Red Carpet Fashion at the 94th Oscars

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Evelyn Rosales

The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, is an exclusive awards ceremony held annually to recognize accomplishments in the film industry. The 94th Oscars were held on Sunday at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles. This prestigious event was scheduled to be held in February but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many well-known celebrities dressed to impress this year and brought change to the Oscars. 

The academy awards allow attendees to take the spotlight and walk the red carpet in style. Like previous Oscars, red, gold, and silhouettes made an appearance. Typically, men wear a classic and formal black suit, but times are changing. Take for example Daniel Kaluuya and Kodi Smit-Mcphee who avoided this expectation by wearing suits that burst with color. Not to mention, Sebastian Yatra in pink and Wesley Snipes in burgundy. However, all the talk is about the bold look delivered by Timothee Chalamet who made a statement shirtless in an embroidered jacket and high-waisted pants from  Louis Vuitton’s womenswear collection. The gender-fluid outfit was designed by Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière. 

Although, there was a lack of acknowledgement of the ongoing war in Ukraine. Small gestures were incorporated into outfits such as blue ribbons worn for refugees. There is no doubt the women dressed in captivating apparel. Kristen Dunst wore Chanel pants along with a tux jacket and an unbuttoned white shirt. Zendaya in a two-piece: a cropped white top with a disco silver skirt with a small train by Valentino. A memorable emerald dress by Jean-Paul Gautier featured a voluminous ruffled train worn by Jada Pinkett Smith. This year’s Academy Awards was certainly filled with diverse and dramatic fashion. Could this be a step forward for future Oscars?