Hollywood’s most glamorous night is finally here, and you know what that means: It’s time to marvel over the best-dressed celebrities at the 2020 Oscars. Obviously, we realize there’s more to this highly anticipated evening than fashion statements. Still, while we are pumped about finally finding out who snagged that coveted Best Picture statuette, we’re admittedly (and shamelessly) just as excited to ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ over what Tinseltown’s biggest stars are wearing. And praise be to the red-carpet gods, Hollywood did not disappoint.
Audiences have come to expect a certain wow factor from the Oscars red carpet — of all the award shows of the season, it feels the most like a fairytale. Attendees don’t shy away from show-stopping looks like ball gowns, dresses embellished to the hilt and truly swoon-worthy haute couture. That’s not to say Oscars fashion has grown formulaic. After all, did anyone really expect Booksmart star Kaitlyn Dever to hit it out of the park like this on her first-ever Oscars night? Or for Billy Porter to rock a feathered gown? Okay, maybe we expected that last one.
Whether they stuck to more classic designs or stood out (in a good way), celebrities definitely seemed to pull out all the stops this year. And you know what? That sort of sartorial bravado deserves recognition. So, keep scrolling to see the best red carpet looks at the 2020 Oscars.