Oscars 2020: From Natalie Portman to Spike Lee and Billy Porter, red carpet outfits that made a statement
At the Oscars 2020 red carpet, Spike Lee paid tribute to the NBA star Kobe Bryant by sporting a purple Lakers jacket with the basketball star's 24 on his lapel, while Natalie Portman's cape was studded with the names of snubbed female directors.
The Oscars 2020 red carpet, filled with dramatic dresses and designer tuxedos, witnessed two stellar outfits worn by Spike Lee and Natalie Portman that made a personal and political statement.
Lee paid tribute to the NBA star Kobe Bryant by sporting a purple Lakers jacket with the basketball star's 24 on his lapel, while Portman's cape was studded with the names of snubbed female directors.
While the two stood out at the 2020 Academy Awards, among other attendees were Billy Porter, who wore a gold-feathered top and orange silk overflowing skirt, and the Grammy Award-winner Billie Eilish wearing an oversized, fuzzy Chanel white suit, and a hairdo that was bright green on the top and black at the bottom.
Yet another stunner on the red carpet at the Oscars was Janelle Monae, who glittered in a Ralph Lauren silver dress with long sleeves and about 170,000 Swarovski crystals, accompanied by a hood. Also walking the red carpet in a chic black Dior with a high slit was Charlize Theron while Renée Zellweger sported an Armani Privé one-shoulder column gown in white silk.
Wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown with embellishments of stringed gems was actor Scarlet Johansson whose 2019 film Marriage Story had received several nominations at the Academy Awards. Cynthia Erivo also arrived at the red carpet wearing a Versace white ballgown with one diagonal strap and a thigh-high slit.
Actor Margot Robbie, who has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Bombshell, stepped on the red carpet in a vintage strapless navy Chanel dress with a jewel pendant and cuff sleeves.
Young Julia Butters wore a bubble gum pink dress, while Laura Dern shone in a stunning pink gown with black bustier made by Armani Privé.
Also at the Oscars was Sandra Oh who wore a dreamy pale pink sequin dress by Elie Saab and Penelope Cruz sporting a stylish black number.
Academy Award-nominee Saoirse Ronan decked up in a Gucci gown featuring a V-neck bodice made out of the black satin left over from her BAFTAs gown at the red carpet. Also among the attendees ware Kelly Marie Tran and Sigourney Weaver.
Regina King sported an asymmetrical Versace number while Mindy Kaling walked the red carpet in a marigold one-shouldered Dolce & Gabbana gown. Zazie Beetz also appeared on the red carpet in a strapless black midi dress and Bulgari jewellery.
Also attending the Academy Awards was Gal Gadot sporting a Givenchy Haute Couture gown. The stars walking the red carpet also included Blac Chyna, Waas Al-Kataeb and Lily Aldridge.
All images courtesy of the Associated Press.
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