America, Emily and Gabrielle Served This Eye-Catching Micro Trend on the Oscars Red Carpet

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2024 oscars: gabrielle union, america ferrera, and emily blunt arrive at the 96th academy awards in metallic dresses
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Every March, the Academy Awards come around. Some of us are there for the films. (And this year's Best Picture category is stacked.) Let's be honest, though. A lot of us are also there for the fashion (and the mishaps). In keeping with one of the year's biggest trends, America Ferrera, Emily Blunt and Gabrielle Union all walked the red carpet in metallics.

Ferrera arrived paying homage to her film, Barbie, in a fuchsia chainmail dress designed by Atelier Versace. According to ABC hosts, the dress took over 400 hours to create. The actress paired her dress with jewelry from Pomellato. The Ode to Milan Castello necklace and ring, in addition to diamonds, featured rubellites and rhodolite garnet, respectively. According to Ferrera's stylist, Karla Welch, the nominee saved the best for last. This is the first time Ferrera has sported pink on the red carpet this awards season.

2024 oscars: america ferrera a tthe 96th academy awards in versace pink metallic dress
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Meanwhile, Union walked the red carpet with her husband, Dwyane Wade, the co-executive producer of The Barber of Little Rock. The documentary has been nominated for the Best Documentary Short category. The actress wore a custom Carolina Herrera minidress over a matching maxi skirt. (Proof that peplum is here to stay, baby.) She accessorized with Tiffany & Co. diamond rings and an aquamarine necklace.

2024 oscars: gabrielle union in metallic Carolina Herrera dress
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Blunt was another red carpet arrival who got the metallics memo. The British actress is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer—itself nominated for Best Picture. Blunt posed for photos in a structured, sculptural gown by Schiaparelli and diamond accessories courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

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Others who leaned into the metallics trend included Hailee Steinfield, Michelle Yeoh, Anya Taylor Joy and Greta Gerwig. Shine on, ladies.

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