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SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingAfter last year's Oscars red carpet was somewhat limited thanks to Covid-19, the event was back to being the usual full-on fashion bonanza as Hollywood stars returned in their droves.Image source, Getty ImagesAlana Haim, star of Licorice Pizza, oozed classic glamour with a delicately layered dress shimmering with sequins, paired with a simple silver sandal and nude nail polish. There was no fishtail hem but she still definitely channelling a subtle mermaid vibe.Image source, Getty ImagesThere were more sequins courtesy of Jessica Chastain's bodice and full skirt, accompanied by a huge ballroom-style ruffle - quite the change from the 1980s shoulder pads she sported in her leading role in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, for which she won best actress.All the Oscars action and reaction as it happenedOscar winner Will Smith hits Chris Rock on stageApple beats Netflix at dramatic OscarsWho won what?Image source, Getty ImagesBest supporting actor nominee Kodi Smit-McPhee side-stepped the safe black tux choice, opting for a pale powder double-breasted blue suit and shirt. He teamed it with a silver neck chain and earring plus white brothel creepers for extra height. Not that he needed it at just over 6ft 1in.Image source, Getty ImagesEmilia Jones stars in best picture winner Coda and was one of a number of stars to bare their midriff on the red carpet in a halterneck sequinned number with a structured bodice. Image source, Getty ImagesTimothee Chalamet obviously couldn't face the stress of doing up a bow tie so came up with a simple solution - go shirtless. And that's right - more sequins.Image source, Getty ImagesHis Dune co-star Zendaya went for a cropped silk white shirt with a silver sequinned skirt. Numerous bangles added extra bling.Image source, Getty ImagesKristen Stewart, who was nominated for best actress for her portrayal of Princess Diana in Spencer, went for a bold look with black hot pants, a unbuttoned chiffon cream shirt, a black tux and side-swept hair. Not to mention a pair of killer stilettos.Image source, Getty ImagesBillie Eilish took the ruffle trend to the max with her Victorian-inspired black voluminous floor-length gown. Gothic glam with a sharp black haircut to match. Her Bond theme, No Time To Die, won best song.Image source, Getty ImagesFirst-time nominee Ariana DeBose went on to win best supporting actress for West Side Story. Having wowed us in different shades of yellow at this year's Baftas and Critics Choice awards, she opted for bright red this time, looking relaxed in a wide-leg trouser and matching top. She added a voluminous cape for extra glamour.Image source, Getty ImagesVenus and Serena Williams showed off their fashion credentials with Venus sporting a futuristic white fitted dress with silver jewellery cuffs. Serena opted for a pink pleated flowing frock adorned with sequined black flowers and black lace gloves.Image source, Getty ImagesLupita Nyong'o, you never let us down. A vision in gold sequins that morphs into what we can only describe as floaty streamers from the waist down, dotted with a few pink spring flowers that shouldn't work - but totally do.Image source, Getty ImagesBritish hopeful Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter) opted for a sophisticated full-length dress featuring ethereal silver pleats, huge fluted sleeves, a high rollneck and silver jewellery.Image source, Getty ImagesJason Momoa sported a blue and yellow handkerchief on the red carpet, the colours of the Ukrainian flag.Image source, Getty ImagesNicole Kidman was up for best actress for her turn as Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardo but lost out to Chastain. She walked the red carpet with husband Keith Urban, who wore a classic tux. Kidman plumped for a grey strapless gown with a train and an eye-catching puffball waist.Image source, Getty ImagesOne of last year's winners, Daniel Kaluuya, went bold with a bright teal double-breasted jacket with black lapels and a black shirt. A chunky gold ring completed the look. Image source, Getty ImagesJessie Buckley, who was up for best supporting actress, caught up with the film's director, Maggie Gyllenhaal, on the red carpet. Buckley sported a cream gown, while Gyllenhaal went for a structured off-the-shoulder number with ornate gold embellishment.Image source, Getty ImagesWill Smith looked quite the English country gent - before his now infamous slap and before winning best actor. Has he also been catching up on Peaky Blinders?Image source, Getty ImagesRap star Megan Thee Stallion wore a flowing blue and silver figure-hugging dress with a cut-out mid-section, teamed with peach nails and a chic chignon. Her stunning jewellery included a huge sapphire and diamond ring with matching heart-shaped drop earrings. Image source, Getty ImagesWest Side Story star Rachel Zegler was a late addition to the presenting line-up and had said she wasn't sure what she was going to wear. Luckily, she happened upon this on-trend beaded black dress with a striking knotted back strap. Image source, Getty ImagesBill Murray looked dapper in a black-and-white shirt with polka dot scarf and a felt beret with leather trim. We can only assume the mini Oscars statuette wrapped in cellophane in his pocket is a lollipop - it was a fairly long ceremony so it might have come in handy when the hunger pangs kicked in. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk.More on this storyCoda’s best picture win overshadowed by Smith slapOscar winner Will Smith hits Chris Rock on stageThe moment Will Smith hit Chris RockDeaf family drama Coda wins best film OscarOscars 2022: All the winners and nominees

After last year’s Oscars red carpet was somewhat limited thanks to Covid-19, the event was back to being the usual full-on fashion bonanza as Hollywood stars returned in their droves.

