2022 Oscars Fashion Recap

After 2021’s socially distanced affair, the 2022 Oscars were memorable for a number of reasons. And while some of this year’s drama played out on stage, we were more captivated by what we saw on the red carpet. For years, the Oscars has been a place for gorgeous gowns, with little room for innovation. But this year, a number of stars pushed the envelope, signaling a modern, subversive shift in red carpet style. Below, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite looks – from the celebrities who took a daring departure from sartorial norms to those who played it safer but still looked stunning in the process.

Timothee Chalamet

Timothee Chalamet has never been afraid to get creative when it comes to his red carpet looks, but last night, he reached the apex of red carpet risk by showing up to the Oscars without a shirt–and almost broke the internet as a result. Chalamet shunned traditional menswear in favor of a lace-edged Louis Vuitton Womenswear suit, from Nicolas Ghesquière’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection. Chalamet accessorized the shirtless look with a pendant necklace and a number of white gold rings from Cartier. If you’re looking to emulate Chalamet’s shirt-optional suiting look, try pairing our cropped blazer with our cashmere pants.


As the celebrity stylist behind Zendaya, Anya Taylor-Joy, Hunter Schaefer, and Haillee Steinfeld, Law Roach never misses, and last night was no exception. Roach also opted to take things to a boundary-pushing place, styling Zendaya in a custom Valentino look; a silk cropped Oxford paired with a  floor-sweeping silver sequined skirt. Roach tends to style with archival references in mind, and, last night, he leaned into the 1990s fashion resurgence with both a nod to Sharon Stone’s 1998 Oscars look and iconic retired designer Todd Oldham’s 1995 collection, as stylist Ian Bradley pointed out on Twitter. Recreate the look yourself with this top and this skirt from Ba&sh, a perennial SN favorite.

Jada Pinkett-Smith

Ultimately, the red carpet was likely the least memorable point of the Pinkett-Smith family’s evening. But before the real-life drama unfolded, Jada Pinkett-Smith made an entrance to remember. Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Spring/Summer 2022 show, designed by fashion wunderkind Glenn Martens, has been heralded as one of last season’s most stylish collections, and Jada did the creative genius justice, wearing Look 27 from the show exactly as it appeared on the runway. For a less dramatic take on the green trend, we love this Retrofête dress, or this more daytime-appropriate piece from Proenza Schouler.

Demi Singleton

It may have been 15-year-old rising star Demi Singleton’s first-ever Oscars, but she showed up to the red carpet like a pro. Singleton, who played Serena in King Richard, wore a stunning custom crystal-embellished Miu Miu gown in a serene shade of lavender. Ironically, Singleton’s stylist, Jason Bolden, also styles Serena Williams herself. While Singleton’s look wasn’t as audacious as some of the other looks of the night, to us, the crystal confection represents Miu Miu at its absolute best. Those open to a splurge can lean into the lavender-and-jewel-encrusted combination with this dress from Des Phemmes.

Carolina ​​Gaitán

It’s always a treat to see the stars of animated movies in real life, and last night, the cast of Encanto did not disappoint, with Carolina ​​Gaitán leading the pack as best-dressed. ​​Gaitán wore a dramatic mini-dress with a maxi-train with a statement sleeve from Lebanese-Italian designer Tony Ward. Her castmates looked equally chic, with a number of them paying homage to the film’s Colombian roots by wearing Colombian designers such as Silvia Tcherassi and Camilo Franco. If you’re after a sculptural statement piece like Gaitán’s, Rotate’s dramatic minidresses are your best bet.