Relive the Glitz of the 93rd Academy Awards With EnVi

By: EnVi Magazine
04/26/2021
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By EnVi’s Fashion Team

 

On April 25, the stars stepped out on the annual Oscars red carpet for an unusual ceremony split in two locations: the Dolby Theater and the Union Station in Los Angeles, California. To commemorate the 93rd year of the Academy Awards show, guests donned some of the biggest brands in fashion with their own personal touch. With all the glitz and glam, it seemed like the night flew by, so EnVi’s fashion team broke down some of the most iconic outfits of the night. 

 

 

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Zendaya in Valentino

Zendaya shined in an Haute couture Valentino gown with a bold cutout, styled by Law Roach. The Euphoria actress delivered detail with Bulgari jewelry and Jimmy Choo heels. It seemed that even Mother Nature was on her side as the wind blew through her soft waves, completing the spring look. 

 

 

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Viola Davis in Alexander McQueen 

As the most nominated Black woman in Oscars history, Viola Davis, walked through the red carpet in an Alexander McQueen dress. The American actress, who was nominated in the best actress category for her performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, surprised viewers with an all-white beaded corset top and flowing chiffon skirt, a shockingly contrasting choice compared to the colorful looks she had stuck to throughout this award season. The look was beautifully accessorized with two bracelets, a ring, and a pair of drop diamond earrings from Forevermark.

 

 

 

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Alan S. Kim in Thom Browne

Arguably the cutest attendee, Kim redefined the formal dress code in custom Thom Browne. His black tuxedo attire included classic backstrap shorts along with the iconic 4-bar socks. The Minari star posted photos of himself on Instagram walking his dog, Cream, in his suit. The young actor, who recently wore Thom Browne and Armani, proved once again that he is a true fashionista.

 

 

 

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Halle Berry in Dolce & Gabbana

With a recent hairstyle transformation, Halle Berry made a memorable return to in-person events. The actress and Oscar winner stepped out in a Dolce & Gabbana strapless gown with a plunging neckline and an oversized bow attached to the front. Berry added one single accessory to her look: a ring from the American jeweler Ridano and chose a pair of Louboutin shoes to walk the carpet. However, it was her mini bob haircut that stole the spotlight. 

 

 

 

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Tiara Thomas in Jovana Louis

Having already won a Grammy, singer-songwriter Tiara Thomas also won the Oscar for her song with H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II, “Fight for You” from Judas and the Black Messiah in an all-white design by Jovana Louis Benoit. The custom Jovana Louis jumpsuit featured a wide leg and sheer top with a plunging neckline, emphasized by a silver lariat necklace. To top it off, the celebrity wore a feather-trimmed blazer over her shoulders, embodying the definition of elegant.  

 

 

 

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H.E.R. in DUNDAS

Alongside Thomas, H.E.R. wore custom DUNDAS pieces by Peter Dundas both on the red carpet and the stage. Her first look was a purple hooded jumpsuit with intricate beading, inspired by Prince’s first Oscar appearance for “Purple Rain.”  Performing her Oscar award-winning song “Fight For You,” she wore what the label described as an “embellished olive green DUNDAS tailcoat and jumpsuit tuxedo” with black detailing. Of course, she wore her signature sunglasses throughout the night as well. 

 

 

 

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Leslie Odom Jr. in Brioni 

Leslie Odom Jr, nominee for best supporting actor for his role in One Night in Miami, has recently been wowing everyone with his stylish, eye-catching suits. At previous events including the SAG Awards and the BAFTAs, he’s been seen wearing brands like Berluti, Celine, and Versace. The Oscars night was no different; he stunted the red carpet wearing a custom, solid gold Brioni suit, made with silk threads that were dipped in 24 karat gold. Odom remains consistent in the fashion department as he and his stylist Avo Yermagyan continue to captivate with colorful and trendy ensembles.

 

 

Amanda Seyfried in Armani Privé

Amanda Seyfried continued to pay homage to old Hollywood on the 93rd Annual Oscars red carpet. The actress, who had previously worn designs from Oscar de la Renta and Christian Dior to grace other award ceremonies this season, turned heads in a red Armani Privé gown. According to Vogue, the dress was designed by Giorgio Armani himself and its pleated form was inspired by hibiscus flowers. Amanda’s stylist, Elizabeth Steward, complemented the look with yellow diamond accessories from Forevermark and a classic updo that felt like a nod to Seyfried’s character in Mank

 

 

 

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Regina King in Louis Vuitton

Actress and director, Regina King, wore a stunning Louis Vuitton pale blue gown designed by Nicolas Ghesquière. The flared satin dress is said to carry a “record-breaking” number of Swarovski crystals for any piece created by the French fashion house and it took over 140 hours of work. According to King’s stylists, Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald, the dress was chosen for its fantasy and architectural elements.

