From voluminous gowns to sleek looks and from metallic sheen to solid black, the Oscar 2023 red carpet looks ranged from being statement to elegantly chic. Renowned celebs walked the champagne-colored carpet at the Dolby Theatre earlier this week and the camera shutters went off in documenting the best-dressed looks from the event. The Oscars, one of the most significant award ceremonies in the entertainment biz fills us to the brim with the grandeur and sartorial brilliance of the fashion industry. The Oscar 2023 red carpet looks have given us a wide range of ensembles that have brought us face-to-face with the creative excellence of leading design houses such as Louis Vuitton, and Chanel, among others. Let’s look at the plethora of looks that flooded the list of best-dressed celebs for 2023.
For those wondering about the champagne-colored carpet at the 95th Academy Awards, the creative consulting and fashion experts Raul Avila and Lisa Love decided to go with the shade so that it doesn’t clash with the orange tent that was set up at the event. The reason behind the orange tent was to safeguard the guests from potential climate change events.
1. Cara Delevingne in Elie Saab
The crimson one-shoulder gown sure turned heads in Oscar 2023 red carpet looks. From the flawless fit to the lush bow at the shoulder, every pleat and fall of the gown was evidence of Elie Saab’s mastery. Accompanying her gown was a Serpenti choker with 62.85 carats of white diamonds by Bulgari.
2. Rihanna in Alaïa
Pregnancy has never been so fashionable. Rihanna made a statement when she turned up to the Oscar 2023 red carpet in a black leather band dress. She wore the dress over a black jersey bodysuit. The dress was custom-made by Alaia and was further accentuated by orange-brown jewels.
3. Florence Pugh in Valentino Haute Couture
Highlighting Valentino’s haute couture, Florence Pugh’s look deserves a mention on the list of Oscar 2023 red carpet looks. Pugh presented a cross between romance and punk by wearing her greige-colored silk taffeta gown over black bike shorts. The gown featured voluminous sleeves which added to the drama of the look. The accessories by Tiffany and Co. were designed in such a way that they resembled the curves of an orchid.
4. Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé
Nicole Kidman’s single-sleeved black gown designed by Giorgio Armani Prive personified drama with the silver beaded rose embellishment. The custom-made gown was complete with embellished paillettes and oversized roses at the shoulder and the waist.
5. Lady Gaga in Versace
With unmatched glam, Lady Gaga wore a gown from Donatella Versace’s recent show. The dress premiered at the Versace Fall-Winter 2023 a few days before the Academy Awards. The gown featured semi-transparent tulle bustier top with a pointed bust along with a wool-silk box pleat a-line skirt with a frontal projected kick and ‘Nastro Gianni’ belt with Medusa’95 detail.
6. Fan Bingbing in Tony Ward
Showcasing the trending shade of 2022, emerald green, Bingbing wore a hand-embroidered charlestone dress by Tony Ward. The dress consisted of a silver beaded gown paired with a silk taffeta evening coat. Her look was completed with earrings crafted of 85 carats Colombian emeralds and diamonds.
7. Deepika Padukone in Louis Vuitton
On her first appearance at the Academy Awards as a presenter, Padukone wore a custom Louis Vuitton gown designed to perfection by Nicolas Ghesquiere. The black velvet silk bustier gown also featured full-length gloves that added to the elegance of the ensemble. The gown was accessorised by a tear-drop yellow diamond necklace by Cartier.
8. Tems in Lever Couture
If ‘statement’ was the requirement of the Oscar 2023 red carpet looks, Tems punctuated the list with her opulent ensemble. The hooded gown by Lever Couture gave an avant-garde approach to the otherwise mainstream design of gowns. The dress surrounded her like a trail of smoke and giving a picture-perfect result, the gown looked best from every angle.
9. Halle Berry in Tamara Ralph
‘Rose’ sure was a mandate for the Oscar 2023 red carpet looks. Halle Berry was seen sporting a white double satin draped halter neck gown with accents of rose gold metal pave crystal jewellery floral neckline. What further added to the elegance of the gown was the thigh-high slit.
10. Angela Bassett in Moschino
Bassett wore a custom Moschino gown and gave one of the best Oscar 2023 red carpet looks. The ultraviolet organza gown was hand-draped and featured an exaggerated bow neckline. She accessorised her ensemble with a diamond serpentine necklace by Bulgari and an evening bag resembling a disco ball by Judith Leiber.
Special mention- India has marked a historic benchmark with ‘Naatu Naatu’ (Best Original Song) and The Elephant Whisperers’ (Best Documentary Short Film) bagging two Oscars. Mr. Jr NTR wore a black velvet bandhgala designed by Indian designer Gaurav Gupta. The designer aimed to represent India through Tiger embroidery. The Tiger embroidery signified a twofold meaning with it being the national animal of India and Jr NTR known as the ‘The Young Tiger’.
Gunnet Monga, Producer of The Elephant Whisperers, Wore a pink benarasi saree with elephant motifs and an elephant brooch that represented the documentary.
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