The 2019 Oscars delivered it all:
tons of gorgeous trends (from hot pink gowns to statement diamond necklaces!), memorable beauty looks and plenty of gowns worthy of a spot on our best dressed list. Stars went big in the fashion department, from sporting couture gowns fresh off the runways to honoring the late designer Karl Lagerfeld in a meaningful way. See what looks the PEOPLE editors couldn’t stop talking about all night, below.
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Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: Lady Gaga‘s been one of the most exciting stars to watch on the red carpet this entire awards season (there’s a reason PEOPLE named her the Queen of Fashion in its new Red Carpet Special issue!) and her Oscars look continued her style streak. The A Star Is Born actress’ strapless Alexander McQueen ballgown epitomized old Hollywood glamour, but her massive Tiffany & Co. necklace (featuring a 128.54-carat center yellow diamond!) really stole the show. The fresh-faced makeup and romantic updo completed Gaga’s memorable look.
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: The Oscar winner made a surprise appearance at the Oscars to present Best Picture, and there was a collective gasp from the PeopleStyle team. I immediately claimed her as my Best Dressed pick. She was the pretty woman in the hottest color of the night — pink! The 51-year-old actress proved once again why she’s Hollywood royalty wearing a custom one-shoulder draped Elie Saab gown with a ruffle skirt teamed with custom dyed Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals that perfectly matched her dress. She completed the look with Cindy Chao diamond jewelry, side-swept waves and her signature mega-watt smile.
Sharon Kanter, Deputy Style Director: I’m obsessed with all things Brie Larson right now. The star is getting ready to promote Captain Marvel, a role that made her super cut (she can lift 400 pounds or something insane!) and super confident. These qualities come through with her fashion — this custom Celine look, with its shoulder-flattering neckline and thigh-high slit proves she’s both ripped as can be and confident as ever. With her press tour for the film coming up next, I can’t wait to see what else she has in store.
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who was the best dressed of them all? IMO Jennifer Lopez, who brought all the glitz and glam in his mosaic, metallic Tom Ford dress. And while the singer-actress-human statuette continues to Benjamin Button her way through life, every red carpet seems like a new opportunity to churn out a personal best. This time her dream style team — Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn – paired the presenter’s curve-hugging number with stunning silver accessories — Niwaka rings, and Tyler Ellis clutch – to ensure J.Lo had all eyes on her from the red carpet to the closing credits.
Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: I was expecting someone to pay tribute to the late designer, Karl Lagerfeld, who died last week at the age of 85, with their red carpet fashion and I absolutely love that it came from Jason and Lisa. Not only did the couple perfectly coordinate their look in matching muted pink ensembles, but they both were decked out in designs by Fendi, the brand Lagerfeld served as creative director for for the last 54 years. Jason wore a Made to Measure tux from the menswear line, while Lisa chose a design from the Couture Fall 2019 collection, the last Lagerfeld worked on. They paid homage to the designer all while sticking to their signature aesthetic, which made them a clear winner in my book. Plus, Jason’s hair tie worn around his wrist was by far my favorite accessory on the carpet.
The 91st Academy Awards are broadcasting live from Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.