The 30 Curious Moments That Explain 2020
The Oscars have been known to bring out the best outfits, but once the ceremony ends and the curtain comes down, the after-party begins. And the Vanity Fair Oscars party tends to rival the main event when it comes to outfits, and this year was no different. From Adriana Lima's high slit to Tracee Ellis Ross' golden ensemble, the Vanity Fair after-party had it all.
Hailey Bieber wore a sheer Versace gown made with patterned lace and embroidered with black Swarovski crystals. The back of Bieber's gown is also semi-sheer, leaving onlookers stunned. The model completed her look with platform sandals and jewels from Tiffany & Co.
Scarlett Johansson wore a seductive Oscar de la Renta gown. The dress showed off Johansson's beautiful ribcage tattoo and somehow made her look even more stunning. The actress capped off her outfit with Jimmy Choo Thyra sandals and Forevermark Jewels.
Many people at the Vanity Fair after-party had to pick up their jaws off the floor once they saw Chrissy Tiegen rock up with this number. She wore a Tiffany Blue dress from the Georges Hobeika Spring 2020 Couture collection. Tiegen completed her outfit with metallic silver heels and a sparkling blue clutch.
Karolina Kurkova attended the after-party dressed in a custom sheer Etro gown. Her dress featured ruched sleeves, a bodysuit, and an embroidered belt. The model made it a point to flaunt her legs, and we can see why.
Cynthia Erivo wore two Atelier Versace outfits on Oscars night. The first for the main event and the second for the Vanity Fair after-party. This gorgeous custom lilac aquamarine Atelier Versace gown capped off an excellent night for the actress, who earned a standing ovation at the main event for her performance.
Adriana Lima blew everyone away in this beautiful dress from the Ralph & Russo Spring 2020 Couture collection. The dress had a dangerously high slit that certainly got people talking. The model also wore Harry Kotlar chandelier diamond earrings to compliment her look.
The actress wore an emerald green velvet dress designed by the Israeli fashion house Galia Lahav. Freida Pinto went for a more minimalistic look compared to her fellow party-goers, but she managed to pull it off. The actress styled her outfit with Tacori jewels and a Jimmy Choo clutch.
The Oscars aren't exactly a spring event, but Lili Reinhart decided to rock up a floral gown at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in Beverly Hills. Still, the actress looked as stunning as ever with her signature ponytail. Reinhart's dress is from the Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 collection.
Suki Waterhouse chose to take it back to 2019 with this Fendi Fall 2019 Couture gown. This lingerie-inspired dress featured a glorified slip, petticoat, and bralette. The model also wore Chopard earrings to complement her outfit. Waterhouse has been modeling since she was just 16, and you can see it in the way she carries herself in front of the camera. She knows how to bring outfits to life.
It's not an exaggeration to say that Aubrey Plaza was a few fabrics away from looking a bit off. But thanks to her toned physique, she managed to pull off this Hellessy Spring 2020 dress. The Parks and Recreation actor completed her look with Jacob and Co earrings and a Jimmy Choo clutch.
Emily Ratajkowski attended the Vanity Fair Oscars party in a white two-piece bandeau and skirt. The model decided to show off a lot of skin at the party, which didn't come as a surprise to anyone familiar with her signature style.
Barbara Palvin wore a nude dress with a draping sleeve designed by Atelier Versace. The gown also featured Swarovski crystal embroidery in the shape of a horse's mane. She finished off her look with a pair of Versace sandals.
Kerry Washington came to the event dressed in a Zuhair Murad two-piece. And no one rocks a two-piece better than Kerry Washinton. This Egyptian-inspired sun-colored two-piece also featured multi-colored Egyptian jewels from Zuhair Murad's Spring 2020 Couture collection. The Scandal star finished the look with Sophia Webster' Nicole' sandals and Azza Fahmy jewels.
Paris Jackson dawned an Atelier Versace ball gown with pink and green tones and a feathered skirt. She also wore a dream catcher necklace and gold bangles to complete the look. Her hair could've been a little better, but the dress makes up for it.
Olivia Munn is what you would call a Versace woman. Her Atelier Versace gown has a beautiful bustier enriched with black bondage belt accents and gold-tone hardware. The actress completed her look with Jimmy Choo's 'Max' platform sandals and David Yurman jewels.
