The 2020 awards season has had its sartorial ups and downs, from a few lackluster red carpets to some major statements at the Grammys a few weeks ago. But at the 2020 Academy Awards, stars stuck to the Old Hollywood codes of glamour.
Best Actress nominees Renée Zellweger and Cynthia Erivo wore sweeping white gowns; Zellweger in a custom Giorgio Armani one-shouldered sequin gown with a fitted silhouette, Erivo in a custom Atelier Versace one-shouldered gown with fitted bodice and ballgown skirt. Both dresses were winners.
The best dressed man of the night was undoubtedly Brad Pitt, whose classic tuxedos from Brioni (he’s a brand ambassador) have given the actor fashion cred all during this awards season. His velvet, shawl-collar tuxedo by the brand fit him in every way. He even paired his tux with a heel on his lace-up, a trend in men’s fashion that’s quickly gaining traction.
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Another unexpected color trend was black and baby pink, a combination seen on Laura Dern and Caitriona Balfe. Regina King also opted for a light pink on her one-shouldered gown.
There were also plenty of diamonds on the red carpet, with Old Hollywood style necklaces staging a comeback on stars like Beetz, Gerwig and Charlize Theron, who wore a sweeping Christian Dior gown.
As promised, Billy Porter arrived on the red carpet in a regal look — specifically a gold feathered breastplate and ballgown skirt by Giles Deacon, Swarovski jewelry and custom Jimmy Choo platform heels with multiple straps on the front.
But it was Janelle Monae who stole the over-the-top category, clad in a head-to-toe silver crystal-studded, hooded ballgown by Ralph Lauren with a Forevermark diamond necklace peeking out.
See more of the best dressed on the red carpet at the 2020 Oscars.