Oscars 2022: The best-dressed stars on the red carpet from Kristen Stewart to Billie Eilish

The 94th annual Academy Awards saw the Oscars red carpet back in full swing. Laura Hampson charts the best looks of the night

Monday 28 March 2022 04:55 BST
Vanessa Hudgens and Lily James among early Oscars arrivals
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The red carpet is back and better than ever. While we’ve already had the Brit Awards and the Baftas, the Oscars mark Hollywood’s night of nights, where A-Listers flock to the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

While last year saw a cut-back version of the event due to pandemic-related restrictions, this year all the glitz and glamour we’ve come to expect from the Academy Awards has returned to this corner of Hollywood.

With Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Jessie Buckley, ​​Beyoncé and Billie Eilish all nominated for awards, and Lady Gaga, Lily James, Zoë Kravitz and Mila Kunis among the presenters, luckily, for style watchers, the fashion did not disappoint.

We chart the best looks of the night below. For the best-dressed men at this year’s Oscars, click here,and for the best-dressed couples, click here.


Zendaya continues to be the star of every red carpet she graces, and this year’s Oscars is no different. Her Valentino look mixes a cropped white shirt with a sparkly silver skirt.

Billie Eilish

Oscar winner Billie Eilish went all-out Gucci with her ruffled black dress and flicked shoulder-length bob.

Lupita Nyong'o

One of our favourite looks of the night, Lupita Nyong'o looked gorgeous in this golden Prada dress.

Zoë Kravitz

Batman star Zoë Kravitz kept things simple with this pastel pink floor-length Saint Laurent dress.

Rachel Zegler

Following uproar over her lack of invitation, Rachel Zegler stunned as she arrived for the night to present an award wearing Christian Dior SS22 Couture.

Jessica Chastain

Best Actress winner Jessica Chastain was a pastel dream in this Gucci gown.

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross can do no wrong when it comes to the sartorial stakes. Case in point: This Carolina Herrera FW22 RTW look.

Kristen Stewart

Shorts at the Oscars? Now that is groundbreaking. We love Kristen Stewart’s custom Chanel short suit.


H.E.R. went bold and bright with her Carolina Herrera PF22 neon dress.

Lily James

Lily James channelled her inner Barbie Girl for this year’s Oscars, wearing Atelier Versace FW21 Couture.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith made a dramatic entrance in this Jean Paul Gaultier SS22 Couture emerald gown.

Serena Williams

When in doubt, go for pink and lace. A la Serena Williams in Gucci.

Maya Rudolph

We would quite like to swan around the house in Maya Rudolph’s orange Valentino gown, thank you very much.

Mila Kunis

From the asymmetrical one shoulder and train to the belted waist, we love everything about Mila Kunis’ soft pink Zuhair Murad SS22 Couture gown.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman accessorised her violet custom Armani Privé gown with a diamond necklace and a striking red lip.

Maggie Gyllenhaal

The structure! The gold! This custom Schiaparelli dress on Maggie Gyllenhaal is divine.

Naomi Scott

A vision in purple, Naomi Scott wore custom Fendi Couture.

Caitriona Balfe

The Belfast actor mixed up the run-of-the-mill sleek silhouette with a voluminous white train with this custom Louis Vuitton gown.

Kirsten Dunst

The Power of the Dog star Kirsten Dunst ruffled some feathers with this gorgeous vintage Christian Lacroix red gown.

Alana Haim

Best Actress nominee Alana Haim stunned in this sparkly Louis Vuitton gown.

Niecy Nash

Niecy Nash was a vision in this hot pink Monsoori gown.

Olivia Colman

Nominee Olivia Colman shined in this silver metallic gown.

Jessie Buckley

The Lost Daughter actor Jessie Buckley stunned in this peachy custom Erdem dress.

Sofia Carson

We’re lusting after Sofia Carson’s Giambattista Valli FW21 Couture gown.

Megan Thee Stallion

The singer matched her blue shoes to her stunning structured Gurav Gupta gown.

For more of the best-dressed celebrities at the 2022 Academy Awards, scroll through the gallery below.

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