LIT Looks From the Oscars 2020 Red Carpet
17th February, 2020
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Movie buff or not, we all love the bubbling anticipation that comes with the Oscars night. The gusto around who will win the golden statue is accompanied by the curiosity of the red carpet extravaganza. Of course, the 2020s star-studded event was no different. From big winners like Renée Zellweger to newbies like Billie Eilish, celebrities impressed us with their trendsetting fashion choices. Who wore the best gown? Who wore the sharpest tuxedo? Check out the 40 outstanding looks sported by celebs on the Oscars red carpet right here, right now.
Mindy Kaling in Dolce & Gabbana www.popsugar.com
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Mindy Kaling in Dolce & Gabbana
The Late Night actress made a splash on the Oscars red carpet with her one-shoulder bright canary Dolce & Gabbana gown alongside The Office co-star and close friend B. J. Novak (we’ll ship these two forever). We love how the dress flawlessly fits her, lending a perfect silhouette with a color that maybe was just made for her. Plus, the exquisite Chopard diamond necklace and earrings were a perfect addition to her already stunning dress.
Charlize Theron in Dior oscar.go.com
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Charlize Theron in Dior
The Bombshell actress graced the red carpet in a stunning black Dior gown with peplum detail at the waist and a thigh-high slit that complemented her statuesque frame effortlessly. The actress’s stylist, Leslie Fremar, told People that Theron’s style is “not very girly,” but they still like to enhance her feminine side (and why not!). The gorgeous monochrome look was completed to a T with strappy black sandals that had rope-like details and a black manicure!
Penelope Cruz in Chanel www.revistavanityfair.es
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Penelope Cruz in Chanel
The Pain and Glory Spanish beauty arrived in a Chanel custom black silk gown that was based on a dress from the house’s 1995 Haute Couture collection. The bustier bodice of the dress was held up with a halter top that ended in a rather unconventional manner — in a bow with a white flower on it. The black ensemble looked great with the string of pearls around her waist and was a bold addition to the attire.
Cynthia Erivo in Versace nypost.com
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Cynthia Erivo in Versace
Folks, Cynthia Erivo has arrived! The gorgeous actress, who was nominated for Harriet, was clearly the Belle of the Ball! For her Oscars debut, she arrived in a bright-white Atelier Versace one-shoulder bustier gown that featured a crystal mesh bodice and a front-slit. She wore white Stuart Weitzman platform heels and Piaget diamond rings on almost every finger and completed her outfit with Maria Tash earrings and mismatched nails. With all the dazzle, the actress opted for a nude lip.
Saoirse Ronan in Gucci tomandlorenzo.com
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Saoirse Ronan in Gucci
The Irish beauty stood out effortlessly in a sea of black and white with her black, ivory, and lavender gown. She sported a deep V-neck and a flared embellishment along the waist in the form of silk Duchesse-waist ruffles. This dramatic silhouetted avant-garde number, with its gorgeous detailed purple train and contrasting color combination, aligned with her desire for sustainability as the black bodice was crafted from the same material as her BAFTAs gown.
Rooney Mara in Alexander McQueen www.popsugar.com
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Rooney Mara in Alexander McQueen
Instead of choosing a vintage or princess-like gown for the biggest event, Rooney Mara chose to make a bold statement. She channelized her inner "black swan” in a custom Alexander McQueen number while the dress also alluded to her personal style, her love for everything gothic. The gorgeous delicate gown featured an intricate black lace with a cut-away bodice and rouleau loop buttons. Contrary to the cinched-waist dresses, the drop waist and cut-outs made the gown exquisite.
Florence Pugh in Louis Vuitton www.popsugar.com
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Florence Pugh in Louis Vuitton
The Little Women actress made her debut at the Oscars in a magnificent Louis Vuitton custom gown. The actress pulled off one of the most playful color combinations with such ease and how! Her green silk-satin dress with high-jewelry pieces, also from Louis Vuitton, aligned perfectly with her “magpie” personality. Her stunning necklace showcased deep-pink hues of imperial topaz, which she matched with a pair of solitaire rings from label’s 2019 Rides of the Knights collection.
