The Oscars mark the grand finale of awards season, so it’s no surprise celebrities (and their stylists) go all out for the red carpet each year.
And at the 2023 ceremony, held Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, stars showed up in all manner of show-stopping gowns and sharp suits, and a handful of looks stole our hearts.
White dresses emerged as one of the evening’s dominant trends, with Michelle Yeoh, Mindy Kaling and Michelle Williams among the many who selected a look in the heavenly hue. Romantic pinks and purples also popped on the likes of Angela Bassett, Stephanie Hsu and Hong Chau.
Below, our best-dressed picks from this year’s Academy Awards, from Rihanna’s baby bump-framing leather look to Malala Yousafzai’s mesmerizing sequined number.
The “Everything Everywhere All at Once” actress looked absolutely angelic in a white Dior Haute Couture confection featuring waves of fluttering feathers. A sprinkling of pear-cut Moussaieff diamonds — including a necklace styled as a hair ornament — made for the perfect finishing touch.
The scene-stealing star of “The Whale” and “The Menu” looked lovely in a pink satin Prada gown with a Mandarin collar — a sweet nod to her roots — and a wide embellished train covered in black fringe and sequins.
The “Fabelmans” nominee was ethereal as ever in a sheer caped Chanel Haute Couture gown embellished with silver and white sequins and pearls. A diamond-encrusted Tiffany & Co. choker, tennis bracelet and ring amped up the shine factor further without overshadowing her shimmering couture.
Clad in a gown befitting her regal bearing, the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” actress was luminous in mermaid-skirted ultraviolet Moschino. Bulgari’s diamond Serpenti necklace, custom-dyed Sarah Flint heels and a matching purple Judith Leiber bag finished off her look.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and “Stranger at the Gate” executive producer sparkled in a silver sequined Ralph Lauren gown accessorized with diamonds from Fred Leighton and Santi Jewels.
Oh, baby! Ahead of her performance of “Lift Me Up,” the pregnant Best Original Song nominee flaunted her baby bump in a custom chocolate-colored Alaïa leather dress layered atop a matching bodysuit.
Nominated for “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” the Broadway veteran lit up the Oscars carpet in her vibrant pink strapless Valentino Haute Couture gown accessorized with Cartier sapphires and diamonds.
Days after opening up to Vogue about her sobriety journey and rehab stay, the supermodel looked happy, healthy and positively glowing in her Old Hollywood-worthy Elie Saab Haute Couture gown topped with a supersized bow and accented with Bulgari jewels.
The multitasking entertainer looked stunning (and very svelte) in a white-hot Vera Wang gown with a corseted, sheer-paneled bodice and avant-garde detached sleeves.
The Best Original Song nominee snagged this sheer, drop-waisted Versace gown just a few days after it debuted on Gigi Hadid during the fashion house’s Los Angeles runway show. Talk about fresh off the runway!