By   | WOMEN   |   15 June 2017
Thelist: the 10 Best Dressed at the 2017 Oscars

From velvet to metallics, lace and a lot of black—tonight's 89th annual Academy Awards red carpet had variety and high fashion. See who won the evening before the statues were even handed out.

1 Emma Stone

What: Givenchy Haute Couture

Why: Stone gave Oscar statue vibes in a gilded gown from Ricardo Tisci's final couture collection for Givenchy—an embroidered, fringed creation that fits her beautifully—finished with Tiffany & Co. diamond drop earrings.

2 Nicole Kidman

What: Armani Prive

Why: An off-the-runway high-neck column gown, interesting embroidery and a nude hue make a subtle statement on the "Lion" actress, all perfectly finished with a bold red lip.

3 Alicia Vikander

What: Louis Vuitton

Why: Vikander is a tried and true Vuitton girl for good reason—she wears it very well. This romantic gothic black lace gown with corset and off-the-shoulder detail is further proof of the actress' effortless approach to high fashion.

4 Dakota Johnson

What: Gucci

Why: Johnson took an unexpected turn on tonight's Oscars' red carpet in this long-sleeve, strong-shouldered sweeping silk gown with a waist tie, paired with a vintage Cartier necklace. It's a risk that paid off in spades.

5 Ruth Negga

What: Valentino Haute Couture

Why: Negga was the first actress on tonight's carpet, but she will hardly be forgotten in this custom red lace turtleneck dress, designed by  Pierpaolo Piccioli. Worn with matching red shoes and a beautiful headpiece—as well as a blue ACLU ribbon—the look is equal parts political statement and modern princess.

6 Taraji P. Henson

What: Custom Alberta Ferretti

Why: Proving the old adage "less is more", Henson is perfection in a midnight blue velvet off-the-shoulder dress—and at the risk of doubling up on clichés, diamonds are indeed a girl's best friend, evidenced by this heart-stopping Nirav Modi necklace.

7 Sofia Boutella

What: Chanel Haute Couture

Why: Newcomer Boutella brought the shimmer to her first Academy Awards in a feathered-sequined couture Chanel gown, making her one to keep an eye on for red carpets to come.

8 Kristen Dunst

What: Dior Haute Couture

Why: Dunst got her princess moment in a black silk faille strapless corseted gown with a side crossing round neckline and asymmetric skirt. Whoever thought black is boring was just proven very wrong.

9 Naomie Harris

What: Calvin Klein By Appointment

Why: Raf Simons dressed each of Moonlight's nominated actors for the evening, but with no offense to the dapper gentleman, Harris was inarguably the standout in a white sequin dress, worn with sunflower suede sandals featuring asymmetrical crystal straps. I think everyone is ready to see more Raf for Calvin on red carpets coming soon.

10 Brie Larson

What: Oscar de la Renta

Why: In another velvet moment of the evening, Larson was stunning in a custom black velvet strapless v-neck gown with a ruffle hem from de la Renta's new creative directors  Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia.

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