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Oscars 2023 red carpet fashion: Rihanna, Kate Hudson, Salma Hayek, more

The 95th Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel

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Jenni McKnight
Jenni McKnightUS Lifestyle Editor
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The biggest night of awards season finally arrived on Sunday and the crème de la crème of Hollywood flocked to the Dolby Theatre for the 2023 Oscars bringing glitz and glamour with them.

While this year's red carpet was instead champagne-colored, it was still one of fashion's biggest nights – it certainly has one of the most eye-watering goodie bags valued at over $100k! The 2023 Oscars encouraged a more sustainable approach to style but there were still elaborate designs, figure-hugging silhouettes, provocative glimpses of skin, and some surprises along the way.

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Attendees have some stiff competition to beat too if they want their outfit to leave a lasting impression, as the winner of the best Oscars dress of all time has already been revealed – and the result is surprising.

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel – who left his mind-blowing $9 million LA mansion for the night's proceedings – the most eyes were on all the nominees who never fail to disappoint with their red carpet style.

Cate Blanchett, Ana de Armas, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, and so many more had their pick of designers for the evening, including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Chanel, and more.

Take a look below at the best-dressed stars on the champagne carpet…

Rihanna

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Rihanna looked gorgeous in her black Alaïa dress that featured a leather trailing skirt and crop top which she wore over a sheer turtleneck top to showcase her blossoming baby bump after surprising fans with her pregnancy announcement in February. She accessorized with Moussaieff High Jewellery.

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Salma Hayek

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Salma Hayek looked gorgeous in her shimmering orange Gucci dress that featured a subtle fishtail, a nipped-in waist, and a halterneck design that highlighted her chest. She accessorized with jewelry by Maison Boucheron.

Kerry Condon

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The Banshees of Inisherin star Kerry Condon rocked a lemon-hued gown by Atelier Versace. The delicate sweetheart neckline, pleated skirt, and flowing train looked gorgeous and her pop of red lipstick contrasted beautifully against the mellow tone of her frock.

Kate Hudson

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Kate Hudson rocked some silver sequins in her beaded fishtail gown by Rodarte which she accessorized with Rahaminov Diamonds jewelry. She kept her makeup simple and her hair in soft waves to let her blinding dress do all the talking.

Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman rocked custom Armani Prive in this black dress with a twist. Featuring a thigh-high slit and ornate floral detailing on the shoulders, Nicole looked sensational as always.

Michelle Yeoh

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Michelle Yeoh looked elegant in her body-skimming Christian Dior Couture gown that featured sheer paneling and romantic feathers that extended to a subtle train. Her softly curled hair and dangling earrings upped the ante.

Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga gave off gothic vibes in her black Versace gown that boasted a sheer top with velvet boning and a full circle skirt. Her bright red lip and dramatic eye makeup were a stark contrast but if anyone could pull it off, it's Gaga.

Michelle Williams

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Michelle Williams looked like a bride in Chanel Couture and Tiffany & Co. jewelry. The exquisite, beaded detailing on her sheer cape elevated her white column dress that featured a silver bust.

Florence Pugh

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Florence Pugh looked striking in a Maison Valentino gown with a short black skirt with a cream overlay and statement off-the-shoulder puff sleeves.

Cara Delevingne

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WOW! Cara Delevingne certainly made an entrance in this show-stopping gown by Elie Saab Couture, which she accessorized with Stuart Weitzman shoes and Bulgari jewelry. The wine-colored red looked stunning, and the daring thigh-high split that showed off her model legs gave off major Angelina Jolie vibes circa 2012. Cara's slicked hair and smokey eye makeup just added to her all-out glamorous look.

Jessica Chastain

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Jessica Chastain looked phenomenal in custom Gucci. Her silver sequin gown featured a figure-hugging fit, a plunging V neckline with black accents and a long black train. Her classic red lip and auburn hair contrasted beautifully against her porcelain skin.

Cate Blanchett

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Cate Blanchett looked stunning in her custom, two-tone Louis Vuitton dress that had a blue silky top with structured shoulders and a black skirt with a train.

