And just like that, awards season 2023 has officially concluded! But more than honoring film and its diverse talents—and serving historical moments, to boot—the 95th Academy Awards celebrated the sartorial masterminds that have dressed the industry’s biggest names and visionary auteurs.
As expected, in this year’s Oscars, A-Listers brought along their A game onto Dolby Theater’s iconic red carpet. Below, we list the most show-stopping ensembles spotted at Hollywood’s biggest night in 2023.
The 10 Best Dressed Ladies at the 95th Academy Awards
1. Fan Bingbing in Tony Ward
After her long absence from the industry scene, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing carried classical Hollywood opulence courtesy of a Tony Ward plunging embroidered gown. Complementing her old glamour curls, the star added extra grandeur with a billowing emerald green taffeta overskirt and sleeves.
2. Emily Blunt in Valentino
Emily Blunt echoed her memorable role in The Devil Wears Prada, as the British actress was spotted garbed in Valentino. The Pierpaolo Piccioli off-shoulder creation clung to the star like a second skin, while looking clean-cut and pristine in minimalist white.
3. Cate Blanchett in Louis Vuitton
The Tár nominee kept sustainability at the forefront of her styling choices for this significant night, dressed in a silky blue-and-black number from Louis Vuitton. According to stylist Elizabeth Stewart, its fluid blouse was sourced from an archival collection, while its lower half was cut from sustainable silk.
4. Cara Delevingne in Elie Saab
Supermodel slash actress Cara Delevingne makes a poised return to the red carpets in a glamorous ruby-red Elie Saab gown. Peeking next to its voluminous oversized bow were jewels straight from Bulgari, which also glimmered brightly on her wrists.
5. Angela Bassett in Moschino
Apropos of her royal role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Best Actress nominee Angela Bassett opted for regal purple for her outfit of the night. Recruiting Moschino, the veteran actress mingled classics and a youthful touch with its mermaid hem and bright shade. Topping off the whole elevated look was Bulgari’s iconic Serpenti necklace.
6. Rihanna in Alaïa
Following her hallmark performance in this year’s Super Bowl, Rihanna yet again tapped Alaïa for a daring leather look. The future mom-of-two flaunted her pronounced baby bump with its mesh material, proving that she’s still the crowned queen of pregnancy 'fits.
7. Lady Gaga in Versace
Lady Gaga lived up to her moniker of Mother Monster in an edgy number from Versace, mixing transparent tulles and sharp lines with a black bustier. Paired with a smoky eye, scarlet red lips and jewelry from Tiffany and Co., the singer and actress showed off the best of both of her worlds in classic and trademark Gaga fashion.
8. Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé
Sequins and sparkles are Nicole Kidman’s personal motif for the night, wearing a custom Armani Privé gown that brandished a high slit, oversized rosette, and shimmering beads dress code-appropriate for the luxurious event.
9. Sandra Oh in Giambattista Valli
Channeling Greek goddess glamour, Sandra Oh was a sunkissed sight in Giambattista Valli haute couture with gathered cape-like sleeves. Adding to the stately aura, the Korean-American actress’ décolletage was accessorized with vintage jewels from Briony Raymond.
10. Michelle Yeoh in Dior
The Best Actress winner dressed on par with her brand new title, courtesy of Dior. The haute couture creation made the star glimmer even more with its line of feathers and illusion neckline, along with Moussaieff-designed diamond-paved jewelry.
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