The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles hosted the Oscars 2019 ceremony last Sunday, thus officially closing the curtains on the Awards season. Hollywood’s biggest night saw the best in the business walking down the red carpet, in hopes of winning the highest honor that the industry has to offer.
There was a time when experimenting with fashion was considered inappropriate and insulting to the solemnity of the Academy Awards but this 91st edition saw a huge shift from that belief. The stars brought a lot of daring to the red carpet, breaking gender stereotypes and opting for the nostalgic ‘70s glam-rock inspired looks.
From classic Hollywood glamour like elegant capes and long hemlines to a heavy shower of pink and fuchsia, this year’s red carpet saw a lot of sparkle and sheen. Let’s talk about some of the most adventurous and theatrical fashion moments from the Academy Awards’ 2019 red carpet.
Lady Gaga at the Oscars 2019 Red Carpet
Among a plethora of pink and monochrome suits, the singer-turned-actress brought the glitz and glamour to the Oscars 2019 red carpet. She wore a custom-made Alexander McQueen black ball gown which was strapless and featured black leather gloves. The showstopper was her 141-year old Tiffany & Co. yellow diamond necklace that is worth $30 million.
Lady Gaga has made history for becoming the first person to have won a Grammy, a BAFTA, a golden globe and now an Oscar in a single year. Last Sunday, she took home the coveted Academy Award for Best Original Song for ‘Shallow’, from her hit film ‘A Star is Born‘.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
The newlyweds made their Academy Awards debut as a couple last Sunday. Priyanka donned a black gown from Elie Saab Couture that had an embellished tulle skirt. Her sheer black dress had a plunging neckline with shining black jewels and sequins that added an interesting polish to the outfit. She accessorized the look with a pair of dazzling spiral earrings from Chopard. Priyanka was accompanied by her husband, Nick Jonas who sported a royal blue patterned Missoni tuxedo with a bow tie and a statement golden watch.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth at Vanity Fair Oscar after-party
The couple didn’t attend the awards ceremony but they made up for it with their striking appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscar after-party. The singer wore a black sequined Saint Laurent gown with a plunging neckline. She paired it up with black sandals, chandelier earrings, a snake necklace with brilliant green stones from Bvlgari. Meanwhile, Hemsworth looked dapper in a black suit with a bowtie and velvet lapels.
Camila Cabello at the Oscar After-Party
The Havana girl showed up at the after-party looking like a princess. She donned a full-skirted lace Monique Lhuillier ballgown. The single-strapped dress with a plunging neckline had a graceful bow at the back. She chose minimal accessories with the gown and looked stunning as ever.
Vanessa Hudgens at the After-Party
The actress posed up a storm at the Vanity Fair after-party wearing a stunning shimmering golden gown. The extravagant piece had a thigh-high split with flower detailing at the neck. She accessorized the sparkly outfit with a pair of embellished ankle-strap black heels.
Billy Porter at the Oscars 2019 Red Carpet
Men’s red carpet looks can get notoriously boring but this year’s Oscars’ provided a glimmer of the unexpected. Actor Billy Porter’s fashion explosion marked the beginning of gender fluid dressing at the Academy Awards’ red carpet. He arrived wearing a black velvet tuxedo-ballgown designed by Christian Siriano that only he could pull off. The outfit was resolutely dramatic and extravagant. The luxurious texture had satin lapels and a corset-like cummerbund. It was accessorized with a white shirt with ruffled cuffs and a bow-tie.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner at the Oscar After-Party
The Game of Thrones star and her fiancé, Joe Jonas, looked every bit the glam couple that they are at the Vanity Fair Oscar after-party. Sophie sparkled in a metallic gold Louis Vuitton gown with a high slit at the skirt and matching sandals. Meanwhile, Joe looked dapper in an all-white suit featuring a turtleneck shirt paired up with black slip-on loafers.
Emma Stone at the Oscars 2019 Red Carpet
The ‘La La Land’ star walked down the red carpet in a Louis Vuitton gown. The striking gown took a total of 712 hours to make and was heavily embroidered with pearls, sequins and beads. It stole the spotlight because of its appealing texture and unexpected bronze color. But the geometrical shoulders have a lot of her fashion devotees divided.
Jennifer Lopez at the Oscars 2019 Red Carpet
Jennifer Lopez never disappoints when it comes to red carpet appearances and this time too, she maintained her stand. She arrived on the Oscars’ red carpet in a mosaic-style Tom Ford turtleneck column gown. The superb glimmer of the gown which essentially was embellished with mirror-like pieces suited her statuesque frame perfectly. She styled her ashen locks at her shoulders in old Hollywood-esque waves and completely stole the show.
Emilia Clarke as a presenter at the Oscars 2019 Red Carpet
The Game of Thrones star hit the red carpet in a sculptural lavender dress by Balmain. Her floor-length metallic gown had a mermaid skirt that made her look drop-dead gorgeous. Slicked down brown hair, delicate silver earrings and her stunning red lip complemented her show-stopping dress impeccably.
Chadwick Boseman at the Oscars 2019 Red Carpet
The men at this year’s Oscars are breaking conventions one at a time. The star of Black Panther is the leader when it comes to gender-bending dressing for the red carpet. He wore wide-leg black pants with a sequined long blazer and boots by Givenchy Haute Couture, which he paired with Bvlgari jewelry.
The Oscars marked the grand finale of the awards season and it is safe to say that the stars have been saving their best sartorial innovations and ideas for the biggest show of the year and they didn’t disappoint at all. After all, the evening’s most dazzling looks are bound to be the talk of the town.