The Academy Awards are the biggest in all of cinema. They’re basically the Super Bowl, Star Wars VII opening day, and the Olympics rolled into one night. Even though the Oscars are a pretty classy event, that doesn’t mean that some celebrities don’t show up wearing interesting outfits. After all, if you’re not going to go home with a statue, you might as well look good (or leave a lasting impression). We rounded up all of the strangest outfits from the Oscars red carpet, and the show itself, and figured out what each celebrity looks like so you can accurately describe Olivia Wilde's dress to your co-workers.
Like most award shows, dudes at the 2016 Academy Awards showed up wearing tuxes, or slight variations on the classic black tie, but that doesn’t mean that everyone else dressed down for the event. Some celebs, like Sam Smith, went for a super 90s like with a single golden cuff (it was very Color Me Badd), while others threw the entire Oscars fashion game into a tizzy by dressing like a wedding cake. If you missed the Oscars red carpet, or if you just want to relive the glory of all those ridiculous outfits, we’ve got you covered with this collection of everything that the stars looked like at the 2016 Academy Awards.
Take a gander at everything the stars looked like at the 2016 Oscars, and make sure to leave a comment about which outfits you think worked or didn't.
Stickiest. Dress. Ever.
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Or at least that's what she tells herself while she looks in the mirror.
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And did she see her Oscar win in the magic mirror?Photo: Faye Sadou / Retna Ltd./Corbis and Disney
How did she get in and out of that?
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