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Sania Sidney and Jessica Chastain shine on the Oscars red carpet

Sania Sidney and Jessica Chastain shine on the Oscars red carpet

by LEANNE ITALIE

March 28, 2022 GMT

NEW YORK (Associated Press) – Jessica Chastain appeared on the red carpet at the Academy Awards in a shimmering purple and copper dress, while 15-year-old Sania Sidney rocked and swooned in a floral princess look and lit up fellow “King Richard” Demi Singleton until a soft purple Sunday .

Gucci’s ombre dress from Chastain includes a ruffled hem. Her hair color, in a high ponytail, went perfectly with the bodice of her polished gown. Nicole Kidman and her husband, Keith Urban, wore a strapless blue-gray Armani Prive dress with ruffles at the waist and a train.

Kidman told E! “I was, like, I really want to wear blue. I love the color.”

Candidate Kristen Stewart, her platinum hair swept to one side, quickly posed for the cameras wearing tiny black rock-star Chanel shorts. The buttons on her white head open to her belly button. Penelope Cruz from Chanel chose black in a classic silhouette with a shimmering bow on her neck.

“Instead of showcasing the usual suspects wearing variations of the same theme, the red carpet was filled with individuality, personal style and a sense of play,” said fashion director Zoe Washington, who works with a range of luxury brands.

“There was something totally refreshing about seeing how young Hollywood brought a sense of dynamism, from Kristen Stewart’s custom-made Chanel and Zendaya’s nude veils to kinetic gold Prada that made her look like a living Oscar,” she said.

Sydney wore a light teal strapless dress by Armani Prive as one of the first entrants to the 94th Academy Awards.. It wasn’t her first Oscar. She attended at the age of ten to attend “Fences” and “Hidden Figures”. Singleton photos Serena Williams to Sydney Venus.

With the glamorous film industry returning to the Dolby Theater, real-world touches have leaked out.

Jamie Lee Curtis wore a strap as a Ukrainian blue ring, and she wore a midnight blue look by Stella McCartney. No Look Up candidate Nicholas Brittel wore a blue ribbon on the lapel in support of Ukraine, Diane Warren in an emerald green tuxedo, and wore her own blue ribbon on behalf of Ukraine’s refugees. Others wore Ukraine’s blue ribbons, too.

Meanwhile, presenter Lily James went with her baby pink Versace with a high side slit and Piaget jewelry while posing for selfies with a few fans on the red carpet. Soft pastel hues like her outfits mixed with metallic looks (Lupita Nyong’o in Prada gold) and black statements (Billie Eilish in a custom Gucci oversized gown) in a year still grappling with the pandemic and the horrors of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

The Reds took it in the trend section.

Fashion icon Tracey Ellis Ross went with Carolina Herrera: a bright red strapless tea-length dress with a bold bodice and a single diamond necklace. Rosie Perez wore a classic red Hollywood Christian Siriano dress with an elegant abaya. Sonia Yuan from “Drive My Car”, Marley Matlin from “CODA” and Ariana DeBose from “West Side Story” also chose bright red, DeBose pants and a cropped shirt. Kirsten Dunst got the red note, too.

Anjano Ellis, of the most delicate red, had sewed a “baby jack” into a Donatella Versace gown in honor of her mother. Jennifer Garner became a classic in a red Brandon Maxwell dress.

As for the men, fashion-loving and nominee Cody Smit McPhee from the movie The Power of the Dog opted for a gradient blue Bottega Veneta suit, an 18-karat Cartier diamond necklace over his collar (without tie) and a dress shirt. He reviewed his Cartier watch, which featured cascading diamonds on its face.

“I’m going to miss it when it’s not on my wrist,” he joked.

Eric Mazza, executive style director for Town & Country magazine, has praised the fashion risks that Smit McPhee is taking.

“He escaped with the Timothée Chalamet title for Best Young Actor this season,” Mazza told The Associated Press.

