For the first time since 1961, the Oscars red carpet turned champagne, and its grace was even more elevated by the stars who walked on it. From dominating the Oscars 2023 evening in angelic gowns to dazzling the crowd in disco-ball dresses, celebrities were at their A-game at the 95th Academy Awards. Here’s every look from the best-dressed celebrities at the 2023 Oscars.
1 Angela Bassett
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Angela Bassett looked stunning in a purple Moschino gown with full sleeves, a mermaid hem and a gorgeous diamond necklace as she walked down the champagne carpet.
2 Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga looked absolutely ravishing in her Versace dress. And why not? The perfect attire came from fall 2023 show Donatella Versace held in Los Angeles just last week. The dress was initially modelled by Gigi Hadid at the show. From smoky eyes to carrying bold red lipstick, Gaga indeed left an everlasting impression as she walked the champagne carpet.
The “Work” artist was another feast to watch at the 2023 Oscars. Rihanna flaunted her baby bump in a custom chocolate-colouredAlaïa leather dress. She also made a bold move by layering it with a matching bodysuit, showing off her motherly curves.
4. Elizabeth Olsen
Another star who shined bright at the 2023 Oscars was Elizabeth Olsen. The 34-year-old actress walked down the champagne carpet in a shimmery, black halter-neck Givenchy gown. It has a sleep fringe and a sheer overlay at the hem. She completed the look with ankle-strap heels, Cartier earning and orange-red lipstick. She decided to tie her hair neatly in a bun with a centre partition.
5. Cara Delevingne
The Oscars carpet may have turned champagne from red, but Cara Delevigne didn’t let us miss the bold colour as she walked in a flawless, high-leg slit red-coloured Elie Saab Haute Couture gown topped with an oversized bow. The supermodel accentuated her look with Bulgari jewels and high-heels matching the gown.
6 Michelle Yeoh
If there was one goddess at the 2023 Oscars, it was none other than Michelle Yeoh. Apart from making history with the Best Actress win, the Asian-American actress turned heads in her Dior Haute Couture gown with sheer yoke and rows of delicate feathers. She completed the delicate look by adding a sparkling gem headband to her hair.
7 Jay Ellis
Much being said about the ladies at the 2023 Oscars, Jay Ellis was the real deal at the prestigious ceremony. The Top Gun: Maverick star walked down the champagne carpet in style as he flaunted his Fendi tux, which had a subtle shimmer (thanks. to the beaded floral carvings). He completed the look with Christian Louboutin’s shoes.
8. Nicole Kidman
if there’s one star that’s ageing like a fine wine, it’s Nicole Kidman. The 55-year-old actress entered the Oscars night alongside her husband as she flaunted her custom Giorgio Armani Privé allover sequin gown. The attire boasted oversized rosettes on the shoulder and hip, and a mega slit. She wore a classic Omega watch to complete the look.
9. Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai was seen in a dazzling silver gown with a gathered waist as the executive producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary short Stranger at the Gate walked down the champagne carpet. She completed the look with glittery jewellery from Santi Jewels.
Besides her dress, the Nobel peace laureate had a mic-drop moment following a discussion with Jimmy Kimmel about a recent internet scandal surrounding Harry Styles falling flat. “Your work on human rights and education for women and children is an inspiration,” Kimmel said. “As the youngest Nobel Prize winner in history, I was wondering, do you think Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine?”
10. Ana De Armas
Ana De Armas isn’t letting Marilyn Monroe leave her body as the “Blonde” actress imitated a little “Happy Birthday, Mr President” look as she walked down the champagne carpet in her Louis Vuitton tank gown with ruffled train. The upper half of the gown resembled Monroe’s iconic dress she wore on Kennedy’s birthday.
Other stars who displayed a bold look at Hollywood’s biggest night, included Fan Bingbing in Tony Ward Couture, Lenny Kravitz in Saint Laurent, Salma Hayek in Gucci and Boucheron jewellery, Cate Blanchett in custom Louis Vuitton and Emily Blunt in Valentino. Who do you think wore the best dress at the 2023 Oscars?