The Oscars are the focal point of award season, and the actual award show is only the half of it. The Oscars red carpet is something of a cultural phenomenon, superior to all other red carpet events. It is prestigious and glamorous, but, more importantly, it’s a time for award season guests to make their big debut. The 2017 Oscars ushered in a throwback of red carpet of romanticism, a surprisingly refreshing and stunning homage to the past. These five women won the red carpet award this season.
1. Emma Stone
The beading. The fringe. The coloring. The red lip. Not only did Emma Stone embody old Hollywood, but she’s emanating major La La Land vibes as well – which snagged 5 Oscars, one of which belongs to Stone for Best Actress. While remaining classic, her golden Givenchy gown had the necessary twists to make it memorable.
2. Brie Larson
Brie Larson went above and beyond in channeling old Hollywood with her mesmerizing black, strapless, and velvet Oscar De La Renta creation. With its whimsical, but not “too much,” ruffles paired with simple diamonds and a red lip, Brie proved that you don’t have to be nominated to win the red carpet.
3. Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek proved that while black is a usually known as the safe option, it can also be a bold one. Her Alexander McQueen gown was a mesmerizing choice that gets more intricate the longer you look at it. From the neckline to its intricate lace and subtle shine, the somewhat whimsical ball gown made Hayek look incredible.
4. Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson was pure glamour in her Alberta Ferretti gown. With a flirty off the shoulder neckline and just the right amount of slip, everything about this dress worked for her. The blue velvet over black dress shined with the thick diamond necklace, overall displaying a put-together and enviable ensemble.
5. Emma Roberts
Not only did Emma Roberts stun in a black and white plunging crystal piece, but she did it for a cause. This Armani Privé dress is 12 years old, worn in support of Red Carpet Green Dress – an eco-friendly awareness campaign created by Suzie Cameron eight years ago. Roberts proved sustainability does not mean boring, and old is as good as new.
Photos courtesy of oscar.go.com.