It’s been a long year without red carpets — and then suddenly, they are all the rage. Celebrities have been reunited with their glam squads and stylists, and reminding us what it is like to get dressed up for a night on the town. From the Met Gala to the Emmys, and now the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala, we finally get to see some serious fashion.
The new rules for the red carpet are “anything goes.” Nobody has to follow strict protocols and feel like they won’t fit in if they don’t wear the right thing. The Academy Gala proves that a sleek pair of pants accented with the right top (yes, Tiffany Haddish) works just as well as a stunning couture gown (high five to Kaia Gerber). And it’s also nice to see some of our red carpet favorites whom we always know will deliver the drama and stunning looks — we see you, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry and Lady Gaga.
Now every look may not work for you, but that’s the beauty of making a fashion statement after a pandemic — there’s no judgment, only the enjoyment of seeing people looking and feeling their best for a night out on the town. We think Gabrielle Union’s look hit all of the right notes, but you might have someone else in mind — and don’t miss the rare photo of Meg Ryan who hasn’t been on a red carpet in ages.