Hand-painted illustrations from the 2018 Oscars red carpet
Various hand-painted dresses from the 2018 Oscars red carpet James Skarbek

Hand-painted illustrations from the 2018 Oscars red carpet

The 90th annual Oscars, for its annual steam train of hype, came to a rather foreseen conclusion Sunday night. Outside of Jordan Peele’s win for best original screenplay for Get Out and James Ivory’s win for best adapted screenplay for Call Me by Your Name, the awards were pretty much as predicted.

Thankfully, that’s what the red carpet is for in terms of serving up the unexpected. And that it did, with Whoopi Goldberg stunning in a floral-print belted Christian Siriano gown, Lupita Nyong’o looking statuesque in Versace and Nicole Kidman’s tailored perfection fantasy in Armani Privé.

Fresh off his stint hand-painting the best looks from New York Fashion Week AW18, our go-to fashion illustrator James Skarbek is back, and this time he’s painting our favorite looks from the 2018 red carpet.

Whoopi Goldberg on the 2018 Oscars red carpet
Whoopi Goldberg on the 2018 Oscars red carpet Getty Images
Whoopi Goldberg on the 2018 Oscars red carpet
Whoopi Goldberg on the 2018 Oscars red carpet James Skarbek
Gal Gadot on the 2018 Oscars red carpet
Gal Gadot on the 2018 Oscars red carpet Getty Images
Gal Gadot on the 2018 Oscars red carpet
Gal Gadot on the 2018 Oscars red carpet James Skarbek
Lupita Nyong’o on the 2018 Oscars red carpet
Lupita Nyong’o on the 2018 Oscars red carpet Getty Images
Lupita Nyong’o on the 2018 Oscars red carpet
Lupita Nyong’o on the 2018 Oscars red carpet James Skarbek
Nicole Kidman on the 2018 Oscars red carpet
Nicole Kidman on the 2018 Oscars red carpet AP Images
Nicole Kidman on the 2018 Oscars red carpet
Nicole Kidman on the 2018 Oscars red carpet James Skarbek
Salma Hayek on the 2018 Oscars red carpet
Salma Hayek on the 2018 Oscars red carpet Getty Images
Salma Hayek on the 2018 Oscars red carpet
Salma Hayek on the 2018 Oscars red carpet James Skarbek