The Coolest Looks From The Oscars Red Carpet 2020

The fashion team choose their favourite looks from the most anticipated awards show of the season


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BILLY PORTER

The Pose star is known for his theatrical red carpet fashion, and of course he was going to go above and beyond for the Oscars. Billy's wearing a look by British designer Giles Deacon, and the three dimensional texture of his top is amazing. The gold hues remind me of his 2019 Met Gala look - but more elegant. - Rosie

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ZAZIE BEETZ

I really like Zazie's style, she always manages to let her individuality shine through. This black sequinned Thom Browne two-piece is a fresh take for an event like the Oscars, and I love the mid-calf length - Thom Browne is one of the Joker star's go-to designers, so it's no surprise she's wearing a look by the brand here. The ensemble is glammed up even more by a rather incredible necklace with matching earrings and some equally impressive rings. Her curly up-do is great too. - Rosie

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UTKARSH AMBUDKAR & WIFE

The actor who is presenting tonight attends the red carpet with his wife, and the pair make an elegant duo in sophisticated black. I love the cut of his suit, especially his trousers, and the simplicity of her gown. - Dan

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SIGOURNEY WEAVER

Sigourney is an icon, and I love this vibrant forest green shade on her. The drape and cut of her Christian Dior gown fits her beautifully, and the pleating in the skirt is a nice detail too. - Rosie

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MINDY KALING

Also there to present an award, the comedian and actress takes on a hue not everyone can pull off, but she manages to wear this canary yellow Dolce & Gabbana gown well, opting for classic Hollywood styling complete with statement jewels. - Dan

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KAITLYN DEVER

Kaitlyn and her stylist Karla Welch have been putting together some great looks this awards season, and I love the modern glamour of this Louis Vuitton look. The beading is beautiful, and the contrasting material of the sash and top of the bodice is an interesting detail. Her slick hair and makeup compliment the look well. - Rosie

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BEANIE FELDSTEIN

I always look forward to seeing what Kaitlyn's Book Smart co-star wears on the red carpet, and this black and white floral dress by Miu Miu is perfectly playful yet elegant. We're seeing a lot of embellishments on the red carpet this year - sequins, beading and sparkles - and the texture of this dress gives it an extra edge. - Rosie

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JANELLE MONAE

More sparkling embellishments, this time from Janelle Monae who looks absolutely stunning in a hooded silver gown by Ralph Lauren. You can't see, but it's backless. As fashion journalist Vanessa Friedman put it on Twitter: "Who needs a gold statuette when you have Janelle Monae in silver?" - Rosie

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LAURA DERN

Nominated for supporting actress for her role in Marriage Story Laura Dern went for a unique black and pink Emporio Armani gown this year. The tassles are a tad distracting, but overall I'll always applaud someone who tries something different on the red carpet, and she still looks great. - Rosie

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CAITRIONA BALFE

Another star in black and pink, Caitriona's Valentino Haute Couture gown is romantic and dramatic - love the softness of the swooping pink top layer and big neck tie. - Rosie

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NATALIE PORTMAN

As one of the faces associated with Dior, Natalie dons a look from the house featuring a cape embroidered with all of the female directors who weren't nominated for an Oscar. "I wanted to recognize the women who were not being recgonised for their incredible work in a subtle way." It's a subtle yet powerful gesture that is keeping in line with the brand's values and also Natalie's feminist beliefs. - Dan.

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RENEE ZELLWEGER

Showcasing once again her preference for minimalism, the Judy star selects this sleek Armani off-the-shoulder gown for the evening and makes a convincing case for less is more. - Dan.

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BRAD PITT

The veteran actor has walked many red-carpets in his career, but still manages to show guys how it's done right. The fit of this velvet Brioni tuxedo is perfect, matched with sleek lace up shoes. - Dan

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TIMOTHEE CHALAMET

Continuing to polarise opinion, this interesting take on a tuxedo from Prada is the sort of look we've come to expect from the actor who's risk-taking red-carpet choices are a nice surprise. - Dan

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REBEL WILSON

More of the evening's favourite sparkles as Rebel does her best impression of a gold statuette. Jokes aside, I think she looks fantastic in this shining Jason Wu gown - she's gone full old-Hollywood glamour, and it suits her. - Rosie

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CYNTHIA ERIVO

Nominated for best actress for her role in Harriet Cynthia looks incredible in Versace. She wears volume well on the red carpet, and always brings a joyful energy to awards shows. Plus, more sparkles! - Rosie

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SAOIRSE RONAN

Also wearing volume fantastically well, the Little Women star and best actress nominee looks so beautiful in Gucci. A peplum can be a tricky shape to work on the red carpet, but the sculptural folds of this one are artful and elegant. Saoirse's hair and makeup is stunning too, with a soft lavender on the eye to complement her skirt. - Rosie

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FLORENCE PUGH

Saoirse's Little Women co-star and fellow Oscar nominee also loves wearing playful looks on the red carpet, and this jewel-toned Louis Vuitton gown is super sweet on her. Matching shoes, an impressive necklace and one of her signature intricate up-do's completed the look. - Rosie

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SCARLETT JOHANSSON

I think this has got to be one of my all-time favourite looks on Scarlett. It's giving me a bit of a 90s minimalism vibe, but still manages to be ultra-glamorous thanks to the beautiful gold bodice and draping threads. She's wearing Oscar de la Renta. - Rosie

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GEENA DAVIS

Geena's such a legend, and she looks fantastic here in a black gown by Romona Keveza. The pockets in the slightly sheer skirt are a playful touch, and her hair and makeup looks great too. - Rosie

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JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS

Make no mistake, a gown this simple is harder to pull off than it looks as there's no detail to distract the eye. But Julia looks incredible - I love the colour of this navy Vera Wang dress on her, and it fits her like a glove. If I were the type of person to say "goals", this would be it. - Rosie

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GRETA GERWIG

It's quite an unusual shade for the Oscars, but I think this olive green colour really suits Little Women director Greta Gerwig. She's pictured here with her husband and fellow film-maker Noah Baumbach, and she's wearing Christian Dior - let's not overlook those very impressive jewels, either. - Rosie

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BRIE LARSON

Another passenger aboard the sparkle train (sorry, not sure what that metaphor is) Brie is spectacular in this caped gown by Celine. Here's hoping next time her stylist can get her some shoes that fit, but otherwise she looks flawless. - Rosie

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CHELSEA WINSTANLEY

Not only am I proud to see Taika Waititi receive his Oscar win for Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit, but it was also amazing to see co-producer Chelsea Winstanley wearing this brilliant custom Kiri Nathan gown on the red-carpet. - Dan

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