Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is over, and in its wake is an on-stage slap heard around the globe, and a few red carpet looks worth noting. The famed Dolby Theater saw a lot of contemporary iterations of black tie last year, and this year was no exception. Highly saturated colors and unique fabrics covered social media with each passing minute of the pre-show.
Although we aren’t walking the famed red carpet like Hollywood’s top echelon, we can take inspiration from their style. From contrasting ensembles to modern details, we’ve rounded up the looks that won us over and the pieces you need to recreate each one.
Simu Liu in Versace
Simu Liu commanded photographer attention in a custom single-breasted suit by Atelier Versace. The radiant crimson color reflects the trend for bold colors in Spring 2022, while the Medusa harness adds a certain modernity that makes this ensemble even more interesting.
Get The Look: Harrogate Red Suit.
Style Tip: For the real Versace look, ditch the shirt and tie for a chunky gold chain.
Travis Barker in Maison Margiela
Travis Barker exhibited excellent trouser proportions in Maison Margiela. The bold shoulders balanced out the relaxed fit of the pants making his look a contemporary approach to the classic black tie look.
Get the look: Milano Black Suit
Kodi Smit-McPhee in Bottega Veneta
The Power of the Dog star Kodi Smith-MchPee showed us the power of a powder blue suit. Spring has always been for pastels but Kodi updates the usual Easter suit with modern details (elongated jacket, chunky quilted boots ) for a look that is formal yet streetwear leaning.
Get The Look: Knotting Birdseye Light Blue Suit
Sebastián Yara in Moschino
In a year where bolder, more saturated colors are grabbing attention, Sebastián Yara also made a strong case for pastels. His three-piece blush pink tuxedo bordered on camp but did not sacrifice on style.
Get the Look: Kirkhill Nailhead Suit
Jay Ellis in Dolce & Gabbana
White suits aren’t just for prom and Jay Ellis certainly proved that last night. The Insecure actor stepped onto the red carpet in a white tuxedo with sleek black accents. A crystal brooch may sound like an outdated addition, but it only enhanced the look.
Get the look: Hampton Ivory Tuxedo
Andrew Garfield in Saint Laurent
Spider-Man’s Andrew Garfield swung onto the red carpet looking amazing in a lush Saint Laurent suit. A silk pussybow tie gave his look a vintage feel that touched on the sauve formal looks of the 60s. He didn’t walk away with a Best Actor win but he did win best dressed.
Get the Look: Harford Velvet Burgundy Dinner Jacket.
Daniel Kaluuya in Gucci
Daniel Kaluuya shined on the red carpet in a satin-double breasted evening jacket with contrasting peak lapels. Keeping the rest of the look black on black gave this electrifying jacket the moment it needed.
Get the Look: Hemsworth Teal Blazer
Jacob Elordi in Burberry
A classic black suit is never boring when the tailoring is done really well. Something both Indochino and Burberry pride themselves on. The exquisite tailoring of the Jacob’s suit makes this classic look hard to beat.
Get the Look: Harrogate Black Suit
Jake Gyllenhaal in Givenchy
Tik Tok may still be divided on whether or not navy and black can be worn together, but Jake Gyllenhaal has officially claimed his side in the matter. Wearing both dark tones on one relaxed suit, Jake offers up a new approach to the tuxedo: relaxed refinement.
Get the Look: Hampton Midnight Blue Dinner Jacket
Kid Cudi in Louis Vuitton
A perfect example of how formalwear has been redefined; Kid Cudi’s oversized Louis Vuitton suit. While the X actor’s boxy yet slouchy fit may seem reminiscent of dressing up in his father’s old suit, the expertly polished finishes and unique details make it an excellent display of modern suiting
Get the Look: Kirkhill Nailhead Brown Suit