Take a look at the all the red carpet photos from this year’s star-studded Academy Awards 2017
The Oscars 2017 are finally upon us, and all eyes are on the red carpet to see the arrival of Hollywood’s finest in their glittering attire.
Taking place at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, the 89th annual Academy Awards arrivals kicked off with Ruth Nega in a red Valentino gown. Of course, all eyes were on Emma Stone, who didn’t disappoint in a 20s-style fringed Givenchy dress.
She certainly kicked off the gold trend on the red carpet, and she was in good company with Dakota Johnson (Gucci), Jessica Biel (KaufmanFranco), Nicole Kidman (Armani Prive) and Charlize Theron (Dior), all wearing gold dresses also – no doubt a nod to the golden statuette.
White was another big trend, with Michelle Williams (Louis Vuitton), Karlie Kloss (Stella McCartney), Chrissy Teigen (Zuhair Murad) and Felicity Jones (dior) all sporting pale numbers.
Naturally, the little black dress brigade was out in full force, and we have to say both Taraji P Henson (Alberta Feretti) and Brie Larsson (Oscar de la Renta) took the top spot in our eyes – though Kirsten Dunst and Alicia Vikander were very elegant in Dior and Vuitton respectively.
Natalie Portman, who is up for the Best Actress award for her portrayal of Jackie in the eponymous film, was sadly not present due to her pregnancy.
But it wasn’t all about fashion. The red carpet got political, with actresses Ruth Negga, Michelle Williams, Busy Phillips and model Karlie Kloss all wearing the American Civil Liberties Union ribbon.
Of course, you can’t not mention the men. Dev Patel and Jamie Dornan owned the white jacket, while Ryan Gosling looked dapper in Gucci.
Going for gold
From champagne shades to all that glitters, gold was the colour to be wearing on the Oscars red carpet. Nicole Kidman wore a beautifully embellished gown by Armani Prive, while Emma Stone favoured Givenchy Haute Couture (can you spot the Planned Parenthood badge?). Meanwhile Jessica Biel looked like a real life Academy Award in a shimmery golden dress by KaufmanFranco, complete with a Tiffany necklace.
While it’s common for Hollywood A-listers to have their gowns custom made, sometimes they revive a designer gown from days gone by. Rather similar to Michelle Williams’ dress, Emma Roberts wore a gorgeous two-tone lace vintage number by Armani. On the other hand, Dakota Johnson’s golden vintage Gucci dress was perfectly accompanied by Cartier diamonds.
Maybe it’s the upcoming release of the live action Beauty and the Beast, or maybe it’s the stars living out a childhood dream, but there was a definite Disney Princess theme on the Oscars red carpet. From Leslie Mann’s stunning ‘Belle of the ball’ gown to Felicity Jones’ nod to Tinkerbell with her fairy-like tulle skirt, there’s no doubt the stars were inspired by Disney royalty.
The classic black dress
It’s true what they say, you really can’t go wrong with a classic black dress and the stars of the Oscars red carpet are the definitive proof. Kristen Dunst, Salma Hayek and Brie Larson weren’t the only celebs who opted for an all black look; Kyler Weber, Busy Philipps and Miranda July all followed suit.
It’s well known that the Oscars is an evening of glitz and glamour, and the dresses are no exception. Sequins, glitter and all things sparkly was another big trend on this year’s red carpet, with both Isabelle Huppert and Michelle Williams opting for sparkle-adorned pale pink gowns. However, the award for most embellished outfit has to go to Janelle Monae for her incredible Elie Saab gown – we love.
Scroll down to see the best Oscars 2017 red carpet looks….
Meryl looks incredible in an Elie Saab trouser gown.
Viola Davis in red Armani Prive.
The one and only in Gucci.
Stylish as always.
A bow tie goes a long way.
Dazzling in white Calvin Klein.
Brie Larson and Alex Greenwald on the red carpet.
Sting wearing Brioni.
You can’t knock a red dress.
Elegant in navy.
We LOVE this look by Oscar de la Renta. And those Aquazzura shoes.
In a timeless black dress and shoes by Sophia Webster.
In a structured white gown.
In a shimmering gold and black Dior dress.
Wearing Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci. Fun fact: Emma is the first Oscar-winning lead actress to wear Givenchy since Audrey Hepburn.
In a champagne beaded Armani Prive gown, jewellery by Harry Winston and Stuart Weitzman shoes.
Ombre Versace shimmers.
Pretty in pink Alaia.
Last year’s best actress winner in a pretty black Louis Vuitton dress and Bulgari diamonds.
In a navy sequin Rodarte dress.
Wearing the blue ribbon and a dress not too dissimilar to THAT Liz Hurley dress.
Incredible in Elie Saab.
Looking beautiful in Louis Vuitton.
Dev Patel breaking the sea of black tuxedos in a white Burberry jacket. He even brought his mum as his date, how cute.
Another stylish couple.
In vintage Gucci and Cartier diamonds.
We love Luciana’s silver gown and Matt’s sleek tuxedo.
Jessica Biel taking inspiration from the golden statuette in KaufmanFranco and a Tiffany necklace and Stuart Weitzman shoes. Justin working a Tom Ford suit.
Another celebrity to don the ACLU ribbon.
As stylish as ever.
Like Cinderella in her grey feather Marchesa dress.
Another great tux.
You can never go wrong with a simple black dress, especially if it’s Dior Couture.
Pharrell Williams and his producing partner Mimi Valdes always make a stylish couple, especially where Chanel is involved.
In a pretty high neck red gown, shoes by Sophia Webster and a Tyler Ellis clutch.
White is definitely a big trend on the red carpet this year, and Chrissy looks fab in her Zuhair Murad dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes.
Killing it in a black Alberta Feretti dress and jewellery by Nirav Modi.
Basically Belle from Beauty & The Beast in a Zac Posen dress.
Chic, chic, chic in monochrome vintage Armani.
Olivia Culpo makes a political statement in a Marchesa gown made in conjunction with Stella Artois and Water.org to help bring awareness to the global water crisis.
Keeping things safe in a white Stella McCartney gown, with jewellery by Nirav Modi and an ACLU ribbon, finished off with Stuart Weitzman shoes.
Looking like a true ballerina in a Dior frock, paired with Louboutin heels.
Ruth Negga is the first to hit the red carpet in a custom made Valentino gown. She pinned the ACLU ribbon to her chest.
Actress Sofia Carson looks like an Ice Queen in a white Monique Lhuillier dress.
We love this navy suit.
Louise Roe dazzles in a sequin Pronovias dress.
Looking dapper in a classic black tux.
We love the bold printed design.
The French actress keeps things classy in a long-sleeved Armani Prive sequin gown and Repossi jewellery.
In a floral white Ralph & Russo gown.