The pomp and pageantry that follows the Oscars every year came to life once more on the dazzling red carpet. In haute couture visions of pure gold, enchanting chartreuse and cuts perfect for women’s shoulders, the famous faces that graced the silver screens within the last year were in their best fashion elements for the evening.
Amidst keenly contended categories and incredibly expensive jewelry that characterized the evening, our highlights were the first wins for women of colour in all of the 93 years of the Academy Awards.
Chloe Zhao makes history as the first woman of colour and the second woman to win the Best Director category with the captivating picture, Nomadland featuring Frances McDormand who deservedly walked away with the Best Actress award.
Our top picks for the red carpet presentations set off with acclaimed actress Regina King, who presented the award for best original screenplay, in the leading position. She looked resplendent in an angelic sky-blue Louis Vuitton dress with just the right amount of silver embroidery and subtle diamond jewelry to make the look a showstopper!
At number two is a red carpet favourite as she quite literally has no misses. Adorned in custom Valentino, the ‘Malcom and Marie’ lead actress, Zendaya looked beyond ethereal in a cut-out chartreuse dress and her waist-length beach waves that billowed with the wind, along with the chiffon of her dress, as she walked the red carpet. Word is, she donned Bvlgari jewelry worth 6M of but we care that she proved that really, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
Academy Award winner, Renee Zellweger returns to the Oscars stage with her usual alluring glamour. She chose a peony pink silk custom Georgio Armani Prive strapless gown with subtle embroidery leading to an almost-dangerous front slit.
We sneak Lakeith Stanfeild into our best dressed list because he pulled up looking like our 70s cool uncle and we bought it. The Judas and the Black Messiah actor looked playful and dapper in a custom Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello black jumpsuit that brought back all the coolness of Disco in the 70s.
Scroll below for a look at our top 10 best dressed stars of the night.
HER in a Peter Dundas design, Guiseppi Zannoti heels and Chopard jewelry
Lakeith Stanfeild in Saint Laurent
Rita Moreno looked ab fab in a strapless gown in the richest of burgundies with a matching crushed velvet bedazzled jacket and accessorized with large beaded jewelry as crimson-coloured and rich as her outfit.