Oscars 2017: Best- and worst-dressed
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Oscars 2017 | Best- and worst-dressed

Viola Davis looks fierce in a custom red Armani Privé vermillion silk gown with a high neckline that falls into draped shoulders and pleated detailing on the bodice. In our opinion, Viola blazed her way onto the best-dressed list.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Emma Stone is wearing an embellished Givenchy dress harking back to the flapper era. Though we are not in love with the color of the dress, we’re smitten with everything else about it. And for that, Emma earned the gold on our best-dressed list. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Mahershala Ali is a shoo-in for the best-dressed list thanks to his tone-on-tone Ermenegildo Zegna Couture tuxedo, shirt, bow tie and pocket square -- accessorized with Monique Pean Homme shirt studs.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times (left); Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times (right))

It’s always good to bet on black, and here it pays off for Brie Larson, whose custom strapless, black velvet ruffled gown by Oscar de la Renta  earns her a spot on our best-dressed list.

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Kirsten Dunst is wearing a custom Christian Dior Haute Couture dress (extra points for the pockets!), Niwaka diamond necklace and earrings, and Christian Lacriox shoes. She’s also carrying a Roger Vivier clutch -- all the way to our best-dressed list. 

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Taraji P. Henson knows how to steal a scene. She wore a custom off-the-shoulder navy velvet Alberta Ferretti gown, dazzling Nirav Modi statement necklace and Jimmy Choo shoes and bag. Henson perfectly captured the retro rewind vibe of the 2017 Oscars red carpet -- and captured a place toward the top of our best-dressed list.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Is that Belle from “Beauty and the Beast?” No it’s her Oscars 2017 doppelganger -- actress Leslie Mann, who shines in a yellow Zac Posen dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and Jimmy Choo clutch and shoes. On anyone else at any other time we might feel differently, but here she’s our guest on the best-dressed list.

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Alicia Vikander is a picturesque vision of romance and glamour in Louis Vuitton. Her little black dress made a big statement and catapulted her onto the best-dressed list.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Ruth Negga is wearing a custom-made red Valentino dress and Irene Neuwirth jewelry. Negga looks like a queen in such a regal ensemble, which is why she reigns on our best-dressed list.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Dakota Johnson is wearing a Gucci champagne satin long-sleeve, high-neck gown with metallic gold high heel shoes and metallic gold clutch. She looks as though she was trying to be a life-sized replica of the golden Oscar statuettes. Dressing like the award was not a winning move and therefore scored her a place on our worst-dressed list.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times (left); Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Jessica Biel is wearing a Kaufman Franco gown with Tiffany & Co. jewels. The gold metallic camo look is interesting, for sure, but a little too C-3PO’s sister for our tastes, which made it one of our least favorite looks of the night.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Scarlett Johansson is wearing an Alaia dress with an edgy studded black belt. This look is a bit confusing and feels too casual for the Academy Awards. Therefore, Scarlett earned a timeout on our worst-dressed list. 

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Sofia Boutella wearing Chanel looks like a glitter-handled feather duster. And that sweeps her straight onto our worst-dressed list.

 (From left: Paul Buck / EPA; Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP; Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Jamie Dornan is wearing an Hermes tuxedo, a Cartier watch/cuff links and Tod’s shoes. While we like all the individual pieces of the outfit, somehow it’s not all working together, which makes him one of our least-liked looks of the night. 

 (From left: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times; Richard Shotwell / Invision/AP)

We like Halle Berry. And we like Versace. But the usually stunning Berry fell as flat as her hair stood high in this Atelier Versace ensemble.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

To be kind, maybe Ryan Gosling was simply trying to be on trend and channel a bygone era with this Gucci made-to-order black velvet, shawl lapel, one-button tuxedo, but thanks to the white evening shirt with blue-tipped ruffle details, that bygone era is the high school prom. He’ll be spending the rest of the semester on our worst-dressed list. 

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

We wanted to love Hailee Steinfeld’s Ralph & Russo dress but thanks to the peculiar grandma’s shower curtain vibe and the curious back ruffle, we just couldn’t.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times (left); Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Felicity Jones, wearing Dior, unfortunately missed the mark. The plain-and-simple ballerina look might be perfect for the top of a tween girl’s musical jewelry box, but on the Academy Awards red carpet it’s a short spin to the worst-dressed list. 

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Pharrell Williams made an impression wearing Chanel at the Academy Awards, but it wasn’t a good one. Did he get in a cat fight on his way to the Oscar’s, his shirt looks shredded? He’s on our worst-dressed list.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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