 

 

 

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Vanessa Kirby in Gucci 

British actress Vanessa Kirby from The Crown contrasted the red carpet in a soft pink dress with a sweetheart neckline and cutout from Gucci by Alessandro Michele. She styled it with a bold lip, slicked-back bun, and drop necklace. Kirby, who was nominated for best actress for her role in Pieces of a Woman, previously worked with Gucci in a digital campaign from this past January. The brand is known for collaborating with many celebrities including EXO’s Kai

 

 

 

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LaKeith Stanfield in Saint Laurent

According to LaKeith Stanfield himself, he showed up to the Oscars resembling an uncle in his custom Saint Laurent jumpsuit designed by Anthony Vaccarello and styled by Julia Ragolia. Stanfield, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor, accentuated the piece with a gold chain, fitted belt, and sunglasses. He gained praise on social media for his layered look that offers a new perspective to men’s red carpet fashion.

 

 

 

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Angela Bassett in Alberta Ferretti

Angela Bassett stunned in red with her custom Alberta Ferretti dress. The nominee and presenter turned heads with the bright crimson, off-the-shoulder gown, adorned with a statement bow wrapping around the back of the dress, and draping to a long train. Paired with Christian Louboutin heels and a matching red Judith Leiber clutch, Bassett boldly offset the red with a beautiful sapphire blue eyeshadow look. The smokey shadow and dark red lip, courtesy of D’Andre Michael, contrasted the brightness of the gown, giving it a chic yet high fashion look. The sleek middle part, done by Randy Stodghill, only added more elegance to the overall look. 

 

 

 

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Diane Warren in Valentino 

After performing with Laura Pausini at the Oscars pre-show, songwriter, musician, and record producer Diane Warren walked the red carpet in a white Valentino tuxedo and silver sequined turtleneck. To accentuate the look, she added silver accessories, including a Swarovski frog brooch pinned to her collar. Although the musician told E! that this is the first time she was dressed by a fashion house for the red carpet, she rocked her outfit with confidence and naturality. 

 

 

 

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Laverne Cox in Christian Siriano

Laverne Cox, star of the nominated film, Promising Young Woman, caught the eyes of many as she posed wearing a gown designed by Christian Siriano. Siriano came to fame after winning season 4 of Project Runway, becoming the series’ youngest winner. Siriano is also known for creating iconic looks such as Billy Porter’s tuxedo gown worn at the 2019 Oscars. Wearing layers of black, fuchsia, and hot pink ombre tulle, the actress left everyone speechless as she walked the red carpet in vivid hot pink ruffles and a deep v-line neckline. Fresh off the runway, the stunning layered gown was made with over 1,000 yards of tulle, a bold piece that Cox felt honored to wear.

 

 

 

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Riz Ahmed in Prada and Fatima Farheen Mirza in Valentino

Newlyweds Riz Ahmed and Fatima Farheen Mirza made their red carpet debut together after marrying in January. Ahmed, who was the first Muslim to be nominated for Best Actor, wore a chic, all-black suit by Prada. New York Times best-selling author Mirza looked picturesque in modest fashion. She wore a Valentino gown and sandals styled by Julie Ragolia

 

 

 

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Yuh-Jung Youn in Marmar Halim

As the first Korean woman to win Best Supporting Actress, Yuh-Jung Youn was one of the major players of the night. The star wore a full-length gown with pockets by Marmar Halim, an Egyptian designer based in Dubai whose talent has become popular in the Middle East. Halim’s work is now being highlighted in the western entertainment industry thanks to Youn. She completed the look with a Roger Vivier clutch, jewelry from Chopard, and an elegant updo. 

 

 

 

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Chloé Zhao in Hermès

Director Chloé Zhao made history and defied stereotypes at the Oscars. She became the first Asian woman and woman of color to win the best director award with a subtle yet eye-catching look. Wearing a high-neckline Hermès dress with classic white sneakers, braided hair, and a fresh face, Zhao showed that women’s red carpet wear can still be elegant and feminine with simplicity. 

 

 

 

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Colman Domingo in Versace

Actor and director Colman Domingo stunned the viewers by arriving in an Atelier Versace three-piece suit embellished with “crystal-embroidery in a degradé pattern.” The suit carried 4,500 Swarovski crystals on the suit along with Versace’s iconic Medusa logo on the buttons. Styled by Wayman and Micha, Colman’s look was one to remember!

 

 

 

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Carey Mulligan in Valentino

Best actress nominee, Carey Mulligan charmed viewers in Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2021 finale gown and Cartier earrings. Her glittered gown was styled by Nicky Yates and her make-up was done by Georgie Eisdell using Chanel products.

 

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