NEW YORK, N.Y. – Scarlett Johansson showed up Sunday for her two-nomination night at the Oscars every bit the bombshell in a Champagne-colored Oscar de la Renta strapless gown embellished to the rafters, while fellow nominee Laura Dern brought her mom as she walked the red carpet in pale pink and black.
“Scarlett looked so outrageous in that dress. She was glowing,” said Andrea Lavinthal, style and beauty director for People. “She has looked outrageous all awards season. I think it's love. I think love is her accessory.”
Johannsson walked the red carpet with boyfriend Colin Jost of “Saturday Night Live” fame.
Spike Lee paid tribute to Kobe Bryant in a Lakers-purple jacket with the basketball star's 24 on its lapels, though a majority of men went for classic black tuxedos from a slew of top designers.
Dern told The Associated Press that her dress was Armani. The designer also dressed her for first Oscars back in the early '90s, when she also attended with her mom, Diane Ladd. “It feels really special,” Dern said. "I'm very grateful to them.”
While pink has dominated this awards season, a range of colors were plentiful at the Oscars. Princess and other classic silhouettes were the norm as fewer stars took fashion risks. Janelle Monae was an exception, as usual, in a stunning Ralph Lauren silver dress with a hood, long sleeves and about 170,000 Swarovski crystals.
“This dress took 600 hours to make. It was so beautiful in the architecture of it. She always brings such drama in an elegant way,” said Zanna Roberts Rassi, style correspondent for E! and co-founder of Milk Makeup. “It's so nice to see people embrace their own personality.”
Another queen of the carpet: “Little Women” nominee Florence Pugh in a tiered gown in a standout shade from Louis Vuitton.