The Breakout Trend at This Year’s Oscars? A Crisp White Shirt

There’s a certain Oscars red carpet formula we’ve come to expect from Hollywood’s leading ladies. Whether it’s a form-fitting couture frock dripping with sequins, or a lavishly oversized princess dress crafted from layers of frothy tulle, the gown has always ruled the Academy Awards. Sure, there have been a few notable exceptions—who can forget Céline Dion’s backward tuxedo at the 1999 ceremony, or Billie Eilish’s tweed Chanel suit in 2020?—but these diversions are rare.

Tonight, however, there was a feeling of change afoot, with a very specific item of clothing coming to the fore: the humble white button-down. But of course, this being the Oscars, it wasn’t the kind of white boyfriend shirt you might have hanging around the back of your wardrobe. Instead, it was elevated to befit the glamour of Tinseltown’s biggest night out.

Wanda Sykes attends the 2022 Oscars in a suit by Sergio Hudson. Photo: Getty Images

One of the ceremony’s three presenters, Wanda Sykes, showed up in a sleek white tuxedo jacket by Sergio Hudson, an airy pair of matching trousers, and, yes, a crisp white shirt with glittering crystal buttons. Arriving soon after was Uma Thurman in an impossibly chic Bottega Veneta look consisting of a loosely-fitting white silk shirt and a meticulously-cut black column skirt, glossy as an oil slick and perfectly cut to hit the floor.

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