Side note: Chalamet wore a shirtless, embroidered cropped jacket and black fringe from Louis Vuitton.

Wesley Snipes wore a dark purple short suit. Sebastian Yatra was chosen to perform, and wore a pink tuxedo with tails by Moschino, designed by Jeremy Scott. He was wearing a Cartier diamond. Presenter Jason Momoa, kept quiet with a long braid tied up in tiny pink hair. He wore a black Henri Paul suit as he soared over the red carpet.

Naomi Scott was completely covered with a high neck and a dark purple look. Anna Dzieduszycka from the nominated short film “The Dress” wore an emerald green gown with spare feathers. Jada Pinkett Smith also went green, a deeper shade with a massive, embellished train that Glenn Martins did for Gaultier.

Jewels made the statement to some. Vanessa Hudgens wore a black sequined gown that had over 23 carats of Bulgarian emeralds around her neck.

“Licorice Pizza” star Alana Haim and her sisters wore a custom Louis Vuitton scallop design. Haim posed for a photo with Denis Villeneuve.

“It’s a Hanukkah card,” Haim said.

Lots of leather, color and jewelry took the night.

“The evening’s casual theme was more than that, with bold colours, ultra-glamor and facial details dominating the red carpet,” said Irina Grechko, fashion director for Millennium-focused style Refinery29.com. Location. “It’s nice to see celebrities embracing colors after playing it safe in neutrals for so long.”

There were some hair-and-beauty highlights, too: “Regina Hall’s magical transformation from long Hollywood waves on the red carpet to chic short bobs on stage,” said Julie Wilson, Cosmopolitan’s beauty director. “I’m obsessed with Lupita’s fake beehive hairstyle. It’s royal with a twist, literally.”

Given the news climate, it wasn’t surprising that some in the audience kept it low profile and low wattage in black.

“I’m especially proud of Rita Moreno’s look tonight as she wore her Adrienne Landau hat for the first time in the cover story she wrote for Town & Country’s March issue,” Mazza said. “The first Latina to win an Oscar for acting honored her legacy with a dress named after Latina OG, Carolina Herrera. Did 90 Days Look That Good?”

Mazza also praised James Atelier Versace’s soft pink look and Gucci’s Chastain dress, “which showed her confidence while attending the party.”

Andrea Laventhal, People’s Fashion & Beauty Director, was a fan of Zendaya’s silver beaded two-piece skirt with a short white button-down that resembles Sharon Stone’s maxi skirt and white Gap shirt at the 1996 Academy Awards.

“It’s very small and very modern but also appropriate for the Oscars,” she said. “It was a real show stopper. There was a lot of really daring fashion. You don’t usually see that much of a risk and a risk at the Oscars.”

While Zendaya was directing Stone, Zoe Kravitz evoked Audrey Hepburn in a strapless Saint Laurent Anthony Vaccarello blush pink look with a simple half-arch, and wore bangs above her eyebrows just as Hepburn did.

Blake Newby, Essence’s fashion and beauty editor, said plenty of stars are putting their frills front and center.

“Stars have embraced plunging necklines more than ever this year. From Serena and Venus Williams in Gucci and Elie Saab, to Jessica Chastain, also in Gucci, to Niecy Nash in Monsoori, the ladies have played in different shapes to show off their busts,” she said.

Laventhal pointed out the hottest topics on social media when it came to Oscars fashion, Stewart and Chalamet were.

“If you’re going to wear shorts to the Oscars, it’s got to be Chanel,” she said. “It’s not for everyone but it’s pretty big. People like both or don’t like both.”

Melissa Rivers, a red carpet veteran and co-creator of the vintage “Fashion Police” starring her late mother, Joan, wasn’t a fan.

“It’s the Oscars. It’s like going to your grandparents’ house, who are rich and I’m not sure if you’d like that yet, she joked. “It’s just, stop. We’re identifying you, but these are the Oscars.”

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Associated Press writers Lindsey Barr and Brooke Levertis contributed to this story.

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