The Most Memorable Looks at the 2024 Oscars Are All Black, Pink, and Old Hollywood

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From Emma Stone to Ariana Grande, here are our top ten best-dressed celebrities at the 2024 Academy Awards.

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The annual Academy Awards show, better known as the ever-opulent Oscars, not only serves as a platform for celebrating cinematic achievements but also for showcasing the latest trends in fashion on the red carpet. This year, A-list stars illuminated the carpet with their ethereal ensembles, ranging from elegant gowns to custom-made masterpieces.

Although metallics made a strong statement, subtle shades of black, pink, and nods to Old Hollywood fashion were prominent throughout the awards show. Below, we highlight the most memorable looks of the evening, epitomizing the timeless beauty behind classic cinema.

Anya Taylor-Joy in Dior

Anya Taylor-Joy made her Academy Awards red-carpet debut in the most Old Hollywood way possible. The star of The Queen’s Gambit graced the stage as one of the presenters, wearing a breathtaking strapless sequined ball gown from Dior Haute Couture. The incredible silver-gray creation boasted a voluminous skirt with layers of bedazzled petal-shaped flaps, paying homage to the iconic Junon dress designed by Christian Dior for his Fall/Winter 1949–1950 collection. Now, we’re talking classics!

As if that weren’t enough, the actress didn’t forget the bling, adorning herself with a statement ring that would make even the Oscars statue envious. Her ensemble not only showcased her impeccable style but also brought back the timeless allure of 50s glamour, ensuring that she left a lasting, sparkling impression on the star-studded event.

America Ferrera in Versace

The 2024 Oscars served as D-day for America Ferrera, bringing with it her first-ever Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, a much-deserved accolade for her phenomenal performance in the Greta Gerwig-directed blockbuster film. Naturally, the actress didn’t hold back when it came to her red carpet look.

Draped in a custom-made Versace gown, her ensemble embodied pure ~Barbiecore~ chic. The form-fitting bodice boasted a sweeping silhouette that added an extra dash of glamour to the Hollywood affair. In the accessory department, Ferrera kicked it up a notch with a high-octane statement necklace and a chunky ring, courtesy of the dazzling designs from Pomellato Jewelry. Of course, to strut her stuff on the red carpet, she slipped into Stuart Weitzman shoes, solidifying her status as one of the night’s best-dressed darlings.

Ariana Grande in Giambattista Valli

Stepping onto the 2024 Oscars stage to present an award alongside her fellow Wicked co-star, Ariana Grande took the audience by storm with her enchanting transformation into Glinda the Good Witch. Gracing the star-studded show in a breathtaking pink custom column gown by Giambattista Valli, the gown was adorned with an exaggerated off-the-shoulder puff sleeve and a sweeping train, paying homage to the character she recently portrayed.

Now, the actress’ attention to detail extended to her accessories, with pink-stone drop earrings and a pendant necklace perfectly complementing her ethereal ensemble. She even opted for a sophisticated slicked-back updo, ensuring that all eyes remained fixated on the haute couture that transformed her into a real-life Glinda for the evening.

Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton

No awards night is complete without its fair share of surprises, and this year was no exception. To the shock (and awe) of fans and industry insiders alike, Emma Stone snagged the title for Best Actress, winning the 2024 Oscars for her exceptional portrayal in Yorgos Lanthimos’s Poor Things.

As she stepped onto the stage to accept her well-deserved award, the unexpected took center stage once more—this time in the form of a wardrobe malfunction. Ever-elegant under pressure, Emma Stone addressed the hiccup with humor, acknowledging what appeared to be a broken zipper or seam on the back of her elegant Louis Vuitton dress—mint green, matched with a form-fitting peplum top that perfectly encapsulated her usual style: sophisticated and simple.

Eugene Lee Yang in Walter Mendez Atelier

Eugene Lee Yang graced the Academy Awards with his presence, proudly representing the animated movie Nimona, nominated for Best Animated Feature. No stranger to making fashion-forward statements on the red carpet, Yang continued to capture attention with a dramatic entrance.

Dressed in a burgundy statement skirt and a matching cropped coat, both custom creations by the talented Walter Mendez, the voice actor and director showcased his unique style. The ensemble, meticulously styled by Colin Anderson, not only demonstrated his flair for the unconventional but also added a touch of individuality to the glamour of the Academy Awards night.

Florence Pugh in Del Core

Florence Pugh’s selection stood out as one of the classiest of the evening, exuding an air of sophistication that captivated onlookers. The Dune: Part Two actress donned a silver Del Core dress from the Spring 2024 collection, the top encrusted with an array of sequins, effortlessly embracing a corset silhouette.

Showcasing timeless elegance at its finest, Florence adorned herself with Bulgari Serpenti, meticulously curated to perfection by the talented celebrity stylist Rebecca Corbin-Murray. Now, if you look closely, you’ll see what we love most about her Academy Awards ensemble—elevated sleeves.

Lupita Nyong’o in Giorgio Armani Privé

Nothing embodies the essence of Old Hollywood like shades of powder blue, playful feathers, and actress Lupita Nyong’o. Making her return to the Academy Awards red carpet, the Little Monsters star strutted in a custom Giorgio Armani Privé gown that could only be described as a dream brought to life.

The silk-embroidered masterpiece boasted a plunging neckline, intricate embellishments, and charming feathers, all swathed in powder blue. Adding a touch of opulence to her already elegant ensemble, the actress adorned herself with diamonds from De Beers, featuring a stack of dainty bracelets on her wrist.

Margot Robbie in Versace

Strutting onto the red carpet at the Academy Awards, Margot Robbie ditched the pink parade that ruled the Barbie premieres, throwing in a bold twist that would make Barbie herself do a double take. Breaking away from her co-star America Ferrera’s chromatic code, the actress added her own spin to the fashion-forward evening.

In a dreamy departure from her everyday wardrobe straight out of the Barbie world, Margot radiated an Old Hollywood aura in a Versace black gown fresh from the FW2024 collection. The ensemble not only showcased the actress’s sartorial confidence but also served as a gentle reminder of her ability to hopscotch through various fashion trends with finesse. At this point, Barbie should borrow a page from her style playbook!

Ryan Gosling in Gucci

Serving the audience at the 2024 Oscars with real ~Kenergy~, Ryan Gosling took center stage in a hot-pink suit for his performance of ‘I’m Just Ken’ from Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. Nominated for an Academy Award, the original song came to life with the award-winning actor’s exceptional portrayal of his Mattel doll character.

The Hollywood heartthrob donned a Barbie-pink wool suit, specially crafted by Gucci and adorned with hand-embroidered crystal drops. The suit, worn over an open-collared silk shirt in the same shade, was perfectly paired with glossy black dress shoes and leather gloves. To complete the Ken-inspired look, Gosling wore black Gucci sunglasses, showcasing his commitment to embodying the iconic character in every detail.

Zendaya in Giorgio Armani Privé

Amidst the sea of metallics, shimmers, and sequins that dominated the Academy Awards red carpet, Zendaya stood out on her own terms. The leading lady of Dune donned a single-strapped rose Giorgio Armani Privé dress, a show-stopping silk ensemble that epitomized classic cinema.

The antique gown boasted a metallic single-roped strap draping over a black corset adorned with gunmetal paillettes, creating a captivating contrast. The rest of the dress featured a rose-gold hue adorned with a retro embroidered palm-tree pattern, adding a touch of Los Angeles allure. Choosing to forgo a necklace, Zendaya adorned herself with drop earrings, a statement ring, and a bracelet from the illustrious Bulgari, showcasing a refined and radiant presence that truly made her a standout at the 2024 Oscars.

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