When it comes to fashion, everyone has an opinion. For many, the Oscars red carpet is one of fashion’s biggest nights and it’s easy to see why – the A-listers bring their A-game every year. Despite tight Covid-19 restrictions and an exclusive guest list of presenters and nominees only, the 2021 ceremony stepped up its fashion game. From Regina King and Zendaya to Margot Robbie and Carey Mulligan, these are the looks of the night we’re obsessed with.
The United States vs. Billie Holiday Best Actress nominee was positively manifesting that Oscar in this jaw-dropping legs-for-days metallic gold Vera Wang Haute Couture dress.
The Aussie graced the red carpet in a glorious floral Chanel gown. But the real story? The debut of those fierce bangs.
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The style icon brought the fashion to the red carpet in a vibrant Valentino cut-out with a Bulgari diamond necklace.
Arriving in one of the most talked-about looks of the night, the actress-director wore a stunning angelic blue custom Louis Vuitton gown. Those winged sleeves are everything.
The Best Original Song nominee not only blew us away with her vocals for her song “Fight for You” from Judas and the Black Messiah, but she also gave us major Prince vibes in this gorgeous blue jumpsuit and purple sunglasses.
Gold was a common thread on the red carpet this year, and Promising Young Woman Best Actress nominee Carey Mulligan was firmly on that bandwagon. Her stunning Valentino gold crop gown was one of the most buzzed about looks of the night.
The Best Supporting Actress nominee (for Mank) gave us major Old Hollywood vibes in this gorgeous red tulle ball gown from Giorgio Armani’s Privé spring/summer collection.
The Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Best Actress nominee turned heads in this regal white cut-out Alexander McQueen illusion dress. It was a moment.
Not only did she win Best Director (for Nomadland), but the celebrated filmmaker also may have started a new red carpet trend: crisp white sneakers. In lieu of a glam team, Zhao went her own way in this muted, beaded Hermès dress. Not all heroes wear capes.
The Best Supporting Actress nominee didn’t resemble her Borat Subsequent Moviefilm character in the least. The Bulgarian actress wowed in a white Louis Vuitton gown with a plunging neckline and minimal jewellery.