Culture Desk, Mar 27 (EFE).- The audacity and originality of men such as Timothee Chalamet, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Sebastian Yatra competed with the elegance and subtlety of Penelope Cruz, Zendaya and Nicole Kidman on the red carpet of the 94th edition of the Oscars.
Penelope Cruz, nominated for Best Leading Actress for “Parallel Mothers,” in a black dress with an original neckline by Chanel, and Javier Bardem, nominated for Best Leading Actor for “Being the Ricardos,” also in black, set the course on a red carpet in which women and men competed to shine with their own light.
Zendaya, the star of “Dune”, stood out with a white satin crop top blouse and a long skirt with a train full of sequins, a Valentino creation that she completed with jewels on her neck and wrists.
Jessica Chastain was one of the early risers on the red carpet and arrived in an eighties dress in mauve and gold with which she made a nod to her character Tammy Faye, for which she is nominated for best actress.
Olivia Colman appeared with sparkles in silver, who aspires to best leading actress for “The Dark Daughter,” a tone also chosen by Alana Haim, star of “Licorice Pizza,” who opted for a Louis Vuitton design.
The glitter reached its peak when she appeared on the Lupita Nyong’o red carpet in a sequined gold dress signed by Prada.
This was toned down by the simplicity of Judi Dench, nominated for best supporting actress for “Belfast,” who looked elegant in a white creation, and the subtlety of Nicole Kidman, who competes in the same category, with a strapless sky blue from Armani Prive.
After the two editions marked by the pandemic, the nominees and guests at this new film festival were aware that the prestigious carpet demands glamor and so, with things very clear, Chastain arrived at Dolby.
Also applauded was the choice of Ariana DeBose, an actress that until now no one knew, but tonight nominated for best supporting actress for “West Side Story,” she wore a red haute couture ensemble by Valentino.
A color that was also highly favored by Kirsten Dunst, nominated for best supporting actress for “The Power of the Dog.” She opted for a vintage design by Christian Lacroix and Tracee Ellis Ross in a design by Carolina Herrera. EFE