Ana de Armas

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Ana de Armas channeled her on-screen alter-ego Marilyn Monroe in a gorgeous Louis Vuitton gown with a ruffled train. The stunning, sequin-encrusted number boasted a low-cut, scoop neckline and a figure-hugging fit, highlighting Ana's hourglass physique. 

Halle Berry

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Halle Berry opted for white in her Tamara Ralph dress that had an interesting floral neckline and matching floral detail at the top of her dangerously thigh-high split. It also featured a delicate cut-out across her chest and the all-important elegant train. She accessorized with Pomellato Iconica earrings and rings.

Angela Bassett

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Angela Bassett turned heads in her figure-hugging, purple, fishtail Moschino gown that boasted pretty detailing across the bust and a train, and Sarah Flint’s 'Mihaela 120' platform satin heels which were custom dyed in orchid purple.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge wowed in her strapless Dolce & Gabbana black gown that featured mesh lace paneling, a bodycon fit, and a train.

Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria decided against wearing her BFF Victoria Beckham's designs on the champagne-colored carpet and instead stunned in this bejeweled creation by Zuhair Murad Couture. The actress looked sensational in her frock which boasted a revealing plunging neckline and intricate bead and gem detailing.

Jamie Lee Curtis

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This year's Oscars is extra special for Jamie Lee Curtis as it marked her first time as a nominee. She pulled out all the stops and looked divine in her sparkling, champagne-colored Dolce & Gabbana gown that hugged her figure. It featured subtle ruching at the side and corset-style bone detailing.

Mindy Kaling

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Mindy Kaling highlighted her recent weight loss in custom Vera Wang and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. Mindy looked gorgeous and her white dress was given a spicy twist with exposed detailing under her chest, thin spaghetti straps, and long sleeves that revealed her decolletage. She accessorized with jewelry by Maison Boucheron.

Elizabeth Olsen

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WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen oozed glamour in her black sequinned dress by Givenchy. The plunging neckline added a daring touch and the sheer overlay showed off her towering Giuseppe Zanotti heels.  

Sofia Carson

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Sofia Carson looked exquisite in her white gown by Giambattista Valli that featured an off-the-shoulder neckline, peekaboo cut-out, nipped-in waist, and a billowing skirt. Everything was perfect including her chic updo and her emerald green Chopard jewels. 

Fan Bingbing

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Chinese actress Fan Bingbing stole the show in her eye-catching couture ensemble by Tony Ward. Her silver, sequinned, figure-hugging dress with fringe detailing and a low-cut neckline was elevated further by dramatic green, puffed shoulders, and a full skirt. 

Rooney Mara

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Rooney Mara kept it simple but elegant in her Alexander McQueen dress that gave off Grecian vibes. It had a pleated skirt that was tied at the back to show off her shoes and an off-the-shoulder design.

Sandra Oh

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Killing Eve star Sandra Oh stood out in her burnt orange, art-deco frock by Giambattista Valli Couture and Briony Raymond jewelry. The color looked beautiful against her complexion and accentuated her shape with a nipped-in waist, floaty sleeves, and deep V-neckline.

Allison Williams

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Allison Williams looked stunning in her nude and pink gown by Giambattista Valli Couture and Fred Leighton jewelry. Her skintight dress boasted an exposed back, pink and silver floral applique, and a feather trim along the hem. The bubblegum pink skirt added a 'wow' factor with its elaborate design that featured a long train and tulle underlay.

Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa Hudgens looked classy and classic in vintage Chanel. Her strapless gown featured a white trim across the bust and hemline and pulled her in at the waist to show off her curves. 

Ashley Graham

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Already the trend for the night appears to be black dresses. Ashley Graham flaunted her famous curves in a custom design by Alberta Ferretti. The high collar, sheer sleeves, cut-out midsection, and fishnet skirt were a bold choice for the Oscars – but we love it!

Laverne Cox

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Laverne Cox made a style statement in her custom Vera Wang outfit. The black fishtail skirt with slouchy elbow-length sleeves that exposed her shoulders was given a twist with a nude corset top and turquoise shawl that wrapped around her chest and extended to the floor to make a flowing train.

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