The 91st Academy Awards have been and gone, an exhilarating amalgamation of triumph, tears, and taffeta pink. Amidst the more noteworthy moments, such as Olivia Colman’s adorable awkwardness, Rami Malek’s moving speech (followed by falling off the stage), and that performance (more impressed with Irina Shayk's performance to be honest), the stars shone bright and the fashion shone even brighter. Sure, there were a few debatable decisions; Rachel Weisz’s red latex was a borderline faux pas, alongside Glenn Close and her red carpet workout carrying 20kgs of golden beads (before you next moan at the airport, remember Glenn wore the weight of your luggage). Linda Cardellini’s frock was just a Louboutin’s throw from becoming a very extra nightgown. Yet overall, the Academy Award attendees continued to serve fashion inspiration as 2019’s award season comes to a close. Read on to see some our favourite luminary looks (with an honourable mention to Mahershala Ali’s beanie).
J.Lo was the most stunning shattered mirror you've ever seen in a metallic mosaic Tom Ford creation.
Brie Larson was an esthetic ice queen in shimmering Celine by Hedi Slimane and Chanel jewels.
While vaguely reminiscent of mythical dragon hide, Emma Stone was ever the auburn goddess in her structured copper Louis Vuitton gown.
Michelle Yeoh’s sparkling look featured sequinned Elie Saab, Chopard jewels, and a Roger Vivier clutch.
We've seen the likes of Amber Rose and Blac Chyna embrace barely-there chain attire, but then there's Amandla Stenberg. The actress revolutionised the chainmail bodice with her sexy but demure Miu Miu dress.
Jennifer Hudson was a vision in ruffled red Elie Saab Couture, paired with Nicholas Kirkwood shoes.
Angela Bassett took on one of the year’s most popular hues in a vivid pink custom Reem Acra gown complete with an oversized shoulder embellishment.
Gemma Chan’s fuschia taffeta Valentino gown/duvet cover sent the Twittersphere into raptures, especially as the actress used its pockets to carry a mid-show snack (relatable).
Regina King left with both an Oscar and major fashion kudos after her white-hot Oscar de la Renta number became an immediate hit, complete with Angelina-esque thigh-high slit.
Lady Gaga put a darkly seductive spin on old Hollywood glamour in Alexander McQueen, long leather gloves, and blinding Tiffany and Co. bling.
Imagery sourced from Vogue Runway.