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COLUMN: 2022 Oscars red carpet looks that were literal works of art

The Oscars red carpet is one of the biggest — and most notorious — celebrity fashion stages in Hollywood.

Last night, the 94th Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theater, bringing several stars and all of Hollywood’s elite to the highly-anticipated night of art and fashion. 

After last year’s scaled-back ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the looks from the 2022 Oscars red carpet were anything but toned down. 

Nominees and celebrities like Zoë Kravitz, Sebastián Yatra, Lily James, Jessie Buckley, Nicky Hilton Rothschild and many others arrived on the red carpet wearing blush tones, one of the major 2022 Oscars red carpet trends. 

Yatra, the voice behind the best original song nomination of “Dos Orguitas” from Disney’s “Encanto,” wore a pink custom three-piece Moschino suit. Specifically curated by Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott for the fashion firm’s Autumn 2022 collection, this bubblegum pink look was both genderless and bold. 

Best actress nominee Kristen Stewart sported a menswear-inspired ensemble for the awards ceremony: a black satin, custom Chanel shorts suit that commands attention on its own. 

“Dune” star Zendaya also went with the menswear route for the Oscars on top, as part of her Valentino ensemble, wearing a white cropped button-down silk blouse and a silver skirt with a flowing train. Her co-star Timothée Chalamet showed up to the red carpet shirtless underneath a black sparkly Louis Vuitton suit. 

Chalamet can be hit or miss on the red carpet, but this year, he basically rewrote the Oscars dress code. Zendaya, like always, understood the assignment and looked effortlessly chic. 

Another celebrity standout was Norwegian actress Renate Reinsve, who stunned in a lace embellished black and ivory slip dress from Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection. The actress starred in “The Worst Person in the World,” which was nominated for best international feature film and best original screenplay.

The red carpet also saw the likes of the “King Richard” cast, including young Hollywood stars Demi Singleton in an embellished lavender Miu Miu gown and Saniyya Sidney in a floral-adorned Armani Privé look. Both actresses opted for pastels, with Sidney’s gown inspired by Audrey Hepburn. 

Actors Vanessa Hudgens and Terrence J, along with fashion designer Brandon Maxwell, hosted “The Oscars Red Carpet Show,” the official lead-in to the awards ceremony. The red carpet kicked off last night at 6:30 p.m. on ABC, followed by the awards ceremony at 8 p.m. 

To see more fashion from the Oscars red carpet, check out E! News for the full photo gallery.

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