· By Pamela James

The Oscar 2024 Highlights: 10 Best Dressed Celebrities on the Red Carpet

The anticipation surrounding the Oscars 2024 was palpable as Hollywood's biggest night returned to its glamorous roots after a year's hiatus due to unprecedented global events. And on the eve of March 11, the iconic red carpet finally unfurled at grand entrance of the Dolby Theatre. 

Although, the absence of this revered symbol of Hollywood glamor in the previous year left a void, its reappearance of the red carpet in 2024 reignited the anticipation surrounding celebrity fashion and trends. 

Months of speculation and gossip culminated in this evening, where every designer gown from the sleek & sophisticated to the bold and avant-garde tailored tuxedo, and sparkling accessory would be scrutinized, applauded, or critiqued by fashion enthusiasts alike. 

The Oscars 2024 Fashion Trends

From sweeping ball gowns to sleek, tailored ensembles, female celebrities showcased a diverse range of silhouette choices on the red carpet. Throughout the evening, several recurring themes and motifs emerged in women's red carpet attire at the Oscars 2024 fashion scene. 

One prominent trend was the resurgence of Old Hollywood glamor, with many celebrities opting for timeless silhouettes reminiscent of Hollywood's golden age. Floor-length gowns with dramatic trains, plunging necklines, and intricate embellishments evoked a sense of vintage aesthetic. Moreover, through bold color choices & daring cutouts and unexpected accessories, A-listers celebrated their individuality and self-expression. 

Best Dressed Celebrity from The Oscars 2024

1. Anya Taylor-Joy in Dior

Anya Taylor-Joy graced the Oscars 2024 red carpet in a couture creation by Dior inspired by Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus,” with a contemporary twist that felt distinctly modern and fresh. Her silver gown was meticulously crafted with 3,500 hours of embroidery and featured delicate beadwork throughout the outfit. The silhouette boasted a form-fitting bodice adorned with delicate floral motifs, cascading into a voluminous petal-esque skirt that billowed gracefully at the hem.

Drawing inspiration from vintage luxury and classic glamor, Dior's creative director infused the gown with a sense of romanticism and sophistication. The choice of fabric was quite interesting as well. It was a blend of silk and tulle, draped around Taylor-Joy's figure, enhancing her presence on the red carpet.

 Anya Taylor Joy at Oscars 2024 Red carpet

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2. Michelle Yeoh in Balenciaga Couture

The veteran actress, who had previously won the Best Actress award arrived in an exquisite Balenciaga Couture gown which was a blend of classic sophistication and modern chic. The shimmering silver gown's tailored silhouette and subtle details spoke to Yeoh's professional demeanor while its sleek and clean lines accentuated her statuesque figure. She kept accessories minimal yet impactful. Yeoh opted for subtle diamond earrings and a sleek clutch as well as black opera gloves to complete her ensemble.

Michelle Yeoh at Oscars 2024 Red carpet

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3. Zendaya in Armani Privè

The Dune star once again collaborated with her fashion partner-in-crime, stylist Law Roach, to deliver a show-stopping look courtesy of Giorgio Armani Privé that is sure to be remembered as an iconic moment in fashion history. 

Her antique rose silk gown featured a metallic single-roped strap adorned with glittery black corset embellishments, intricately embellished with gunmetal paillettes. The rose-gold dress radiated retro charm with its embroidered palm-tree pattern brought contemporary edge that felt distinctly Zendaya.

The choice of accessories was equally stunning, as she opted for drop earrings, a ring, and a bracelet from Bulgari to complement her ensemble. The luxe jewelry featured dark pink morganite gemstones encrusted in gold adde just the right amount of sparkle to her ensemble without overpowering its classic elegance.

Zendaya at Oscars 2024 Red carpet

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4. Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture

Jennifer Lawrence made a glamorous  return to the Oscars 2024 red carpet. As a longtime ambassador for Dior, it came as no surprise that Lawrence chose the renowned fashion house for her ensemble, but what did surprise was the playful pop of polka dots adorning her gown.

For the occasion, the No Hard Feelings star donned a strapless black-and-white off-shoulder gown from Christian Dior Haute Couture's Spring 2024 collection, marking her first appearance at the Oscars since 2018. The whimsical dotted print, rarely seen at Hollywood's most prestigious event was accentuated by a matching wrap.

Adding the finesse, Lawrence accessorized with stunning pieces from Swarovski's Galaxy collection, including a necklace and tennis bracelet crafted of created diamonds set in 18-karat white gold. For makeup, she opted to keep it minimal with Dior Beauty cosmetics to enhance her natural features.

Jennifer Lawrence at Oscars 2024 Red carpet

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5. America Ferrera in Versace

For the first time during awards season, America Ferrera decided to embrace the official color of Barbie and wrapped up her awards season with the most Barbie-inspired dress yet. 

The stunning Versace chainmail gown in a vibrant Barbie pink hue was designed to perfection and took over 400 hours to create, with stylist Karla Welch selecting the ideal shade of pink after numerous trials with the Versace team. To complement her dazzling ensemble, Ferrera adorned herself with Pomellato jewelry, including the exquisite Ode to Milan Castello Necklace adorned with rubellites and diamonds, and the matching Ring featuring a rhodolite garnet and diamonds.

