Before the hosts even said “And the Oscar goes to…” at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, 12 celebrities have earned a spot on USA TODAY’s best-dressed list.
The red carpet outside the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles – back to normal from last year’s “tiny red carpet” – was far from a “Nightmare Alley”. Stars walked around in sequins, sabotaged it in high fashion and posed in polished ensembles. It felt like they were ready to make a statement after years of pandemic-affected award shows. Participants were daring in their choice of colors and cuts. One of them had the audacity to leave his jersey at home – we’re looking at you Timothée Chalamet!
For the best of the best, “Don’t search.” Keep scrolling through the night’s best looks served up by women and men (in no particular order).
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There’s something to be said for opting for a timeless look, and Kravitz, in a simple pastel strapless column dress by Saint Laurent, is proof of that. We suggest changing the Bat-Signal to Cat-Signal for the night.
Chastain clearly wanted to shine like the star she is. The “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” actress shone in an ombre Gucci dress that went from copper (a shade similar to her fiery locks) to shimmering lilac.
Nyong’o-h, my God! The Oscar-winning actress, who constantly wows with her impeccable taste, stunned in a gold Prada design with oversized fringe that added to the dress’ fun factor.
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Kidman played “I Love Lucy” star Lucille Ball in “Being the Ricardos,” but her Armani Privé gown has us declaring, “We love Nicole!” The actress completed the slate blue design with a sculptural, pointy bodice and bedazzled train, complete with a red lip and icy diamond accessories.
Fashion enthusiasts no doubt felt a sense of “euphoria” when Zendaya arrived in a silky, cropped, collared shirt paired with a full silver skirt by Valentino.
Dare to be naked! Chalamet showed up to Hollywood’s biggest shirtless party. The ‘Dune’ actor made up for the lack of a staple shirt by choosing a sequined, lace-trimmed cropped jacket from Louis Vuitton.
Kunis channeled Old Hollywood glamor for the ceremony, selecting a peach one-shoulder belted design by Zuhair Murad with a flowing train.
Oh, baby (pink)! Hulu’s “Pam & Tommy” star James walked the carpet in a skin-tight spaghetti strap Versace number with floral embroidery and a high slit.
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Order on the tennis court! The ‘King Richard’ Singleton star surely caused a stir on the red carpet in this gorgeous Miu Miu dress. The actress looked like absolute royalty thanks to an elegant and dazzling strapless lavender dress.
Shorts, but make them fashionable! Snipes looked sleek and sophisticated in a monochrome burgundy ensemble that was a fresh take on the typical tuxedo. With shorts, knee-length tights and patent leather sneakers, the actor brought a breath of fresh air to Givenchy.
‘The Power of the Dog’ star Smit-McPhee rocked an incarnation of a jaw-dropping powder blue tuxedo. The lines of Bottega Veneta’s robin’s-egg-blue look and the tailoring are perfect.
From the court to the mat. “King Richard” star Saniyya Sidney’s embellished dress in aqua Armani Privé was one to love.
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