Fan Bingbing made a regal entrance in sparkling silver and emerald green on the champagne-coloured carpet at the 95th Academy Awards. Hong Chau wore a high-neck pink Prada column gown with a feathery black train and Malala Yousafzai worked the hood of her silver sparkler from Ralph Lauren like a pro. Bingbing, the X-Men star, wore Tony Ward Couture with her hair sculpted into an Old Hollywood bob, as some of the men among the early walkers brought the sparkle. We’re looking at you Lorenzo Zurzolo. Others, like Brendan Fraser, went for traditional black tuxedos. Oscars 2023: Deepika Padukone Stuns with Retro Hollywood Glamour in Black Off-Shoulder Gown with Gloves and Statement Necklace on Red Carpet.
Fan Bingbing in Emerald Green
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While Fan looked like a queen, Sofia Carson was a princess in white custom Giambattista Valli haute couture, a stunning statement diamond and emerald necklace accenting her ball gown with its off-shoulder, form-fitting bodice, a delicate diamond-shaped cutout at the centre. Her jewels were by Chopard, including 122.49 carats of emeralds and 92.57 carats of diamonds. Also looking royal was Angela Bassett in Moschino. The dress by Jeremy Scott included draping that looked like a huge bow up top as the fabric swirled around her body. She was perfectly accented with a serpent Bulgari necklace.
Angela Bassett in Moschino
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“It’s light, it’s royal purple, our colour for royalty,” she told E!. “Just bringing that to the carpet. And, also spring.” Yousafzai, 25, was a producer on “Stranger at the Gate”. She said her dress represented “peace, love, harmony.” “I feel so much myself in it,” she told The Associated Press. Rihanna helped close down the carpet in custom Alaia, a leather band dress she wore over a jersey bodysuit as she showed off her baby bump.
Lady Gaga snagged a black Versace look off the runway from the fashion house’s show last week in Los Angeles. It featured boning under a sheer top with sheer sleeves and a ballgown skirt with a drop waist. Around her neck was a Tiffany & Co. diamond choker. Cate Blanchett donned a never-before-seen blue draped velvet top from the Louis Vuitton archives. She wore it with a black skirt made of fully sustainable silk. Monica Barbaro practiced her carpet walk in a two-tone Elie Saab ballgown of deep plumb and delicate blue chiffon with a long full train.
Monica Barbaro in Elie Saab
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Cate Blanchett in Louis Vuitton
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“They were the first couture house to loan to me when nobody knew who I was,” she told E!. Cara Delevingne repped young Hollywood well in a gorgeous red silk taffeta ballgown with a thigh-high slit and one shoulder with a billowing bow. She paired the look with a Bulgari serpent choker in white gold with emeralds for the eyes of the snake. “Cara’s smoky pink eyeshadow is so fresh and modern. She looks so fresh faced yet simultaneously glamorous,” said Danielle James, beauty director for Elle.com.
Florence Pugh went in a different direction with a super-mini look in black under a voluminous strapless top that fell into billowy sleeves and yards of long fabric in a greyish white. It was Valentino Haute Couture. She had a Tiffany & Co. diamond necklace around her neck with matching pink tourmaline earrings. Halle Bailey did the young proud as well in an ethereal strapless soft blue gown by Dolce & Gabbana, with sheer panels at the skirt and boning on top. So did Janelle Monáe in a Vera Wang look that fell from a strapless black crop top to an orange skirt. She wore a black fabric choker around her neck. Oscars 2023 Best-Dressed Celebs: Deepika Padukone, Michelle Yeoh, Lady Gaga & Others Who Rocked the Red Carpet!
Jamie Lee Curtis went for a long-sleeve sparkler by Dolce & Gabbana that was the precise color of the Oscars’ new off-white carpet. Harvey Guillen and Harry Shum Jr. made statements of their own, the former in a Christian Siriano coat with a silver brocade design and a full ruffled coat and the latter in a white evening jacket with a wide sash and black trim. Puss in Boots star Guillen said his outfit is the first time Siriano has designed for a plus-size man. The dramatic, embellished long coat flared out at the waist. It evoked Guillen’s vampire mockumentary show What We Do in the Shadows, on which he plays fan favourite Guillermo.
Shum made sure to grab supporting actress nominee Chau to compliment her bubblegum pink frock while chatting with friends. “You look amazing,” he said.
The Whale actor replied he did too. “I try to change it up,” Shum said. Lilly Singh donned Siriano, who managed to salvage his Oscar looks last week after a pipe burst in his studio. Singh’s magenta trouser look was topped with a long matching coat. Sandra Oh’s orange look popped against the lighter carpet. Like Chau, Allison Williams went for soft pink, with lots of sparkle, while Mindy Kaling stunned in bright white, a bustier look by Vera Wang with detached overlong sleeves and open boning.
Also in white: Ariana DeBose in a standout Versace moment with jeweled embellishment made to evoke armor. Williams’ Giambattista Valli look came with chunky embellishment, a feather-trimmed hem and a pink taffeta tulle cape. The beauty games were strong as well. Oh’s updo was perfect for her flowy look, also from Giambattista Valli. “I love the messy updo with a bang. It juxtaposes with the orange dress so nicely. Her light and airy look matches the vibe,” said James, the Elle beauty expert. James Hong was 3 months old when the first Oscars were handed out in 1929. At 94, he’s finally made the show.
Wearing a bow tie with googly eyes, the Everything Everywhere All At Once actor arrived in his typically playful mood for the Oscars, pulling faces and camping it up for the cameras.
Danai Gurira in Jason Wu
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Eva Longoria also wore white, a heavily beaded look by Zuhair Murad that featured an open neckline to the waist. There was a healthy showing of black as well, led by Danai Gurira in classic Jason Wu, her hair worn high to, as she told reporters, honor the women who carry things with grace and beauty on the tops of their heads. Phoebe Waller-Bridge also went for black. The strapless look came with a Bulgari serpent choker set in pink gold with diamonds and another set of emeralds for eyes.