The 92nd Academy Awards took place in Hollywood last night, with Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite sweeping the evening. The film’s four awards included a historic Best Picture win, marking the first time a non-English language film won in the category.
Naturally, the film industry’s biggest night brought out everyone’s inner fashion critic, even though it was a relatively subdued affair as most of the men opted for classic tuxedos, with the exception of Timothée Chalamet, who showed up like he was about to offer to park your car.
Read on to see the best, worst, and most WTF outfits from this year’s Academy Awards and its many after-parties.
Brad Pitt took home an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood in an appropriately classic Hollywood tuxedo from Brioni.
Keanu Reeves showed up in a tuxedo with his mother. Similar to Brad Pitt above, Reeves seems to know his fashion lane and is staying in it.
Spike Lee paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant in a custom two-button notch lapel Heritage suit from Gucci, with Bryant’s jersey number “24” emblazoned on the front and back. He completed the look with a pair of Kobe 9 Elite Strategy’s on foot. The color scheme reads a little bit like Wario here, but we’re into it.
Costume designer Sandy Powell deserves a mention for her white suit, which, having been signed by the evening’s famous attendees, will be auctioned off to raise money to preserve and protect the house of Powell’s friend and mentor Derek Jarman, a highly influential film-maker, stage designer, and gay rights activist.
The Pose star and Academy Award-winner Billy Porter has been credited for bringing OTT looks back to the red carpet. However, just because they are OTT doesn’t mean they are good. Porter’s stylist Sam Ratelle told The New York Times that this custom Giles Deacon couture gown was inspired by the Royal Family, but the combination of gold breast plate armor, graphic rifles, and golden Jimmy Choos is registering as a bit overdone. Why can’t he just wear a nice dress?
As per Hollywood tradition, the Oscars were followed by a bevy of after-parties, notably the Vanity Fair event in Beverly Hills. Kanye West arrived in a contentious black and almost-black tight, double-breasted leather blazer and leather pant situation, and suede Chelsea boots from 2005.
Timothée Chalamet’s recent rotation of Haider Ackermann tailoring and futuristic jumpsuits from S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA. meant that his Oscar’s fit could have gone in any direction. We were hoping for some kind of edgy suiting, something from the likes of GmbH, or (as rumors were suggesting) a piece from Ludovic De Saint Sernin.
Sadly, Chalamet went super casual. The actor paired his navy Prada zip-up jacket and Prada nylon joggers with a glitzy brooch from Cartier, and slicked his famous curls back into a rockabilly quiff. It’s all a bit reminiscent of Frank Ocean’s Met Gala look, which was also from Prada, but minus the DGAF charm.