2021 Oscars style: How stars returned to the purple carpet

So lengthy to the sweatpants and hoodies and adios to the athleisure seems to be! Attendees turning out to the 93rd Academy Awards at L.A.’s Union Station on Sunday — and their groups of stylists — made an all-out effort to convey old-school glamour again for the ultimate purple carpet of the awards-show season. The end result was an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of eye sweet that included robes dripping in gold, glowing in silver and bursting with eye-popping jelly-bean colours.

Maybe in a nod to the {hardware} being distributed to the night’s winners, the most-eye-catching metallic seems to be had been head-to-toe gold, notably worn by Carey Mulligan (“Promising Younger Girl”) in a midriff-bearing organdy copper Valentino Couture robe embroidered with iridescent sequins that was as voluminous on the underside because it was spare on the highest; Andra Day (“America vs. Billie Vacation”) in a clingy {custom} Vera Wang Haute robe that flowed round her kind like fluid (regardless of requiring the assistance of welders to create); and Leslie Odom Jr. (“One Evening in Miami …”), who opted for a gold metallic double-breasted Brioni tuxedo and button-front shirt layered over a black turtleneck.

Odom was one of many many males who introduced their style A-game to this 12 months’s purple carpet. Others included “Minari” actor Alan Kim in a {custom} Thom Browne look in downtown Los Angeles and, from London, “Judas and the Black Messiah’s” Lakeith Stanfield, whose black Saint Laurent jumpsuit and white, wide-collared shirt practically broke the web when the look was posted to Twitter.

Regina King in {custom} Louis Vuitton on the Academy Awards arrivals purple carpet at Union Station.

(Chris Pizzello / Pool picture)

Metallic gildings and sparkly crystal touches went past gold, although, turning up in a few of the day’s different standout seems to be, together with Maria Bakalova (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”) in a fairy story tulle and satin {custom} confection by Louis Vuitton that featured a deep-V neckline embellished with crystals and silver bead embroidery, songwriter Diane Warren (“The Life Forward”) in a {custom} ivory Valentino tuxedo worn with a silver-sequined turtleneck prime and Regina King (“One Evening in Miami …”) in a sky-blue custom-made Louis Vuitton duchesse satin robe embroidered with two tones of silver sequins. The bizarre coloration made the already distinctive wide-shouldered robe stand out even additional and put King squarely within the night’s different huge pattern — head-turning shades of coloration.

Colman Domingo on the Oscars red carpet

Colman Domingo’s brilliant pink Atelier Versace ensemble put him on pattern with the jelly-bean bowl of brilliant colours that dominated the arrivals purple carpet on the 93rd Academy Awards.

(Chris Pizzello / Pool picture)

The boldest and brightest of the bunch had been clad in purple: Amanda Seyfried (“Mank”) in a stunner of a hibiscus strapless ball robe of plissé tulle from the spring and summer season 2021 Giorgio Armani Privé assortment, Angela Bassett in a crepe off-the-shoulder Alberta Ferretti robe with draped organza shoulder, Olivia Colman (“The Father”) in a Dior Haute Couture silk gown, Reese Witherspoon in an asymmetrical silk gown (additionally Dior) and Yeri Han (“Minari”) in a draped Louis Vuitton robe embellished with 4 metallic buttons festooning the suitable aspect of the bodice, every the scale of a tea saucer.
Others dressed brightly sufficient to be seen from outer house included Colman Domingo (“Ma Rainey’s Black Backside”) in an Atelier Versace three-piece go well with in a cornea-searing shade of pink; Laverne Cox (“Promising Younger Girl”) in a fuchsia and black textured tulle ombré layered robe by Christian Siriano; Zendaya, who turned up in a midriff-baring fluorescent yellow silk chiffon robe by Valentino; and Glenn Shut (“Hillbilly Elegy”), whose {custom} Giorgio Armani Privé ensemble pairing a vibrant blue long-sleeved tunic encrusted with crystals with midnight-blue silk cigarette trousers and night gloves seemed as snug and easy because it was colourful.

Whereas Travon Free (“Two Distant Strangers”) positively turned heads along with his colourful three-piece Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo that paired black trousers and a shirt with a black jacket with contrasting yellow lapels and yellow bow tie, it was the jacket’s lining that made essentially the most indelible visible of the evening. That’s as a result of when he opened it extensive on the purple carpet, seen had been the names of victims of police violence, together with Philando Castile, Daunte Wright, Tamir Rice and Stephon Clark.

Travon Free on the Oscars red carpet

The liner of Travon Free’s Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo jacket bears the names of individuals killed by police together with Daunte Wright, Philando Castile and Tamir Rice.

(Chris Pizzello / Pool picture)


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