elie Saab to Bjork’s swan dress—the Oscars has seen it all. Still with a high from the fashion at the recently concluded Grammy’s—special mention to Bey’s 24-karat fantasy—we find ourselves sipping our twelfth flute of bubbly as we gorge on the looks from the 89th Oscars’ stylish bunch. From Best Actress front-runner Emma Stone to 20-time nominee Meryl Streep, we give you your dose of celebrity fashion straight from the Academy’s red carpet.
Emma Stone’s gold Givenchy dress made sure she was ready for the best accessory of the night—The Oscar.
Woman with a Cause
Her quaker wife-meets- debutante Valentino dress might not induct her in the Oscars’ ‘fashion hall-of-fame’ but Ruth Negga’s ACLU Ribbon brooch definitely will!
Sleek and Chic
Age-appropriate embellishments, a figure flattering cut, and an on-trend color choice, needless to say, Isabelle Huppert’s custom Armani Privé ticks all the boxes of the “How To Escape The Fashion Police” checklist.
When life gives you periwinkle feathers, what exactly do you do with it? Octavia Spencer’s Marchesa dress says: “Wear it to the Oscars to pile up the style points.”
Embellished For the Gods
Nicole Kidman’s Armani look sure makes her a leading lady in the ‘Best Dressed’ list.
A little cutout action with a “legs for days” hem, Naomie Harris’ Raf Simons frock spells contemporary and chic at the same time.
From canary yellow to fire engine red, Viola Davis proves that any color will look exceptionally stunning when laid on any skin shade. She topped it off with her first Oscar tonight.
Best Coif of the Night
Her speckled Atelier Versace ensemble might have attempted to steal the show, but that crown of luscious locks make Halle Berry stand out more.
Girl’s Not Singing The Blues
Show the shoulder and lots of drama, Taraji P. Henson. She has mastered the art of picking the perfect red carpet dress with her velvet dress in a midnight shade.
Nothing Beats a Classic
There’s one thing about archival designer pieces—they infallibly slay in red carpets, and Emma Roberts’ vintage Armani is no exception.
Jessica Biel’s Kaufman Franco gold gown paired with a Tiffany & Co. necklace, and her svelte figure make Justin look like he already won his Oscar.
Owning the Night
Kirsten’s red lip, tousled coif, and black Dior combo exclaims “Bring It On.”
Tea Party Fantasy
Felicity Jones might have opted not to sport a brand from her English homeland, but her off-white Dior frock’s length might still win her a cup of chamomile and a scone.
Everything but the Kitchen Sink
There is just so much going on in this gown by Elie Saab for Jaenelle Monae.
Tickle Her Green
Had it not been for the immense volume of her skirt, funny gal Leslie Mann’s yellowish-greenish confection and strawberry blonde hair could have passed her off as a Nicole Kidman, circa ’97, doppelganger. Not a bad thing in our books though!
A Tinge Hodgepodge
Traffic Report: Currently caught up in a gridlock of appliqué, embellishment, and whatnot is Hailee Steinfeld’s Ralph & Russo dress.
*cue Donald Sutherland voice* The rare one-shoulder cape makes an appearance at the Oscars red carpet courtesy of supermodel Karlie Kloss. (Also, spot that ACLU blue ribbon.)
20-Times a Winner
Twenty nominations have made Meryl Streep a red carpet veteran, and she always knows what to wear just in case she wins the title. A gold statuette always looks good on a blue background.
Safe in the style stakes, but hopefully winning in her category, is Michelle Williams’ mantra for tonight’s festivities.
Décolletage Kind of Gal
Brie Larson’s dress is the reason for the coining of the term “Deep V.”
All Laced Up
By the looks of it, Alicia Vikander still isn’t moving over her role as Gerda from ‘The Danish Girl’, and we have this dress to prove it.
Charlize Theron’s mercurial Dior ensemble could give the Oscar statuette a run for his money.
Pink on the Red
‘I’m not nominated, but make me look like I cared to prepare,’ probably, was what Scarlett Johansson’s spiel to her stylist for tonight’s carpet-complementing look.
Wings Are Her Reality
From Hawaii to the Oscars, Auli’i Caravalho really went far, and she had this Rubin Singer dress to wrap herself in while basking in the dream-like trip.
Photos courtesy of Vanity Fair
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