After a year of virtual red carpets and couture photoshoots at home, it’s the Academy Awards that are bringing back the physical red carpet. The Oscars took place in-person at two locations, the Dolby Theatre and downtown Los Angeles’ historic Union Station, California.
After being postponed for almost two months, the 93rd Academy Awards were held on April 25th, with a strength of just 170 people at the Union Station. Here are Hollywood’s finest, donning their best gowns and jewels, strutting down the red carpet.
Zendaya brightens up the award show’s red carpet in a Valentino yellow chiffon dress, specially designed for her. The creation took up to 300 hours of work by hand at the fashion house’s atelier.
Best Original Song winner, H.E.R shines in custom DUNDAS.With a cobalt blue hooded cape embellished with lyric motifs and a matching halter neck jumpsuit, her ensemble wins big fashion points.
Though not physically present at the ceremony, Cooke shows her support virtually in a shimmery gown by Versace. The pink masterpiece is entirely covered in diagonal, fringe-effect crystal embroidery.
Laura Dern’s memorable dress is from Oscar De La Renta’s Fall 2020 Collection. The actress donned the velvet gown with an asymmetric feather skirt for the ceremony, where she presented the award for Best Supporting Actor.
Shades of red by Christian Dior and striking jewels by Bulgari comprise Reese Witherspoon’s look for the Oscars 2021. The actress stuns in the vivid dress and keeps her makeup simple, bringing the outfit together.
Winner of Best Original Screenplay for Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell wore a GucciEpiloguegown. The multicolour floral printed organdy gown with all-over sequin embroidery and ruffle details, suits the talented writer/director perfectly.
Striking a bold pose in an even bolder shade is Angela Bassett in Alberta Ferretti. The custom red crêpe gown features off shoulder puffy organza sleeves with a flowing train.
Colman Domingo ups the bling factor, in a custom fuchsia Versace getup. The three-piece suit, embroidered in 4,500 precious Swarovski crystals and sequins, golden buttons with a Medusa detail, took about 150 hours of painstaking embroidery.
Gracing the Oscar red carpet with a silk strapless gown by Gucci, is the nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Vanessa Kirby. The pale pink is accentuated by a dramatic train and a dark bold lip.
Going gold for the Oscars is not a new trend, but this Vera Wang dress ups the oomph factor with massive cutouts and an asymmetrical hem. Day, a Best Actress nominee, wore thisrisqué metallic number featuring an exaggerated side train that mimics the flow of liquid gold.
Looking every bit as statuesque as the trophy itself is actress/director Regina King. Draped in a pale blue embellished Louis Vuitton, King can give Cinderella a run for her money.
The delicately studded slightly bridal gown worn by Borat actress Maria Bakalova was simple and elegant. However, the show stopper in her look is the solitaire necklace by Moussaieff Jewellers.
Nominee for Best Actress for Promising Young Woman, Mulligan glows in gold with an organdi cuivre dress by Maison Valentino. Entirely embroidered with iridescent sequins with pearl reflections, the actress embodies Oscar glam couture.
Always one to stun in designer creations at the Oscars, Halle Berry had another surprise in store for fans this year – a chic bob haircut! The actress flaunted a magenta fluid creation by Dolce & Gabbana at the 93rd Oscars.
Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Mank, Seyfried exuded classic glamour in a Giorgio Armani Privé outfit. The strapless plissé tulle ball gown was customised for the actress from the brand’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection.