Oscars 2022 red carpet: Zendaya, Lily James, Kourtney Kardashian and more

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The Oscars began with a bang Sunday when Zendaya, Lily James, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nicole Kidman and more of the biggest stars in Hollywood filed into the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Inside, they hobnobbed and celebrated the year's critically lauded films, including the Jane Campion-directed western The Power of the Dog, which had an impressive 12 nominations going into the night, and Dune, the sci-fi hit that had 10 nods of its own, at the 94th Academy Awards. In a ceremony presided over by actress Regina Hall and comedians Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes, the night's other Best Picture nominees — CODA, King Richard, Belfast, Don't Look Up, Drive My Car, Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley and West Side Story — were also saluted.

But the pre-show outside was all about the fashion — the glittery dresses, snazzy suits and everything in between. They stunned in dresses that famous designers, in many cases, created just for them, and added carefully chosen accessories. Their elaborate hair and makeup only added to the drama.

Here's a look at what they wore:

Zendaya

Zendaya on the Oscars red carpet.
Zendaya. (Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images)

The actress dropped jaws in Valentino on a memorable night for her and the rest of the Dune cast and crew.

Lily James

Lily James on the Oscars red carpet.
Lily James. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

The Pam and Tommy star was pretty in a pink gown from Versace.

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker on the Oscars red carpet.
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker. (Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

Kardashian selected vintage Thierry Mugler for her first trip to the Oscars. She accompanied her fiancé, who was part of the night's in-house band.

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain on the Oscars red carpet.
Jessica Chastain. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

The nominee for her starring role in The Eyes of Tammy Faye was giving serious mermaid vibes in a shimmering gown from Gucci.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman on the Oscars red carpet.
Nicole Kidman. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Kidman, who was nominated for Best Actress for playing Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos, wore an Armani Privé dress in a shade created just for her.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis on the Oscars red carpet.
Jamie Lee Curtis. (Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

Curtis, who was scheduled to make a special presentation, sparkled in a navy turtleneck gown designed by Stella McCartney.

Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes on the Oscars red carpet.
Wesley Snipes. (Angela Weiss/AFP)

Who said men have to be stuck in standard black and white? Snipes, one of the night's presenters, went all out in burgundy.

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox on the Oscars red carpet.
Laverne Cox. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

The Inventing Anna actress, who worked as a red carpet correspondent for E!'s coverage of the night's festivities, wore a strapless black number with a gray stole draped over her shoulders.

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa on the Oscars red carpet.
Jason Momoa. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Venus Williams

Venus Williams attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Venus Williams attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Serena Williams

Serena Williams attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA  WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Serena Williams attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Timothée Chalamet

Timothée Chalamet attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images)
Timothée Chalamet attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images)

Simu Liu

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Simu Liu attends the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Simu Liu attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Marlee Matlin

Marlee Matlin attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Marlee Matlin attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Lupita Nyong'o attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Kirsten Dunst attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Carlos Lopez Estrada and Kelly Marie Tran

THE OSCARS®  The 94th Oscars® aired live Sunday March 27, from the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT on ABC in more than 200 territories worldwide. (ABC via Getty Images)
CARLOS LOPEZ ESTRADA, KELLY MARIE TRAN
Carlos Lopez Estrada and Kelly Marie Tran attend the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ABC via Getty Images)

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Jada Pinkett Smith attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Will Smith

Will Smith attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Will Smith attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Regina Hall

Regina Hall attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA  WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Regina Hall attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Rita Moreno attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA  WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Kristen Stewart attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images)
Amy Schumer attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images)

Ariana DeBose

Ariana DeBose attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Ariana DeBose attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Billie Eilish attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images)
Jennifer Garner attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images)

Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Penélope Cruz attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Saniyya Sidney

Saniyya Sidney attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA  WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Saniyya Sidney attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Demi Singleton

Demi Singleton attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Demi Singleton attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Alana Haim

Alana Haim attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images)
Alana Haim attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images)

H.E.R.

H.E.R. attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
H.E.R. attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Olivia Colman

Olivia Colman attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA  WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Olivia Colman attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA  WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Zoe Kravitz attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Andrew Garfield attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA  WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Rachel Zegler

Rachel Zegler attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Rachel Zegler attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Bradley Cooper and Gloria Campano

Bradley Cooper and his mom, Gloria Campano, attend the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  (Photo: Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images)
Bradley Cooper and his mom, Gloria Campano, attend the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images)

Niecy Nash

Niecy Nash attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Niecy Nash attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Sebastian Yatra

Sebastian Yatra attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Sebastian Yatra attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Wanda Sykes attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Daniel Kaluuya

Daniel Kaluuya attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Daniel Kaluuya attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Megan Thee Stallion attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Rosie Perez

Rosie Perez attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA  WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Rosie Perez attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Kodi-Smit McPhee

Kodi Smit-McPhee attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Kodi Smit-McPhee attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Tiffany Haddish attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Molly Sims

Molly Sims attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA  WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Molly Sims attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Diane Warren

Diane Warren attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Diane Warren attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Jesse Plemons

Jesse Plemons attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Jesse Plemons attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Maddie Ziegler

Maddie Ziegler attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Maddie Ziegler attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Julia Vernon

Julia Vernon attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images)
Julia Vernon attends the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images)