Every year, the Academy Awards serve as an evening to celebrate the best of the best in the world of film. While all will be honored from the most standout actresses and actors of the past year down to the best of costume design and makeup, the red carpet looks deserve a shout-out in our books. With the Oscars usually serving the least risk-taking fashions of awards show season, we can at least always expect to see some truly beautiful couture.
This year, the stars did not disappoint. While there (surprisingly) were no pantsuits in sight, our favorite celebs served up some serious glamour in some of the most stunning gowns we’ve seen in a while. From the shimmering gold stunners worn by Jessica Biel and Emma Stone to the simplicity of Kirsten Dunst’s Dior gown, it was one remarkable red carpet event.
Below, check out the 15 looks from the 89th Academy Awards we’re obsessing over.
What made an even louder statement than Ruth Negga’s incredible Irene Neuwirth crown? The blue ribbon she pinned to her red Valentino gown in support of the ACLU.
Taraji P. Henson was as elegant as ever in this Alberta Ferretti getup—but what we can’t get over is that gorgeous necklace by Nirav Modi.
Hailee Steinfeld was a floral goddess in this jaw-dropping sheer Ralph & Russo gown.
Sustainability is finally making its way to the red carpet. Emma Roberts partnered with the Red Carpet Green Dress Initiative and chose this vintage Armani Privé gown.
Chrissy Teigen can literally do no red carpet wrong, and this white, beaded Zuhair Murad gown is here to prove it.
Kirsten Dunst proves that simple is the way to go in this elegant strapless gown by Dior paired with black pointed toe heels by Christian Lacroix.
Jessica Biel broke all the rules and proved that you can mix gold and silver in this incredible KaufmanFranco and sparkling Tiffany & Co. collar.
Octavia Spencer stunned us all in this feathered wonderland by Marchesa.
Karlie Kloss was a vision in white in this half-caped frock by Stella McCartney.
Dakota Johnson was pure elegance in this sleek Gucci number.
While we always expect Janelle Monáe to slay, she totally won the red carpet this year. This incredible gown by Elie Saab is pure magic.
We’re getting totally futuristic vibes from Brie Larsen’s structured, ruffled gown by Oscar de la Renta.
Emma Stone channeled the roaring ‘20s in this stunning beaded, fringed gown by Givenchy.
Viola Davis gave us some serious shoulder in vibrant Armani Privé gown.
Alicia Vikander was quite the romantic in this ruffled Louis Vuitton frock.