Oscars 2022: 15 Style Moments From the Red Carpet

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Fashion on the red carpet gets serious for both male and female celebs, and Oscars 2022 carried the same energy. The movie stars came in full glamour, and their outfits reflected their style with a mix of modern and vintage looks.

It wasn’t about looking beautiful; the stars used the red-carpet moment to highlight pressing issues impacting the world. From Kristen Dunst Rocking a sustainable gown to support the going green initiative to Benedict Cumberbatch standing with Ukraine by adding their flag to his suit. It shows the new era of environmental-conscious celebrities, aware of their voice and influence on society through the big stage.

However, some celebs went with the oldest trick in the books, using their designer choice to pass a message of support. If you have followed the fashion trends closely in recent years, you’ll notice the thoughtfulness designer pour into statement-making pieces.

Then we have the fashion risk-taker such as Kristen Stewart, who stole the Oscars 2022 red carpet with Chanel hotpants. The evening was filled with many fashion surprises, from some newcomers to the scene. Even if we forgo the controversial smack at the 94th Academy Awards, there still would be enough fashionable choices to keep things interesting. We have gathered the best dressed at the Oscars 2022, who gave us some primary style moments that linger with fashion inspirations.

1. Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross red carpet Oscars 2022

The lady in red song only comes to mind, with this simple yet elegant look from the Black-ish star. Her red Carolina Herrera dress had a classic look with an unexpected trumpet skirt that managed to pique our interests. The cleavage-baring bodice added a sexy appeal to the outfit; she didn’t miss a beat. She paired her dress with red silk shoes to match. Tracee chose a simple choker with two pearl strands to seal the look, and she owned the red carpet.

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2. Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett red carpet Oscars 2022

Who knew green could suit Jada Pinkett so well? On the Oscars 2022 red carpet, her banging body didn’t become the talking? Instead, the green taffeta dress by Jean-Paul Gaultier, which Jada slew, became the focus. Jean collaborated with his protegee Glen Martens to create this masterpiece, with all the ruffle detail a girl could ask for. This haute couture long-sleeved gown needed no introduction, with the detailed flowing skirt and hunter green hue doing it. Jada decided to pair the dress with a matching green heeled sandal and bold earrings.

3. Kristen Stewart


All everyone could do was stop and stare at Kristen Stewart, with her shorts for the aughts that stole the Oscars 2022 red carpet. She kicked the gowns to the curb and opted for Chanel hotpants, layered with a white button-down silk shirt and fitted blazer jacket. The actress added edginess to the look, and the Twilight star left the buttons were undone, which only matched her wild hair. She didn’t forget to accessorize properly with her simple black pumps and dropping pearl necklace. Kristen successfully nailed formal, rock, and edgy combo with the look, making fashion history.

4. Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman in Armani

Nicole showed up in an Armani Prive Gown, in a hue that sparked confusion. At first look, it appeared grey. You take another peek, and it’s light blue, or could we say ice. The award-winning female actor cleared the air and declared it blue when asked about the dress. She also stated that Armani created the neutral blue color just for her, talking about a style moment. The details on the dress got us on another talking point, with its unique column that suited the actress, balanced out with a ruffled peplum waistline. The strapless gown was only fitting for The Best Actress in a Leading Role Category nominee for playing Lucille Ball in the movie Being the Ricardos.

5. Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyongo style moment

From Lupita’s epic win in 2014 for the movie 12 years a slave, the actress instantly became one to watch. She has never disappointed us with her fashion choices, somewhere out the works of art. For Oscars 2022, she donned a leopard print dress in sequins that complemented with pink act spots. That was not enough for Prada, as they had to include shards of gold fringes all over the clothing.

6. Jessica Chastain

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If a glitter bodice could embody a person, Jessica would be in this Gucci dress. The glittery gold bodice blended seamlessly with the sparkly lavender full skirt with ombre finesse. For details, the waistline had a subtle smocked detail that only made the ruffled hems stand out. She stepped onto the red carpet with the confidence of a winner, which came into reality after snagging the Award for the Best Actress in a Leading role in The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

7. Demi Singleton

Demi Singleton Oscars 2022

Playing Serena Williams in the biopic, King Richard was the only thing worthy of note for this youngster. Demi looked the part in a beaded lavender dress by Miu Miu. If you’ve not gotten acquainted with the viral designer for her Y2 K-inspired low-rise skirts, then this dress worn by Demi Singleton should do. The strapless dress had clustered beads on the bodice, which led to a skirt with scattered beading only to match the cluster at the hem. She didn’t need a necklace as the beadwork gave all the glam the actress required.

