The 92nd Academy Awards, a.k.a. the Oscars, just came to a close at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, where Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite‘ absolutely slayed with four awards including Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture, making Oscars history as the first ever non-English language film to take the top prize. Meanwhile, Joaquin Phoenix and Renée Zellweger — who’ve both already received a string of top acting awards for their respective performances in ‘Joker’ and ‘Judy’ — received well-deserved recognitions as Oscars’ Best Actor and Best Actress for their excellent work.
While we are extremely touched to see Asians taking the stage at the Oscars, we are also reminded that there’s still lots of room for improvement regarding the continued controversy surrounding the lack of diversity in film academies. Many of this year’s attendees have decided to call out to such issues in their own ways: While Janelle Monae shouted “It’s time to come alive because the Oscars is so white” during her opening performance, others such as Natalie Portman sent a subtle message wearing a Dior gown embroidered with names of female directors who didn’t get a nomination.
Speaking of statements, this year’s red carpet was dazzling with attendees dressed in glamorous gowns — many were quite literally draped in head-to-toe crystals — that acted as a declaration of their star power and, of course, fabulous sense of style. We’ve rounded a list of the best dressed stars for you below, click ahead and tell us your favourites.