Golden gowns and stand-out style: A-list fashion from the 2017 Oscars red carpet

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The 89th Academy Awards brought with them, as always, an abundance of fabulous fashion.

While what happens inside the Dolby Theatre is, of course, the main event, when the great and good of Hollywood gather to see which of their bathrooms might be graced with an Oscar, we will always have time for the glorious gowns on the red carpet outside.

From the gold-hued ensembles of Emma Stone, Jessica Biel and Nicole Kidman to the fantastically stand-out styles of Janelle Monáe and Cynthia Erivo to the more minimalist moments of Naomie Harris and Karlie Kloss, scroll through our gallery below for all the A-list fashion at the 2017 Oscars.

Images: Rex Features

  • Emma Stone

    The La La Land star mixes old-school glamour with flapper vibes in a gold fringed Givenchy gown...

  • Emma Stone

    Her classic Hollywood waves, deep red lipstick and Tiffany & Co earrings finish the look. 

  • Taraji P. Henson

    Hidden Figures star Henson steals the evening in this custom blue velvet Alberta Ferretti gown – sleek, vampy and spot on...

  • Taraji P. Henson

    A voluptuous bob and glittering short necklace from the Nirav Modi Luminance collection are perfectly pitched accessories.

  • Scarlett Johansson

    Scarlett Johansson grounds her floaty pink number with a metallic belt and dark manicure...

  • Scarlett Johansson

    Hair is simple and casual via a swept-over cropped ‘do.

  • Nicole Kidman

    It’s embellished Armani Privé for Lion’s Nicole Kidman, who breaks up the pale palette with bright red lipstick (she also broke the strap of her dress in the car on the way there).

  • Naomie Harris

    A vision in white sequinned Calvin Klein, Harris works a cape, a cut-out and contrasting footwear.

  • Jessica Biel

    Somehow, head-to-toe metallics and a feather-style collar doesn’t look too much on Jessica Biel, who wears a stunning Kaufman Franco gown and Tiffany & Co jewellery... 

  • Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

    She finishes her look with an overexcited former boybander.

  • Janelle Monáe

    Janelle Monáe’s Elie Saab Couture creation comprises an intricate beaded black ball skirt with an embellished sheer bodice and black belt. Immense.

  • Kirsten Dunst

    Dunst wear an exaggerated version of a classic shape in a strapless black Dior gown with pockets, cinched waist and train.

  • Kirsten Dunst

    She pairs it with a diamond choker.

  • Viola Davis

    Fences’ Davis wears red custom Armani – a sleek, unadorned gown with draped sleeves and halter-neck.

  • Michelle Williams

    Michelle Williams’ Louis Vuitton gown gives romance an edge by combining a pale beaded skirt and deep plunge black top. 

  • Chrissy Teigen

    The model wears a “very tight” (her words) white Zuhair Murad gown with sheer panels, matched with silver accessories...

  • Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

    While John Legend is stylish in Gucci.

  • Emma Roberts

    Magnificent monochrome for Emma Roberts, who wears strappy Armani Privé with cummerbund-style waist, statement red lips and straightforwardly Hollywood hair. She finishes the look with Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry drop earrings and ring.

  • Halle Berry

    Halle Berry describes her one-shoulder criss-cross Versace number as “romantic and feminine” with its sparkly finish.

  • Halle Berry

    The gown features an undone, feathery train.

  • Alicia Vikander

    Vikander opts for a casual top knot-style hair ‘do with her tiered black lace Louis Vuitton.

  • Dakota Johnson

    It’s gold and it’s Gucci: a high-necked, slightly buttoned-up style for Dakota Johnson, with matching clutch bag.

  • Ruth Negga

    Ruth Negga is “in love” with her custom-made, vibrantly red Valentino, worn with a jewelled headband...

  • Ruth Negga

    She goes a shade darker with perfectly matched make-up and jewellery.

  • Charlize Theron

    Theron sweeps in with pleated metallic Christian Dior.

  • Octavia Spencer

    Spencer stuns in pale blue, typically ethereal Marchesa.

  • Salma Hayek

    The actor wears a black, semi-sheer gown with vintage Fred Leighton jewels – including a 19th-century diamond headband.

  • Brie Larson

    Structured and ever so slightly eighties: Larson wears strapless velvet Oscar de la Renta with Aquazzura shoes.

  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra wears strapless Ralph & Russo, balancing the structured neckline and hand-appliquéd triangle design with chunky bracelets (and sleek straight locks with low side parting).

  • Hailee Steinfeld

    Steinfeld’s floaty, petal-adorned Ralph & Russo uses flower appliqué and crystal embellishment to add interest.

  • Cynthia Erivo

    Cynthia Erivo goes bold in floral, full, fabulous Paolo Sebastian with a simple Monique Péan pendant.

  • Karlie Kloss

    Kloss tops off her caped white gown (typically clean-lined Stella McCartney) with a detailed Nirav Modi choker.

  • Luciana Barroso and Matt Damon

    Luciana Barroso wears mosaic-inspired silver with matching jewellery and sleek hair.

  • Felicity Jones

    Jones sticks to sweet and simple, complementing her pale, ballet-style Dior with peachy make-up and a classic ‘do.

  • Isabelle Huppert

    The French actor provides a lesson in sartorial balance, tempering her light, beaded Armani Privé gown with a dark mani and elegant, warm make-up.

  • Ava DuVernay

    The director stands out in custom blue-grey Ashi Studio with lace sleeves and a high neck.

  • Trudie Styler and Sting

    Trudie Styler wears a floor-length, off-the-shoulder pleated gown.

  • Olivia Culpo

    Olivia Culpo’s incredibly intricate Marchesa dress was designed to “represent water” – given it was made in collaboration with Stella Artois (no, really) in order to raise money for

  • Sofia Carson

    Not a hair out of place and a striking red lip to go with Carson’s tiered white and gold gown.

  • Teresa Palmer

    Hacksaw Ridge’s Teresa Palmer joins the metallic team in belted silver Prada with Neil Lane jewels.

  • Leslie Mann

    Full-on sunshine yellow and an equally full-on ball skirt ensures Mann’s Zac Posen gown is unmissable.

  • Busy Phillips

    Phillips wears deep green velvet Elizabeth Kennedy with a more interesting take on sheer detailing.

  • Ginnifer Goodwin

    Red Zuhair Murad sets the tone for Goodwin’s entire look; red nails and a red clutch top off the outfit.

  • Miranda July

    Sheer, lacy and covered in birds: little not to like about Miranda July’s Oscars ensemble adding a little fun to the standard floor-skimming Cinderella gowns.

  • Kelly Ripa

    Kelly Ripa is all butterflies and blue tones, setting off her strapless Carolina Herrera gown with a glossily tousled bob.