The mother of all awards shows (aka, the Oscars) is here, and the red carpet looks have been nothing short of amazing. Laura Harrier showed up in the dreamiest, light-blue Louis Vuitton gown, while Regina King stunned in Oscar De La Renta. The real showstopper, though? Gemma Chan's 2019 Oscars dress — an ultra-voluminous, magenta-hued Valentino number that proves the actor has a thing for pink this season.
Although many actors drastically switch up their looks between awards ceremonies, some prefer to stick to one particular silhouette or color — and undoubtedly, Chan falls into the latter. The Crazy Rich Asians star has clearly been playing favorites with various shades of pink this season, only straying from what's quickly become her signature awards-show hue for the Golden Globes. That time, she opted for navy blue, but for the biggest night in Hollywood, she went back to her go-to color of choice.
On Sun., Chan walked the Oscars red carpet in bright-pink Valentino gown that was plucked straight from the brand's Spring/Summer 2019 collection. The sleeveless dress featured a ruffle neckline and a voluminous skirt that extended into a tasteful train. But while the dress' overall design was truly one for the books, it's the piece's vivid, magenta hue that made it so memorable. It's so on-trend, incredibly eye-catching, and clearly Chan-approved.
Though the actor has worn countless shades of pink this awards season alone — from a more muted, candy-colored tone at the 2019 SAG Awards to a brighter, more eye-catching one at the Golden Globes after party — her Oscars gown may just be the most stunning take on what's clearly become her favorite color. Only time will tell if it will trickle into her street-style outfits, too.
It's no secret that highlighter hues are having a moment this season — and Chan just made the polarizing color trend a serious red carpet must-have. What's more, her Valentino gown proves so effortlessly that the bold hue that was all over the Fall/Winter runways is actually quite wearable. So, channel the actor at your next black tie event and pick a bold magenta gown over a classic black one. It's a style move that's sure to make you the talk of the event.