Other Hollywood stars chose elegant black for the pandemic-era Oscars in Los Angeles. Some were in bright oranges and pinks.
Nominee LaKeith Stanfield chose a custom black jumpsuit with a belt and wide-lapeled button-down underneath by Saint Laurent.
Another statement maker among the men: Colman Domingo of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” in a hot pink suit by Versace.
All told, Irina Grechko, senior fashion editor for the millennial-focused lifestyle site Refinery29.com said, Hollywood was due for the final and splashiest carpet of the Zoom-heavy, leisurewear-accented pandemic awards season.
“After a year of virtual red carpet shows, it’s clear that celebrities were ready to bring their A-game to the red carpet, with high-on-glamour looks dominating the night. From Maria Bakalova’s Grace Kelly-esque look, made with 100 meters of tulle, to Carey Mulligan’s oversized, liquid gold-like skirt train, celebrities understood the assignment and brought back fashion in a big way,” she said.
There were some big beauty moments, too.
Of Zendaya’s look, Refinery29 Beauty Director Sara Tan said: “Zendaya looked like she emerged from the pages of a magazine. It was elegant, yet effortless, a balance that Zendaya always achieves with ease. I loved that she kept her beauty look glam, but simple — waist-grazing hair, dewy skin, full brows, a simple wash of color on her lid, and a barely-there lip — so as not to compete with the collection of Bulgari jewels around her neck!”
Seyfried’s smoky red eye “gave her old school Hollywood glam a modern twist,” Tan said.
Bold lips ruled the carpet, from Seyfried’s deep plum pout to H.E.R.’s pinky-purple lip, she added.