The Oscars is the closest we’re getting to a traditional ceremony in the 2021 awards season. The entertainment industry’s biggest night of the year took place in Hollywood, as usual, but organizers also established hubs in London and Paris to give proceedings an international flavor – and avoid the anti-climax (and potential technical nightmare) that is the Zoom acceptance speech.
It also meant something approaching the customary red carpet, as nominees were greeted at multiple venues, instead of dialing in from hotel suites or, in some cases, living rooms. Several stars opted to actually dress like the trophies they were vying for, with Best Actress contenders Carey Mulligan and Andra Day both wearing gold. Also trending for nominees? Midriff-baring gowns. Vanessa Kirby, Mulligan and Day all embraced the look, as did presenter Zendaya, who delivered another red carpet mic drop in yellow Valentino and mermaid waves.
As fashion fans know, the most important accolade on Oscar night is not a little gold statue… it’s the title of best-dressed. See all the best looks from the red carpet below.
Originally published on Vogue.co.uk