Oscars 2021: Gold Was the Most Eye-Catching Trend on the Red Carpet

At the 2019 Oscars ceremony, Glenn Close wore a resplendent gold pantsuit with a long train. In other words, she was dressed just like the statue she wanted to win—so it was a real disappointment when she walked away without a best actress win. For the 2021 Oscars ceremony, three different acting nominees tempted fate with an all-gold look. Andra Day wore a custom Vera Wang dress with cutouts, while fellow best actress nominee Carey Mulligan wore a two-piece dress from Valentino Haute Couture. Leslie Odom Jr. took the idea to the logical extreme in a Brioni suit made of thread dipped in 24-carat gold.

The nominees weren’t the only ones to hop on the bandwagon. Paulina Porzikova made her debut with new boyfriend Aaron Sorkin in a satin gown, while actress Zaria Simone wore a Dolce & Gabbana dress. Never one to miss out on a good trend, Questlove hit the carpet in a pair of golden Crocs.