Brie Larson in Celine by Hedi Slimane www.popsugar.com
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Brie Larson in Celine by Hedi Slimane
Though not all heroes wear capes, the marvelous Capt. Marvel graced the Oscars in an eye-popping sequin cape Celine dress. To add a bit of drama to the otherwise elegant attire, the dress featured a backless cape that dramatically trailed behind her. The sparkly dress was composed of more than 120,000 sequins, 110,000 glass beads, 1,300 Swarovski crystals, and 6,500 pink strass jewels. And that's not all, the dress took nearly over 1,200 hours of hand embroidery!
Janelle Monáe in Ralph Lauren www.popsugar.com
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Janelle Monáe in Ralph Lauren
Gone are the days when red carpets were brimming with princess gowns or mermaid dresses. Enter Janelle Monáe and her penchant for experimenting with red carpet looks. The singer-actress arrived in a dramatic diamond-studded gown by Ralph Lauren, which featured fitted long-sleeves and a large cutout at the back. The dress had 168,00 hand-embroidered Swarovski crystals and a hood. The bling didn't end here; she wore a diamond choker, statement rings, and even her nails were adorned with diamonds!
Natalie Portman in Dior www.eonline.com
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Natalie Portman in Dior
There’s no inkling of doubt that Natalie Portman looked stunning in her black and gold Dior gown. The talented actress used the platform to throw shade at the “diversity” issues and wore a cape with the names of all those female creatives who were not nominated, right from Greta Gerwig (Little Women) to Lulu Wang (The Farewell). The ensemble also featured the names of prominent women, such as Marielle Heller, Mati Diop, Melina Matsoukas, Alma Har’el, and Lorene Scafaria.
Renée Zellweger in Armani oscar.go.com
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Renée Zellweger in Armani
The gorgeous actress’s minimalistic choices at the red carpet became an instant hit with her fans. She looked amazing in her classic white-sequin, one-shoulder Armani Privé gown. The star’s complete white ensemble included pointed-toe white heels that struck a vivid contrast to the red carpet. The form-fitting gown looked ethereal and the combination of minimalism and sparkles was anything but ordinary, especially with its subtle yet intricate sequins and beading covering every inch of the fabric.
Regina King in Versace www.popsugar.com
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Regina King in Versace
When it comes to fashion, Regina King never gets it wrong! She arrived at the red carpet dressed in a powder pink Versace gown coupled with Stuart Weitzman shoes. The classic princess dress had a contemporary makeover with its unexpected asymmetrical neckline. Since King is no less than royalty, her fingers and wrist were adorned with diamonds that matched with the jewels encrusted on her sleek gown. Her almost-there pink cheek and slicked-back hair complemented her attire.
Scarlett Johansson in Oscar de la Renta tomandlorenzo.com
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Scarlett Johansson in Oscar de la Renta
The powerhouse actress, who received a double nomination for Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit, arrived at the red carpet dressed in a gorgeous custom champagne Oscar de la Renta masterpiece. The strapless body-hugging number, featuring a fishnet bodice and dripping embellishment, covered her shoes and was designed with a train. Not to overdo her perfect attire, her stylist stuck to minimal accessories with a diamond drop Forevermark earrings, a bracelet, and her sparkling engagement ring.
Margot Robbie in Chanel footwearnews.com
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Margot Robbie in Chanel
The gorgeous actress chose an unusual vintage Chanel black gown inspired by one of Claudia Schiffer's looks from the spring/summer 1994 Haute Couture collection. The stunning black number featured a pearl-adorned pendant that was placed front and center, and the two detached sleeves gave it a chic dinner-party vibe. She paired her attire with a bright red lip and ornate pear rings that pay homage to the 1900s. She wore her hair down and went easy on the jewels.
Billy Porter in a Giles Deacon Outfit tomandlorenzo.com
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Billy Porter in a Giles Deacon Outfit
He did it again! Billy Porter never shies away from experimenting and every time he graces the red carpet, history is made. He arrived on the red carpet dressed in a Baroque-inspired skirt and train with a gold-feathered bodice. To add more glitz to the ensemble, he paired it with custom Jimmy Choo platform gladiator boots. Porter is known to bend the rules of gender convention and his stylist Sam Ratelle described his look as “a dude wearing armor.”