8. Zoė Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz Oscars 2022

If we were to judge by design details on a dress, perhaps Zoe’s attire would not make this list. But with the way the Cat Woman star carried the look, she made it look stunning. She gave the nod to the classics with a pink full-length Saint Laurent dress with simple bow detail. The hairstyle only made the Audrey Hepburn style-inspired moment work.

9. Kodi Smit-McPhee


Only a few male actors can rock trendy pieces on the red carpet, and Kodi seems to be entering the category. He successfully stated his case for monochrome and chunky fashion aesthetics. The Power of The Dog star and Academy Award nominee entrusted the job to Bottega Veneta, and they delivered in an aquamarine hue. Kodi stuck to the classics with a double-breasted tuxedo that made the pastel shade work, which he paired with matching chunky shoes. The star added a little bling, with a choker resting on the collars, for added style detail.

10. Ariana DeBose

Ariana DeBose Matched the Oscars Red Carpet in a Stunning Pantsuit | InStyle

Red made another stunning entrance to the Oscars 2022 red carpet with Ariana strutting in a two-piece red outfit. She ensured it wasn’t any average two-piece, with a cleavage flashing thin-strapped top and a tailored high waist pant. She added flair to the look with a flowing red cape that matched the outfit. Her short pixie-cut hair and silver jewelry only added to the view. Her attire didn’t get to steal all the attention, as he made history for winning the Best Supporting Actress as the first open queer Afro-Latina woman. This accolade she got for her role in West Side Story.

11. Zendaya


Zen stunned the Oscars 2022 red carpet with an unexpected chic ensemble that kept everyone starring. The Euphoria star wore an ultra-cropped white shirt paying homage to the throwback fashion of Sharon Stone at the 1998 Oscars. She paired the shirt with a silver glittery maxi skirt that was extra glam if you count the extended flounce. Zendaya finished her Valentino outfit with silver accessories, giving her stylist Law Roach kudos for the classic look.

12. Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish Oscars 2022

Getting glammed up for the red carpets doesn’t always have to be extra glittery. Tiffany proved the point with a strapless Dolce & Gabbana dress in green, with glimmers of white beadings. It was nothing short of alluring, paired with a green, emerald neckpiece, complementing her short natural hair bleached in blonde. The star made sure she sparkled from the head down, making the look worthy of note from the Oscars 2022.

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13. Timothee Chalamet

Timothee Chamalet Oscars

Timothee is undoubtedly getting his rock groove on with him forgoing a shirt layering for his blazer jacket. His sternum down the stomach was on full display, setting a new precedent for means of fashion on the red carpet. While the coat had its vivid details leave the mastery to Louis Vuitton, his necklace of choice only made it all work. He completed the look with formal pants and black shoes for a more put-together style. As we tried to get over Timothee’s hotness, the movie Dune, where the actor starred, got the most Oscars for the night.

14. Maggie Gyllenhaal


If unconventional was what you sought at the Oscars 2022 red carpet, then best believe Maggie delivered. She rocked a boxy-shaped dress, with a straight silhouette, with the off-the-shoulder structured sleeves shape making the director of The lost daughter look like the letter T. The Schiaparelli black dress only looked more regal with the gold hardware details.

15. Lily James

Lily James

What do you do if you desire to look like a princess yet would love to look still sexy? Guess that was what Lily James thought when she called on Atelier Versace to make this dress. The pastel pink hue worked well with the lace and chiffon details, with thigh-high slits that brought on the sexy look needed. She finished off with an elegant piece of jewelry and a matching pink heeled sandal.


In summary, fashion is all shades of personal, and the stars proved it again with their outfits. While some stuck to their signature style, others went a little outbox. Whose outfit did you like best? Let me know in the comments.

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