It’s the glittering finale to awards season in Hollywood, so no wonder the Oscars boasts a guest list with more stars on it than a SS16 Givenchy sweatshirt - making it a masterclass in evening wear.
From main draw Leonardo DiCaprio to the show’s funnyman host Chris Rock, we run through the stylish stars who got it right on Hollywood’s big night.
Words By Tony Cook
It really was his night, and Leo celebrated his long awaited win in impeccable style - with a little help from Mr Giorgio Armani.
What we learnt: Opting for a relaxed fit is far more attractive than strained buttons.
In his career he mixes blockbuster hits with more serious Oscar-fare, and Ruffalo can pull the same trick on the red carpet - his look shows us how to do eveningwear without playing it safe.
What we learnt: A standout blue dinner jacket works best worn with an unfussy bow tie and plain trousers.
Maverick comedian Chris Rock can always be relied on to go his own way and, in a sea of black tuxedos, the host of the evening stood out in white.
What we learnt: The invitation may say black tie but that doesn’t have to mean a black jacket - a white tux option is equally as appropriate for a dressed-up do.
He might have lost out to fellow Brit Mark Rylance for Best Supporting Actor, but Bale certainly won in the style stakes, as one of only a few to rock a three-piece tuxedo on the night.
What we learnt: The only way to pull off top-to-toe black without looking boring is to make sure you mix textures. Take time to contrast your satin lapels with a cotton shirt and a silk tie.