Lily Aldridge in Ralph Lauren www.usmagazine.com
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Lily Aldridge in Ralph Lauren
The 2020 Oscars saw artists making sustainable choices, and Lily Aldridge was among them. For the red carpet event, Aldrige chose a vintage Ralph Lauren outfit reminiscent of the 1920s. The Victoria’s Secret model looked stunning in her minimalist Ralph Lauren gown with its plunging neckline and a red flower placed near the waist. Following the minimalist theme, she completed the ensemble with diamond earrings and a bold red lip. Nevertheless, she rocked the “less is more” concept.
Caitriona Balfe in Maison Valentino www.popsugar.com
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Caitriona Balfe in Maison Valentino
For her first Academy Awards, Caitriona Balfe chose a stunning Maison Valentino haute couture gown. The Outlander star, who is never afraid to take risks, made a lasting impression on everyone with her black and pink dress that had a mermaid silhouette and a sheer pink overlay that ties in a graceful bow. She reinserted some order to this runway gown and gave the red gloves a miss. She, however, accessorized it with pearl earrings and a hard-to-miss red lip.
Zazie Beetz in Thom Browne www.popsugar.com
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Zazie Beetz in Thom Browne
Zazie Beetz dazzled on the red carpet and, given that it was her Oscar debut, she did amazingly well. She not only brought glitz and glamor to the Oscars but also managed to leave a mark with her unconventional dress choice. She graced the red carpet in a stunning black-sequined corset and a matching midi skirt by Thom Browne. She completed her look with two Bulgari necklaces, white gold earrings with emeralds, and two platinum diamond rings!
Hildur Guðnadóttir in Chanel celebmafia.com
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Hildur Guðnadóttir in Chanel
Hildur Guðnadóttir became the first woman to win an Academy Award in 23 years for Best Original Score. She won the award for her work in the movie Joker and looked amazing in her black Chanel gown. The otherwise plain black dress was contrasted with a dazzling, sparkling neckpiece and minimal accessories. She also sported a rather simple hairstyle with her hair swept back into a neat bun and looked like the epitome of simplicity and elegance.
Laura Dern in Armani www.eonline.com
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Laura Dern in Armani
Seems like blush pink was a favorite color this year and even Laura Dern couldn’t stay away from it. The beautiful actress arrived at the red carpet in a gorgeous custom Armani pale pink dress with a black embellished bustier that gave the otherwise simple outfit a glamorous flair. She even wore her hair in a simple yet elegant half-up, half-down hairstyle with minimal makeup. She posed for photos with her graceful mother, Diane Lad.
Oscar Issac in Tom Ford timeandtidewatches.com
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Oscar Issac in Tom Ford
Let’s just all agree that Oscar Issac was one of the best-dressed men at the Oscars this year. He didn’t even have to try too hard. With his intense eyes, the salt-pepper beard, and the sleek Tom Ford tuxedo, he looked amazing at the event. Twitteratis couldn’t stop gushing about how good he looked from all angles and one of them even went on to call his presence at the red carpet “an extraordinary cultural event.”
Beanie Feldstein in Miu Miu www.popsugar.com
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Beanie Feldstein in Miu Miu
Beanie Feldstein walked the Oscars red carpet in a dazzling custom Miu Miu white sequin dress with oversized black roses, nailing the spring’s most beloved trend. The Booksmart actress coupled her outfit with dainty diamond earrings and old Hollywood-style wavy hair swept to the side. What we loved the most about her look was her understated yet radiant makeup that included minimal smoky eyes, a neutral lip shade, and of course, those classic rosy cheeks. 
Billie Eilish in Chanel www.popsugar.com
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Billie Eilish in Chanel
The Bad Guy singer is anything but traditional, and she continued to be her eccentric self at the 2020 Oscars red carpet. Eilish wore a baggy white Chanel tweed suit for the big night that featured the label’s classic logo. While many fashion critics were not impressed with the songstress’s choice, we admire that she chose a quirky ensemble that resonates with her personality, which is mostly not caring much about what people say. 
Olivia Colman in Stella McCartney www.popsugar.com
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Olivia Colman in Stella McCartney
The previous year, Olivia Colman picked up the Oscar for her role in The Favorite in an impressivey cool cropped haircut. This year, she managed to make heads turn when she strolled on the red carpet rocking platinum blonde hair. For the ceremony, the English dame chose a Stella McCartney number, a classic navy velvet gown that came with subtle crystal adornments and unique shoulder detail featuring cut-out slits which were equally refreshing and dramatic.
