There’s no doubting the power of a good red carpet look. From Jennifer Lopez’s Versace gown at the 2000s Grammys to Zendaya’s lush leather Balmain ensemble at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, one dress has the power to forever cement itself in the cultural zeitgeist.
And when it comes to the night of Hollywood nights, the pressure to put on your glitziest dress and make it onto the “best looks” list is only amplified.
However, at this year’s Oscars, celebrity style turned our expectations on their head, opting for more subtle and polished choices like a simple white button-up a la Kristen Stewart and Uma Thurman in Chanel and Bottega Veneta respectively.
While the vanity lounge After Party certainly delivered the glamor and opulence we expected at the Oscars, with the whos-who of Hollywood present, we couldn’t help but notice that one specific trend kept coming up on both carpets. red.
This year, rather than dressing in bespoke haute couture, many celebrities opted to wear the latest looks from the new season of the luxury house’s Fall/Winter 2022 collections.
More than ever, the runway served as both inspiration and sartorial reference, with ready-to-wear options straight off the catwalk and on our favorite stars.
Curious to know which celebrities have forgone a custom dress and opted for a runway-ready dress? Keep scrolling below.
It seems that Demna Gvasalia keeps him in the family.
Heading to the Vanity Fair After Party, sisters Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner both wore Balenciaga dresses for the occasion. While the skintight blue dress was a no-brainer for Kim, we were thrilled to see Kendall step away from her signature sexy figure for this voluminous number.
The proverbial icing on the cake was their Balenciaga shades. Because there’s nothing that exudes freshness like sunglasses on the red carpet.
After seeing newly appointed creative director Matthieu Blazy’s debut collection at Milan Fashion Week, we knew it was only a matter of time before the looks were mistaken for red carpet appearances.
For example, Sarah Paulson in her head-to-toe FW/22 ensemble. While we loved her magenta-purple heels and embroidered opera gloves, the real piece de resistance was her asymmetrical leather fringe skirt.
Since signing her contract with Chanel in 2013, Kristen Stewart’s red carpet style has become synonymous with the legacy label. While her micro-shorts and open blouse combo may have had us doing a double take at the Oscars, her black lace maxi dress had us asking for more at the after party.
Choosing to don Chanel’s tweed-inspired FW/22 show closing look, Kristen made the look her own, styling her outfit with her nonchalant yet fashion-forward bun.
Dior Ambassador Anya Taylor-Joy showed up at the vanity lounge After Party to showcase some of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s best work.
Anya, always a style rebel, opted to style her strapless tulle dress her own way, adding a matching headpiece and keeping her legs bare without the lace bike shorts and knee-high socks seen on the catwalk.
euphoria Barbie Ferreira in Fendi was the jumpsuit we didn’t know we needed.
Exit at the vanity lounge After Party, the actress stunned in the strapless, disco-inspired dress from the luxury label’s SS/22 show. The sartorial nods to Studio 54 were apparent, with the kaleidoscopic print an ode to the opulence and debauchery of the 70s.
Newcomer Laura Harrier, Who You’ll Recognize From Ryan Murphy’s 1940s Drama Hollywoodchose the new Off-White season from the label’s FW/22 collection.
The fashion-forward polka dot number featured the best Abloh-isms, with psychedelic prints, asymmetrical proportions and unlikely protrusions.
Saint Laurent dominated the red carpet at the Vanity Fair after party.
With Anthony Vaccarello’s list of muses growing to include Maude Apatow and Dominic Fike, alongside longtime house pals Hailey Bieber and Zoe Kravitz, it’s no wonder this cool California gang has had some of the most coveted looks of the night. Both Zoe and Hailey opting for ready-to-wear looks, we hope these pieces hit stores soon.
Daniel Roseberry’s famous SS/22 haute couture collection was a no-brainer for the Oscars. Rather than opting for a look straight off the catwalk, Maggie Gyllenhaal borrowed the silhouette from the luxury house’s SS/22 collection for her off-the-shoulder maxi dress. The highlight of the room was the abstract gold carvings adorning the dress.