The Oscar’s Best Dressed for 2022 Plus Other All Time Favourites!

Nov/09/2022 / by Melanie Fourie
Oscars Best Dressed
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In terms of awards show attire, the Oscars are unsurpassed. The event, which draws inspiration from eras of Hollywood glitz, offers performers the chance to transform into Hollywood stars by wearing dramatic tailored ensembles that accentuate their most endearing social personalities. In line with the theme of 2022’s event, the attendees wore costumes that referenced the past, while being relevant to the present.

Nowadays, even the most carefree celebrities are required to be daring in their fashion choices. To that end, and in a way that felt genuine, vintage-loving Kirsten Dunst wore a striking Christian Lacroix dress from the Lily et Cie collection. Another exhilarating moment of imagination was created by Liya Kebede’s appearance on the red carpet in a maroon, velvety dress from Pieter Mulier’s spring range.

The night’s daring atmosphere was maintained by such exploits like Timothée Chalamet in Nicolas Ghesquière’s Vuitton women’s apparel, and Kristen Stewart in Chanel’s short shorts. There were a lot of fresh faces on the red carpet this year, and that was a real treat. This year’s event was filled with young, joyous ensembles like Power of the Dog’s Kodi Smit-powder-blue McPhee’s Bottega Veneta tux and  Demi Singleton’s pastel-shade Miu Miu column costume.

Taking a look at the most eye-catching looks on the red carpet gives a clear picture of the present status of the celebrity fashion scene. The ensembles that took home the highest honours that evening were both stylish and distinctive, and they will serve as an inspiration for the foreseeable future. Besides the name’s we’ve just mentioned, here’s a look at some of the best dressed celebrities for 2022. We’ll also include a section on some of the best Academy Award outfits of all time! 

Those Who Rocked Their Oscar’s 2022 Look! (Oscars Best Dressed)

The following mentions were inspired by Cosmopolitan. 

Wearing Armani Prive – Nicole Kidman

It’s not uncommon for an Oscars icon to make an appearance on the red carpet to serve as an example of style to other celebrities in attendance. The starlet  dazzled in a costume hand-dyed just for her by her close friend Armani to her preferences. The audience were simply in awe  of the hue and  shimmer on the train! The last touch to complement her look was a dramatic cherry red lip.

It’s Valentino, It’s Zendaya!

Zendaya wore the tiniest baby blouse you’ve ever seen, which seemed like an obvious reference to Sharon Stone’s men’s shirt from the 90s Oscars. With the help of her styling advisor, she and the quarter-shirt were able to pull off yet another stunning look. It was simultaneously fresh, spicy, contemporary, and traditional.

Dior-clad Olivia Colman

Best Actress nominee for “The Lost Daughter”, Colman’s enigmatic choice for limited coverage and high splendour has long been intriguing. Even more fascinating is how frequently she succeeds. This was a stunning and enjoyable style that packed a powerful visually attractive punch with minimal trouble or exertion on her part.

Versace Atelier, with Lily James as the starlet

Because that’s precisely where her fashion middle ground is, Pam & Tommy starlet blended vintage Versace sexuality with fairy princess tenderness and it played out so brilliantly!

A Saint Laurent show with Zoe Kravitz

The actress who plays Cat Woman in “The Batman” recently ditched her sultry outfits in favour of a more subdued interpretation of Audrey Hepburn’s iconic appearance. It was a terrific statement to inform everyone that she’s equally at home in period pieces as she is in sombre, foreboding action movies. Kravitz executed  the look perfectly and subtly. 

The Best Red Carpet Looks of All Time (Oscars Best Dressed)

Most fashionistas believe the Oscar’s red carpet is sacred ground. While the Grammys are great place for quips, this isn’t one of them. When it comes to red-carpet fashion, there are certain brave ladies who use the opportunity to truly stand out. 

John Galliano’s chartreuse Dior gown for Nicole Kidman in 1997 was a standout, to say the least. When Marion Cotillard debuted her fishtail dresses by Jean Paul Gaultier, they redefined the definition of the term. It’s also hard to argue with Cher’s pure confidence when it comes to defying the norms of artful Oscar’s attire. To that end, here are some truly unforgettable best red carpet looks ever! 

Givenchy on Audrey Hepburn

Her favourite label of the day, Givenchy, remained her go-to in 1975.

Tom Ford Worn by Jennifer Lopez

At the 2019 Academy Awards, Lopez wore a glitter ball-inspired Tom Ford columnar costume and still definitely stood out.

It’s Tom Ford for Gwyneth Paltrow!

Paltrow dazzled in a cape-topped Tom Ford column dress at the 84th Academy Awards.

Wearing Lanvin –  Meryl Streep

At the 2012 Oscars, Meryl Streep dazzled in a stunning Lanvin gown.

Angelina Jolie wore Atelier Versace for the occasion!

Lots of women have attempted to duplicate Jolie’s 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012 leg flash, but no one has achieved that yet!

In an Atelier Versace gown –  Penelope Cruz

The starlet wore an Atelier Versace costume at the 2007 Academy Awards.

Vintage: Reese Witherspoon Chooses The House of Dior

Witherspoon’s bet succeeded when she wore this stunning embroidered gown to the Academy Awards in 2006 despite the fact that celebs seldom wear antiques to large events like the Academy Awards.

Nicoletta Kidman in a Balenciaga Gown

Stars shouldn’t be scared to wear red on the carpet, as seen with Kidman’s 2007 Oscars Balenciaga costume with a bow accent at the nape of her neck.

Cate Blanchett wears a John Galliano gown.

A John Galliano gown with an exposed back was the best choice of Blanchett for the 1999 Academy Awards.

Salma Hayek in Armani

When Hayek donned her Armani pillar dress back in 1997, she resembled sheer royalty!

FAQs about Oscars Best Dressed

What was the best Oscar’s look for 2022?

Two of the best dressed starlets for this year’s Oscar’s has to be Kristen Stewart who looked different, yet trendy when she rocked a Chanel hot pants. One other noteworthy look came from Zendaya, who shone in a Valentino ensemble. 


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