Oscars 2023: All the best-dressed celebrities on the red carpet, from Florence Pugh to Cate Blanchett
The 95th Academy Awards are underway in Hollywood, and this year’s nominees have brought their fashion A-game to the red carpet.
While the 2023 awards circuit has brought no shortage of fabulous fashion, the 95th Academy Awards did not disappoint with the glitz and glamour we’ve come to expect from the biggest night in Hollywood.
The most hotly anticipated red carpet of the year (which is, in fact, champagne this year) saw our favourite stars serve up some of the best looks of the season, with nominees and presenters alike vying for the title of Best Dressed.
As usual, there were showstopping gowns and timeless silhouettes: think Best Actress nominees Michelle Yeoh and Ana de Armas, who lit up the champagne carpet in Dior and Louis Vuitton. On the other end of the spectrum, Best Supporting Actress nominees Angela Bassett and Stephanie Hsu had major fashion moments ahead of the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Check out the best-dressed stars on the Oscars 2022 red carpet below.
X Men star Fan Bingbin is China’s highest paid actress, and quite honestly, this exquisite Tony Ward Couture gown befits that title. Let’s just say that tonight, she invented emerald green.
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If there’s one thing Laverne Cox is going to do, it’s give you a performance on the red carpet. The queen of early red carpet arrivals wore custom Vera Wang, swishing her baby blue train all over the champagne carpet in a way that left us in no doubt that She Owns Everything.
A lady that knows exactly how to find her light and her angles, model and activist Winnie Harlow turned it out in a sherbet lemon archival Armani gown – a colour few people can pull off. No choice but to stan.
Ashley Graham isn’t one to let a dress wear her, and it was no different with this this gorgeous custom Alberta Ferretti gown. She just knows she’s serving!
The very definition of sparkling on the red carpet, Malala came through in a showstopping Ralph Lauren silver sequinned gown. 10/10, no notes.
Should we say it? We’re going to say it. Ariana DeBose did the thing. The queen of award show rapping herself is looking radiant in this Versace gown.
Also, this wink? We are SWOONING.
Red, for filth. This is Elie Saab FW21 Couture is a winning silhouette and a classic colour, meaning Cara Delevingne can pull it off with ease. We’re here for it.
This is the first year that the Oscars red carpet isn’t actually red, and we’re wondering whether Florence Pugh knew this beforehand. While her Valentino gown is blending into the carpet a little, it’s gorgeous nonetheless.
Category is: Tulle! Star of the upcoming live action The Little Mermaid remake Halle Bailey is evidently very committed to the cause, arriving on the red carpet looking like a fully fledged Disney princess in peppermint green.
Killing Eve star Sandra Oh looks ethereal in this mustard Giambattista Valli Couture gown. She also looks a little bit like she’s stepping out onto the RuPaul’s Drag Race ‘Night of a 1000 Beyoncés’ runway, donning her version of “Hold Up” couture. Here for it.
Another star opting for Giambattista Valli Couture is M3GAN star Allison Williams in baby pink. This train is truly stealing the show already.
A black gown is always a winner, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Danai Gurira looks elegant in this Jason Wu offering.
Stephanie Hsu is up for Best Supporting Actress for her joint role as Joy and Jobu in Everything Everywhere All at Once, and in this billowing, hot pink Valentino gown, she is making it clear that she is here to win. Everything, everywhere crossed.
Also up for Best Supporting Actress is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star and queen of doing the thing, Angela Bassett. She’s looking like the most divine Quality Street wrapper to ever exist in this Moschino look, and that clutch bag – is it a planet? – is a glorious edition. Serving royalty.
Award-winning director Ava Duvernay stuns in Louis Vuitton. This glittering cape is a big winner, and the gloves and belt are a perfect addition. Here for this, from top to bottom. Toot.
Grammy award winner Tems is one of the songwriters behind tonight’s Oscar-nominated Rihanna track, “Lift Me Up”. She’s making her desire to win very clear with this statement Lever SS23 Couture piece, and it’s doing the job: this is easily one of the night’s most eye-catching get ups. It’s giving alternative wedding dress and we are eating it up.
Last year’s Best Actress winner Jessica Chastain is the literal embodiment of dripping in jewels in this Gucci gown, while her hair and necklace are very much giving old Hollywood glamour. A winning combination.
Everything Everywhere All at Once‘s Michelle Yeoh is highly anticipated to bag the Best Actress gong tonight, hoping to fight off tough competition from Cate Blanchett and Michelle Williams. If she does, she’ll be the first openly Asian women to win the Best Actress award in the Academy’s 95-year history.
She’s looking like an angel in Dior tonight.
Lady Gaga is nominated for Best Original Song for her Top Gun: Maverick hit “Hold My Hand”, and she’s also rumoured to be performing the number, too. On the red carpet, though, she’s giving an almost throwback to her 2011 “Government Hooker” look at the Mugler fashion show.
Janelle Monáe is serving Black, non-binary excellence in Vera Wang. Watching Monáe’s fashion evolution over the course of the 2023 awards season has been such a joy.
Glass Onion: Knives Out star Kate Hudson is looking very, very expensive in Louis Vuitton. Not too sure about the wispy bits of tulle around the sleeves, but other than that, a very solid effort indeed.
Alongside Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett is the one to keep your eyes on tonight. She’s nominated for the Best Actress award for her role as the toxic lesbian conductor Lydia Tár in Tár, and if she wins, it will be the second Best Actress gong sitting on her mantel piece.
She looks great in this Louis Vuitton piece. I can’t quite describe it, but she looks cozy. If I were Cate Blanchett, you’d catch me at the back, curled up and having a nap.
Ana de Armas
She was great in Blonde, and she looks great on the champagne carpet in this champagne Louis Vuitton dress. She’s up for Best Actress, and then she’s speeding off to a wedding, if this bridal gown is anything to go by.
Ursula the sea witch is going to PROM, baby. If her chilling cackle in The Little Mermaid trailer is anything to go by, we could be seeing Melissa McCarthy up for her very own Oscar next year. For now, we’ll just have to enjoy her in this poofy, tomato-red offering.
Salma Hayek is serving Gucci goldfish! Honestly, this is just a super fun, vibrant look. More fringe, tassels and sequins on the red carpet, please.
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