2022 Oscars Fashion Highlights



Zendaya Coleman, Lupita Nyong’o, Zoë Kravitz, and Timothée Chalamet walk the red carpet at the 2022 Academy Awards, wearing designs ranging from Valentino to Louis Vuitton.

Lou Leclercq and Annabelle Crouch

The 94th Academy Awards aired last Sunday, Mar. 27, and were filled with controversial and widely talked-about attire. Staff Writers Lou Leclercq and Annabelle Crouch sat down to discuss this year’s Oscars’ most notable fashion.

Normal text indicates Staff Writer Lou Leclercq. Bold text indicates Staff Writer Annabelle Crouch.

Lou Leclercq: Last Sunday, people from all over the world sat down to observe the annual red carpet and award ceremony that is the Oscars. I personally really enjoyed this weekend’s event, and I was stunned by the fashion.

Annabelle Crouch: Definitely. This year was a very interesting show with moments that no one will ever forget. We know there were some controversial moments in this show, but in this article, we will stick to mostly fashion.

LL: I agree, but we can talk about other important moments at the 2022 Oscars, like Billie Eilish’s impressive win. She earned her triple crown at the Oscars which means she won a hat-trick: an Oscar, a Grammy, and a Golden Globe for her song “No Time to Die.” She is actually the first person born in the 21st century to receive this title, as well as the first to win an Oscar, which is so impressive. She won alongside her brother Finneas. 

AC: I agree. I personally think that it is such a beautiful testimony to their relationship as siblings, and it is so relatable for me personally. I can definitely relate to her with my older brother. I also think this song is a work of art, to be honest. It’s so amazing. She definitely deserved it. 

LL: Yeah, and I think she really deserves this award. Every single time she wins an award for this song I listen to it for at least a week straight after. It’s just a beautiful song. I don’t see anything wrong with it; I never get sick of it.

AC: I agree, there is nothing to fault about it. I also think she looked absolutely stunning at the Oscars. I feel like a lot of people disagree with me, but I think she was very true to herself and stuck with her personal signature style, but elevated it to be appropriate for the Oscars red carpet. I think she looked absolutely gorgeous.

LL: Honestly, I disagree. I did not like her look at all. I understand her style, and at times I love it, I just don’t think this look was great. It was just a little too much in my opinion.

AC: Who I thought did amazing, however, was Serena Williams. She wore a floor-length pink dress with black accents, finished with lace black gloves that perfectly matched the decals on the dress that she was wearing. 

LL: I agree, I loved her outfit. I was obsessed with Lupita Nyong’o’s look too. She was wearing a gold gown down the carpet and I thought she pulled it off perfectly. Overall I just really loved it.

AC: I agree, I think she looked breathtaking. Something else that I found interesting was that it was Lori Harvey’s first Oscars and Vanity Fair after-party, and her first-ever red carpet. She went with her boyfriend Michael B. Jordan while wearing a gown from Tony Ward Couture. It was this green, almost geometric dress which complimented her so well. The hair, makeup, and accessories she completed her look with were perfect. She went all out and completely nailed her look.

LL: It was just so beautiful, she looked amazing in it, and it complimented her. Another one I liked was Zendaya in Valentino. I think she can truly pull off anything. Would I ever wear that? No. But I think it suited her well. 

AC: I don’t know, I’m a little torn on this one. I wasn’t completely in love with the look. I feel like it’s because the sparkly silver skirt and the white cropped dress shirt were such a harsh contrast. And I think when I look at it, I’m a little bit confused. But obviously, she looked great. I love the way she accessorized it, however, so I do think she pulled it off. I just think it’s a little bit confusing. I did, however, think that Zendaya’s outfit at the Vanity Fair after-party was stunning. I think it was something new but still classic. She was wearing a purple shirt under a black suit, accessorized with diamonds. I don’t even have words for it. She looked great.

LL: I agree, and I think it was also a common theme this year for a lot of celebrities to look better at the Vanity Fair after-party than at the actual Oscars. For example, Vanessa Hudgens. On the Oscars red carpet, she was wearing a slim fitting, black, sparkly Michael Kors gown. I didn’t like the dress. There’s nothing wrong with it, it was just very prom-like to me. However, her Vanity Fair after-party dress also was quite prom-like but this time it worked. I just think she looked so much better. I loved the black tulle and how sleek it was. It was very elegant and sparkly. Her elevated Valentino gown at the after-party was superior to the Michael Kors look.

AC: A lot of celebrities looked their best on the Vanity Fair red carpet, when I feel like they could have done better at the Oscars, to be honest. This year’s Oscars award ceremony was filled with controversial wins and looks but I personally thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a noteworthy night with unforgettable moments. 

LL: I agree, but I also think that the Oscars at times get boring and nobody acknowledges that. But like you said, this year was a night to remember. My favorite moment was when Sophie Turner announced her pregnancy in a stunning red gown. I enjoyed the night and appreciated the fashion more than ever before, and I can’t wait to watch it again next year.