After the Hollywood glamour of the Academy Awards comes the less formal, more fun after party, hosted every year by Vanity Fair. But the lack of formality didn't prevent the stars from rolling up in some serious fashion statements. In fact, we found ourselves admiring these outfits more than the gowns that preceded them—which we didn’t think could be possible. Click through for our favorite picks, and please join us in a moment of FOMO.
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Naomi Watts in Armani
This custom white tuxedo was sexy, chic, and perfect for a night of whirlwind fun. Bonus points for the thin black belt matching her strappy black shoes.
Natalie Portman in Dior
Like an angel from the land of long-sleeve miracles, NatPo glided in on this super-simple white dress and took our breath away.
Marion Cotillard in Giambattista Valli
We’re not sure what’s happening around the French actress’ waist here, but we like it nonetheless. She should win an award for wearing IDGAF outfits all night.
Chloe Grace Moretz in Alexander McQueen
Just as prom-inspired as her floral-print dress to the actual ceremony, but a different kind of prom girl—the kind who cuts class to hang out under the bleachers and then hits up the thrift store.
Gigi Hadid in Atelier Versace
This gown is comprised of inky black swirls, giving it a very Nightmare Before Christmas vibe—in a good way, of course.
Selena Gomez in Louis Vuitton
This tight, long-sleeve black-and-gold number was equal parts chic and goth, which is coincidentally just how we like our red carpet fashion.
Snaps for every part of this look. The gothic mermaid black dress, the Veronica Lake waves in her silvery hair, that dark lipstick—girlfriend, we would do anything to be you right now.
This chic, monochrome outfit is a lot like what this writer wore most days of NYFW—a camel-colored cape over slacks. Not the wig, though.
Rashida Jones in Andrew Gn
Hot pink, green, and black isn’t your usual color combination—but Rashida isn’t your usual girl. In a sea of black gowns, it was refreshing to see such a vibrant pattern.
Rita Ora in Donna Karan
Our current cover girl showed up to the party in a mostly sheer black dress (the kind you truly can’t wear underwear in) proving that when it comes to fashion, she has no fear.
There was something medieval about the brocade-like fabric of this super-bold dress, making Steinfeld look like a time-traveling princess.
Solange in Naeem Khan
This long-sleeve white bedazzled turtleneck dress would make a perfect winter wedding gown. As if Solange didn’t already totally own the wedding dress game.
Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad Couture
Hold up. This is a tuxedo wrap dress that’s completely sheer on the bottom. Can we have it? Also, we’re in love with this new haircut—yeah, Lily’s bob was made of dreams, but this adorable pixie cut is next-level gorgeous.
Mindy Kaling in Salvador Perez
Mindy’s plunging neckline is made even more elegant by the beading that connects it.
Suki Waterhouse in Burberry
Long, elegant, and totally princess-like, this dress would have potentially been more fitting on the red carpet, but we still love it.
Oooh! Look at this shiny, structural, short pink number. It’s hard to wear a short dress to something this fancy, but this totally works.