The Oscars brought the drama in more ways than one this year — though, unfortunately, we’re not just talking about the films themselves. Luckily, when it came to the fashion element of the event, the stars went all out to showcase some dazzling looks ahead of the wild ceremony.
From Ariana DeBose’s epic red outfit to Zendaya’s dazzling silver skirt and crop top and Timothée Chalamet’s jacket sans shirt, there was no shortage of excellent red carpet looks. These are our picks for the best-dressed celebs at the 2022 Oscars.
Ariana DeBose took home the Oscar for best actress in a supporting role for her turn in West Side Story, and she did so in style in this beautiful red outfit. From the cape to the wide-legged pants and the crop top, we’re obsessed with this Valentino gown-meets-tux look.
Aside from her winning look, DeBose made history as the first openly queer woman of colour to win in her category.
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We know that Zendaya slays every single red carpet she steps onto, and she definitely did so at the Oscars in 2022, also wearing a stunning Valentino look. From the shimmering silver skirt to the elegant crop top and the sparkling accessories, we love everything about this outfit.
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Jessica Chastain finally won her very long overdue Oscar for best actress, and she served up some glamour for the occasion in this Gucci gown. We can’t get enough of the top of the dress matching her hair, and the purple bottom is gorgeous. She looks like an ethereal mermaid in the best way. We love to see it.
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The King Richard actress looked elegant in purple in her strapless Miu Miu gown, and we love the beading on the dress. The silver heels also work beautifully with it and complemented the sparkle of the gown perfectly.
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Nicole Kidman is a fashion queen, and we are living for the old Hollywood glamour she brought in this custom Giorgio Armani Privé gown. The oversized bow is embellished with crystals, which adds yet another elegant touch to this look. Gowns like this are what the Oscars are all about when it comes to red carpet fashion.
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Please, you didn’t think we’d leave Timmy off this list, did you? I’m sorry to all the other men on the red carpet, but no one else nailed it like this. The Oscars are the time to take a fashion risk, and while it’s easy to put on a suit and tie, outfits like this are what make this red carpet so special. He really took a bold risk and it paid off, with this look from Louis Vuitton’s 2022 spring womenswear collection. Boys, take notes!
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