Kaitlyn Dever in Louis Vuitton www.popsugar.com
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Kaitlyn Dever in Louis Vuitton
The Unbelievable star was snapped on the red carpet wearing a sustainable gown by Louis Vuitton. Dever’s dress was made out of eco-responsible silk satin and was ornamented with 14,400 Swarovski crystals. The LV team poured 1,900 hours alone for the embroidery work. To complete her look, the actress paired her outfit with $47 matching platform heels by Aldo, which is a climate-neutral company. Championing the cause of sustainability, Dever also encouraged the viewers to shop vintage clothing.
Timothée Chalamet in Prada www.popsugar.com
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Timothée Chalamet in Prada
Tim-Tim was the talk of the town for his Oscar outfit choice, a Prada tracksuit bejeweled with white gold, ruby, diamond, and a platinum Cartier brooch. While his outfit inspired a lot of memes on the Internet, with most of Twitterati calling him a valet, we think this “Beautiful Boy” is the only one who can make such an unconventional sartorial choice look cool. Plus, he gets brownie points for photobombing Margot Robbie on the red carpet.
Margaret Qualley in Chanel www.popsugar.com
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Margaret Qualley in Chanel
We are head over heels for Margaret Qualley’s Chanel gown that has a soft bodice with fun feather and tulle details at the hem. The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actress went for an elaborate braided updo to complement her delicate black gown. On the other hand, she made a clever move by sticking to natural makeup (that blush lipstick is just wow!) that accentuated her beauty. To finish the look, Qualley wore a neat pair of diamond earrings.
Rebel Wilson in Jason Wu pagesix.com
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Rebel Wilson in Jason Wu
Rebel Wilson nailed the old Hollywood glamor look in her resplendent Jason Wu gold gown with a twist-front detail. The Australian actress completed the look by styling her gorgeous blonde hair into soft curls parted to the sides that perfectly framed her face. Her makeup was on point as well, especially that blazing red lip shade that looked regal on her. In the accessories department, she kept everything fuss-free by just wearing a simple gold necklace.
Sandra Oh in Elie Saab www.popsugar.com
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Sandra Oh in Elie Saab
The Killing Eve lead was a vision in the voluminous champagne dress with a plunging neckline and bow on the waistline. This Elie Saab number was from this year’s Spring/Summer collection. Our most favorite thing about her gown? Undoubtedly, the ruffles on the shoulders and hem that gave Oh a majestic appearance. Interestingly, her outfit was disliked by many; however, we think that Oh’s Oscars look exudes splendor as she appeared incredibly confident and comfortable with her choice.
Keanu Reeves in a classic tuxedo www.eonline.com
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Keanu Reeves in a classic tuxedo
Keanu Reeves yet again proved why he deserves to be the Internet’s boyfriend. For this glitzy, star-studded night, Reeves decided to bring an adorable date, i.e., his mother and costume designer, Patricia Taylor. The “most wholesome man in Hollywood” looked heartbreakingly handsome in a classic three-piece tuxedo with a black bow tie. On the other hand, his mum picked a contrasting look by donning an all-white chic pantsuit with a choker diamond necklace and a rusty red clutch.
Rami Malek in Saint Laurent www.justjared.com
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Rami Malek in Saint Laurent
All eyes were on the Bohemian Rhapsody actor when he bagged all the major awards last year, including the Oscar for Best Actor. This year he sparked interest for his Oscars look as he hit the red carpet in an all-black tuxedo by Saint Laurent accessorized with a 1993 Pasha de Cartier Collection timepiece. Malek attended the ceremony with his partner Lucy Boynton who dressed up in a Chanel number from the 2020 Spring collection.
Mahershala Ali in Zegna www.justjared.com
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Mahershala Ali in Zegna
The Moonlight actor arrived at the Oscars with his better half Amatus Sami-Karim. He looked cool and sharp in his all-black suit by Ermenegildo Zegna suit that was partly tied at the waist. Ali’s outfit was teamed with a necklace and an Omega watch. His wife, Amatus looked striking in a lilac gown which was also designed by the same brand. She completed the look with a braided hairstyle, a delicate white headpiece, and an encrusted clutch.
