The Definitive Ranking of 2017 Oscar Dresses
La La Land, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Hidden Figures...all deserving of the Academy Award. But who are we kidding? We're mostly in it for the gowns. Here are 33 thoughts on 33 gowns that graced the 2017 Oscar red carpet.
1. Jessica Biel in KaufmanFranco
Gold. Feathers. Tiffany & Co. That is all. (Well, and her on-trend peachy beauty look, too.)
2. Viola Davis in Armani
The carpet saw a lot of black, white, gold and silver gowns. But the Best Supporting Actress winner came out swinging in fire-engine red.
3. Taraji P. Henson in Alberto Ferretti
Leave it to Cookie Lyon to work an hourglass silhouette like nobody's business.
4. Emma Stone in Givenchy
Though the still picture doesn't do it much justice, this fringe skirt walked beautifully. Especially as she accepted Best Actress.
6. Sofia Boutella in Chanel
You may not recognize her without her Star Trek Beyond makeup on (she played Jaylah), but you'll never forget this haute couture number.
7. Janelle Monae in Elie Saab
This year, Monae proved she could do more than just sing. And red-carpet roundups are the better for it.
8. Halle Berry in Versace
Some years Berry plays it safe. This was not one of those years.
9. Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta
Last year's Best Actress winner goes home this year with best train.
10. Nicole Kidman in Armani
A red-carpet trendsetter for decades, we'd expect nothing less than an impeccable fit from Nicole.
11. Emma Roberts in Vintage Armani
On a mission to promote sustainability, the Scream Queens star (and Julia's niece) went to the archives for her look.
12. Olivia Culpo in Marchesa
And speaking of earth-friendly causes, the former Miss USA is in partnership with Water.org to bring clean drinking water to the developing world. This dress is made out of Stella Artois chalice pieces that go to support the fund. A bit of a marketing stretch but cool nonetheless.
13. Naomie Harris in Calvin Klein
A divisive high-low look, for sure. But we love a risk taker. (And anything from the new Raf Simons collection.)
14. Kirsten Dunst in Dior
A less aggressive version of the high-low trend, which we adore all the same.
15. Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph & Russo
It's so refreshing to see young stars dressing youthfully. Bravo, Hailee. Now, get back to work on Pitch Perfect 3.
16. Octavia Spencer in Marchesa
Yet another winning appearance by feathers.
17. Auli’i Cravalho in Rubin Singer
Plain and simple, the Moana songstress nailed it on her first Oscar carpet.
18. Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
Last year's Best Supporting Actress looks perfectly lovely this year. But...we've kind of seen it before.
19. Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton
20. Kate McKinnon in Narciso Rodriguez
Michelle and Kate forgot to call each other beforehand.
21. Karlie Kloss in Stella McCartney
At first we gasped (it's so pretty). But then we remembered that Gwyneth basically wore it in 2012.
22. Busy Phillips in Elizabeth Kennedy
We're just a little confused is all.
23. Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen
A sweet neckline but better for a sundress.
24. Laura Dern in Rodarte
If you're gonna do Rodarte, dooo Rodarte. This fell a bit flat.
25. Ava Duvernay in Ashi Studio
We expected to see her in something a bit more sleek, but when you've just spent weeks in New Zealand with Oprah, Reese and Mindy, you can wear whatever you like.
26. Priyanka Chopra in Ralph & Russo
Sexy quilts are a thing, we guess?
27. Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad
When Ryan Seacrest asked her about her dress, she said it was...tight. We sadly agree.
28. Scarlett Johansson in Azzedine Alaia
You've had better, ScarJo.
29. Charlize Theron in Dior
Never would have thought this silhouette to trend this year.
30. Isabelle Huppert in Armani
The Best Actress nominee is already at a name-recognition deficit. This matronly dress didn't quite help.
31. Leslie Mann in Zac Posen
We know, we know. She looks so happy...
32. Felicity Jones in Dior
Girl, you need a fun shoe.
33. Dakota Johnson in Gucci
While the dress may not be a resounding win, we gotta bring it back full circle and applaud the collar necklace. Cartier redeems all.