Speaking to E! News during the Live from the Red Carpet event, Ferrera described her look as a princess fairytale moment, embodying the essence of a modern-day Barbie princess. Accompanied by her husband and Barbie co-star, Ryan Piers Williams, Ferrera radiated confidence and glamor as she stepped onto the red carpet. Williams opted for a classic black tuxedo, allowing Ferrera to shine on her big night. 

America Ferrera at Oscars 2024 Red carpet

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6. Emma Stone 

Emma Stone is perhaps one of the biggest winners of the awards season & her appearance at the Oscars 2024 was undeniably one of her best looks ever. The BAFTA and Golden Globe awards winner for Poor Things, arrived at the 96th annual Academy Awards with high hopes for both her Best Actress nomination and the film's chance to win Best Picture.

Opting for a mint green silk jacquard Louis Vuitton gown, Stone embraced the controversial millennial trend of the peplum silhouette. The gown featured a strapless neckline, a corseted bodice with an exaggerated ruffled waist, and a long, mermaid-style skirt.

She accessorized with a statement necklace adorned with 30-carat diamonds and a yellow stone centerpiece, as well as matching princess-cut earrings. In terms of glam, Stone's auburn hair was styled sleek and straight with a middle part, while her makeup featured dewy skin, soft pink lips, and rosy cheeks, enhancing her natural beauty and completing her red carpet look with finesse.

Emma Stone at Oscars 2024 Red carpet

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7. Margot Robbie in Versace 

Margot Robbie concluded her red carpet appearances for the awards season with a striking departure from her previous Barbie-inspired looks. At the 2024 Oscars, Robbie bid farewell to her role as the iconic doll in a gown that defied expectations—a far cry from the usual Barbie pink.

Dressed in an anti-Barbie statement piece by Versace, Robbie stunned in a strapless black sequin gown, featuring an elegant arched neckline and a ruched, wrinkled midsection. The ensemble was a bold departure from the vibrant hues typically associated with Barbie.

Keeping her hair simply styled, Robbie accessorized with Fred Leighton jewelry, including a chunky diamond braided cuff and a matching ring. Despite being Hollywood's most prestigious awards show, Robbie opted for a more low-key approach, allowing other members of the Barbie family to shine on the red carpet.

Margot Robbie at Oscars 2024 Red carpet

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8. Jamie Lee Curtis

The 65-year-old actress graced the red carpet in a figure-hugging black quarter-sleeved dress which featured a floor-sweeping train. Curtis' signature silver pixie cut was styled in a voluminous, slicked-back hairstyle, perfectly complementing her timeless beauty.

With a glamorous makeup look consisting of full lashes, peachy pink blush, and a rosy nude lip, Curtis made her way to the Oscars. She accessorized her classic and chic look with dazzling statement earrings and a gold cuff bracelet, adorned with a stunning diamond design.

In an Instagram post, Curtis revealed that the bracelet was a replica of the Winged Victory of Samothrace—a statue that holds personal significance for jewelry designer Cathy Waterman. Curtis expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to wear such a meaningful piece of jewelry to the Oscars.

Jamie Lee Curtis at Oscars 2024 Red carpet

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9. Lupita Nyong'o in Giorgio Armani Privé

Lupita Nyong'o attended the Oscars 2024 red carpet like a vision in a custom Giorgio Armani Privé periwinkle gown, crafted from silk and embellished with crystal beading. The silhouette was nothing short of divine, with its delicate draping and flowing lines.

The actress's icy blue gown served as a tribute to her iconic Prada gown worn at the 2014 Oscars, where she won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave. The striking resemblance to her 10 year old gown, complete with a deep plunging neckline was sentimental element to her Oscars appearance.

Lupita Nyong'o at Oscars 2024 Red Carpet

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10. Andrea Riseborough in Loewe

Andrea Riseborough decided to wear a recent runway design to the Oscars cannot be understated. Her choice to wear a design fresh off the runway was a departure from traditional red carpet attire which often involves selecting gowns from established fashion houses or opting for custom-made creations.

Instead, she embraced the immediacy and relevance of the fashion industry in a long-sleeved tartan print dress, a creation from Jonathan Anderson's Fall 2024 Loewe show. 

Riseborough's fashion risk sparked lively debate and conversation among onlookers, with some applauding her daringness and willingness to challenge norms, while others questioned the appropriateness of the avant-garde design for such a prestigious event. 

 Andrea Riseborough at Oscars 2024 Red Carpet

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Final Thoughts

The Oscars 2024 red carpet was Hollywood's most prestigious event after a year's hiatus. We saw the red carpet came alive with vibrant colors, distinctive textures, and unconventional silhouettes. From Anya Taylor-Joy's ethereal Dior creation to Lupita Nyong'o's sentimental homage to her 10 year old Oscar win, each ensemble reflected the personalities and tastes of the stars who wore them. 

As the curtains closed on another unforgettable Oscars 2024 night, the legacy of these fashion moments will endure, inspiring future designers, upcoming stylists, and fashion enthusiasts. 

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