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Mini Red Carpet Rundown: The Oscars

By Ava C. Green, Features Editor

Celebrities stunned on the gray carpet at the 2023 Oscars, dressed to the nines for one of the most prestigious nights in the film industry. Salma Hayek’s Gucci gown was a favorite of the evening with its sparkly fringe from the waist down and flaming burnt orange color that popped on Hayek’s olive skin and dark hair. The dress did the talking, while her hair and makeup took the backburner and were relatively simple and understated — a smart choice considering the keyhole cutout and criss-crossed halter neckline that drew the eye up and down the garment.

The worst dressed that evening was Olivia Wilde, much to the pleasure of Harry Styles fans everywhere. This look by Gabriela Hearst definitely had a clear point of view, just not one I necessarily want to see. The whole thing is disjointed: it almost looks like a deconstructed gown, but the draping is unflattering, and the hand-painted, black bra underneath is jarring and looks unintentional. The stylist was going for a statuesque style, but this falls flat.

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