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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Chee

A-Z: 10 Designers We're Loving from the Oscars 2023

This years Oscar’s saw an influx of Asian and Irish actors taking the stage at the established awards ceremony. The worthy winners stunned the public, sporting looks from established designers such as Dolce and Gabbana, Prada and Valentino. These fashion houses have headed the carpet for years, and this year was no different. We have collated a list of our top 10 designers for this year’s Oscar’s ceremony, and the striking outfits they put together for these esteemed actors.

Armani Prive

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These tear-jerkingly worthy winners both sported Armani at this years awards.

Brendan Fraser has taken his career comeback by storm, looking dapper in a black tuxedo with matching dark-rimmed glasses and bar pin upon his lapel. The Whale actor kept it simple, yet effective as he claimed his award donning Armani Prive.

Similarly, fan favourite Ke Huy Quan showcased a similar sleek, single-breasted Armani Prive tuxedo. He accessorised with an "Everything Bagel" pin, a custom design by Montreal-based Vargas Goteo, as an homage to one of the plot points in his winning-role movie. Stylist Chloe Takayanagi returned to one of those designers who was involved with Quan from the start of his career, echoing the sweet sentiments that came with the acceptance of an award from fellow co-worker and actor Harrison Ford at the ceremony.


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Vanessa Hudgens merged Old Hollywood with 60s mod in this Vintage Chanel strapless gown. The classy look included a white trim along the bodice and train, and vintage pearl buttons on either hip-bone. Styled with her simple undo, the American actress emanated an embodiment of Audrey Hepburn's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" on the champagne carpet. The classic dress structure showed off her figure, which looked beautiful in black velvet.

Dolce and Gabbana

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English actor and screenwriter Phoebe Waller-Bridge stunned spectators in a strapless Dolce and Gabbana Gown, paired with a statement silver Bulgari necklace. The dress, a lace corset and sweeping skirt made quite the impact, as the star is rarely seen at red carpet events.

Father and son duo Colin Farrell and Henry Tadeusz Farrell sported matching Dolce and Gabbana black tuxedos. The classic black velvet blazers and silk piping made for a polished appearance from both. Farrell paired his suit with an Ireland flag pin on his lapel, paying homage to both his native country and recent film appearance as Pádraic in The Banshees of Inisherin.

Jamie Lee Curtis reflected her shining Oscar win in a structured champagne maxi dress, with silver embellishments constellated all across the garment. Her floor-length Dolce and Gabbana look featured long-sleeves and a high neckline to hug her figure, reflecting all the elegance of the event itself.


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Zoë Saldana was all the grace in this Fall 2022 Fendi Couture slip gown, which featured a structured corset-style top, mesh and lace panels, matched with vintage Cartier jewels. Her dress aligned well with a particular trend we've seen at the 9th Oscars Ceremony, the bridal colour palette. The dainty silk ensemble looked classic and chic, with a touch of modernity through the opaque lace panels flowing throughout.


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Idris Elba looked sharp in a navy baroque tuxedo jacket by Gucci. This was perfectly matched with a traditional white collared shirt and black trousers. He paired this classy look with gold accessories and shiny patent black brogues, emanating an image of British class.

For his Oscar's debut, Irish actor Paul Mescal continued the bridal trend in his current designer of choice. The contrasting scarlet rosette was also a fashion statement seen at this years ceremony, which we paired with a white tuxedo jacket and flowing black trousers. The oversized look was effortlessly bold for his first Oscar's, bringing a fond reminiscence of Old Hollywood glamour in the modern day.


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One dress we loved in particular was Oscar-nominated ‘The Whale’ actor Hong Chau’s custom Prada gown. Paying homage to her Vietnamese heritage with the ao dai element, her sleek silk Mandarin-collared gown with black feather train was all the business-in-the-front, party-in-the-back we could have wished for.

Also sporting Prada and continuing the pink hues favourable this Oscars was Riz Ahmed. His dramatic khaki collar contrasted with a pink Shetland wool cardigan and black suit was straight off the runway from the Fall/Winter 2023 Prada show. The drama of this outfit did not stop there, as he sported a bare chest underneath, bringing together a unique and powerful look.


Photos from Instagram: @rodarte

The American designer made quite a statement at this years Oscar's ceremony, with two polar opposite but equally dramatic looks.

Kate Hudson opted for a dazzling silver mermaid gown with a dramatic train and frilled sleeves echoed in tulle. The look was a nostalgic nod to her 2001 Saint Laurent Oscar's get-up which featured a similar colour palette and dress shape. This look was perfectly matched with flowing curled locks and shimmery silver eyeshadow, creating a beautiful frosty look for the 95th Annual Oscars.

Meanwhile, Jessie Buckley gave us all the gothic and stunned in an equally dramatic black Rodarte dress. The intricate detail included black mesh peeking behind purple and gold floral appliqués and a high collar, exuding dark royalty. Her balloon sleeves and contrasting fitted dazzling sleeves were a striking parallel for her electric red choppy bob hairstyle.

Saint Laurent

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Lenny Kravitz’s sleek Saint Laurent billowed shirt and trouser combo resonated the sharp tailoring met with the other celebrities fashioning the French luxury fashion house. Paired with a chunky array of statement necklaces, his accessories echoed the up and coming jewellery trend. It very much reminded us of a modern twist to the rock star image he modelled in the 70’s.

Tony Ward

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Fan Bingbing's turned heads in this couture Tony Ward look as she embodied elegance. Her jaw-dropping ensemble for the Oscar's carpet was all the drama with a diamond figure-hugging halter gown and classic siren silhouette. The dramatic emerald cape showcased the epitome of femininity, with a bow-like structure and sweeping train.


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English actress Florence Pugh sported head-to-toe Valentino, paired with statement Tiffany & Co jewellery. Her dramatic Valentino Haute Couture dress played with shape, from the billowy sleeves to the twisted sweetheart neckline. Continuing this striking look, she paired the gown with black platform heels and matching shorts, with a dramatic high slit, exposing the perfectly coordinating ensemble.


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