It’s no secret the Vanity Fair Oscars party is one of the biggest events for Academy Awards night and Sunday definitely didn’t disappoint.
Some of the brightest stars in Hollywood showed up to enjoy the big event hosted by Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Radhika Jones in celebration of the 95th Academy Awards. The festivities kicked off with a 5 pm dinner at a custom-designed, open-air space that connects the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with Beverly Hills City Hall for around 100 guests to view the big show. The festivities continued with a party following the Oscars. Following the show, the dining room was transformed into a nightclub with a central round DJ booth and bar, presented by Richard Mille.
Janelle Monae went from stunning at the Oscars to STUNTING at the Vanity Fair party. The carpet area featured a custom-built illuminated 10-foot high photo backdrop wall of large-scale Vanity Fair letters in silver, against a hand-painted blue backdrop. Some of our favorites hit the 125-foot-long Sapphire Blue carpet, which served as the primary photo and video moment for arriving guests.
One of our favorites last night had to be Savannah James — who has been killing every carpet she steps on with styling by Icon Billingsley, who helped her serve BAWDY in custom Sergio Hudson for the VF event.
Mrs. James wasn’t the only beauty with an incredible stylist putting in work…
Cuz Cardi called Kollin Carter and he came to slay.
Cardi B donned a cardinal red Robert Wun look complete with a scarf which she used to veil her visage in some of her shots.
Cardi didn’t come to the party alone — she was joined by her hubby Offset.
Offset hit the carpet in a look of his own. You likey?
It seems like the sapphire theme carried inside the event as well, if the blue lighting is any indication.
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Another woman in hip hop, Megan Thee Stallion, donned custom Bach Mai for the party — but her hair was definitely our favorite accessory.
Meg couldn’t keep her hands out of her thick afro curls all night.
And yes the body was ODY-ing!
What do you think of Meg’s look?
We are gonna give you a couple of coupled-up looks here but we’re also going to mix a few in as we proceed. Babyface brought his boo Rika to the event.
Jay Ellis and Nina Senicar also came through
Lakeith Stanfield and Kasmere Trice went with matching platinum locks.
And Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson pulled up looking like money.
We’re loving Idris’ silky green set and Sabrina definitely showed up prepared to join the rest of the sheer squad!
Listen, we know y’all wanna know if there was food. And there was plenty of it. The central courtyard extended out to the east onto a custom-built platform constructed around existing palm trees. The platform nearest to City Hall featured a 30-foot-long pizza bar, with three custom-designed pizza ovens where famed chef Evan Funke was slinging his magical dough late into the night. A second Vanity Fair photo booth lived adjacent to the pizza bar. Evan Funke of Mother Wolf teamed up with Paula LeDuc Fine Catering & Events, whose team provided assistance for the evening and In-N-Out burgers were served over the course of the party.
Lori Harvey went in a different direction than we’ve seen from her before. Wide-leg pants and this draped gold cape gave a little cleavage. Do you love the look?
Metallics made a major impact at the VF event and one of the ladies rocking heavy metal was Mindy Kaling who was looking super snatched.
Zoe Saldana also rocked a gilded look.
The men weren’t exempt from the metallic looks either. Check out Draymond Green with his beautiful wife Hazel Renee.
Oscar nominee Brian Tyree Henry also had touches of gold embroidery on his tux.
Kevin Hart’s wife Eniko also decided to go for gold.
Probably our favorite of the bunch had to be Halle Bailey who shined solo on the VF carpet, as well as part of a pair in photos with her sister and boyfriend.
She and her sequinned-clad sister Chloe both looked gorgeous.
And we love how boyfriend DDG kept it classy in his black tux.
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Let’s get into the jewel-toned gems of the night, like Quinta Brunson.
She and Ziwe were among the beauties to opt for big bold color
Sheryl Lee Ralph also rocked it out in beautiful colors.
Angela Bassett did her thing…in red for the afterparty.
Yara Shahidi went for a textured red-and-cream look
Sheryl and Tiffany Haddish perfectly complemented one another.
Joan Smalls went for bright neon yellow
Naomi Ackie was pretty in pink.
Dominique Fishback looked tantalizing in tangerine.
