The Oscars is always a fashion event to look forward to, with guests arriving to the red carpet in their most glamorous ensembles. And unlike events like the Grammys or the Met Gala, the stars aren’t over the top, yet they still find ways to insert a bit of their own character.
It’s also fun spotting trends. Metallics were a major theme of the night once again: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, Sandra Bullock in Louis Vuitton, Lupita Nyong’o in custom Atelier Versace, Zoey Deutch in Elie Saab, Sally Hawkins in Armani Prive and so many more. This year, many of the “Black Panther” stars brought the spirit of Wakanda to the Dolby Theatre.
Ladies in red also made a splash, donning a particularly vibrant hue. This includes best supporting actress winner (and Ohio native!) Allison Janney wearing Reem Acra, Maya Rudolph, Meryl Streep in Christian Dior Haute Couture and Christine Lahti in Romona Keveza. (Fun fact: the red carpet is a patented shade of garnet red that’s unique to the Oscars!)
I absolutely love that Rita Moreno wore the same dress that she wore when she won best supporting actress for “West Side Story” during the 1962 Academy Awards. The gown, which was made in the Philippines, still looked vibrant, unique and glamorous, and the 86-year-old actress paired it with statement gloves but sported a new neckline.
Then there’s James Ivory. The 89-year-old “Call Me By Your Name” screenwriter took home the Oscar for best adapted screenplay, becoming the oldest Oscar recipient in history. He also won style points for his shirt created by artist Andrew Mania, which portrayed the face of actor Timothée Chalamet from the film’s final scene.
There are so many more notable moments, including Tiffany Haddish who wore a traditional Eritrean dress in tribute to her late father. But without further ado, here are my best dressed moments from the 90th Academy Awards. Who topped your list?