Kate Hudson wore a yellow low-cut strapless sweetheart gown by Vivienne Westwood Couture. She also added David Webb Jewels, Jimmy Choo platform sandals, and a Jimmy Choo cloud clutch to complete her look. Not everyone agreed with her hairstyle, but no one can deny that the actress looked stunning.
Tessa Thompson was arguably the best-dressed celebrity at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. The actress wore a mint green Atelier Versace lamé draped gown. She completed her look with black Versace sandals and a vintage Versace bag.
Many people were surprised to see the Euphoria actress go for this conservative style, especially when you consider the other Ralph & Russo Couture gowns at this event. But Sweeney still managed to turn a few heads in her floral-print Spring 2019 Couture gown.
Tracee Ellis Ross looked as elegant as ever in her gold Zuhair Murad Spring 2020 Couture gown. The outfit featured a pleated cape, a gorgeous plunging neckline, and a middle slit. The actress also wore Jennifer Meyer Jewelry to compliment her look.
Zoey Deutch channeled her inner Little Red, or should we say blue, Riding Hood, with this outfit. She wore a chiffon gown and cape from the Valentino Fall 2019 Haute Couture collection. The actress had one of the best looks at the event.
Shay Mitchell wore a sheer Honayda dress to the event. What made the look even more impressive was that the actress had given birth just a few months before the Oscars. Mitchell complemented her dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes, a Tyler Ellis clutch, Djula earrings, and rings by Vanleles and Le Vian.
Winnie Harlow pulled off her best angel impression with this white sequin tulle marquisette and lace. The dress was from the Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood Spring 2020 collection. She also wore Christian Louboutin 'Douce du Desert' pumps and Lorraine Schwartz jewels to complete the look.
Kate Bosworth wore an off-white tulle dress from the Ralph & Russo Spring 2019 Couture collection. The dress featured silver pearlescent sequins, glass beads, and crystals. The actress completed the look with Jimmy Choo 'Thyra' sandals and a Jimmy Choo 'Leonis' clutch.
Marisa Tomei looked stunning as always. It's a shame that her dress didn't do her any justice. The dress was from the Georges Hobeika Spring 2020 Couture. The actress chose to wear it backward for some reason, but it still looked very weird.
Fans of Laura Dern may recognize this dress from her appearance at the 1995 Sheba Humanitarian Awards Gala. This vintage Giorgia Armani dress was custom made for the actress back in 1990. This was the third time she wore it to a major event. The second time was at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars party.
Having a supermodel on the red carpet always seems a little unfair to the competition. But when they pull off a Zuhair Murad Spring 2019 Couture blue sequin jumpsuit like this, no one is complaining. Candice Swanepoel blew everyone away with this outfit.
Mindy Kaling wore a purple custom Reem Acra gown that fit her like a glove. We doubt that anyone would have been able to wear this dress the way she did. The actress/comedian finished off the look with Chopard Jewels.
Katherine McPhee wasn't afraid to flaunt it at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party. She wore a pastel blue gown by Christian Siriano that featured a crew neck and short sleeves. The actress looked at home in front of the camera, and her husband, David Foster, accompanied her.
Black has become Lake Bell's signature look. The actress looks good in anything that's black. Bell wore a sheer Zuhair Murad Resort 2020 gown to the Vanity Fair Oscars party. She finished off the look with Messika jewels, a Roger Vivier' Bracelet RV clutch, and Roger Vivier Queen sandals.
Lana Condor came dressed in a Pascale Jenny Packham gown with Gismondi 1754 jewels to the Vanity Fair Oscars Party. The outfit is from Jenny Packham's SS20 collection. The actress looked elegant in the ensemble.
Aja Naomi King wore this majestic magenta hue gown by Nicolas Jebran. This outfit certainly won the big billowy dress category, it complemented her perfectly, and the actress looked as radiant as ever.
If you didn't already know that Cobie Smulders works out, then just take a look at her Vanity Fair Oscar party outfit. She wore a skimpy white cutout gown by David Koma. The Avengers star showed off her toned physique in this outfit.
While she may have retired, Aly Raisman still feels more at home at the Olympics than in front of the cameras. But the two-time Olympic gold-medalist held her own in this gold halter dress. We look forward to seeing her attend more major events.
