8 ways Hollywood is confused about the return of red carpet dressing

Emerald Fennell, Carey Mulligan and Regina King on the 2021 Oscars red carpet 

Emerald Fennell, Carey Mulligan and Regina King on the 2021 Oscars red carpet

Has Hollywood forgotten how to do party dressing? It was a question worth pondering at this year’s stripped back Oscars ceremony. Attendees couldn’t seem to settle on a dress code, wearing everything from feathered black T-shirt dresses (Frances McDormand) to 24-karat gold thread suits (Leslie Odom Junior) to appear on screen from gatherings held in Los Angeles and London.

That said, there were some stand-out looks on the night, as well as a few trends to take away. These are all the talking points you need to know about…

The bold shoulder

Regina King in Louis Vuitton and Angela Bassett in Alberta Ferretti - Getty

Regina King in Louis Vuitton and Angela Bassett in Alberta Ferretti – Getty

Regina King graced the red carpet in her capacity as director of One Night in Miami, making her one of a new contingent of directors who can give the Best Actress nominees

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