Saweetie did her thing in bright green.
Michaela Jai Rodriguez popped out in pink
While Winnie Harlow opted for a more subtle shade.
Tessa Thompson opted for a pop of color with her mostly black look.
Speaking of which…
Hit the flip to see the best in black
Listen, you can never go wrong in basic black — as demonstrated by Jurnee Smollett last night!
Vanessa Bryant also kept it chic in a longsleeved sequinned black maxi.
Her daughter Natalia went real big in black with this velvet gown with flowing arm pieces.
Let’s hear it for the boys in black. Jonathan Majors and Michael B. Jordan are always well-dressed for the parties.
Lakeith Stanfield and fianceé Kasmere Trice channeled Men In Black on the carpet.
Imaan Hamaan kept her look clean and modest.
Tina and Richard Lawson had a night out on the town before their kids’ Gold Party.
Pedro Pascal looked every bit the part of Hollywood’s leading man.
Chloe’s asymmetrical sequinned black look was super sexy.
Sanaa Lathan could never be basic, even in black.
Lucien Laviscount donned a cutting edge look.
Cream looks were also big at the VF event — and Naomi Campbell definitely topped our best-dressed look.
Kerry Washington went a little more beige, we love the way her gown is draped!
Her hubby Nnamdi Asomugha also came to the party but the pair kept to their usual habit of not posing together on the carpet.
Cara Delevigne delivered lots of cleavage in her cream look
Ruth Carter carried her history making award
Usher stepped out in all white looking godly!
And Taylour Paige went for sheer white… speaking of which, we have a whole sheer story to tell when you continue!
Teyana Taylor always keeps it cutting edge
Jodi Turner Smith NEVER fails us. EVER.
Kate Beckinsdale said you gonna get all this bawwwdy
Ariana DeBose rocked all black with sheer bottoms
Halle Berry hit a high note in this short and far from sweet black sheer dress.
Dominque Thorne also took it there with the black sheer theme.
Ciara had the people talking, even with hubby Russell Wilson by her side.
Danielle Brooks embraced her curves and the sheer theme, with a little black and white coat for some added extra coverage.
We thought Thusa Mbedu was a little sweet thing but she definitely showed her spicy side last night.
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Some of our favorite shots from the night were of Usher and his girlfriend Jennifer Goicoechea and their friends and family.
Fun fact: Jennifer is the stepsister of Michelle White, Donald Glover’s wife
Donald went pretty daring with his look, but we still remember Childish Gambino’s crop top days so we can’t say we’re totally surprised.
The talent in this shot is off the charts
There was definitely some love in the club last night.
More looks when you keep clicking.
Tracee Ellis Ross was definitely holding court inside the party.
What a beautiful bunch — Natalia and Vanessa Bryant with Jessica Alba!
We needed to have been a fly on the wall for this conversation.
We love everything about this moment between Yara and Janelle
Famed Vanity Fair photographer Mark Seliger returned to photograph Oscar winners and notable guests in a custom-built portrait studio inside the party. The custom-built set was inspired by Mediterranean and North African architecture, with translucent windows and skylights bringing in a variety of warm lighting tones. A custom Tequila Don Julio bar and lounge was attached to the studio for guests waiting to be photographed.
No “scandal” here … Kerry Washington grabbed a shot with Shonda Rhimes.
Gabrielle Union is always the life of the party.
If you’ve been paying close attention, Janelle Monae and her friend Stephanie Silva have been serving looks all awards season.
Halle had a moment with Lakeith and his lady.
Vanessa Hudgens posed for a pic with Sabrina Dhowre Elba.
“The lady director” we LOVE, Gina Prince Bythewood was photographed chatting with Jonathan Majors Thuso Mbedu and James Marsden.
Jodie and Josh are definitely one of our favorite Hollywood power coupls.
Tiffany put the yams on display while posing for a photo with Jodie.
Russell And Ciara went from nice to naughty.
Thuso and Jeremy Pope seem like tons of fun.
Upon exiting the party, guests were escorted by the concierge team to the Departures Lounge on Santa Monica Boulevard, where they were offered a pair of Rothy’s Flats, and Gnarwhal Coffee on their way out. An Uber concierge desk was also available.
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