The 2018 awards season had a solemn start with political fashion statements and a red carpet blackout at the Golden Globes, when allegations of sexual harassment and assault against powerful men in Hollywood found celebrities wearing black in solidarity with the Time's Up and #MeToo movements. Sunday's 90th Academy Awards saw no organized protest, but subtle nods of support—like more Time's Up pins—could still be found on red carpet walkers.
Nude and chic white gowns took center stage with Allison Williams in Armani Privé; Gina Rodriguez in Zuhair Murad Spring 2018 Couture; Abbie Cornish in Elie Saab Spring 2018 Haute Couture; Margot Robbie, a new ambassador for Chanel, in Chanel Haute Couture; Mary J. Blige in custom Atelier Versace; and Laura Dern in custom Calvin Klein by Appointment.
Gold and silver glitter had its moment, too, with Sandra Bullock in a custom Louis Vuitton black-and-gold halter dress, Molly Sims in Naeem Khan, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Pre-Fall 2018 gold embroidered silk, and Gal Gadot in Givenchy Spring 2018 Haute Couture.
Scroll down for our top picks this year.
Best Dressed: Women
1. Zoey Deutch in Elie Saab Spring 2016 Haute Couture
The actress shined in a dusty lilac tiered gown with Stuart Weitzman shoes and Tiffany & Co. jewels. Deutch also represented "Red Carpet Green Dress," the campaign that encourages stars to wear sustainable gowns to award shows.
2. Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein By Appointment
The Lady Bird star donned a pink silk faille dress with an oversized bow, plus Christian Louboutin shoes and Cartier jewelry.
3. Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé
Kidman's cobalt blue gown fit like a glove. Christian Louboutin heels and Harry Winston jewels served as accents.
4. Jennifer Garner in custom Atelier Versace
A fitted bodice and flowing train paired perfectly with Garner's side-swept curls.
5. Jane Fonda in Balmain
The 80-year-old actress stunned in the pearl-dusted and beaded gown from Olivier Rousteing's 44 Francois Premier collection, plus Salvatore Ferragamo shoes and Chopard jewelry.
6. Miley Cyrus in MOSCHINO by Jeremy Scott Fall 2018
The pop star wowed in a silver sequin gown with pink panel at the annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party.
7. Dame Helen Mirren in custom Reem Accra
A Judith Leiber clutch and Harry Winston jewels completed the elegant look. Who else saw Dame Mirren take a shot of tequila before walking the red carpet?
8. Greta Gerwig in Rodarte
The Lady Bird director dazzled in a hand-embroidered, beaded marigold gown.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees tonight! As always, thank you to my awesome glam squad!!! My #Oscars look: Dress by @michaelkors Jewelry by @normansilverman Clutch by @rogervivier Shoes by @stuartweitzman Hair by @jamikawilson Makeup by @autumnmoultriebeauty Manicure by @christinaviles Styled by @elizabethstewart1
9. Viola Davis in custom Michael Kors
The star was a vision in the bright pink gown with Norman Silverman hoops, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and a Roger Vivier clutch.
10. Lupita Nyong'o in Atelier Versace
The liquid gold gown was reportedly inspired by Black Panther, which sees Nygong'o as Nakia.
Best Dressed: Men
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1. Armie Hammer in Giorgio Armani
Though he nearly blended in with the red carpet, Hammer was dapper in his richly hued, velvet tuxedo.
2. Timothée Chalamet in Berluti
The other star of Call Me By Your Name paired his all-white cropped wool tux with black calf leather ankle boots.
3. Jordan Peele in Calvin Klein
In a bicolor tuxedo and Montblanc watch, Peele became the first African American to win the best original screenplay Oscar for Get Out.
4. Chadwick Boseman in Givenchy Fall 2018 Haute Couture
The Black Panther actor turned heads with this embroidered suit and David Yurman jewelry.
5. Tom Holland in custom Hermes
A double-breasted tuxedo and Piaget accessories made for a classic look.