At this year’s Vanity Fair Oscar’s After-Party, archival and off-the-runway fashion were a sartorial theme throughout. From a bralette feather as bra-armour to blooming anthurium detailing to barely-there crystal gowns to more-is-more pouf; the range of fashion gracing this year’s blue carpet left no shortage of bold. Ahead, the party-approved looks in detail that both awed and wowed.
Blooming at the seams, Adwoa Aboah looked stunningly beautiful in off-the-runway SS23 Loewe. Styled by Karla Welch, the diaphanous flow of the gown matching with the iconic anthurium the brand is synonymous for was as ethereal as cool on Adwoa.
Laura Harrier was statuesque and ever-so mod in Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. The sheer, opera-length sleeved gloves with the fur trim rounded the look for a bygone, yet timeless sartorial nod.
The little black (cocktail gown), anew. With the split sleeve and attached bow, Hailey stunned in custom YSL. To the after-after part(ies), Bieber embodied mermaid-core to its scaliest wearing an iridescently paletted micro-mini from Valentino Haute Couture.
Off-the-runway Nina Ricci Fall/Winter 2023 paired with Boucheron glistened on Sarah Paulson.
In a plunging v-neck, Gabrielle Union was classically gorgeous in sequined Ralph Lauren.
Ohh, ohh…wow. Ciara was all crystals and sheer in Peter Dundas. Styled by Mariel Haenn, the halter-neck dress was accessorized with velvet opera gloves.
Wearing Ludovic de Saint Sernin’s debut AW2023 collection for Ann Demeulemeester, Hunter Schafer was as cool as angelic in this ‘fit. Styled by Law Roach, the feather bra became armour as the light-as-air drop-waist skirt balanced the look.
Sexy nightwear? Meet the Oscars. Draped in a custom, off-the-runway FW23 Dolce & Gabbana, Ashley Graham was ravishingly party-ready.
Sartorially speaking, Loewe was the stylist’s go-to for after-hour chic. Stylist Danielle Goldberg opted for the drapey, ethereal-like gown on Greta from their FW23 collection.
All that glitters is archive Gautier. Kendall was channelling mermaid-core in this shimmering gold JPG. To the after-after part(ies) as posted on her social, Kendall wore Ann Demeulemeester AW2023 wearing a chocolate-hued bolero and drop-waist skirt.
Imaan was ever-so modestly chic in a ruched, hooded YSL gown. The look was completed with a gold cuff for a regal appeal.
Archival gowns were a mainstay at this year’s Oscars after-parties. Wearing vintage Donna Karan, the dress had a paper-like deconstructionist appeal with the intermix of ruching and pleats down the centre of the dress.
To this year’s after-party, Emma wore KNWLS. According to the brand, the sheer deep-blue look was in three parts: a bodysuit, skirt, and bandeau, all custom for the event.
Gigi brought an old-Hollywood glam moment in Zac Posen which was fitted to perfection.
In a hyper-pouf gown from Rick Owens, Billie was gothically chic and cool.