It might be curtains down for Oscars 2023, but we are not getting over this glamorous event anytime soon. Celebrated to honor and applaud the best performances in the films, this year it was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and was graced by some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. A champagne-colored carpet was laid down instead of the usual red one, and the Dolby theatre witnessed the attendees in their most stylish element.
The Academy Awards is undoubtedly the most anticipated evening of the year, and the stars never fail to dazzle us with their snazziest looks. This year was no different, and we were served with some bold designs, timeless silhouettes, and sharp suits. While Lady Gaga wore a Versace gown from their fresh collection, Nicole Kidman slayed in an enticing Armani Privé gown. Here’s our list of the best dressed from the Oscars 2023.
Rihanna in Alaïa
Nobody does trendsetting maternity fashion moments better than Rihanna. For the Oscars 2023, the superstar adorned a leather Alaïa dress, layering the sheer black turtleneck body suit with a bandeau top and a draped skirt. The precise cut-out detailing at the hip and the long trail added a dramatic effect. She finished her look with a messy bun and dangling earrings.
Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé
Nicole Kidman turned presenter for this year’s Oscars, and she wowed in her custom floor-length dress from Armani Privé. Glamorized with sequins all over, it is adorned with oversized floral detailing on her hip and shoulder.
Lady Gaga in Versace
Lady Gaga wore an all-black Versace ballgown straight off the runway and delivered proper gothic vibes with her dramatic eye makeup. Designed with a sheer corseted top and dangling waistline, the singer completed the ensemble with diamond jewelry from Tiffany & Co., the Medussa belt from Versace’s 1995 collection, and bold red lips.
Cara Delevingne in Elie Saab Couture
We love Cara Delevingne in this spectacular red Elle Saab Couture dress! From the fancy bow at the shoulder to the impeccable fit, this outfit is the epitome of perfection. She kept her look minimal with Bulgari jewels and slick-back hair.
Hong Chau in Prada
Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in ‘The Whale,’ Hong Chau graced the not-so-red carpet in a pink ensemble. The long black trail with rows of shimmery material was the center of this Prada dress, featuring a mandarin collar to pay tribute to her roots.
Paul Mescal in Gucci
With a clean look and a bright smile, Paul Mescal channeled retro vibes in a white Gucci suit and paired it with a butterfly bow tie and a Faune et Flore de Cartier High Jewelry brooch. The Aftersun star was nominated for Best Actor for a leading role.
Janelle Monáe in Vera Wang
Janelle Monáe stunned in a colorblock outfit. Appearing in a Vera Wang dress that was designed with a bra top and a barely-attached skirt, plus that chic choker, Janelle made a strong fashion statement.
Cate Blanchett in Louis Vuitton
There’s never a dull fashion moment with Cate Blanchett around. For this year’s Oscars, she opted for an asymmetrical blue top from Louis Vuitton’s archival collection and a sleek skirt tailored from sustainable silk. She tied her hair back to let her braided drop earrings shine, and pink lips perfectly complemented her glam look.
Angela Bassett in Moschino
Speaking of enigmatic appearances, it is hard to miss out on Bassett in a majestic Moschino hand-draped dress. It is a jaw-dropping creation with an exaggerated bow neckline, and she coordinated the dress with a Bulgari Serpenti necklace.
Sandra Oh in Giambattista Valli
Sandra Oh picked a unique color to appear for the evening. Glammed up in an orange Giambattista Valli dress, it is wonderfully coifed with a plunging neckline and flowy sleeves. She accented her vibrant ensemble with a jewel-encrusted choker and eye-catching rings.
Austin Bustler in Saint Laurent
Austin Butler chose to look dapper in a Saint Laurent suit and Cartier jewelry for the evening. Nominated for Best Actor for his role in Elvis, he took inspiration from Elvis’s country roots and wore platform heels for maximum effect.
Harvey Gullen in Christian Siriano
The culmination of Oscar 2023 iconic fashion moments will be incomplete without the mention of Harvey Gullen. Bringing drama to the carpet, he was dressed up in a Christian Siriano black-and-silver tuxedo with flair at the bottom. The Puss in the Boots voice actor definitely stood out in his classic Hollywood look.
Deepika Padukone in Louis Vuitton
Indian actress Deepika Padukone easily makes it to the best-dressed list. Looking like a regal beauty, Deepika Padukone’s Oscar 2023 look was a Louis Vuitton black velvet dress cut into a mermaid silhouette and added with dropped shoulders. For a luxurious contrast, she chose Cartier jewels, including a necklace with a yellow pear-shaped diamond pendant. The long black gloves spoke Hollywood glamor!
Fan Bingbing in Tony Ward
Fan Bingbing appeared in a stunning Tony Ward dress decorated with silver fringes and complemented by an emerald cape with exaggerated sleeves. Dreamy in every detail, she styled her hair in classic finger waves and carried a matching box clutch.
Michelle Yeoh in Dior Couture
A truly memorable night for Michelle Yeoh as she wins Best Actress for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once. She marked this historic achievement in a dreamy Dior Couture dress featuring a tulle train and a sheer neckline.
Malala Yousafzai in Ralph Lauren
Malala Yousafzai brought her timeless charm to the Oscars 2023 in high fashion. In a never-seen-before look, she donned a sequined Ralph Lauren gown that was added with a hood for a contemporary twist and finished with a cinch at one side of the waist. She kept her makeup minimal with bright red lipstick.