The Oscars red carpet is known for safe, crowd-pleasing fashions. Last night, the attendees decided to play it chic not safe, and how lucky are we for their courage? Risks yielded the event’s big wins: a series of show-stopping metallic gowns embellished to the hilt (Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton; Brie Larson in Celine), the deployment of pink as a power color (Gemma Chan in Valentino Couture; Kacey Musgraves in Giambattista Valli), and a man who left the standard tux behind (Billy Porter in Christian Siriano) and a teen who embraced classic suiting (Elsie Fisher in Thom Browne). Even awards season veterans had fun playing against type (Rachel Weisz in Givenchy Couture, Charlize Theron in Dior), pulling out fantastical looks to add drama to cinema’s biggest night.
Below is the list of winners from last night’s show.