With the Oscars 2023 coming to an end this past weekend, it seems more than fitting that your resident barely movie expert will take a break from reviewing movies to review the looks of some of my favorite actors on the red erm champagne beige carpet?
In no particular order, here are my favorite looks from the Oscars 2023!
Oscars 2023 — Dresses, Gowns, Tuxedos, Spandex
Brian Tyree Henry
Best supporting actor nominee, Brian Tyree Henry took great strides in elevating the basic suit jacket look common on many male-identifying attendants. In lieu of a plain black jacket, Brian Tyree Henry dazzled the champagne carpet in a white shirt and jacket complete with intricate silver detailing throughout the shirt and jacket flaps.
To bring the glamor throughout his look, he also wore a subtle silver chain that draped across his chest. Thus making this one of my favorite looks of the night.
Ariana Debose said it best when she rapped “Angela Basset did the thing,” because she sure did! Looking positively regal in purple, Basset’s look paid a wonderful homage to her royal role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as the Queen Mother of Wakanda, Ramonda.
While many believe she was snubbed in her category of best supporting actress, she was most certainly not snubbed in the looks department. In other news: Basset was praised for her reaction to her loss to Jaime Lee Curtis. Speaking of…
Jaime Lee Curtis
Jaime Lee Curtis looked identical to the Oscar award itself and the carpet in her form fitting champagne gown, which is perfectly suited giving she brought home an award that night: one of many awarded to Everywhere, Everything All at Once.
Also, since this is a Lost Tribe blog post, Jaime Lee Curtis is Jewish, and actually helped finance the rebuilding of the Great Synagogue in Budapest, reflecting her Hungarian Jewish heritage.
As the best actress winner and star of the now most highly awarded best picture film, Everywhere, Everything All at Once, Michelle Yeoh rightfully shone at this year’s Oscars. She looked absolutely stunning in a tiered white gown. White seemed to be the color to wear at this year’s Oscars and Michelle Yeoh wore it well.
Harry Shum Jr.
If you thought I was done talking about the stars of Everywhere, Everything All at Once, you thought very wrong. It is often challenging to distinguish the outfits worn by male-identifying attendants at the Oscars, but seeing Harry Shum Jr.‘s look you’d never believe that. In a look reflective of “East meets West,” Harry Shum Jr. looked incredible in a sash inspired by a Japanese obi.
Another look that wowed me was Daniel Kwan. The director of Everywhere, Everything All at Once and winner of Best Picture looked positively marvelous in a red tuxedo with gold decal on the shoulders and the word Punk on the back next to a picture of blue lipstick. This look was actually inspired by a cardigan that Michelle Yeoh wore in the film itself.
If you thought I wouldn’t mention any other Jewish stars (aha see what I did there? ✡️), Andrew Garfield was charming as ever at this years Oscars. While a more critical fashion blogger than myself might point out that all Andrew Garfield wore was a plain black suit, I want to note the charming quality of his bow tie, well-curled hair, and pocket square. He is undeniably future NJB husband material.
In terms of stars who I’ve written blog post articles about, star of Don’t Worry Darling, Florence Pugh was also present at the Oscars. While I love the billowing sleeves and long back to her gown, I do have to confess that the black shorts/spandex/something was giving Jewish summer camp core.
I know this because I am speaking from experience of finding a dress that was way too short for Friday Night services, but then throwing on some black shorts to ensure I pass the Aleinu test. All jokes aside, Florence Pugh always looks stunning and the Oscars night was no exception.
Another non-actor, Malala Yousafzai, producer of Stranger at the Gate, dazzled the champagne carpet in a bejeweled gown and matching hijab. If anyone thought that modesty couldn’t be fashionable they clearly have never seen Malala Yousafzai. Also, Jimmy Kimmel asked Malala Yousafzai what everyone has been desperately waiting to hear her opinion on asking about the major Don’t Worry Darling controversy: “As the youngest Nobel Prize winner in history, do you think Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine?”
Her response: “I only talk about peace.” Touché.
Looking towards movies that I’m excited to review, Halle Bailey looked absolutely gorgeous in a blue tulle gown. She is clearly emulating Ariel in The Little Mermaid, whose trailer was shown at the Oscars 2023. And I could not be more excited to see Halle Bailey in the iconic role.