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Red carpet trends at the Oscars

On the red carpet, individuals alone have the power to define themselves as glittering stars, rarefied gazelles, eccentric raconteurs or rumply intellectuals. Here are a few of the fashion trends at the 92nd Academy Awards.

No skin

More women are eschewing plunging necklines, high slits and corseted bodices for flowing silhouettes that reveal little skin but still exude sensuality and style.

Janelle Monáe in Ralph Lauren. (Mike Blake/Reuters)

Singer Billie Eilish in Chanel. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Maya Rudolph in Valentino. (Jordan Strauss/Invision)


It was a chilly evening on the red carpet, but these capes were more about aesthetics than warmth. And for Natalie Portman, whose Dior cape was embroidered with the names of female directors who weren’t nominated for Oscars, a cape was a form of protest.

Brie Larson in Celine. (Jordan Strauss/Invision)

Natalie Portman in Dior. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Natalie Portman in Dior. (Amy Sussman/AFP/Getty Images)


Beyond the basics of black and white, pink was a standout color — in shades from fuchsia to blush.

Julia Butters in Christian Siriano.

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Regina King in Atelier Versace.

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Laura Dern in Armani Prive.

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Classic black tie

More men are getting creative with their fashion, but nothing has been able to supplant the simple grace of the classic tuxedo. The men on the red carpet wore them well.

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George MacKay in Dunhill.

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Brad Pitt in Brioni. (David Swanson/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

Leonardo DiCaprio in Giorgio Armani.

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