Those who ruled the first in-person carpet of the season.
Leslie Odom Jr.: 4
One of the leaders of the red carpet trends this awards season, Odom Jr. went for gold in this gilded double-breasted Brioni suit. The statement Cartier Panthère ring only enhanced the full-on glitz of the effort. The layered black turtleneck has become one of his trademark style moves, and it works here.
Riz Ahmed: 5
Always effortless in his style, Ahmed mastered retro minimalism with this Prada black single-breasted two-button wool mohair tuxedo, black wool turtleneck sweater and black satin tuxedo cummerbund.
Colman Domingo: 4
The hand-beaded Swarovski crystal encrusted Versace suit took 150 hours to make — and it was worth every minute. This bright pink three-piece evening suit is the flag bearer of the men’s wear rebellion. This is the embodiment of bringing joy back to the red carpet.
LaKeith Stanfield: 5
A 1970s satin Saint Laurent jumpsuit inspired by a look from the women’s collection? Yes, please. The sharp tailoring turns this retro suit into a superhero moment. This is a very smart, subtle way of getting men out of the boring black suit zone. And the exaggerated white collar spread is almost cape-like.
Chloé Zhao: 5
This is Oscar red carpet history. Zhao’s approach may be casual, but let’s not forget she was wearing the ultimate luxury brand: Hermès. The muted ruched knit dress, paired with white sneakers, is casual yet chic — an instant classic. And the braids and natural makeup are just fantastic.
Regina King: 5
One of the more laborious outfits of the night — taking the Louis Vuitton team more than 160 hours to make — this ice blue, crystal embellished gown is pure fantasy on King. The exaggerated shoulder is galactic and very true to Nicolas Ghesquière’s aesthetic.
Referencing ’70s Cher, Zendaya’s bright yellow cutout Valentino dress was one of the night’s favorites. The layered $2 million worth of Bulgari necklaces added mega-glamour to the beachy feel of the dress and easy hair.
Carey Mulligan: 4
The closing look of Valentino’s most recent couture show, this two-piece golden ensemble is an Oscar statue brought to life. She smartly pulled her hair back and kept the glam simple to allow the sequins to shine.