The Academy Awards is said to be the biggest night in Hollywood. The awards recognize each year's best talent in filmmaking, but it's also come to be something of a fashion show. This year's celebs are here to slay and the Oscars 2018 red carpet looks are serious showstoppers. Get ready to swoon over all the beautiful gowns from this year's presenters and nominees.
Fashion Week is the official apex of the fashion world, but the unofficial biggest night is the Academy Awards. The Oscars are when Hollywood's biggest stars pull out all the stops and dress to impress more than ever before. As someone who can only dream to one day wear a couture creation, I practically drool over all of the custom gowns that float down the red carpet.
I usually pick my favorite looks after each Oscars red carpet, but this year is proving to be more difficult than ever to pick the best styles. All the stars came out to slay and put (almost) all past looks to shame. Just check out Rita Moreno's Oscars outfit repeat. From sleek, column gowns to poofy princess skirts, the celebs brought their A-game this year and collectively won the 2018 Oscars.
Jennifer Lawrence sparkled in her Christian Dior spaghetti strap dress and wore her hair in casual beachy waves.
Emma Stone wore a surprising suit, designed by Louis Vuitton.
Nyong'o's Black Panther co-star Danai Gurira wore a Gabriela Hearst strapless gown and painted her hair white to show off an intricate design.
Saoirse Ronan wore a pale pink Calvin Klein by Appointment gown with matching pumps and Cartier jewelry.
Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig wore a shimmery Rodarte gown.
Gal Gadot wore a fringed Givenchy frock and Dove Celebrity Hairstylist Mark Townsend pulled her hair back into a French twist.
Nicole Kidman stunned in a blue Armani Prive sweetheart neckline dress and Harry Winston jewels.
Allison William's Armani Prive gown featured extra sparkly beadwork to really make the Get Out actress shine. Williams also wore Brian Atwood shoes.
Eiza Gonzalez of Baby Driver wore a cheerful yellow Ralph Lauren Collection gown, with multiple back cut-outs, Chopard jewelry, and Brian Atwood shoes.
Emily Blunt stunned in a Schiaparelli Haute Couture, Chopard jewelry, and carried a Judith Leiber clutch.
Allison Janney wore Reem Acra — the gown had floor-length sleeves. Janney carried a Roger Vivier clutch, wore Jimmy Choo heels, and was decked out in Forevermark diamonds.
Betty Gabriel of Get Out wore an embroidered Tony Ward Couture gown.
Viola Davis was a vision in pink in her neon Michael Kors Collection dress and Stuart Weitzman shoes.
Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige is nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song for Mudbound. The singer and actress wore a white Versace gown to commemorate the night.
Salma Hayek wore a gem-covered custom Gucci gown in a refreshing lavender color.
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson slayed in custom Vera Wang dress with a thigh-high slit up the side and cascading sleeves.
Elizabeth Moss wore an off-the-shoulder, pale pink Christian Dior gown, with a tulle overlay and Brian Atwood shoes.
Laura Dern slayed in a Calvin Klein by Appointment mermaid gown, and Hairstylist Creighton Bowman for Dove Hair styled her voluminous, flowing curls. Her stunning geometric earrings are by Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry.
Not all men's red carpet looks are worth mentioning, but Olympic ice skater Adam Rippon's Moschino tux, complete with a leather harness, certainly gets a shoutout.
The Grace and Frankie actress is wearing a 44 Francois Premier dress, created by Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing.
Sandra Bullock wore a black and gold, sequined Louis Vuitton halter neck gown and Jimmy Choo heels.
Meryl Streep chose a long-sleeved, red Christian Dior gown with a full skirt. Streep wore Fred Leighton jewels, carried a Christian Louboutin bag, and wore Stuart Weitzman shoes.
What do all of these 2018 Oscars looks have in common? They're all straight-up beautiful. Here's hoping next year's awards season can top all of these looks.