The Best Red Carpet Looks from the 2020 Oscars Award Ceremony
The sartorial sovereign of the awards season calendar, the 2020 Academy Awards played host to the most glorious couture creations and exquisite evening-wear to grace the red carpet. From statement couture gowns to modern silhouettes, take a look at some of the most noteworthy looks of the night.
Here are Voir's favourite 6 looks from the Oscars 2020:
Best Supporting Actress nominee Margot Robbie channelled understated glamour in 90s vintage Chanel couture - a midnight-black strapless bustier gown delicately completed with a flowing skirt and arm bows with chiffon trails. The look’s simple elegance was brought to life by the bejewelled bustier, featuring an ornate gold and pearl shell enclosing a lapis stone in a saturated marine blue hue.
Janelle Monae shimmered down the red carpet in a floor-grazing bell-shaped Ralph Lauren ball gown, custom-made and embellished with thousands of crystals. Her head-to-toe sparkling ensemble was complete with a draping crystal hood and diamond-encrusted black nails.
In the 92-year history of the Oscars, only five women have been nominated for the Best Director award. Swathed in Dior Haute Couture and finished with a golden rope belt, Natalie Portman’s ethereal cape made a statement about the lack of female nominees at this year’s ceremony, embroidered with the names of the female directors behind some of the year’s most notable films.
After a sweeping win at the Grammys last month, Billie Eilish made her Oscars debut with a cover of The Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’, but it was her appearance on the red carpet in a modern reinterpretation of Chanel’s signature bouclé suiting that caught everyone’s attention, in an oversized cream-coloured bomber jacket emblazoned with the brand’s iconic C logos, relaxed wide-leg pants and delicate white fingerless gloves, adding a layer of edge to a quintessential Chanel style.
First-time nominee Florence Pugh injected a burst of unapologetic colour to the red carpet in a tiered waterfall gown. The custom Louis Vuitton dress’ joyous turquoise colourway and dramatic ruffled silhouette brought a breath of fresh air and a dose of playful energy to the night.
Celebrated for his eccentric red carpet looks, from his velvet tuxedo dress at last year’s Oscars ceremony to his dramatic entrance as a golden Egyptian sun god at the 2019 Met Gala, Billy Porter has become as celebrated for his theatrical, extravagant ensembles as he is for his acting. This year he made an appearance in a billowing floor-filling skirt in a bold Versace print, paired with a high-neck sleeveless bodice complete with golden gilded feathers.
Words by Ruby McAuliffe
Graphics by Séverine Denis-Lessard