“Let the fashion games begin!” This is how it began Billy Porter to the Oscars red carpet. The ‘Pose’ star, who at the last gala rocked a black velvet tuxedo with a huge skirt, was in charge of interviewing the celebrities upon his arrival at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Because the ceremony is not just about cinema. The provocative actor, who donned a Giles Deacon haute couture outfit consisting of a gold feather bodice and a voluminous printed skirt, saw how pink took center stage on a night in which classic black and white were not lacking.
Pink saw the night Laura Dern, who won the statuette for Best Supporting Actress for the film ‘Marriage Story’. The winner opted for a pale and black Armani Privé dress, a choice that disappointed her considering the good outfits she had chosen for other award ceremonies. It was the same pairing that she wore Caitriona Balfe with her wonderful Valentino, but in the opposite sense: a strapless dress with a black train that had a kind of pink overlapping blouse with a bow at the neck. Without a doubt, one of the best dressed of the night.
Dern’s predecessor for Best Supporting Actress, Regina King, opted for a more excessive version, both in fabric and glitter. It could only be from Versace. Tremendous outfit on the very young woman Julia Butters, which made it clear that there is no rose without thorns. Both the shirt with ruffled sleeves and the overly long skirt by Christian Siriano visually ate the actress.
The classic black was not missing. It was the color of Chanel’s dress. Penelope Cruz with a peacock tail and several references to the ‘maison’, such as the pearl belt and the camellia on the neckline. A style with which he broke his predilection for words of honor that so favor his figure. This is the second time that she has worn the French brand for the Oscars. The first was in 2008 with one of her best looks to date. Black, with feather details and, of course, strapless.
They also opted for black Rooney Mara, Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron -faithful to Dior and the openings to show off the leg- and Natalie Portman, impressive with a Dior in which her cape stood out, on which the names of female film directors who were not nominated for the awards in this edition were embroidered in gold. The tributes did not stop there. Spike Lee paid tribute to Kobe Bryant with a jacket with the colors of the Lakers and the number 24, that of the deceased basketball player’s jersey, on the lapels and on the back.
White had a prominent place. From Renee Zellwegerwinner of the Oscar for Best Actress, with a tight Armani Privé dress, to the Gucci of the Mexican Salma Hayekpassing through the model Lily Aldridge, with a beautiful and simple Ralph Lauren. Although the one who stood out was the singer Billie Eilish with an unconventional Chanel suit that looked perfect on her. The same thing that always happens with Timothée Chalamet, who likes to skip protocol to go one step further, as he demonstrated with his gala tracksuit signed by Prada. Yes, with a shirt.
The three actresses who decided to make champagne their color were right: Scarlett Johansson with his Oscar de la Renta, Brie Larson con Celine y Sandra Oh with an Elie Saab. Lots of glamor on a renewed red carpet.