Oscars 2017 Red Carpet Best-Dressed: Ruth Negga in Valentino to Riz Ahmed in Ermenegildo Zegna

Oscars 2017 Red Carpet Best-Dressed: Ruth Negga in Valentino to Riz Ahmed in Ermenegildo Zegna
Isabelle Huppert, Riz Ahmed, Ruth Negga and Taraji P. Henson
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Isabelle Huppert, Riz Ahmed, Ruth Negga and Taraji P. Henson
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Fashion is afforded no singular bigger global stage than on the Oscars red carpet. It's the final stop in a laundry list of red carpets in the constant dog-and-pony show that is awards season. 

Thankfully, the dresses at this year's 2017 Academy Awards did not disappoint. From Ruth Negga in a show-stopping, fire-engine red Valentino (she joined fellow nominees sporting baby-blue ACLU ribbons, including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Barry Jenkins) and Emma Stone wowing in Givenchy Haute Couture to Janelle Monáe serving sparkly Cinderella realness in Elie Saab, the gowns were as much a celebration of fashion as they were the actresses wearing them. 

The men stepped it up, too, including Riz Ahmed in blue Ermenegildo Zegna and Justin Timberlake in classic Tom Ford.

Check out some of our favorite looks from the big night below.

Meryl Streep in Elie Saab

Meryl Streep attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
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Ruth Negga in Valentino 

Actress Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad 

Model Chrissy Teigen attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Ryan Gosling in Gucci

Actor Ryan Gosling attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Taraji P. Henson in Alberta Ferretti 

Actress Taraji P. Henson attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Riz Ahmed in Ermenegildo Zegna 

Actor Riz Ahmed attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Janelle Monáe in Elie Saab

Actress Janelle Monae attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Emma Stone in Givenchy

Actress Emma Stone attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Viola Davis in Armani Privé

Actress Viola Davis attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Priyanka Chopra in Ralph & Russo 

Priyanka Chopra attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
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Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton 

Alicia Vikander arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
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Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé

Actress Nicole Kidman attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton 

Actress Michelle Williams attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Naomie Harris in Calvin Klein

Naomie Harris arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
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Isabelle Huppert in Armani Privé

Actress Isabelle Huppert attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Ava DuVernay in Ashi Studio 

Director Ava DuVernay attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Chris Evans in Ferragamo 

Chris Evans arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
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Charlize Theron in Dior

Actress Charlize Theron attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Tarell Alvin McCraney

Tarell Alvin McCraney attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Scarlett Johansson in Azzedine Alaia

Actress Scarlett Johansson attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph & Russo 

Actress Hailee Steinfeld attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Mahershala Ali in Ermenegildo Zegna

Actor Mahershala Ali attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Cynthia Erivo in Paolo Sebastian

Cynthia Erivo attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta

Actress Brie Larson attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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David Oyelowo in Dolce & Gabbana

Actor David Oyelowo attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Dev Patel in Burberry

Actor Dev Patel attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Karlie Kloss in Stella McCartney

Model Karlie Kloss attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Ginnifer Goodwin in Zuhair Murad

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Kirsten Dunst in Dior 

Actress Kirsten Dunst attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Halle Berry in Versace

Actress Halle Berry attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Octavia Spencer in Marchesa

Actress Octavia Spencer attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Friday in Hollywood, California.
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Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford and Jessica Biel in KaufmanFranco

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Pharrell Williams in Chanel 

Musician Pharrell Williams attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday in Hollywood, California.
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Evan Ross Katz is Mic's style editor. He previously served as managing editor for Logo's NewNowNext. Bylines: The Advocate, Refinery29, Men's Health, Thrillist, Out, Men's Fitness, Instinct, F*cking Young, Schön, Essential Homme, The Manual, and WetPaint.

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