Alana Haim

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Alana Haim, star of Licorice Pizza, oozed classic glamour with a delicately layered dress shimmering with sequins, paired with a simple silver sandal and nude nail polish. There was no fishtail hem but she still definitely channelling a subtle mermaid vibe.

Jessica Chastain

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There were more sequins courtesy of Jessica Chastain’s bodice and full skirt, accompanied by a huge ballroom-style ruffle – quite the change from the 1980s shoulder pads she sported in her leading role in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, for which she won best actress.

Kodi Smit-McPhee

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Best supporting actor nominee Kodi Smit-McPhee side-stepped the safe black tux choice, opting for a pale powder double-breasted blue suit and shirt. He teamed it with a silver neck chain and earring plus white brothel creepers for extra height. Not that he needed it at just over 6ft 1in.

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Emilia Jones

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Emilia Jones stars in best picture winner Coda and was one of a number of stars to bare their midriff on the red carpet in a halterneck sequinned number with a structured bodice.

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Timothee Chalamet

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Timothee Chalamet obviously couldn’t face the stress of doing up a bow tie so came up with a simple solution – go shirtless. And that’s right – more sequins.

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Zendaya

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His Dune co-star Zendaya went for a cropped silk white shirt with a silver sequinned skirt. Numerous bangles added extra bling.

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Kristen Stewart

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Kristen Stewart, who was nominated for best actress for her portrayal of Princess Diana in Spencer, went for a bold look with black hot pants, a unbuttoned chiffon cream shirt, a black tux and side-swept hair. Not to mention a pair of killer stilettos.

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Billie Eilish

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Billie Eilish took the ruffle trend to the max with her Victorian-inspired black voluminous floor-length gown. Gothic glam with a sharp black haircut to match. Her Bond theme, No Time To Die, won best song.

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Ariana Debose

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First-time nominee Ariana DeBose went on to win best supporting actress for West Side Story. Having wowed us in different shades of yellow at this year’s Baftas and Critics Choice awards, she opted for bright red this time, looking relaxed in a wide-leg trouser and matching top. She added a voluminous cape for extra glamour.

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Venus and Serena Williams

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Venus and Serena Williams showed off their fashion credentials with Venus sporting a futuristic white fitted dress with silver jewellery cuffs. Serena opted for a pink pleated flowing frock adorned with sequined black flowers and black lace gloves.

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Lupita Nyong'o

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Lupita Nyong’o, you never let us down. A vision in gold sequins that morphs into what we can only describe as floaty streamers from the waist down, dotted with a few pink spring flowers that shouldn’t work – but totally do.

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Olivia Colman

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British hopeful Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter) opted for a sophisticated full-length dress featuring ethereal silver pleats, huge fluted sleeves, a high rollneck and silver jewellery.

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Jason Momoa

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Jason Momoa sported a blue and yellow handkerchief on the red carpet, the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman was up for best actress for her turn as Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardo but lost out to Chastain. She walked the red carpet with husband Keith Urban, who wore a classic tux. Kidman plumped for a grey strapless gown with a train and an eye-catching puffball waist.

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Daniel Kaluuya

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One of last year’s winners, Daniel Kaluuya, went bold with a bright teal double-breasted jacket with black lapels and a black shirt. A chunky gold ring completed the look.

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Jessie Buckley and Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Jessie Buckley, who was up for best supporting actress, caught up with the film’s director, Maggie Gyllenhaal, on the red carpet. Buckley sported a cream gown, while Gyllenhaal went for a structured off-the-shoulder number with ornate gold embellishment.

Will Smith

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Will Smith looked quite the English country gent – before his now infamous slap and before winning best actor. Has he also been catching up on Peaky Blinders?

Megan Thee Stallion

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Rap star Megan Thee Stallion wore a flowing blue and silver figure-hugging dress with a cut-out mid-section, teamed with peach nails and a chic chignon. Her stunning jewellery included a huge sapphire and diamond ring with matching heart-shaped drop earrings.

Rachel Zegler

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West Side Story star Rachel Zegler was a late addition to the presenting line-up and had said she wasn’t sure what she was going to wear. Luckily, she happened upon this on-trend beaded black dress with a striking knotted back strap.

Bill Murray

Image source, Getty Images

Bill Murray looked dapper in a black-and-white shirt with polka dot scarf and a felt beret with leather trim. We can only assume the mini Oscars statuette wrapped in cellophane in his pocket is a lollipop – it was a fairly long ceremony so it might have come in handy when the hunger pangs kicked in.

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