The Biggest Color Trend on the 96th Oscars Red Carpet Is…

Black is the New Black

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The 2024 Oscars red carpet was star-studded and filled with dazzling fashion looks, from Barbie-inspired gowns (ahem, America Ferrera) to chic, regal ensembles. While we spotted an incredible variety of styles, we did notice the emergence of a sleek color trend that Wednesday Addams would approve of: opulent black.

Similar to last year's red carpet, quite a few celebs donned head-to-toe black, while others paired it with brighter hues like gold and white, to their sophisticated ensembles. From Danielle Brooks's glamorous Dolce & Gabbana number to Sandra Hüller's striking Schiaparelli gown, keep scrolling to see which Oscars guests stole the show in black.

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Rita Moreno in Badgley Mischka

The legendary Rita Moreno won the red carpet in this Badgley Mischka number, which includes a ruffled neckline.

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Vanessa Hudgens in Vera Wang

Hudgens not only stunned in all black, but she dropped a major bombshell and debuted her baby bump, confirming that she's pregnant with her first child

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Jamie Lee Curtis in Dolce & Gabbana

Curtis kept it simple and chic with her long-sleeve black gown and minimal accessories.


Sandra Hüller in Schiaparelli

Okay, now this striking gown is what we call a wearable piece of art.

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Eva Longoria in Tamara Ralph

Longoria made quite the entrance in her beautiful mermaid gown, and that dramatic necklace (from Bucherer Fine Jewellery) took the look to a whole new level.

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Kelly Ripa in Jason Wu

The Live with Kelly & Mark co-host stunned in a flattering mesh gown with a train.

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Danielle Brooks in Dolce & Gabbana

The Color Purple star's elegant gown featured a thigh-high slit and bustier with gorgeous silver detailing.

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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan in Zuhair Murad

We're getting major princess vibes from the Never Have I Ever actress, whose dress featured a bow accent.

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Fran Drescher in Ami Paris

The comedy icon looked radiant in her sparkling mesh gown, which she paired with a cropped blazer.

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Laverne Cox in Manfred Thierry Mugler

All that's missing from this regal look is her crown, TBH.

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Carey Mulligan in Schiaparelli

Mulligan channeled her inner Audrey Hepburn with her fabulous black-and-white gown, featuring a matching pair of gloves.

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