The Best Looks From the 2022 Oscars Red Carpet

Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith Image: David Livingston for Getty Images

Black Hollywood royalty came through at the 2022 Oscars ceremony—and served great fashion while in attendance.

The show opened with Queen Beyoncé—at a tennis court in Compton, California—performing her hit single “Be Alive” from the King Richard soundtrack. Will Smith won his first Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in King Richard (and also shocked the audience by taking out Chris Rock a few minutes before doing so). Ariana DeBose took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in West Side Story, the exact same award her mentor the iconic Rita Moreno won 60 years ago for the original version of the film. Questlove’s Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) won for best documentary feature.

Now that we’ve discussed a few of the major wins of the grand evening, let’s dive into the major fashion moments. Zendaya understood the assignment brilliantly; she major flexed in a cropped white shirt and glittering floor-skimming skirt. As for Lupita Nyong’o, she never misses, ever. Her scintillating golden frock dazzled all-around her. The handsome Nate Parker looked good and smooth in his black tie ensemble. Indeed, we couldn’t get enough of the red carpet looks of the evening. It was some of the most exciting we’ve seen in a while.

Check out the some of the best red carpet looks below, and let us know what’s your favorite outfit.

Zendaya in Valentino. Image: David Livingston for Getty Images.
Lupita Nyong’o in Prada. Image: Kevin Mazur for WireImage.
Will Smith in Dolce & Gabbana. Image: Kevin Mazur for WireImage.
Ariana DeBose in Valentino Haute Couture and De Beers Diamond Line Necklace set in Platinum, 41.29 carats, De Beers Drops of Light Diamond Necklace set in Platinum, 20.73 carats, De Beers Arpeggia Three Line Diamond Bracelet set in 18K White Gold, 9.50 carats, De Beers Drops of Light Diamond Earrings set in Platinum, 4.21 carats, De Beers Reflections of Nature Ellesmere Treasure Diamond Ring set in 18K White Gold, 3.75 carats, De Beers Arpeggia One Row Diamond Ring set in 18K White Gold, 1.05 carats. Image: Mike Coppola for Getty Images.
That boy clean: Nate Parker in a luxe-looking suit. Image: Mike Coppola for Getty Images.
Eboni Nichols and Queen Latifah in Pamella Roland. Image: Mike Coppola for Getty Images
Jay Ellis feeling Godly in his white tux.

Image: David Livingston for Getty Images
Pauletta Washington in an orange off-the-shoulder ruched dress and Denzel Washington in a classic three-piece suit. Image: Jeff Kravitz for FilmMagic.
Ava DuVernay in Louis Vuitton. Image: Jeff Kravitz for FilmMagic.
EBONY May 2021 cover star Lena Waithe in a sharp brown suit and black turtleneck. Image: David Livingston for Getty Images.
Halle Bailey in Roberto Cavalli and Chloe Bailey Image: Mike Coppola for Getty Images.
Zoë Kravitz in Saint Laurent. Image: Mike Coppola for Getty Images.
Megan Thee Stallion in Gurav Gupta. Image: Mike Coppola for Getty Images.
Cynthia Erivo in Louis Vuitton. Image: Jeff Kravitz for FilmMagic.
Serena Williams in Gucci. Image: David Livingston for Getty Images.
Venus Williams in Elie Saab. Image: Mike Coppola for Getty Images.
Jill Scott looks good in this dazzling black ensemble! Image: Mike Coppola for Getty Images
Aunjanue Ellis in Versace. Image: Mike Coppola for Getty Images.
Newsletter

Sign up for the EBONY Newsletter

By subscribing, you agree to share your email address with EBONY to receive our weekly emails, events, and other updates. Please see our privacy policy for more information.

By subscribing, you agree to share your email address with EBONY to receive our weekly emails, events, and other updates. Please see our privacy policy for more information.

Newsletter

Sign up for the EBONY Newsletter

When you sign up for the EBONY newsletter, you’ll be the first to know about all the latest news and updates that are important to you. Gain access to exclusive interviews, videos, special events, and product giveaways delivered right to your inbox!

By subscribing, you agree to share your email address with EBONY to receive our weekly emails, events, and other updates. Please see our privacy policy for more information.