Tonight at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony, Hollywood’s best and brightest gathered at the Dolby Theater in L.A. to honor and celebrate the best in film. Of course, the two hours leading up to the ceremony—the red carpet—are equally as important as the ceremony itself.
When it comes to awards season, we tend to see less risks being taken on the Oscars red carpet than we do at the other award ceremonies. While our favorite stars may be playing it on the safer side, it certainly doesn’t mean the fashion is boring. We can always expect to see our fave celebs in the most elegant and chic couture styles of the season.
This year, it was all about color. While jewel tones made a big appearance on the red carpet tonight, green seemed to be the color of choice. Saoirse Ronan stunned in sparkling, emerald sequins while Rachel McAdams showed some leg in her slit silky green gown. We also refreshing pops of color, such as Olivia Munn’s eye-catching bright orange dress by Stella McCartney and Alicia Vikander’s custom pastel yellow gown by Louis Vuitton—talk about getting us seriously pumped for spring.
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Amy Poehler’s embroidered gown by Andrew Gn is super chic—and of course, we love a good cape on the red carpet.
Jennifer Lawrence’s gown by Dior is absolutely gorgeous. The black lace bodice and ruffled tulle skirt gives us major goth bride vibes, while she keeps the rest of her look minimal with a super delicate necklace and sleek hair to let the dress stand out.
Priyanka Chopra is extremely elegant in a white strapless Zuhair Murad gown. We're loving that she chose to break up the delicate embroidery with a seriously cool metal cage belt.
When does Julianne Moore not stun on the red carpet? This time around, she chose a black Chanel gown with an embellished, plunging neckline.
We love a little leather on the red carpet. Kerry Washington looked like a goddess in a black-and-white gown by Atelier Versace while showing some major leg.
Brie Larson chose to wear vibrant blue on this year’s carpet. Her stunning gown by Gucci boasts an ethereal ruffled skirt and a serious embellished waistline.
A pregnant Chrissy Teigen slayed in this nude-and-red floral embroidered Marchesa gown. She’s absolutely glowing.
Saoirse Ronan’s emerald green gown by Calvin Klein really popped against her pale skin and hair. The simple silhouette balanced out the intricate sequined embroidery, making for one stunning red carpet look.
Rachel McAdams showed some major leg in this emerald green August Getty gown, which was perfectly balanced by the high neckline. And can we talk about that train?
Olivia Munn’s orange floor-length, one-shouldered gown by Stella McCartney is epitome of minimal done right. Her matching lipstick shade completed the look.
We love a little red on the red carpet, and Charlize Theron killed it in this plunging red gown from Dior.
Leave it to Lady Gaga to wear pants on the Oscars red carpet, and absolutely own it. She looks like a modern day Marilyn Monroe in her Brandon Maxwell white jumpsuit (that’s almost disguised as a gown.)
Rooney Mara wins the award for the coolest dress on tonight’s red carpet. Her sheer white Givenchy gown features a midriff cutout and tons of delicate embroidery. She looks almost ghostly—in the best way possible, of course.
Naomi Watts looks like a jewel mermaid in a sparkling ombre fitted gown by Armani Privé.
Another red carpet baby bump done right! Emily Blunt is beaming in a pale pink crystal embellished Prada gown, along with matching sparkly accessories.