Coming off the all-black statements at The Golden Globes, the 90th Oscars certainly involved a little more colour – not only in dress, but also in cultural representation. Yes, #OscarsSoWhite still had a strong hold on the ceremony, but slowly, the scale is tipping.
Our favourite red carpet looks from the night reflect that: no boring, traditional ensembles, but only all the bold and strong looks.
Betty Gabriel in a deep teal gown with a plunging neckline and sequinned embellishments. We love the detail on her cap sleeves. Gina Rodriguez in a lovely nude and gold gown. Her infectious smile is honestly the best accessory to this dramatic look. Jennifer Lawrence keeping it sleek in this shimmering, slinky black and gold number. The future (hopefully) Queen of Wakanda, Lupita Nyong’o, looking every bit the regal part. An elegant and delicate all-white look from Margot Robbie. No hateration coming from us with Mary J. Blige’s angelic ensemble. The detailing around her waist is stunning. Octavia Spencer’s choice in this deep emerald colour accentuates the folds and textures of her dress perfectly. Saoirse Ronan, the definition of pretty in pink. Her short chop adds just the right bit of badass to an otherwise classically feminine look. Zendaya really can do no wrong, as is proven by her mastery of this very difficult colour. The romantic ruffles and sheer fabric create beautiful movement.
Doing red on the red carpet is no easy feat, and Armie Hammer certainly proves he knows how to do it. Very dapper. Chadwick Boseman, forever our King of Wakanda, continues to bring his coveted styling to the red carpet. The knee-length jacket and the silver embellishments (especially on his shoes!) are a winning combination. Jordan Peele, deserving winner for Best Original Screenplay, completes his classic and clean look with his bow tie and glasses. Mahershala Ali, coming off his beloved all-black ensemble of last year, looks every bit just as smooth in this dark-green velvet number. The charming new kid on the block goes for bold in an all-white suit. His messy hairstyle adds that touch of youth and rebellion, too.
What were your favourite looks of the night?