IN PICTURES | Gender-fluid fashion reigns on the Oscars 2019 red carpet

Actor/singer Billy Porter in a Christian Siriano black velvet tuxedo gown at the 2019 Oscars.
Actor/singer Billy Porter in a Christian Siriano black velvet tuxedo gown at the 2019 Oscars.
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Hollywood's biggest stars stole the show on the Oscars red carpet Sunday, and a few trends emerged: old-school glamour, metallic gowns, lots of pink ... and one stunning gown on a man.

Here is a look at some of the top looks from Tinseltown's biggest night:

READY FOR THEIR CLOSE-UP

The top nominees on Sunday night arrived on the red carpet looking fierce.

Glenn Close, who has swept the prizes this awards season ahead of Oscars night, was hoping to win her first Best Actress Academy Award for her amazing work in The Wife.

For her possible moment in the sun, Close opted for a glittering gold long-sleeved Carolina Herrera gown and marching cape.

"I always try to keep my expectations low," Close told E! television, revealing that her gown weighs 19kg.

Regina King, who won the Best Supporting Actress prize for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk, turned heads in a strapless white gown with delicate beading, a long train — and a very high leg slit.

She told E! on the red carpet that she chose to wear Oscar de la Renta because her film represented the "fabric of America," as did the designer.

Glenn Close attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
Glenn Close attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
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Regina King attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
Regina King attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
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Lady Gaga at the 2019 Oscars.
Lady Gaga at the 2019 Oscars.
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Lady Gaga, a double nominee for Best Actress and Best Original Song for A Star Is Born, oozed Hollywood glamour in a strapless black Alexander McQueen gown with elbow-length gloves, her hair swept up in an elegant twist.

PRETTY IN PINK

Shades of pink were red hot on the red carpet.

Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma Chan stunned in a billowing sleeveless Valentino gown in a vibrant neon shade of pink with a high ruffled collar — and pockets.

Angela Bassett (Black Panther) slayed in a one-shouldered Reem Acra gown with a bold slit that hugged her curves, and finished the look with a jewel box of a clutch.

Angela Bassett at the 2019 Oscars.
Angela Bassett at the 2019 Oscars.
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Gemma Chan attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
Gemma Chan attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
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Jason Mamoa attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
Jason Mamoa attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
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Kacey Musgraves attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
Kacey Musgraves attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
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Grammy-winning country singer Kacey Musgraves, who presented an award on Sunday, and actresses Linda Cardellini (Green Book) and Helen Mirren all went for oodles of romantic pink tulle.

Even home organising guru Marie Kondo — she who sparks joy for millions — hit the red carpet in a joyful pink dress.

And Aquaman star Jason Momoa went for a pink tux with black lapels.

A HAND FOR THE MEN

This awards season, Hollywood's leading men came into their own on the red carpet, turning heads with bold colors, floral prints and even in-your-face harnesses (we're looking at you, Timothee Chalamet).

Veteran director Spike Lee, nominated for the first time for Best Director and Best Picture for his race drama BlacKkKlansman, rocked the purple once again, as he did at the Golden Globes and Baftas.

On his hands: brass knuckle rings spelling out LOVE and HATE.

Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee attend the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee attend the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
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Stephan James attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
Stephan James attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
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Actor Stephan James, the star of If Beale Street Could Talk, went for a three-piece red velvet Etro suit, while Best Supporting Actor nominee Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) chose a burgundy dinner jacket with black lapels.

Actor/singer Billy Porter wowed the crowd with a Christian Siriano black velvet tuxedo gown. Yes, you read that right. Respect.

WOMEN WEAR THE PANTS (SUITS)

Of course, the red carpet featured its share of gorgeous princess gowns, but the women of Tinseltown also showed that they can rock a suit just as well as the men.

Best Actress nominee Melissa McCarthy paired black trousers with a white blouse (plunging neckline, of course) featuring a regal floor-length white cape.

Melissa McCarthy attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
Melissa McCarthy attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
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Awkwafina attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
Awkwafina attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
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Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), who presented an award, donned a sparkly pale purple pantsuit from DSquared, the blouse sealed with a floppy pussy bow.

Comedian Amy Poehler went for a classic black tux look as did young actress Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade).

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper have been in a constant spotlight since their movie "A star is born" was released. The songs from the movie won various awards and have been trending on the charts for months. Bradley and Gaga took to the Oscars stage to perform one of their most popular songs.


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