THE BIGGEST RED CARPET of the 2017 award season featured retro-inspired gowns, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) ribbons and velvet. Here are our top 10 best-dressed from the 89th annual Academy Awards.

Ruth Negga in Valentino

Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her work in Loving, Ruth Negga stunned in a full-length custom Valentino lace gown.


Ruth x Valentino #meganegga #oscars

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Brie Larson in custom Oscar de la Renta

Another Oscar debut, this time for Oscar de la Renta’s team. Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia dressed Larson in a black velvet gown.

Taraji P. Henson in custom Alberta Ferretti

Wow. Just wow. We’re at a loss for words. Henson walked the red carpet in a velvet navy custom Alberta Ferretti gown. 


Va-va-voom! @tarajiphenson is all drama on the #Oscars red carpet. (📷: Getty Images)

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Viola Davis in Armani Privé

The Fences actress walked the red carpet in this season’s hottest color: red. (No pun intended. If you’re following the fall collections in Milan, you’ll know red is everywhere.)


Hellooo #ViolaDavis 👋 and that gorgeous @armani! #Oscars (Photo credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Isabelle Huppert in Armani Privé

The French actress, nominated for her role in Elle dazzled in a long-sleeve pale pink silk chiffon plissé dress.


Isabelle Huppert wore an embroidered #ArmaniPrivé long-sleeve gown to the 2017 Academy Awards. #Oscars

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Emma Stone in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci

Emma Stone was one of the many who wore a retro-inspired gown at the 89th Annual Academy Awards. Her embroidered lace and tiers of Swarovski crystal fringe was a nice parting gift to Riccardo Tisci, who recently left the French luxury fashion and perfume house.


Love or Hate this look? #EmmaStone wearing #Givenchy ✨ Do you think she will take the Oscar tonight? #oscars #oscars2017

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Michelle Williams in custom Louis Vuitton

Nominated for her role in Manchester by the Sea, Williams stunned in a velvet halter and tulle skirt embroidered with pearls and crystals. 

Charlize Theron in Dior Spring 2017 Haute Couture

Straight from the first couture collection by Dior’s artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri, Theron wow’ed in a pleated gold lamé gown.

Naomie Harris in Calvin Klein by Appointment

Raf Simons made his Oscar debut (since becoming chief creative officer of Calvin Klein) with this clean number. Our favorite part of the entire look? Her strappy sandals with mismatched crystal straps. 

Janelle Monáe in Elie Saab Fall 2016 Haute Couture 

The Hidden Figures and Moonlight actress graced the red carpet in an Elie Saab gown from his Fall 2016 Haute Couture collection.


@janellemonae is rocking this regal look! 👑 #Oscars (📷: Getty Images)

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