The 2022 Oscar Awards was nothing short of a buzzworthy show. Held at the Dolby Theatre on March 27, the program was filled with noteworthy moments, from “CODA,” the first film with a largely deaf cast, winning Best Picture, to the very public altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock. But just as memorable as the events of the show were many of the outfits donned by its attendees, the range of which added plenty of flavor to Hollywood’s biggest night.
The fashion on the red carpet was incredibly diverse; some attendees dressed to embrace the regale and glamor of Old Hollywood, like Nicole Kidman and Zoë Kravitz. Others, such as Simu Liu and Kirsten Dunst, dressed in head-to-toe red. Perhaps one of the most unique looks of the event, however, belonged to “Dune” actor Timothée Chalamet. Dressed in a Louis Vuitton cropped womenswear jacket (sans shirt) overlaid with shiny lace, black pants, and silver accessories, Chalamet’s outfit made waves both on the red carpet and online as he pushed against the stereotypical standards of masculinity. His co-star Zendaya also attracted significant attention on the red carpet. The actress donned a Valentino silk blouse and a long silver, shimmery skirt with matching bracelets.
Jada Pinkett Smith’s outfit may have not been her biggest relation to the show, but it certainly should not be overlooked. Dressed in an emerald green Jean Paul Gaultier dress and accessorized with gigantic silver earrings embedded with crystals, Pinkett-Smith’s outfit was one of the night’s best. The yards-long train, along with its textured fabric, gave the actor a regal, polished look.
“Aquaman” star Jason Momoa’s outfit also stood out, but for a different reason: dressed in an all-black-suit (and matching bowtie!), Momoa sported a blue and yellow pocket square. These colors, found on the flag of Ukraine, were likely a homage to Ukraine. During the program, a moment of silence was also held in support of Ukraine and its ongoing humanitarian crisis.
Lastly, Serena Williams stole the show in her sheer magenta Gucci dress, embellished with black lace detailing and gloves. A presenter for the show, the Olympian participated in the event in support of the movie “King Richard,” a Best Picture-nominated biographical drama that tells the story of her father’s help throughout her and her sister Venus’s rise to fame.
With all of the climactic moments from this year’s show, next year’s will be hard to follow. But amidst it all, the unforgettable styles will certainly be celebrated for years to come.