PHOTOS: 2022 Oscars red carpet
Pastels are a hit on the red carpet, like presenter Lily James' baby pink Versace with a high side slit, Colombian singer Sebastián Yatra's suit and Jessica Chastain's Gucci ombre look, ruffle hem included.
Soft colors like these mixed with metallic and black looks, like Lupita Nyong'o in gold Prada.
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The reds also took it in the trend department, including fashion icon Tracee Ellis Ross in a tea-length Carolina Herrera strapless red gown and Rosie Perez in a classic Hollywood Christian Siriano fit.
Nicole Kidman smooched with her husband, Keith Urban, in a subdued blue gray Armani Prive strapless column gown with a waist ruffle and train.
The 15-year-old Saniyya Sidney twirled and beamed in a floral-adorned princess gown and her "King Richard" castmate Demi Singleton lit up in soft purple.
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Nominee Kristen Stewart, her platinum hair swept to one side, posed quickly for cameras in tiny, rock star black shorts from Chanel. The buttons on her white top opened down to her bellybutton. Penelope Cruise in Chanel went for black in a classic silhouette with a bow sparkling at her neck.
Timothée Chalamet went with no shirt and a cropped sequin and fringe jacket in black from Louis Vuitton.
Jamie Lee Curtis wore a ribbon as a ring in Ukrainian blue, dressed in a midnight blue look by animal rights activist Stella McCartney. Best actor nominee Benedict Cumberbatch wore a yellow and blue pin in support of Ukraine, and Diane Warren in an Emerald green tuxedo suit, wore a blue lapel ribbon of her own on behalf of Ukraine refugees. Others donned Ukraine blue ribbons as well.
Jewels made the statement for some. Vanessa Hudgens, in a black form-hugging sequin gown, had more than 23 carats of Bulgari emeralds around her neck.
All five women nominated in the best actress category have had their own unforgettable red carpet looks, including Nicole Kidman in Dior at the 2018 awards and Penelope Cruz in vintage Pierre Balmain for the 2009 ceremony.
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At last year's Oscars, whites, red and gold dominated one of the pandemic era's first major fashion moments. Highlights included Andra Day and Carey Mulligan shimmering in award-worthy gold, Maria Bakalova in a bright white princess gown and Zendaya's standout midriff-baring Valentino ensemble.
The full Academy Awards show is now available for streaming on Hulu.