Oscar fashions 2021: Academy Awards bring back red carpet glamour in whites, reds, gold

Andra Day and Carey Mulligan shimmer in award-worthy gold and Maria Bakalova among several stars in bright white princess gowns during the pandemic era’s first big parade of fashion.

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Maria Bakalova arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

Maria Bakalova arrives at the Oscars on Sunday at Union Station in Los Angeles.

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NEW YORK — Red carpet glam was back Sunday at the Oscars with Andra Day and Carey Mulligan shimmering in award-worthy gold and Maria Bakalova among several stars in bright white princess gowns during the pandemic era’s first big parade of fashion.

There was a strong showing of reds as well, along with belly-baring midriffs, the latter including Zendaya in standout yellow and more than 183 carats of Bulgari diamonds from ears and neck to her fingers.

Zendaya arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

Zendaya arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

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Day dressed all the way up in a sexy look cut to the thigh on one side with a cutout at the waist. It was custom Vera Wang made of actual metal, paired with a dainty pair of drop earrings tipped with yellow diamonds from Tiffany & Co. Mulligan stunned in gold Valentino couture, a midriff look with a tiny metallic top and a huge ball skirt.

With nominees scattered around the world, the red carpet was far less hectic.

“Calm. If people were here they would know how absolutely groundbreaking calm is,” said Viola Davis, dressed in a stunningwhite custom lookwith intricate cutouts in a snug bodice that fell to a princess skirt.

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Amanda Seyfried arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

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The designer? “Alexander McQueen, baby,” Davis told E!.

Bakalova, the breakout star of “Borat: Subsequent Movie Film,” also brought princess, also in white, with a bit of subdued sparkle and a plunging neckline that fell to a tulle skirt, thanks to Louis Vuitton. She snagged a pair of stunning chandelier diamond earrings for the evening.

Angela Bassett arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

Angela Bassett arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

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Regina King, who opened the show, went for robin’s egg blue Louis Vuitton with winged shoulders and silver stripe embellishments.

RizAhmed,Leslie Odom Jr. and Daniel Kaluuya, in a Bottega Venetta tux, were among many of the guys who went without ties.

Reese Witherspoon got the red memo, in Dior, along with Angela Bassett in a red look with statement short poofy sleeves and Chopard rubies and diamonds. Bassett’s train gown was by Alberta Ferretti.

Laura Dern arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

Laura Dern arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

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Laura Dern wore a look with a white feathered skirt and a black, long-sleeve mock turtleneck top, while Margot Robbie went full Hollywood in body-hugging silvery Chanel.

Oscar performer H.E.R. made a red carpet appearance in cobalt blue custom Dundas. It included a hooded cape and a flared jumpsuit.

Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

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Diane Warren and Odom kicked off the carpet in Los Angeles in the two trend colors: white and gold, Warren in a Valentino tuxedo white with a sequin turtleneck and Odom in a glistening gold double-breasted tux — gold shirt included — from Brioni.

“I’ve never been dressed by a designer before,” Warren told E!. “How cool is that?” A small Swarovski frog adorned her collar.

Odom walked the carpet with spouse Nicolette Robinson. They recently welcomed a second child.

“I am a lucky, lucky man,” he said, while Robinson was grateful for no baby spit-up.

Andra Day arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

Andra Day arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

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Amanda Seyfried chose vibrant red from Armani Prive, her hair in an Old Hollywood side-swept updo. It was among a slew of classic princess cuts, hers a strapless look with a plunging neckline. Halle Berry was a loner in mauve, unfurling her light-as-air train on the carpet with her hair in a short crop.

New mom Emerald Fennell,best director nomineefor “Promising Young Woman,” smiled bright in a flowing spring green and pink gown. Lately, she’s been making up personas to match her outfits. She topped off the look with sparkly lilac eye shadow.

Viola Davis arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

Viola Davis arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

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“So tonight I am Susan your pottery teacher who has a business opportunity for you which is absolutely not a pyramid scheme,” she said.

This pottery teacher wore Gucci.

The 9-year-old star of “Minari,” Alan Kim,vamped on the carpet in his black shorts suitwith high black socks, including one with horizontal white stripes. He just had a birthday and got the bike he was hoping for.

Halle Berry arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

Halle Berry arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

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Glenn Close,nominated for “Hillbilly Elegy,” paired a jewel-tone blue embellished caftanfrom Armani Prive with dark slacks and gloves. And she, like so many others on hand, was back in heels.

“I’m feeling great. My shoes are comfortable. It’s not two miles long so that’s lovely,” she said.

Other stars chose elegant black for the pandemic-era Oscars. Some were in bright oranges and pinks. Nominee LaKeith Stanfield chose acustom black jumpsuitwith a belt and wide-lapeled button-down underneath by Saint Laurent.

Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

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