It was a historic Sunday evening all the way around. First, it was the 90th Academy Awards show, and then, there was the famous red carpet parade as the exquisite icing on the Oscar cake.
The stars did not disappoint at the Dolby Theatre, blending old-Hollywood allure with hip, modern Hollywood glamour. Our African and African-American sisters and brothers brought their A-game to L.A.
Mary J. Blige came to win draped in an elegant, cream-colored Versace gown with a fitted bodice and chandelier earrings.
Common wore it well in a black tux with a black velvet collar. Next to him stood Andra Day looking goddess-like in a pink and blue floral Zac Posen gown with major statement sleeves.
Consistently stylish on the red carpet, Viola Davis nailed it in a bright pink, crepe-cady gown by the MichaelKors Collection. She topped the look with large hoops.
The stars’ makeup/hair was off-the-charts.
Taraji P. Henson wore her hair in a raven bob with blackberry lipstick and bold brows. She was a bombshell in a black French tulle gown with a keyhole front, thigh-high slit and draped sleeves. She told her stylist she was looking for sexiness, fun and drama, and she succeeded.
A one-shoulder, chocolate-brown Giambattista Valli gown was dazzling and chic on Zendaya. Her sophisticated top-knot brought attention to her stunning features.
Daniel Kaluuya chose a copper-toned tux, and the gamble he took paid off handsomely. It was a win-win garment that style critics applauded.
Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman needs no introduction. He’s so good-looking and brought a fresh, fashion-forward vibe to the red carpet. He wasn’t donning a tux but a fitted coat embellished with silver detail along the shoulders and collar.
Lupita Nyong’o “slayed” in Versace, the Wakanda queen in gold metallic chain mail.
It was a spectacular night of fashion and performance and not a wardrobe malfunction in sight.
Well done, everyone.