Awards season came to a close on Sunday night with the Oscars, the pinnacle red carpet event of the year. After a few years of subdued looks due to the pandemic, this year’s ceremony did not disappoint when it came to fashion. Look after look turned up on the red carpet, which was actually champagne this year. Regardless of the color, the Oscars was a never ending runway of high fashion and we’re recapping some of our favorite looks of the night, which includes some latex, of course!
The first red carpet trend is our favorite, because it features pieces from Vex! Actress Dolly De Leon, part of the Best Picture-nominated cast of Triangle of Sadness, sported not one but two trends for the Oscars. The actress wore a chic black suit paired with all red accessories, including red latex gloves from Vex. She also sported a red flower pinned to the center lapels of her suit, creating an interesting take on the classic suit.
Dolly wasn’t the only star to sport gloves on the red carpet. At the Vanity Fair after party, actress and model Lydia Bielen wore black opera length latex gloves, also from Vex, as a compliment to her two piece sequined ensemble.
And for her performance of Lift Me Up, Rihanna once again stunned on stage (for the second time in a month) in a belly baring crop top adorned with lots of bling and paired with black leather opera length gloves. Later in the night, Rihanna once again sported gloves with a monochromatic look, this time opting for a mint green skirt, faux fur wrap and strappy sandals worn with matching gloves.
Lastly, Lily Aldridge sported a latex-like black ensemble from Balmain. The dress featured an asymmetrical neckline, cinched waist and full gloves.
Layers & Textures
Another noticeable trend on the red carpet was layers, with many stars experimenting with textures and materials. First was Rihanna (in her first look of the night), who sported an Alaia ensemble heading into the event. The dress was mostly made of leather, including cut outs by the thighs and a bust plate similar to the style she wore for her Super Bowl performance, but also featured a mesh turtleneck worn under the leather pieces.
Lady Gaga also wore a mesh detailed dress with long sleeves, opting for a fresh-off-the-runway Versace dress for her surprise appearance. The dress featured a sheer top with corseting details on the bodice and torso and a full skirt. The design was a drop waist silhouette, which sneakily showed off Gaga’s behind, peeking out from under the sheer fabric.
Last but not least was Tracee Ellis Ross, who wore a layered and highly accessorized ensemble for the Vanity Fair after party. The star donned a black long sleeve jumpsuit, worn with black gloves (again!), a black wrap tied around her hips, a cream colored bolero style capelet and a hat in a coordinating color. The Balmain look was anything but boring!
One trend that dominated the Oscars and the after parties was flowers, which were spotted on numerous attendees, including the aforementioned Dolly De Leon. From large corset-style flowers to smaller rosettes, both men and women were spotted with the trending accessory.
At the ceremony Nicole Kidman sported a black one shoulder Armani gown with large 3D flowers on the opposite shoulder and hip. The gown was originally shown on the runway with hearts but the appliques were switched to the trendy flowers for the ceremony. Another presenter who wore flowers was Halle Berry, who similarly opted for flowers around the neckline and one side of her hips, but sported a range of smaller roses in a contrasting color.
Fresh off her win for Best Actress, Michelle Yeoh did an outfit change for the after party slipping into a strapless, multi-colored textured Armani dress, which featured a large black flower in the midsection.
The women weren’t the only ones embracing the flower train. Best Supporting Actor nominee Barry Keoghan donned a pastel Louis Vuitton tuxedo with flowers for buttons, while Michael B. Jordan switched from a classic tux at the ceremony to a Valentino haute couture suit with a large floral pin to the after parties.
We’re so excited to see high fashion on display for the final red carpet of awards season!
Images c/o Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Cut
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