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Every Winning Fashion Moment From The Live 2021 Oscars Red Carpet

It has been more than a decade since we watched Parasite win big, a bearded Eminem perform “Lose Yourself,” and Timothée Chalamet (in Prada) and Margot Robbie (in Chanel) be totally normal celebrities on a totally normal red carpet during the 2020 Oscars. (Yes, the past 12 months equals one whole decade — that’s how panny math works.) Last year’s award show was one of the last moments of normalcy before everything changed, and after a string of awkward and glitchy shows that took place via livestream, we’re back with the Academy for a slightly delayed 2021 Oscars live show.

On Sunday, 170 of Hollywood’s finest joined together at Los Angeles’ Union Station for a night of movies, physical company, and, of course, gowns — beautiful gowns. (No masks, though — at least not when guests are on-camera.) For the closing event of the 2021 award season, celebrities funneled a year’s worth of sartorial dreams into one big-time look. Andra Day, who’s nominated for Best Actress for her titular role in Billie Holiday v. The United States, arrived at the Oscars in a gold, custom Vera Wang Haute look as glamorous as those featured in the ‘40s- and ‘50s-era film. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm‘s Maria Bakalova chose a custom Louis Vuitton gown covered in crystal beading, One Night In Miami director Regina King awed in another custom Louis Vuitton number with gemstone details, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom lead Viola Davis chose a cut-out gown by Alexander McQueen. But wait, there’s more.

Click ahead for all of the best-dressed attendees on the 2021 Oscars red carpet.

<h2>Reese Witherspoon in Christian Dior</h2><br>Who doesn't love an off-the-runway belted look? <span class="copyright">Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images.</span>

Reese Witherspoon in Christian Dior

Who doesn’t love an off-the-runway belted look? Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images.

<h2>Zendaya in custom Valentino</h2><br>Zendaya just gave <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/04/10442621/oscars-2021-red-carpet-cut-out-trend-zendaya" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:the midriff trend" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">the midriff trend</a> her stamp of approval in this highlighter yellow, custom Valentino gown. Not pictured: her matching face mask.<span class="copyright">Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images.</span>

Zendaya in custom Valentino

Zendaya just gave the midriff trend her stamp of approval in this highlighter yellow, custom Valentino gown. Not pictured: her matching face mask.Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images.

<h2>Regina King in Louis Vuitton</h2><br>Is it just us, or does Regina King look like she's wearing Louis Vuitton wings? <span class="copyright">Photo: Courtesy of ABC.</span>

Regina King in Louis Vuitton

Is it just us, or does Regina King look like she’s wearing Louis Vuitton wings? Photo: Courtesy of ABC.

<h2>Andra Day in custom Vera Wang Haute</h2>Andra Day went for a <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/04/10419437/midriff-spring-2021-fashion-trend-cut-out-crop-tops" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:midriff-baring" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">midriff-baring</a> custom Vera Wang Haute gown that called for a welder to join the production team. (The dress is made entirely of metal!) <br><span class="copyright">Photo: Chris Pizzello/AP/Shutterstock.</span>

Andra Day in custom Vera Wang Haute

Andra Day went for a midriff-baring custom Vera Wang Haute gown that called for a welder to join the production team. (The dress is made entirely of metal!)
Photo: Chris Pizzello/AP/Shutterstock.

<h2>Carey Mulligan in Valentino Haute Couture</h2><br><em>Promising Young Woman</em>'s <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/04/10442551/oscars-2021-gold-red-carpet-trend-carey-mulligan-andra-day" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Carey Mulligan dressed for the award she wants" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Carey Mulligan dressed for the award she wants</a>!<span class="copyright">Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images.</span>
<h2>H.E.R. in Peter Dundas</h2><br>Oscar-nominated musician H.E.R. is giving us major festival vibes in this purple, flowing <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/04/10442725/her-oscars-2021-look-prince-tribute" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Peter Dundas jumpsuit that paid homage to Prince" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Peter Dundas jumpsuit that paid homage to Prince</a>. <span class="copyright">Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images.</span>
<h2>Angela Bassett in Alberta Ferretti</h2><br>It's official: Angela Bassett can do no wrong. This red, puff-sleeved gown by Alberta Ferretti is proof of that. <span class="copyright">Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images.</span>

Angela Bassett in Alberta Ferretti

It’s official: Angela Bassett can do no wrong. This red, puff-sleeved gown by Alberta Ferretti is proof of that. Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images.

