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If Oscar red carpet looks were T&W rooms

The most prestigious event in cinema is just around the corner, so hold onto your sofa! Monday 28 March marks the 94th Academy Awards for us here in Australia, and with names like Nicole Kidman, Kristen Stewart and Benedict Cumberbatch nominated to take home a highly-coveted Oscar, it's sure to be a night to remember. The red carpet has a way of making waves, with celebs over the years pushing (or completely trampling) the highly-enforced dress code. We take a look back at some of the most iconic red carpet moments and see what they would look like as T&W rooms.

Image of Angelina Jolie via Marie Claire

Angelina Jolie, 2012

When Angelina rocked this seemingly standard (and by standard, I mean incredibly gorgeous but not controversial) Versace gown, it very quickly made headlines and even sparked a Twitter account commemorating the moment (@AngiesRightLeg). Elegant, timeless and with a touch of seduction, Jolie's look perfectly matches this opulent black dining space, with luxurious red roses and accents of silver.

Image of Björk via Elle

Björk, 2001

Björk turned every head at the 73rd Academy awards in the Marjan Pejoski Swan dress, creating such a buzz that the dress now has its own Wikipedia page and has been referenced largely in pop-culture, from awards show jokes to film and TV shows such as White Chicks and Hannah Montana. Not only was the dress itself outside of the box, Björk went a step further and pretended to lay a golden egg on the red carpet. The whole moment was widely criticised, but just like this art-pop living room, it's quirky, a little outrageous, and fits Björk to a tee. 

Image of Chadwick Boseman via Today

Chadwick Boseman, 2019

Just a year before the Black Panther star passed, he wowed in this custom Givenchy suit that features an intricately embroidered jacket with a long tail and a luxurious scarf in place of a tie. Though he wasn't an individual nominee that night, Boseman showed up in style to support Black Panther, which was nominated for Best Picture, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Original Song, and took home the Oscars for Production Design, Original Score and Costume Design. This navy and black dining room embodies unpretentious luxury, just as Boseman does.

Image of Halle Berry via InStyle

Halle Berry, 2002

Halle Berry graced the red carpet before she won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Monster's Ball in this burgundy Elie Saab gown that ushered in a new style: the barely-there mesh dress with strategically placed embroidery. Fun, a little cheeky and effortlessly stylish, Halle's dress perfectly translates to this sangria-hued dining room, accented with a touch of greenery.

Image of Jared Leto via Pinterest

Jared Leto, 2015

After his Oscar win for his role in Dallas Buyers Club in 2014, Leto returned to present the award for Best Supporting Actor in a lavender Givenchy suit, paired with a crisp white bow tie and shoes. His pastel outfit pushes the dress-code envelope without completely breaking tradition, subtly moving away from gender conformity. This cosy reading nook emulates the soft tones paired with strong lines and hints at florals without being too feminine, just like Jared's pink flower brooch.

Image of Lupita Nyong'o via Harper's Bazaar

Lupita Nyong'o, 2014

If there's an actress known for shaking up a dull red carpet with a splash of colour, it's Lupita Nyong'o. This flowing custom Prada gown is described by Lupita as 'Nairobi blue' in honour of where she was raised in Kenya, and it completely steals the show. As did she when she took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a Slave. The outfit's softness, layering and hue remind us of this cosy, icy blue bedroom. We would live in both of them.


Image via Michelle Williams via Harper's Bazaar

Michelle Williams, 2006

Michelle Williams cemented herself in fashion history with this canary yellow Vera Wang dress and to this day, it's remembered as one of the best looks on the Oscar red carpet ever. The iconic look was fitting for such a big night as she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Brokeback Mountain, and though she didn't take home the individual Oscar, Brokeback Mountain did win three other categories that night. Joyous and vibrant, this citrus-inspired dining area reflects Michelle's bold twist on a classic look.

Bridgette Sulicich 25 March, 2022

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