Brad Pitt in Brioni www.pinkvilla.com
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Brad Pitt in Brioni
Brad Pitt landed the Oscar again, this time as Actor in a Supporting Role, for his commendable performance in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. He didn't just win, he won looking like a winner. For the biggest awards night, he was dressed in a sleek black velvet tuxedo from Brioni, an Italian menswear designer label that Pitt is the brand ambassador of. He looked dreamier than ever with his side-swept long locks tucked behind his ears.
Julia Butters in Christian Siriano footwearnews.com
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Julia Butters in Christian Siriano
Julia Butters might be a 10-year old, but she still knows her style better than most adults do. The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actress opted for a delightful Barbie-pink gown designed by Christian Siriano. She wore a Lark & Berry neckpiece, a cute pink crystal-encrusted ball bag, and silver Christian Louboutin shoes. Her bag came in handy to carry a turkey sandwich as she doesn’t fancy some of the food served at the ceremony. We hear you, Julia!
Lucy Boynton in Chanel tomandlorenzo.com
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Lucy Boynton in Chanel
Lucy Boynton stepped on the Oscars red carpet with her partner Rami Malek dressed in a monochrome Chanel gown. The black-and-white organza dress Boynton wore had charming bow details on its puffed sleeves and waistline. With the dress, she sported Voie Lactée and Ruban rings, the Mini Gabrielle earrings, and cultured pearls in her hair. Boynton gushed about the ensemble saying, “It felt like a perfect marriage of iconically classic Chanel and their modern playfulness.”
Maya Rudolph in Valentino www.popsugar.com
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Maya Rudolph in Valentino
Maya Rudolph dazzled the red carpet in an orange-sequined caftan dress by Valentino. The Bridesmaids star coupled the dress with a pair of Colombian emerald and diamond Lorraine Schwartz earrings, which were once worn were Beyoncé, one of her favorite celebs. While many praised Rudolph’s bold color pick, others weren’t quite pleased about the metallic sequined dress. Though for us this is definitely one of the hottest looks donned by Rudolph. We also loved her subtle purple eyeshadow!
Sigourney Weaver in Christian Dior www.standard.co.uk
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Sigourney Weaver in Christian Dior
The “Queen of Sci-Fi” graced the Oscars red carpet in a timeless Christian Dior emerald green gown. With a draped neck and featured long sleeves, the Dior number featured details such as a delicately pleated skirt and braided cord that was secured around the waistline. Weaver’s outfit was matched with a pair of diamond earrings and a green silky clutch. For the night, she presented an award and gave a rousing feminist speech with Brie Larson and Gal Gadot.
Geena Davis in Romona Keveža tomandlorenzo.com
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Geena Davis in Romona Keveža
Academy Award-winner Geena Davis amazed the paparazzi with her black Romona Keveža dress. With a plunging neckline, a French net lattice embroidered ballgown skirt, and pockets, Davis looked ethereal on the red carpet. Her look was completed with exquisite Chopard jewelry. Later in the night, she was bestowed with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, an organization she established in 2004 to advocate equal representation of women in Hollywood.
America Ferrera in Alberta Ferretti www.justjared.com
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America Ferrera in Alberta Ferretti
The gorgeous momma-to-be appeared on the red carpet with her husband Ryan Piers Williams wearing a custom Alberta Ferretti crimson dress with tiered cap sleeves. Her outfit’s most prominent element was the braided golden headpiece created by Jennifer Behr. Like many other celebrities, Ferrera’s outfit had a special meaning attached to it. She chose this dress to pay homage to the indigenous Lenca tribe of Honduras, her warrior ancestors. We sure do love her pregnancy glow!
Tamron Hall in Theia fashionsizzle.com
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Tamron Hall in Theia
The TV talk show-host was simply magnificent in a Theia Couture empress black luxe gown that had a beautiful pearl-encrusted neck. The turtleneck featured a highly intricate combination of hundreds of pearls, oversized flowers, sequins, and rhinestones. That must have taken days to complete! Hall was further styled with accessories including a pair of diamond earrings and rings that looked splendid. Finally, we loved that subtle pop of pink lips that balances out her look perfectly.