The 2022 Oscars Red Carpet Winners
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The 2022 Oscars Red Carpet Winners

by Evan Ross Katz

Let’s waste no time and get right to the main event.

The Oscars Carpet Turned It Out

It was a calm, expected 84th annual Academy Awards in which nothing off-kilter or headline-generating happened. Well, not exactly (and I’m not talking about Gaga shading Caitlyn Jenner with kindness outside Elton John’s party). There will be plenty to read and dissect about the ceremony itself in the coming the days, but let’s focus on the red carpet, as we are one to do.

Anything notable? Timothée Chalamet, making his 2022 carpet debut, didn’t wear a shirt (opting for a cropped Louis Vuitton jacket with a lace overlay from the women’s Spring 2022 collection). Spencer nominee Kristen Stewart wore a custom Chanel (yup, back to Chanel) look including a tuxedo jack and short shorts. Sarah Paulson in a yellow version of the recently debuted and much-buzzed-about Bottega Veneta leather fringe midi skirt (retail value $29K). Kirsten Dunst threw it back two decades in Christian Lacroix Fall 2002 (via Lily et Cie's archives, no less!). Fellow Power of the Dog nominee Kodi Smit-McPhee continued his quite successful efforts to come for Timmy’s “Best Dressed Twink” crown wearing a custom powder blue Bottega Veneta via Bottega’s new creative director Mattieu Blazy. And speaking of Bottega: Uma Thurman looked every ounce a filmé star in another custom Matthieu Blazy creation.

Other stand-outs included Best Actress winner Jessica Chastain (who took home the prize for for The Eyes of Tammy Faye) in Gucci, Best Actress nominee Olivia Colman ina pleated metallic Dior gown, King Richard star Demi Singleton’s in a pastel Miu Miu column gown (she changed into an equally exquisite Paco Rabbane look at the Vanity Fair party afterward), Lily James making her Oscars red carpet debut serving body in Versace, Zoë Kravitz channeling Audrey Hepburn in, well duh, Saint Laurent, Being the Riccardos nominee Nicole Kidman in a gray-ish blue Armani Privé, Jada Pinkett Smith in a hunter green gown by Glenn Martens for Jean Paul Gaultier and Lupita Nyong’o in a custom Prada gold leopard sequin dress — absolutely delicious. Also, can’t forget 11-year-old Belfast star Jude Hill who turned it out in Thom Browne.

Briefly touching down on the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, we got Dakota Johnson (thank goodness) in Gucci’s Love Parade collection. If we got nothing more out of the night, this was plenty... and then some. Catherine O’Hara stunned in Monique Lhuillier, Gabrielle Union served in Valentino Couture and Zendaya switched from her custom Valentino micro-top and silver sequin skirt (a nod to Todd Oldham SS95 and Sharon Stone at the 1998 Oscar ceremony) to a Sportmax suit. Meanwhile Kim Kardashian was there in neon blue Balenciaga (as expected). Two of the top toots from the party: Tessa Thompson in Schiaparelli Couture SS22 and Hunter Schafer (there with her rumored boyfriend, Euphoria co-star Dominic Fike) in Rick Owens SS22.

Overall, I’d say the big winner of the night was Mattieu Blazy, both with his roster of talent — Smit-McpHee, Thurman and Paulson — and the looks, both runway in the case of Paulson and custom for the other two, that he brought to the carpet. From his appointment in November to his debut collection last month and now this, Blazy is proving to be an “it boy” worth the hubbub.

Oscar Isaac Press Tour

"There’s no real master strategy," stylist Michael Fisher tells me about his approach to Oscar Isaac’sMoon Knight press tour, which has given us a number of top-tier moments chief among them a Thom Browne classic medium gray wool twill blazer with a pleated skirt and brogue boots. “But I always approach a press tour thinking about the character that the actor is portraying.”

With that in mind, he says, there are many expectations of what an actor playing a superhero should look like on a red carpet. But then again, Oscar in Moon Knight, is not your conventional superhero (He has multiple personalities in the miniseries). “So we wanted to take the opportunity to explore his off-duty wardrobe through the many facets of his own personality. More specifically, there is the artist who is a risk taker, the leading man who presents with authority and the cool dad and husband.”

This included looks ranging from Brioni to Valentino to Ferragamo. But about that much-discussed skirt, which had co-star Ethan Hawke drooling on the red carpet: “We discussed wearing skirts on this tour as he’s been a big fan and has always wanted to give it a try. This seemed like the perfect time to have a breakout moment and do something unexpected.” Mission accomplished!

Kim Cattrall for Farfetch

Something shifted the day that Kim Cattrall was announced as the new face of Farfetch. The images, which feature the Mannequin star serving in looks including a gold Khaite coat, an Area jacket, Rick Owens sunnies and Prada bag, were a necessary reminder that though Samantha Jones remains holed up in London, she is alive and well.

According to Farfetch creative director Yanis Henrion, the reason he chose Cattrall as the right icon for the campaign is quite simple. “Because pop culture has defined our generation when it comes to style, aesthetics and attitude — unlikely fashion icons from TV shows (especially those that are not the main character) are the ones we chose vs the ones society would like to choose. Farfetch is all about personal choice — we don’t tell you what to wear, you know better than anyone what you want. And Kim Cattrall embodies that mindset better than anyone.”

Honorable Mentions

6’6” actor Lee Pace in custom Schiaparelli by Daniel Roseberry at the SXSW premiere of Bodies Bodies Bodies needs mentioned. As do Jodie Turner Smith and Joshua Jackson in Gucci at the Critics Choice Awards.

Anne Hathway in Christopher John Rogers, Paco Rabanne and Aquazzura. Let’s just say, with awards season finally at a close, it’s time to take a fashion shower and pass the fuck out.

Welcome to "Wear Me Out,"a column by pop culture fiend Evan Ross Katz that takes a deep dive into celebrity dressing. From award shows and movie premieres to grocery store runs, he'll keep you up to date on what your favorite celebs have recently worn to the biggest and most inconsequential events.

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