Feb. is a good month for high-fashion followers. You're treated to New York Fashion Week early on, with the energy of Parisian haute couture still lingering in the air. Then, perfectly timed, some of the best shows of award show season kick off — ushering in celebrities wearing the luxurious ballgowns and sleek slips you've swooned over from fashion weeks gone by. And this year, watching the best dresses from the Oscars float across the red carpet was a present in itself — whether the gowns were from a recent, buzz-worthy collection or the mind of a designer you'd never heard of before.
You knew the dresses were going to be stunning judging from the movies nominated, though. A Star Is Born, The Favourite, and Black Panther were all up for the Best Picture title, meaning the fashion-forward actors from each film would be walking the Oscars carpet. (And an iconic fashion moment is created any time Lady Gaga walks the red carpet.)
The lineup of women in the running for Best Actress brings a diverse array of styles to the stage, too. Besides Lady Gaga, Yalitza Aparicio, Glenn Close, Olivia Colman, and Melissa McCarthy are up for the title — though all five actors should win an award for style.
While there may be no Academy Award for red carpet dressing, The Zoe Report's list of favorite Oscar dresses may come close. Ahead, all the best dresses — aka fashion moments — from the 2019 Oscars.
Gaga showed up to the red carpet in a stunning Alexander McQueen gown.
The If Beale Street Could Talk actor wowed in a white Oscar de la Renta gown.
Lopez hit the red carpet in a super-glitzy dress by Tom Ford.
Layne walked her first Oscars red carpet in the prettiest Atelier Versace gown.
Constance Wu glowed in her custom yellow-tulle Versace gown.
The Game of Thrones actor's sparkling gown was custom-made by Balmain.
Weisz opted for a red, two-piece gown by Givenchy Couture.
Marie Kondo's Jenny Packham dress may have been unexpectedly maximalist — yet it was still beautifully refined.
"Stunning" doesn't begin to describe Ashley Graham's black Zac Posen gown.
Michelle Yeoh went with a glamorous Elie Saab ball gown.
The Best Actress nominee's dreamy, pastel gown was by Rodarte.
Laura Harrier's form-fitting Louis Vuitton gown had it all: It was chic and sustainable.
Gemma Chan went with her color staple, bright pink, in a Valentino Couture gown.
Angela Bassett dazzled in a pink Reem Acra gown, one of the many fuchsia dresses of the night.
Leslie Bibb walked the red carpet in a stunning Armani gown.
Keeping the pink trend going strong, Helen Mirren walked the red carpet in a bright, custom Schiaparelli gown.
Charlize Theron stunned in a baby blue Dior gown (and a new hair color).
Emma Stone graced the red carpet in a metallic Louis Vuitton dress.
Allison Janney wore a custom, black velvet Pamella Roland gown.
Melissa McCarthy graced the red carpet in a black-and-white Brandon Maxwell outfit.
Brie Larson had a metallic moment in a silver Celine gown.
Glenn Close gave the metallic trend momentum in a golden Carolina Herrera gown.