<h2>Vanessa Kirby in custom Gucci</h2><br>Boy, do we love Vanessa Kirby in (custom) Gucci. <span class="copyright">Photo: ABC/Getty Images.</span>

Vanessa Kirby in custom Gucci

Boy, do we love Vanessa Kirby in (custom) Gucci. Photo: ABC/Getty Images.

<h2>Amanda Seyfried in Armani</h2><br>Red on the red carpet is daring, but <em>Mank</em>'s Amanda Seyfried makes it look easy in this vibrant Armani gown.

Amanda Seyfried in Armani

Red on the red carpet is daring, but Mank‘s Amanda Seyfried makes it look easy in this vibrant Armani gown.

<h2>Chloé Zhao in Hermès<br></h2><br>To celebrate her history-making Best Director win for <em>Nomadland</em>, Chloé Zhao went way casual in the best way in a mock-neck dress and <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/04/10442722/oscars-2021-questlove-crocs-chloe-zhao-sneakers" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:white sneakers" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">white sneakers</a>. <span class="copyright">Photo: Courtesy of ABC via Getty Images.</span>

Chloé Zhao in Hermès

To celebrate her history-making Best Director win for Nomadland, Chloé Zhao went way casual in the best way in a mock-neck dress and white sneakers. Photo: Courtesy of ABC via Getty Images.

<h2>Daniel Kaluuya in Bottega Veneta</h2><br>Daniel Kaluuya in Bottega Veneta and Cartier is what we like to see. <span class="copyright">Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images.</span>

Daniel Kaluuya in Bottega Veneta

Daniel Kaluuya in Bottega Veneta and Cartier is what we like to see. Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images.

<h2>Olivia Colman in Christian Dior</h2><br>The Queen has arrived — and she's wearing Christian Dior. <span class="copyright">Photo: Alberto Pezzali-Pool/Getty Images.</span>

Olivia Colman in Christian Dior

The Queen has arrived — and she’s wearing Christian Dior. Photo: Alberto Pezzali-Pool/Getty Images.

<h2>Riz Ahmed in Prada</h2><br>Riz Ahmed went for a classic look, but make it Prada.

Riz Ahmed in Prada

Riz Ahmed went for a classic look, but make it Prada.

<h2>Viola Davis in Alexander McQueen</h2><br>Viola Davis looks as much a showstopper as the character she plays in <em>Ma Rainey's Black Bottom</em> in this Alexander McQueen gown.<span class="copyright">Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images.</span>

Viola Davis in Alexander McQueen

Viola Davis looks as much a showstopper as the character she plays in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom in this Alexander McQueen gown.Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images.

<h2>Laura Dern in Oscar de la Renta</h2><br>Fact: Laura Dern is our favorite red carpet daredevil. <span class="copyright">Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images.</span>

Laura Dern in Oscar de la Renta

Fact: Laura Dern is our favorite red carpet daredevil. Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images.

<h2>Margot Robbie in Chanel Haute Couture <br></h2><br>Even after wearing Chanel on the red carpet so many times, Margot Robbie never ceases to pleasantly surprise us with her pick. (This one is from the house's fall '19 library-themed Haute Couture collection.) <span class="copyright">Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images.</span>

Margot Robbie in Chanel Haute Couture

Even after wearing Chanel on the red carpet so many times, Margot Robbie never ceases to pleasantly surprise us with her pick. (This one is from the house’s fall ’19 library-themed Haute Couture collection.) Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images.

