After a long awards show season, celebrities saved their most show-stopping fashions for Hollywood’s biggest night (as if we expected anything less!). Stars arrived to the 2022 Academy Awards, and it was clear bold ballgowns, high-shine embellishments and standout suits were the trending looks of the evening. Red carpet veterans like Jessica Chastain and Lupita Nyong’o went with shimmering gowns, while stars like Zendaya and Ariana DeBose shook things up with crop top ensembles. Hollywood’s leading men also brought must-see suiting moments thanks to Kodi Smit-McPhee’s blue tux and Timothée Chalamet’s embellished jacket (sans shirt). Below, see every best dressed star at the Oscars 2022 red carpet.
Leave it to Zendaya to give fans a sparkly surprise on the carpet, wearing a custom Valentino Haute Couture cropped button-down blouse with a high-shine, sequin-embellished skirt with long train, plus Bulgari jewels.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye Best Actress nominee made it in time for the carpet, creating a memorable moment in her shimmering V-neck custom Gucci gown with high-shine bronze bodice and lilac sequin skirt with an organza ruffle-trimmed hem. She accessorized with Gucci High Jewelry rings, bracelet and earrings.
Shining like an Oscars statue, the actress glimmered in her gold Prada gown featuring high-shine fringe and sparkling pink accents, plus De Beers jewels.
The superstar brought Old Hollywood glamour through her custom Giorgio Armani Privé strapless bustier ballgown with peplum skirt and bow accent that extended into a long train with gold crystal embellishment. She paired the custom look with an Omega watch and Harry Winston earrings, bracelets, ring and the show-stopping 33-carat “Eagle” yellow diamond necklace.
The Best Supporting Actress nominee’s styling duo, Zadrian Smith and Sarah Edmiston, teased to “expect the unexpected” with DeBose’s Oscars look — and they weren’t kidding. The frontrunner stepped out in a bright red Valentino Haute Couture two-piece crop top with high-waisted trousers, plus a dramatic faille cape worn over her arms, that perfectly capped her awards show best dressed streak. To top off the look, she shined in De Beers jewels including a 41-carat diamond necklace and an Omega watch.
This Chanel taffeta halter gown with ruched bodice and full skirt was designed custom for Cruz and took 680 hours to create. It includes over 8,000 embroidered elements, including the checkered bow-necklace that was designed to be connected to the gown. She accessorized with Chanel High Jewelry diamonds.
Rock star vibes were coming from the actor’s sparkly Louis Vuitton lace tuxedo jacket worn sans shirt, which he paired with black pants, boots and Cartier rings, bracelets and necklaces.
Keeps it pretty in pink in her strapless Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello column gown with simple bow accent, paired with Kwiat diamond stud earrings and necklace featuring over 36 carats of white and fancy pink diamonds.
For her very first Oscars, the Pam & Tommy actress wore a pale pink Versace gown with thigh-high slit, sheer train and statement necklace. “I’m in love with it,” she said on the carpet about her embroidered creation. “I feel incredible.”
The Power of the Dog Best Supporting Actor nominee brought the color in a baby blue Bottega Veneta double-breasted suit jacket with matching blue pants and platform shoes, plus Cartier High Jewelry including earrings, necklace, watch and rings. “I have a stylist that supports me in being daring and not being afraid of color, and making a statement, but at the same time, we keep it classic,” the actor told E! on the carpet of his stylist Jared Eng.
The actress worked her custom Louis Vuitton look on the carpet, striking a pose in her black tuxedo jacket, satin bra and long wool skirt.
Megan Thee Stallion
The rapper gave her skin-baring style a glam spin in her shimmery swirl-accented gown with sweetheart-style neckline, side cutout and high slit, with sculptural ruffled skirt. She accessorized with Stuart Weitzman sandals and Lorraine Schwartz jewels including 50-carat blue sapphire and white diamond earrings, over 40 carats of blue sapphire and white diamond bangles and over 20 carats of diamond rings.
Looking dapper and classic in a standard double-breasted Dolce & Gabbana tux, the singer topped the look off with a black bow tie, black shoes and Vacheron Constantin watch.
Jada Pinkett Smith
The forrest green creation is by Jean Paul Gaultier, featuring a ruched long-sleeve skin-tight bodice, with crinkled full skirt with extra-long train.
The EGOT winner was feeling herself at the 2022 Oscars. The legend paired her Carolina Herrera black gown with a headpiece “from France” and a black beauty mark. “I just thought ‘what the hell?’ the star said on the carpet. “I just love the way I look — kill me, sue me!”
The actor continued his sharp-suiting ways at the Oscars in a custom Saint Lauren maroon jacket with black pants, plus an Omega watch and David Yurman signet ring.
The comedian brought a regal vibe to the carpet in her emerald green curve-hugging custom Dolce & Gabbana gown covered in silver embellishments, accented with Pomellato jewels.
There was no missing the singer in her highlighter yellow strapless Carolina Herrera mini dress with long train in the back, which she styled in her cool-girl ways with sunglasses, Chopard jewels and sandals.
The Best Actress nominee switched things up by forgoing a gown for shorts! She chose a custom Chanel suit jacket with matching satin bottoms, worn with an unbuttoned white chiffon blouse, Chanel pumps, and Chanel High Jewelry, including an 18-carat onyx, spinel and diamond necklace.
Continued her style streak in a plunging white Elie Saab white gown, with Tiffany & Co. earrings and large bone cuffs.
The King Richard actress had a magical moment at the Oscars. She explained to E! Live from the Red Carpet that she wanted to evoke “fairytale, Old Hollywood” glamour with her pastel-colored strapless A-line Armani Privé gown, which she styled with “Audrey-Hepburn-esque” bangs.
King Richard’s Demi Singleton brought a fresh and feminine look to the carpet as well, in a purple embellished Miu Miu strapless dress that made her feel “strong and powerful.” She opened up about her look on the carpet telling E!, “I love Miu Miu. I love the brand. I love how young and fresh it feels. But like I said, it’s makes you feel so powerful at the same time.”
The star was on-hand for the White Men Can’t Jump reunion in a red hot curve-hugging Christian Siriano gown with elongated cape.