Fresh off the red carpet, we’re here to present to you the best dressed women of the night
The big guns of award shows in Hollywood have finally ended as the Academy Awards commenced their show just today. Alongside its fellow prestigious award shows like the Golden Globes and SAG Awards, they also give recognition to actors for their outstanding performance, as well as the teams behind the movies for their artistic and technical contributions.
Apart from celebrating this year’s winners, we also recognize the parade of celebrities in their designer gowns. There was a trend in the Oscars as actresses arrived in voluminous silhouettes to vintage-inspired looks, so we’re here to list down the women who definitely got the fashion memo.
Rihanna in Alaïa
The Oscar-nominated singer arrived looking extra sleek with her all black number. The nearing mom of two proudly showed off her baby bump with a sheer body-hugging top layered with a leather number that starts by her bust down to the mermaid tail.
Cate Blanchett in Louis Vuitton
Cate Blanchett made an appearance with her nomination under the category of Actress in a Leading Role for her involvement in Tár, and she made sure to keep her sustainable fashion alive with this classic look. Posted by her stylist, Elizabeth Stewart, the velvet blue top was reconstructed from an archival collection, while the skirt was made from sustainable silk.
Jessica Chastain in custom Gucci
Jessica Chastain went from winning an Oscar in 2022 to presenting on stage in her custom Gucci gown. It seems like we’re being taken back to the good days of Old Hollywood with the staple figure-hugging silhouette and plunging neckline decorated with silver sequins while the black was added for subtle edge.
Lady Gaga in Versace
Fresh off the runway, Lady Gaga was donned in a black evening gown from Versace’s Fall/Winter 2023 collection. The gown had a balance of simplicity and sultry from its classic A-line skirt in a drop waist, while her bodice featured a semi-transparent tulle bustier top and pointed neckline.
Emily Blunt in Valentino
Emily Blunt opted for a sleek white look for this year’s Oscars. Coming from Valentino’s Urban Riviera collection, the form-fitting dress sported an off-shoulder silhouette while the whole piece was clean from embellishments—making her look elegantly chic.
Ana De Armas in custom Louis Vuitton
Also nominated alongside Cate Blanchett, Ana De Armas embraced her role as Marilyn Monroe in her movie Blonde with a silver gown. The silhouette had a subtle nod to the late actress’ iconic birthday gown—its tight-fitting with a low neckline, and embellishments decorated around it.
Florence Pugh in Valentino
It was her second time around at the Academy Awards, and Florence Pugh showed us her love for billowed out gowns. She gave us the ideal blend of camp and trendy with her taffeta dress that was folded and draped to accentuate her figure, while a black mini skirt peeped underneath the beige fabric.
Angela Bassett in Moschino
Nominated for her role as Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Angela joins Florence Pugh with her striking purple gown. The actress was wrapped up in tulle that hugged her frame from the bodice to the knees while her bust sported a fluffed up neckline that resembled a bow.
Fan Bingbing in Tony Ward Couture
The Chinese actress made a surprise appearance at this year’s Oscars looking absolutely regal. It was a mix of striking pieces with her silver hand-embroidered charleston dress and large emerald green cape placed on her arms that cascaded down to the floor.
Cara Delevingne in Elie Saab
Actress-model Cara Delevigne arrived at the Academy Awards with an alluringly sweet red number. Her bodice was draped from her waist up to her shoulder that featured a bow, while her skirt had a rather high slit—reminding us of Angelina Jolie’s high slit moment with her black Versace dress back in 2012.