The Oscars were last night, which means today your water cooler is surely bumpin’. There’s much to discuss, from Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s practically NSFW performance of “Shallow” to Rami Malek falling off the stage to Driving Miss Daisy 2 winning Best Picture. But right now, we mainly just want to talk about the clothes. Many of this year’s attendees continued the current awards season trend of eschewing the standard monkey suit in favour of fun colours and out-there threads. Which meant that the dudes who did go black tie had to really go for it in order to stand out. The result? A sartorial bouillabaisse of very hard drips.
Behold our favourite looks from entertainment’s biggest night.
Donald Trump called Spike Lee’s acceptance speech for his first competitive Oscar “a racist hit on your President.” You know what else was a hit? Lee’s purple Ozwald Boateng suit, custom Jordan IIIs, and Do the Right Thing rings.
The Best Actor winner rocked us with this slim Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello suit and Cartier watch.
There is not another soul on earth who could pull off a camo shorts suit and white tube socks at the Academy Awards. (It helps that the shorts suit was by Chanel.)
Last night, Chris Evans proved chivalry wasn’t dead. He also proved the velvet dinner jacket wasn’t either. This aqua blue velvet one paired suavely with his IWC watch and Montblanc jewelry.
Aquaman came out ready to one-up Captain America, going full velvet tux. And a pink Fendi velvet tux, no less! Let this be a lesson: you can wear just about anything, as long as you’re cool and unfairly handsome enough.
Why rage against the machine when you can join it and rock a dapper tux while doing so?
Not everyone agrees that his movie should have won Best Picture, but we can all agree that his Dior tux was absolutely fuego.
How do you follow up going full Wakanda at last year’s Oscars? Going fuller Wakanda. This Givenchy Haute Couture look is such a swerve that we don’t even know what to call it. A suit? A kimono? A robe? Whatever it is, it works.