It has been more than a decade since we watched Parasite win big, a bearded Eminem perform “Lose Yourself,” and Timothée Chalamet (in Prada) and Margot Robbie (in Chanel) be totally normal celebrities on a totally normal red carpet during the 2020 Oscars. (Yes, the past 12 months equals one whole decade — that’s how panny math works.) Last year’s award show was one of the last moments of normalcy before everything changed, and after a string of awkward and glitchy shows that took place via livestream, we’re back with the Academy for a slightly delayed 2021 Oscars live show.

On Sunday, 170 of Hollywood’s finest joined together at Los Angeles’ Union Station for a night of movies, physical company, and, of course, gowns — beautiful gowns. (No masks, though — at least not when guests are on-camera.) For the closing event of the 2021 award season, celebrities funneled a year’s worth of sartorial dreams into one big-time look. Andra Day, who’s nominated for Best Actress for her titular role in Billie Holiday v. The United Statesarrived at the Oscars in a custom Vera Wang Haute look as glamorous as those featured in the ‘40s- and ‘50s-era film. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm‘s Maria Bakalova chose a custom Louis Vuitton gown covered in crystal beading, One Night In Miami director Regina King awed in another custom Louis Vuitton number with gemstone details, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom lead Viola Davis chose a cut-out gown by Alexander McQueen. But wait, there’s more.

Click ahead for all of the best-dressed attendees on the 2021 Oscars red carpet.

Vanessa Kirby in custom Gucci

Boy, do we love Vanessa Kirby in (custom) Gucci. Photo: ABC/Getty Images.

Amanda Seyfried in Armani

Red on the red carpet is daring, but Mank‘s Amanda Seyfried makes it look easy in this vibrant Armani gown.

Andra Day in custom Vera Wang Haute

Andra Day went for a midriff-baring custom Vera Wang Haute gown that called for a welder to join the production team. (The dress is made entirely of metal!)
Photo: Chris Pizzello/AP/Shutterstock.

Viola Davis in Alexander McQueen

Viola Davis looks as much a showstopper as the character she plays in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom in this Alexander McQueen gown.Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images.

Maria Bakalova in custom Louis Vuitton

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm‘s Maria Bakalova went Old Hollywood classic for her first in-person red carpet in crystals, diamonds, and an extra deep V by Louis Vuitton.Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images.

Carey Mulligan in Valentino Haute Couture

Promising Young Woman‘s Carey Mulligan dressed for the award she wants!Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images.

Regina King in Louis Vuitton

Is it just us, or does Regina King look like she’s wearing Louis Vuitton wings? Photo: Courtesy of ABC.

Celeste Waite in Gucci

Celeste Waite’s checkered-and-beaded gown has stolen our hearts.Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images

Emerald Fennell in Gucci

According to Promising Young Woman writer and director Emerald Fennell, this Gucci look is evoking “Susan the pottery teacher,” who has a business opportunity for you “which is absolutely not a pyramid scheme.”

Nicolette Robinson in Zuhair Murad

The draping, the high slit, the off-shoulder styling — this Zuhair Murad gown on Nicolette Robinson has a little bit of everything.Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images.

Tiara Thomas in custom Jovana Louis

When at the Oscars, an all-white, feathered suit is a must. Photo: Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images.

Lakeith Stanfield in custom Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello

Best Supporting Actor nominee Lakeith Stanfield channeled the era from Judas and the Black Messiah with this ’60s-style custom jumpsuit by Saint Laurent. Photography by: Campbell Addy.

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