The 2020 Academy Awards: the night we have all been waiting for! The biggest night in fashion and entertainment was filled with vintage treasures, eco-friendly ensembles, silent but powerful messages, and of course, plenty of looks for the general public to judge.
The night saw many A-listers dressed safely in elegant neutrals. While some stars were clearly sitting pretty in the comfort zone, crowd favorites were far from underwhelming.
Let’s kick things off with the “Hots” of the night.
Scarlett Johansson wowed as always in Oscar de la Renta.
Margot Robbie donned a black Chanel gown with a simple accent. Her vintage dress is from Chanel’s 1994 Haute Couture Collection.
Robbie is one of many stars who opted for a vintage look, taking a glam stand for eco-responsibility.
Janelle Mońae’s look was a little Star Wars-meets-Frozen, and we’re into it.
Julia Butters in a bubblegum pink Christian Siriano dress. Cuteness overload?
Zazie Beetz sported a Tom Browne corset and skirt paired with an elegant statement necklace — this is a look we can get behind.
Joaquin Phoenix in a black Stella McCartney tux. The winner of the Best Actor award wore the same tux for the extent of award season. Haven’t you heard? Sustainable fashion is the new black.
Billy Porter surprised no one with a — once again — incredible red carpet get-up. Porter showed up to the Oscars in a two-piece look by Giles Deacon…Oh, and gold Jimmy Choo heels. That’s all.
Natalie Portman slayed in Dior Haute Couture, and to make the look even more badass, she chose to embroider her cape with the names of all the female directors “snubbed” by the Academy.
Names on the cape include Lorene Scafaria (“Hustlers”); Lulu Wang (“The Farewell”); Greta Gerwig (“Little Women”); Marielle Heller (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”); Melina Matsoukas (“Queen & Slim”); Alma Har’el (“Honey Boy”); Céline Sciamma (“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”); and Mati Diop (“Atlantics”).
It may not officially be spring yet, but Beanie Feldstein looked like a total vision a Miu Miu dress featuring florals.
Billie Eilish donned a Chanel suit, mixing a classic with her signature baggy-couture style.
Spike Lee’s purple Gucci suit with gold piping paid homage to his late friend, Kobe Bryant.
Lily Aldridge stunned in archival Ralph Lauren.
Sandy Powell sported a suit signed by many of the night’s attendees, from Al Pacino to Leonardo Dicaprio. Powell plans to auction off the suit in an effort to donate $3.8 million to the Art Fund Initiative.
And finally, everyone’s favorite part: The “Nots.” While their efforts were valiant, here are the looks that left many people with…questions.
Kristen Wiig in Valentino. Naturally, this look created a meme goldmine. One user compared the dress to lasagna. On the other hand, many high-end fashionistas raved about the ruffled look.
Arianna Phillips’ Moschino dress looked a little bit like the inside of a Claire’s store in 2010.
Penelope Cruz wore a Chanel dress inspired by the fashion house’s iconic shopping bag. This look is part chic, part the black-and-white version of every third-grade girl’s Easter Dress.
Is Kelly Ripa wearing this Christian Siriano dress, or is the dress wearing Kelly Ripa?
Olivia Colman in Stella McCartney…throw some yellow accessories in there and you’d have a Dory-inspired look.
Greta Gerwig’s Dior Haute Couture gown is slightly underwhelming and could very easily be worn as a bridesmaid’s gown at a woodland-themed wedding.
Sibley Scoles’ Mac Duggal gown may or may not have been sponsored by Tin foil.
Lèa Seydoux in Louis Vuitton.
Overall, the 2020 Academy Awards were colored with maturity and the most profound attention to detail.
To the “gas station Draculas” and personified lasagnas of the red carpet, there’s always next year.