NEW YORK (AP) — Fan Bingbing regally walked in shimmering silver and emerald green on the champagne-colored carpet Sunday at the 95th Academy Awards. Hong Chau donned a pink high-neck column dress by Prada with a feathery black train, while Malala Yousafzai donned her sparkly silver Ralph Lauren headpiece like a pro.
Bing Bing, the “X-Men” star, wore Tony Ward couture with her hair sculpted into an Old Hollywood bob, where some of the men’s early walkers brought glamour. We’re looking at you, Lorenzo Zurzolo. Others, like Brendan Fraser, have gone for traditional black tuxedos.
While Fan looked like a queen, Sofia Carson was a princess in a white Giambattista Valli choker, a stunning emerald and diamond necklace that accentuated her ball gown with an off-the-shoulder bodice, and a delicate diamond cutout at the center. Her jewelry was by Chopard, including 122.49 carats of emeralds and 92.57 carats of diamonds.
Yousafzai, 25, was a producer on Stranger at the Gate. She said her dress represented “peace, love and harmony”.
“I feel very much myself in it,” she told the Associated Press.
Monica Barbaro walked the carpet in a two-tone Elie Saab dress in deep plum and delicate blue chiffon with a long, plump train.
She told E!
Jamie Lee Curtis chose a sparkly, long-sleeved Dolce & Gabbana dress that was the exact color of her new off-white Oscars carpet.
Harvey Guillen and Harry Shum Jr. Making statements of their own, the former in Christian Siriano’s silver brocade tailored coat and full ruffled overcoat and the latter in a white tuxedo jacket with wide sash and black trim.
“Puss in Boots” star Guillen said his clothes are the first time Siriano has designed for a plus-size man.
Sexy embellished long coat flared at the waist. And it teased Guillen’s vampire parody show “What We Do in the Shadows,” in which he plays fan favorite Guillermo.
Chum made sure to grab Supporting Actress Nominee Zhao to complement her bubblegum pink dress while chatting with friends.
“You look great,” he said.
The “whale” rep replied that he did, too.
“I’m trying to change it,” said Shum.
Lilly Singh wore Siriano, who managed to salvage his Oscars look last week after a pipe exploded in his studio. Singh’s purple pantsuit look was topped off with a matching long coat.
Sandra Oh’s orange look popped on the pale carpet. Like Chow, Allison Williams opted for a soft pink, with plenty of sparkle, while Mindy Kaling stunned in a crisp white, more busty Vera Wang look with long sleeves split and an open part. Also in white: Ariana DeBose in a standout Versace moment with jeweled embellishments to evoke armor.
Williams’ Giambattista Valli look came with oversized frills, a feathered brim, and a pink taffeta cape.
Beauty games were also strong. Oh’s updo was perfect for her flowy look, also from Giambattista Valli.
“I love the messy updo with a bang. It pairs with the orange dress so nicely. Her light and airy look matched the vibe,” said Danielle James, Elle.com’s beauty director.
James Hong was three months old when the first Academy Awards were handed out in 1929. At the age of ninety-four, he finally made the show.
Wearing a googly eye tie, the “Everything Everywhere Every Time” actor arrived in his usual perky Oscars mood, pulling faces and posing for the cameras.
Eva Longoria also wore white, with a highly embellished look designed by Zuhair Murad, with a neckline to the waist.
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