Riley Keough is one of Louis Vuitton's ambassadors, which means she gets to pick any outfit she wants from their line. So how she chose to go with this bland look remains a mystery. Keough wasn't nominated or presenting on the night, but we still expected her to put more effort into her outfit.
Amber Valletta's mesh metal animal dress is about as Saint Laurent as a dress can be. The only surprise is that the dress wasn't shorter. Valletta may have played it a little safe, but she looked stunning regardless. And the Nikos Koulis jewelry she wore complimented her outfit.
Compared to some of the other attendees, Madelaine Petsch is a novice on the red carpet, but you wouldn't be able to tell that by looking at her. She wore an emerald green Elie Saab Fall 2019 Haute Couture gown that complemented her beautiful red hair.
This magenta embroidered gown with beaded fringe is from the Zuhair Murad Pre-Fall 2019 collection. The dress complimented Betty Gilpin perfectly. It went well with the Stuart Weitzman' Merinda' sandals and matching Tyler Ellis clutch.
Taylor Hill wore a hand-embroidered dress from the Ralph & Russo Fall 2019 Couture. All of the silk thread work, crystals, ruby stones, pearlescent sequins, and ostrich feathers were done by hand. And all of this hard work was done so that she could show up in what was easily one of the weirdest outfits of the night.
Sofia Boutella rocked up to the after-party in a sheer dress from the Valentino Pre-Fall 2020 collection. The only drawback of this outfit is her black underwear. Had they been in a different color, then this outfit would've been perfect for her.
Hailee Steinfeld wore a Prada Ivory silk satin slip dress to the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. The outfit was reminiscent of the 1920s. Steinfeld completed her look with Jimmy Choo's 'Ciggy' clutch and Anita Ko jewels.
Heidi Klum has had her ups and down on the red carpet, but this was one of her better looks. The supermodel wore a Georges Hobeika Spring 2020 Couture sheer, busty dress and complimented it with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Jimmy Choo sandals.
Karen Gillan loves to have fun with her outfits, but she decided to dress in something simple this time. The actress wore a Miu Miu white chiffon gown with pearls and a black satin bow. Gillan showed that she could also dress in something simple if she wants to.
Chaka Khan flaunted her curves in this gorgeous black dress. The lingerie-inspired dress featured double slits that left people in awe. Khan complimented her look with a brown clutch and a range of accessories. Chaka Khan was one of the stars of the after-party and people couldn't help but stop and ask for a picture.
Sara Sapaio feels very at home on the red carpet, and you can see it by her outfit choice. She wore an Armani Privé strapless silk black velvet gown with a plunging neckline. The model is no stranger to the Armani line, but this may be her best Armani look yet.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw has had some great red carpet moments, and this was another one of them. She wore a Louis Vuitton black lace dress to the event. A few eyebrows were raised when the actress decided to forgo the traditional red carpet hairstyle and go with her naturally curly hair.
Rachel Zoe dressed in a vintage 1970s Frank Usher dress from Shrimpton Couture. The fashion designer knows what it takes to turn heads, and she did just that in this outfit. Rachel Zoe wore Tiffany and Co. jewelry to complete her outfit.
Molly Sims wore a Georges Chakra dress to the event. The model was dressed by fashion stylist Sonja Christensen. Sims accessorized her outfit with jewelry from Chopard and shoes from Jimmy Choo. She impressed many of the critics that were present with this outfit.
Lily Aldridge is best known for being Victoria's Secret model; she wore a sexy white one-shoulder gown with side cutouts from Gucci by Tom Ford. Aldridge showed a little less skin than usual but still looked gorgeous. The model capped off her outfit with Bulgari jewels.
Anna Paquin dressed up in a Pamella Roland gown with an embroidered bodice at the after-party. The actress didn't win any award on the night but did win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the 1994 Academy Awards. Paquin could have gone for something a little bolder, but there's not a lot wrong with her outfit.
The outfits that celebrities wear to the Vanity Fair Oscars party have always been special, but they took it up a notch this year. The dresses we saw at the after-party will go into the history books. We look forward to seeing what the outfits will look like at the 2021 event. Which look impressed you the most and which was the most disappointing? Leave a comment and let us know. And remember to share this article.