We can't say much about the 2022 Oscar Awards, but we can, with absolute clarity, say this: the biggest attraction at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre on March 27 ain't gonna be the films. It'll be the red carpet style provided by celebs of all stripes.
Most folks (us included) care so little for the pageantry of the film biz giving awards to itself that it's gonna be hard to stay tuned in past the initial stroll past the paps.
No hate to the nominated films or actors, for what it's worth. We just couldn't care less about flicks like tick, tick...BOOM!, Don't Look Up, and West Side Story compared to the pageantry of indulgence occurring outside the (The Eyes of Tammy Faye was pretty good, though).
So, for those red carpet watchers and turn-off-the-show-after viewers, let's take a look at some of the best of the best 'fits as seen at the 2022 Oscar Awards.
Forget those boring Oscar trophies; we have a golden Lupita Nyong'o in custom Prada.
All the other awards can pack it up and go home. Nyong'o is obviously the only trophy that matters tonight.
Glenn Martens is clearly for the girls that get it — and Jada Pinkett-Smith's got it.
The actress donned an emerald green Jean Paul Gaultier SS22 Couture look, giving us the Haute empress energy the Oscars red carpet deserved.
Sofia Carson is unofficially the newest Disney princess after her dreamy black Giambattista Valli moment on the red carpet.
From the one-shoulder detail to the classic tulle ball gown skirt, Carson embodies the notions of both glam and regality, perfect for this major red carpet event.
Decked out in layers of draping, fan-like pleats from Gucci, Billie at once evoked regality and her own quiet stance on body positivity. Considering she's only 20, that's quite a feat.
Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts
Love is on the red carpet, thanks to newlyweds Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts.
Betts, outfitted in Rich Fresh, allows Nash to dazzle in her Monsoori pink gown and flaunt her happy marriage via her "Wifey for Lifey" clutch for their glamorous date night.
Though I'm sad Nicole Kidman ditched her Miu Miu mini skirt for the evening, her custom Armani look is still just as iconic.
Leave it to the Birdman to show up to the Oscars wearing Gucci and sneakers. But we're not just gonna allow it because dude's rocking a cane — he's giving a masterclass in effortless menswear cool. This is how you make a boring Oscar suit fun yet age-appropriate.
Liya Kebede is the moment in her velvet Alaïa gown. Oscar-nominee Philippe Rousselet and his velvet blazer can't even match her sexy elegance, but we appreciate the effort to coordinate with her.
Tatiana Gabrielle kept it G — "G" meaning goddess, by the way — in her Hellessy off-the-shoulder fringe-trim look.
The chef's kiss touch? A Yaito Keijo leather paisley clutch rounds off the ethereal look.
Simple yet significant, Uma Thurman exudes effortless très chic-ness in a custom Bottega Veneta look, including a silky white shirt and maxi pencil skirt.
Thurman's ensemble is proof that even quiet, classic looks can make bold statements.
It's in the name! Dude's a legend. Not the craziest outfit by any means but on the relatively conservative Oscars red carpet, we love to see a relaxed Gucci suit that ain't black or navy.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Sure, Jamie Lee Curtis kinda touched on one of our cringeworthy Oscars 2022 predictions with her supportive Ukraine ribbon accessory, but she is still 63-year-old glam goals in her Stella McCartney gown.
Does that mean Stella McCartney and Michael Myers are the secrets to the fountain of youth?
Kodi Smit-McPhee renewed our hope for men's red carpet style, opting for an icy blue Bottega Veneta look and chunky intrecciato boots.
Come on, you have to appreciate a man who didn't opt for the stuffy old black and white tux situation like every other male-identifying attendee. Take notes from Kodi, fellas!