The Coolest Looks From The Oscars Red Carpet 2018

The black dress was no longer required proof of moral integrity on the Oscars red carpet, a reminder that the freedom to wear whatever you please is also a powerful message


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Laura Dern settles on classic Hollywood glamour with a Calvin Klein by Appointment gown.

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Black Panther actress Danai Gurira also took the minimalist approach in another pale pink strapless number by Gabriela Hearst.

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Margot Robbie, nominated for Best Actress for her portrayal as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya adds embellishment with her custom strapless gown by Chanel Haute Couture.

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Brandon Maxwell's expert draping is worn beautifully by Octavia Spencer in a dramatic shade of green.

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Ever the risk-taker, Black Panther star Lupita Nyong'o wears a signature gold mesh gown with embellishment by Atelier Versace.

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Israeli actress Gal Gadot also avoided the minimalist gown with this high-octane Givenchy Spring 2018 gown.

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Wearing her favourite red-carpet staple, Salma Hayek shimmers in a tiered Gucci dress.

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Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in I, Tonya, Allison Janney cuts a dramatic figure in this scarlet hued gown by Reem Acra.

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Red-carpet veteran Jane Fonda looks sleek in a cream Balmain gown, Chopard jewellery and the most important accessory - a #TimesUp pin.

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Comedian Wendi McLendon-Covey opts for an elegant emerald green gown.

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Get Out and Black Panther star Daniel Kaluuya sharpens up in a copper velvet tuxedo from Brunello Cucinelli. The British break through star is up for a Best Actor Award.

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Daniel's Get Out co-star Allison Williams looks through the Armani archives, choosing this whimsical embellished gown from Armani Privé Fall 2013 Couture.

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Taking a break from her duties as a panelist on The View, Whoopi Goldberg is one of several actors donning red ribbons in support of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, pinning hers on this dramatic Christian Siriano gown.

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Zendaya wafts onto the red carpet in an elegant, relaxed cut dress by Giambattista Valli.

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Viola Davis thinks pink in this Michael Kors Collection gown.

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Looking sunny in this beaded custom Rodarte gown, Best Director nominee for Ladybird Greta Gerwig adds extra colour with a red lip.

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Also representing the power of young Hollywood at this year's awards is Call Me By Your Name actor Timothee Chalamet in an all white custom Berluti tux.

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With a new bob cut Saiorse Ronan looks chic in a strapless Calvin Klein Appointment gown in pale pink.

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Also in a strapless gown is Nicole Kidman, wearing a structured dress with peplum detail from one of her red-carpet go to's, Armani Prive.

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