“Inspirational and aspirational” was the dress code sent to the Academy Award attendees and many delivered epic statement looks. The gowns were pumped up and the jewels sparkled plenty. Some seemed to be expressing their enthusiasm for the return of the red carpet with red dresses and golden gowns that matched the shade of the Oscar statuette. In terms of the jewelry trends, several layered their rings, a few chose diamond necklaces and there were others in supersized stones.
The one big thing missing from the Oscars was the film clips that usually play throughout the show highlighting the talent, playing their parts. In other words, why they were nominated in the first place. I cannot fathom why the producers decided to leave them out.
Nevertheless, it was joyous to see the jewelry and the glamour.
Zendaya in over $6-million in Bulgari jewels.
Reese Witherspoon in Bulgari
Andra Day in Tiffany
Detail of Andra Day’s Tiffany jewels
Emerald Fennell in jewels by her father, British designer Theo Fennell
Detail of Emerald Fennell’s rings by Theo Fennell
Vanessa Kirby in Cartier
Regina King in Forevermark by Rahaminov 36-carat diamond drop earrings
Angela Bassett in Chopard
Carey Mulligan in Cartier
Glenn Close in Kwiat
Amanda Seyfried in Forevermark
Maria Bakalova in Moussaieff
Daniel Kaluuya in Cartier
Youn Yuh-jung wearing jewels by Chopard posing with her co-star in Minari, Han Ye-ri
Viola Davis in Forevermark
Laura Dern in Pomellato
H.E.R. in rings by Chopard
Olivia Colman in Chopard
Colman Domingo in David Yurman
Detail of Colman Domingo’s jewels