<h2>Halle Berry in Dolce & Gabbana</h2><br>Rocking a fresh new 'do, Halle Berry stunned on Sunday in this berry-colored Dolce & Gabbana number. <span class="copyright">Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images.</span>

Halle Berry in Dolce & Gabbana

Rocking a fresh new ‘do, Halle Berry stunned on Sunday in this berry-colored Dolce & Gabbana number. Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images.

<h2>Maria Bakalova in custom Louis Vuitton</h2><br>Maria Bakalova went Old Hollywood classic for her first in-person red carpet in crystals, diamonds, and an extra deep V by Louis Vuitton.<span class="copyright">Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images.</span>

Maria Bakalova in custom Louis Vuitton

Maria Bakalova went Old Hollywood classic for her first in-person red carpet in crystals, diamonds, and an extra deep V by Louis Vuitton.Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images.

<h2>Youn Yuh-jung in Marmar Halim & Han Ye-ri in custom Louis Vuitton</h2><br>On-screen mother-daughter duo Youn Yuh-jung and Han Ye-ri both dressed to the nines on the red carpet, Yuh-jung wearing a navy blue Marmar Halim dress with Bottega Veneta footwear (nice) and Ye-ri opting for a red, custom Louis Vuitton gown. <span class="copyright">Photo by Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images</span>

Youn Yuh-jung in Marmar Halim & Han Ye-ri in custom Louis Vuitton

On-screen mother-daughter duo Youn Yuh-jung and Han Ye-ri both dressed to the nines on the red carpet, Yuh-jung wearing a navy blue Marmar Halim dress with Bottega Veneta footwear (nice) and Ye-ri opting for a red, custom Louis Vuitton gown. Photo by Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images

<h2>Celeste Waite in Gucci</h2><br>Celeste Waite's checkered-and-beaded gown has stolen our hearts.<span class="copyright">Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images</span>

Celeste Waite in Gucci

Celeste Waite’s checkered-and-beaded gown has stolen our hearts.Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images

<h2>Emerald Fennell in Gucci</h2><br>According to <em>Promising Young Woman</em> writer and director Emerald Fennell, this Gucci look is evoking "Susan the pottery teacher," who has a business opportunity for you "which is absolutely not a pyramid scheme." <br><br><br>

Emerald Fennell in Gucci

According to Promising Young Woman writer and director Emerald Fennell, this Gucci look is evoking “Susan the pottery teacher,” who has a business opportunity for you “which is absolutely not a pyramid scheme.”

<h2>Nicolette Robinson in Zuhair Murad</h2><br>The draping, the high slit, the off-shoulder styling — this Zuhair Murad gown on Nicolette Robinson has a little bit of everything.<span class="copyright">Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images.</span>

Nicolette Robinson in Zuhair Murad

The draping, the high slit, the off-shoulder styling — this Zuhair Murad gown on Nicolette Robinson has a little bit of everything.Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images.

<h2>Tiara Thomas in custom Jovana Louis<br></h2><br>When at the Oscars, an all-white, feathered suit is a must. <span class="copyright">Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images.</span>

Tiara Thomas in custom Jovana Louis

When at the Oscars, an all-white, feathered suit is a must. Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images.

<h2>Lakeith Stanfield in custom Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello </h2><br>Best Supporting Actor nominee Lakeith Stanfield channeled the era from <em>Judas and the Black Messiah</em> with this '60s-style custom jumpsuit by Saint Laurent. <span class="copyright">Photo: Alberto Pezzali-Pool/Getty Images.</span>

Lakeith Stanfield in custom Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello

Best Supporting Actor nominee Lakeith Stanfield channeled the era from Judas and the Black Messiah with this ’60s-style custom jumpsuit by Saint Laurent. Photo: Alberto Pezzali-Pool/Getty Images.

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