Every Oscars Red Carpet Look That Altered Our Brain Chemistry

After a long award season that's included Harry Styles in a Swarovski-crystal onesie and Zendaya in more archival vintage looks than we can count on one hand, it's finally time for the big finale—that is, the Oscars. *Pause for oohs and aahs.* Tonight, the biggest names in Hollywood once again came together to celebrate a year's worth of work in film, but we all know that the most significant portion of the evening arrives before any of the awards are doled out. 

The red carpet is the unofficial main event when it comes to Oscars night or really any award show, so it goes without saying that we kept our eyes peeled for the entire duration of the pre–Academy Awards parade. And though all our favorite celebrities in attendance came dressed to the nines, a number of them (with help from their ever-talented stylists) managed to surpass even our wickedly high expectations for the evening. Scroll down to see which guests at the Oscars nabbed a spot on our best dressed list in 2023. 


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WHO: Rihanna

WEAR: Alaïa dress


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WHO: Lady Gaga

WEAR: Versace dress and Tiffany & Co. jewelry


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WHO: Cate Blanchett

WEAR: custom Louis Vuitton dress and jewelry; Giuseppe Zanotti shoes


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WHO: Kate Hudson

WEAR: Rodarte dress; Rahaminov Diamonds jewelry


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WHO: Salma Hayek

WEAR: Gucci dress


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WHO: Nicole Kidman

WEAR: custom Armani Privé dress; Omega watch


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WHO: Michelle Williams

WEAR: Chanel Couture dress; Tiffany & Co. jewelry


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WHO: Andrew Garfield

WEAR: Fendi tuxedo and shoes


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WHO: Rooney Mara

WEAR: Alexander McQueen dress; Jimmy Choo shoes; Fred Leighton jewelry


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WHO: Riz Ahmed

WEAR: Prada suit and shoes


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WHO: Halle Berry

WEAR: Tamara Ralph dress; Jimmy Choo shoes


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WHO: Jessica Chastain

WEAR: custom Gucci dress and jewelry


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WHO: Michelle Yeoh

WEAR: Dior Couture dress


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WHO: Emily Blunt

WEAR: Valentino dress; Judith Leiber bag; Chopard jewelry


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WHO: Florence Pugh

WEAR: Valentino Couture dress; Tiffany & Co. jewelry


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WHO: Paul Mescal

WEAR: Gucci tuxedo


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WHO: Jennifer Connelly

WEAR: custom Louis Vuitton dress


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WHO: Austin Butler

WEAR: Saint Laurent tuxedo and shoes


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WHO: Angela Bassett

WEAR: Moschino dress


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WHO: Deepika Padukone

WEAR: Louis Vuitton dress; Cartier jewelry


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WHO: Ana de Armas

WEAR: Louis Vuitton dress


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WHO: Cara Delevingne

WEAR: Elie Saab dress; Stuart Weitzman shoes; Bulgari jewelry


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WHO: Danai Gurira

WEAR: Jason Wu dress; Messika jewelry


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WHO: Zoë Saldana

WEAR: Fendi Couture dress


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WHO: Andie MacDowell

WEAR: Saint Laurent dress


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WHO: Sandra Oh

WEAR: Giambattista Valli Couture dress; Briony Raymond jewelry


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WHO: Allison Williams

WEAR: Giambattista Valli dress; Fred Leighton jewelry


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WHO: Zanna Roberts Rassi

WEAR: NIDRA DEVI by Keren Craig corset and tuxedo pants; Cast gray pearl earrings and custom Getaway Ring


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WHO: Hong Chau

WEAR: custom Prada dress


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WHO: Vanessa Hudgens

WEAR: vintage Chanel dress


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WHO: Malala Yousafzai

WEAR: Ralph Lauren dress; Jimmy Choo shoes


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WHO: Tems

WEAR: Lever Couture dress; Swarovski jewelry


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WHO: Sofia Carson

WEAR: Giambattista Valli dress; Mikimoto jewelry


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WHO: Stephanie Hsu

WEAR: Valentino Couture dress; Cartier jewelry


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WHO: Miles and Keleigh Teller

WEAR: On Miles Teller: Celine Homme by Hedi Slimane tuxedo; On Keleigh Teller: Celine by Hedi Slimane gown


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WHO: Laverne Cox

WEAR: custom Vera Wang dress; Hanut Singh earrings; David Webb ring


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WHO: Mindy Kaling

WEAR: custom Vera Wang dress; Giuseppe Zanotti shoes; Boucheron jewelry


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WHO: Jenny Slate

WEAR: custom Thom Browne dress


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WHO: Janelle Monáe

WEAR: custom Vera Wang dress; Reza jewelry


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WHO: Elizabeth Olsen

WEAR: Givenchy dress; Giuseppe Zanotti shoes


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WHO: Melissa McCarthy

WEAR: Christian Siriano dress; Gismondi 1754 jewelry


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WHO: Ashley Graham

WEAR: custom Alberta Ferretti dress; Pandora jewelry; Jimmy Choo shoes


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WHO: Halle Bailey

WEAR: DeBeers jewelry


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WHO: Rainey Qualley

Coming up next: 12 Fresh-Off-the-Runway Looks I'm Dying to See at the Oscars

Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.