The Coolest Looks From The Oscars Red Carpet 2021

Hollywood's biggest night may have new restrictions to adapt to - but the red-carpet was anything but tame


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CAREY MULLIGAN

Carey Mulligan in a sequin Valentino couture gown is the full-throttle glamour we wanted from these Covid Oscars. She usually wears quite demure Prada on the red carpet (and looks great in it), but it’s nice to see her in something playful and unexpected.

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ZENDAYA

We can always rely on Zendaya, and her long-time stylist Law Roach, to bring it to the red carpet. It’s the styling of this look that makes it so good: a floaty, midriff baring, neon Valentino gown worn with effortless hair, makeup and jewels. Fun fact: 300 hours of work went into making it, and it's inspired by a Bob Mackie dress made for Cher.

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ANGELA BASSETT

Category is… shoulders! Angela nails the assignment in a red gown by Alberta Ferretti.

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ALAN S. KIM & CHRISTINA YOUNG

Young actor Alan S. Kim has been a true delight this awards season. He’s wearing a short suit by Thom Browne, attending with Minari producer Christina Oh who also looks amazing in a hanbok-inspired suit jacket.

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DANIEL KALUUYA

One of the standout menswear looks (there were plenty) came from best supporting actor winner Daniel Kaluuya, wearing “pearl-sized diamonds by Cartier” with a Bottega Veneta suit and T-shirt.

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LAURA DERN

Laura in a feathery look from Oscar de la Renta’s fall/winter 2020 collection, combining practicality with fun.

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CHLOE ZHAO

If we’re giving out awards for effortlessness and genuine cool, Chloé wins. The winner of best director is wearing a beaded pleated dress by Hermès, with sneakers and her signature pigtails. Most importantly: in 2021, she is the first woman of colour, and only the second woman ever, to win the award for best director at the Oscars.

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REGINA KING

It's always interesting to see how a Vuitton gown translates on the red-carpet, and this duchess satin gown embroidered with silver sequins and two-tone crystals glitters on the night.

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H.E.R

Winning Best Song for her nominated song 'Fight For You' from the film 'Judas and the Black Messiah', the talented musician wore a sequin and beaded jumpsuit and hooded cape by Dundas - inspired by Prince’s 1985 Oscars look (when he won best song for Purple Rain). That is cool.

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YOUN YUH-JUNG

It has pockets! Best supporting actress winner Youn Yuh-jung’s gorgeous gown is by Marmar Halim, worn with Chopard jewellery.

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RIZ AHMED & FATIMA FAHREEN

Very attractive and talented couple Riz Ahmed (nominated for best actor for his role in 'Sound of Metal') and Fatima Fahreen, wearing a Prada suit with a T-shirt and Valentino gown.

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LAKEITH STANFIELD

The Oscars are typically pretty old-fashioned when it comes to menswear (black bow ties galore), but this year saw some actual *fashion* - like this iconic look from Lakeith Stanfield, a Saint Laurent jumpsuit based on a women’s spring 2021 look.

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QUESTLOVE

Gold Crocs. That’s it, that’s the caption.

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SACHA BARON COHEN

Attending a screening of the awards in Sydney, we love this brown and cream ensemble by Ralph Lauren.

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