stars hit the Oscars red carpet in high style on a spectacular sunny day in
Los Angeles, as the movie industry celebrated the year in films and the
A-listers brought their fashion game to the Dolby Theatre.
Red was the standout color of the night, sequins were plentiful and the men
of Tinseltown once again did not disappoint, with some daring color choices —
and «Dune» star Timothee Chalamet deciding a shirt wasn’t strictly necessary.
Here are some highlights from the Oscars red carpet:
Ladies in red
Ariana DeBose is the frontrunner to take home an Oscar for best supporting
actress for her turn as the sassy Anita in «West Side Story» — 60 years after
Rita Moreno won for the same role — and she showed up to claim it in…
DeBose rocked a Valentino fire engine red fitted camisole and wide-leg
trousers for her big night, accessorized with a sweeping cape hanging from her
arms, winning instant praise on the internet for the daring look.
The color was certainly a standout for the A-list: One of DeBose’s fellow
nominees, Kirsten Dunst, also rocked the red, in a strapless vintage Christian
Lacroix dress with loads of delicate ruching.
Past Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, who stars in the best picture contender
«CODA,» wore a long-sleeved, high neck Monique Lhuillier crimson gown.
Much has been made of what Hollywood’s A-listers could do to show support
for Ukraine in the face of Russia’s invasion — without being too over the top
or preachy. The solution so far appears to be blue ribbons bearing the hashtag
The campaign, backed by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), got support from
nominated songwriter Diane Warren, last year’s Oscar winner for best
supporting actress Youn Yuh-jung and «Halloween» star Jamie Lee Curtis.
Jason Momoa added a pocket square in the colors of the Ukrainian flag to
his all-black ensemble.
Make it glittery
If ever there is a night in one’s life to sparkle, it is when one is
nominated for an Oscar, and Jessica Chastain — one of the favorites for best
actress for her portrayal of a real-life televangelist in «The Eyes of Tammy
Faye» — got the memo.
Chastain glistened in an ombre Gucci gown that faded from a fitted
champagne and rose gold bodice to a pale purple skirt, finishing at the floor
in a flouncy row of ruffles.
Singer-actress Alana Haim, who stars in «Licorice Pizza,» donned a
shimmering silver Louis Vuitton column gown with scalloping details.
And rapper Megan Thee Stallion — who will join the cast of «Encanto» to
perform the mega-hit «We Don’t Talk About Bruno» — definitely made it the hot
girl Oscars in a shimmering strapless blue gown with a thigh-high slit and a
Make it colorful
Best supporting actor nominee Kodi Smit-McPhee, clad in a powder blue
Bottega Veneta suit, seemed to be enjoying his Oscars moment.
«It’s chaotic in the best way,» he told ABC on the red carpet.
The Australian actor was not the only one of Hollywood’s men embracing pops
of color on the red carpet.
Wesley Snipes was clad in head-to-toe burgundy — shorts, to be precise —
and last year’s best supporting actor Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya sported a
bright green jacket with black labels. «Shang-Chi» star Simu Liu wore a red
And then there was Chalamet, in a sparkling black Louis Vuitton jacket and
trousers… and, well, that’s it. No shirt. Just a necklace.(AFP)