Amongst the many headlines from this year’s Oscars ceremony – Coda scooping the coveted gong for Best Picture, the first for a streaming-service film; the unexpected losses-to-win ratio for Netflix western The Power of the Dog; and that face-rattling, audience-stunning, meme-generating, spouse-defending slap – we must, as is our annual custom, also draw your attention to the style statements that were made on Sunday night.
This season, we have a breakthrough star in a punchy powder-blue ensemble; a self-assured tie-less move by an industry great; and a failsafe double-breasted classic from one of the night’s biggest winners.
For a few of the finest ‘fits from the event, take a peak below.
Andrew Garfield teaches us about texture
The 38-year-old actor, who has seen a career renaissance of sorts, following his supporting role in Spider-Man: No Way Home and lead in tick, tick…BOOM!, injected some interest into his wears with a double-breasted velvet jacket by Saint Laurent. The dark-burgundy shade kept things on the right side of colourful.
Jacob Elordi sticks to simple
Euphoria actor Elordi was one of the ceremony’s presenters on Sunday evening, and he kept things refined and classy with a fuss-free Burberry tux, complete with a TAG Heuer Monaco timepiece.
Jamie Dornan opts for oversized
A classic look with a contemporary slant, Dornan decided on a double-breasted Valentino, but with a slightly boxier, roomier cut and length.
Kodi Smit-McPhee banishes the blues
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Power of the Dog, Smit-McPhee went for one of the more daring, bolder outfits of the evening, with an all-powder-blue tux by Bottega Veneta. Vents on the trouser cuffs and a silver chain in lieu of a more traditional bowtie added further elevation to the statement.
Will Smith falls back on a failsafe
Slapstick jokes aside, Smith walked away from the ceremony with his first award for Best Actor, thanks to his portrayal as the father of Venus and Serena Williams in the biographical film King Richard. The Hollywood great cut a classy-looking figure in Dolce & Gabbana’s toned-down three-piece that is seemingly more Oxbridge than Oscars.
Shawn Mendes does 007
On the more Bond-side of the spectrum was singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, whose 6ft 2” frame carried a black-and-white tuxedo, also by Dolce & Gabbana. Take note of the subtle details, such as the contrasting black buttons on his white shirt, as well as the modern slightly-above-ankle crop of the trousers.
Jason Momoa takes a (subtle) stance
We could rhapsodise about the Game of Thrones actor’s aura of ruggedness; the way in which the peak lapels of his Henry Poole jacket complement his barrel chest; and how he can, somehow, pull off the man-bun. But we must give a nod to his pocket square, which bears the two-tone colours of the Ukrainian flag.
Jake Gyllenhaal shows that breezy is best
Perhaps the most at-ease-looking man of the night, Gyllenhaal was a picture of nonchalance with his lack of neckwear and unbuttoned shirt under a Givenchy jacket. Moreover, he proved the exception to the dated rule that states black cannot be paired with blue.
Josh Brolin goes back to black
One of the all-time cinematic heroes, the star of No Country for Old Men, Sicario and, more recently, Dune, was bedecked in all-black Etro (a closer look will reveal a paisley pattern on his jacket), a sleek, pared-back aesthetic which tempered the salt-and-pepper looks.