Salma Hayek, Margot Robbie, and More: 2023’s Iconic Red Carpet Fashion Moments

December 24, 2023

Margot Robbie exudes elegance in a black cut-out gown with golden accents, smiling warmly at a prestigious gala event. Her blonde hair is styled in gentle waves, and her poised demeanor is the epitome of refined style.

As 2023 draws to a close, we take a walk down memory lane, where the red carpet was transformed into a storytelling canvas. This year’s fashion transcended mere trends, embracing sustainability, bold individuality, and a return to timeless elegance. From the Met Gala to the Oscars, each event unfolded as a chapter in a larger narrative, reflecting the evolving dialogue between fashion, personal expression, and global consciousness.

Met Gala 2023: A Timeless Tribute

The Met Gala stood as a testament to timeless elegance, where fashion’s past and present intertwined in a dazzling display. Salma Hayek Pinault in her custom Gucci was the embodiment of this theme, her ensemble a striking blend of audacious design and classic grace, reflecting the Gala’s spirit of merging traditional elegance with contemporary trends.

Salma Hayek Pinault at The 2023 Met Gala in Gucci (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Her look graced the red carpet, as did those of others like Margot Robbie in vintage CHANEL. These choices sparked conversations about fashion’s sustainable future and the enduring appeal of classic styles.

(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
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Jennie of BLACKPINK in vintage CHANEL served as a seamless bridge between eras, symbolizing the enduring influence of classic designs in today’s fashion narrative.

Jennie of BLACKPINK exudes preppy chic in a vintage CHANEL bustier dress at the 2023 Met Gala. Image courtesy of CHANEL.

Academy Museum Gala: A Fusion of Fashion and Film

The Academy Museum Gala was where cinematic fashion came to life. Chrissy Teigen’s Tony Ward Couture gown was a modern masterpiece of design, while Natalie Portman’s Dior ensemble took us back to Hollywood’s golden era with its timeless elegance.

Chrissy Teigen in Tony Ward Couture at the Academy Museum Gala (Photo credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
Natalie Portman radiating timeless elegance in Dior Haute Couture. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Cannes 2023: The Epitome of Glamour

At Cannes, Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior Haute Couture gown and Natalie Portman’s ‘I feel blue’ Dior ensemble brought cinematic glamour to life. These choices went beyond mere appearance; they set global fashion trends, showcasing Cannes’ unique role as a stage where cinematic art and fashion elegance converge.

Jennifer Lawrence shines on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet in a Dior Haute Couture gown and Dior Joaillerie. Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images.
Natalie Portman in Dior ‘I feel blue’ embroidered gown at the Cannes Film Festival. Makeup by Dior. (Photo courtesy of Dior.)

Oscars Night 2023: Fashion’s Storytelling Power

The Oscars, a mosaic of individual triumphs and style narratives, saw Michelle Yeoh’s ethereal Dior gown tell a story of triumph and grace. Lady Gaga’s bold Versace piece was a narrative of fearless individuality.

Michelle Yeoh at the 95th Annual Academy Awards, exuding grace in a breathtaking Haute Couture Dior gown. Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images.
Lady Gaga at the 95th Annual Academy Awards in a cutting-edge Versace gown from the Fall-Winter 2023 Collection. Courtesy of Versace.

Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry Teller in CELINE demonstrated how the Oscars red carpet becomes a platform for celebrities to express their unique stories through fashion.

Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry Teller exude elegance in CELINE at the 95th Annual Academy Awards. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images.

BAFTA 2023: British Fashion’s Bold Statements

The BAFTA Awards were a spectacular showcase of British fashion’s dynamic evolution. Austin Butler’s choice of an Alexander McQueen suit was a standout. The ensemble was a modern reinterpretation of classic British tailoring, signifying a blend of tradition with contemporary flair. His attire exemplified the perfect balance between respecting sartorial heritage and adopting a fresh, modern approach to menswear.

Austin Butler in Alexander McQueen at the 2023 BAFTA Film Awards (Photo courtesy of Alexander McQueen)

Barry Keoghan’s selection of a bold red Alexander McQueen ensemble was a testament to the adventurous spirit of current British fashion. Breaking away from conventional color palettes, his outfit demonstrated that risks in fashion can lead to memorable, trend-setting statements. This choice not only highlighted his personal style but also reflected the broader trend in fashion towards bolder, more expressive dressing.

Barry Keoghan in Alexander McQueen at the 2023 BAFTA Film Awards (Photo courtesy of Alexander McQueen)

Vanity Fair Oscar Party: The Allure of After-Dark Fashion

The Vanity Fair Oscar Party revealed a different facet of celebrity fashion, where after-hours glamour allows for more experimental and bold choices. From Kaia Gerber in CELINE to John Legend’s classic Gucci tuxedo, the event highlighted how evening wear could be both magnetic and avant-garde.

Kaia Gerber in CELINE at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Image courtesy of CELINE)
John Legend embodies classic sophistication in a Gucci velvet tuxedo at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Image courtesy of Gucci.
Riley Keough glimmers in a champagne Georgette gown by CELINE at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images.
Daisy Edgar-Jones enchants in a crystal-embroidered Gucci mesh dress at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Image courtesy of Gucci.

CFDA Awards 2023: Celebrating American Fashion Diversity

The CFDA Awards were a testament to American fashion’s diversity. Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren and Serena Williams in Thom Browne highlighted the intersection of fashion with empowerment and versatility.

Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren at the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards (Image courtesy of BFA for CFDA)
Serena Williams in Thom Browne at the CFDA Fashion Awards. (Image courtesy of BFA for CFDA)

GQ Awards 2023: The New Chapter in Menswear

The GQ Awards showcased menswear’s evolving narrative. Willow Smith in Dior and Jacob Elordi in Bottega Veneta redefined what men’s fashion can be – a canvas for personal expression and stylistic exploration.

Willow Smith in Dior at the GQ Australia Men of the Year Awards (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for GQ Australia)
Jacob Elordi in Bottega Veneta at the 2023 GQ Men of the Year Awards. (Photo courtesy of Bottega Veneta)

Premieres and World Tours: The Celebrities’ Fashion Canvas

Film premieres and music tours in 2023 served as vibrant platforms for celebrities to make powerful fashion statements. Timothée Chalamet’s and Tom Cruise’s distinct fashion choices at their respective movie premieres not only accentuated their personal styles but also reflected the theatrical and adventurous spirit of their films.

Timothée Chalamet in Alexander McQueen at the ‘Wonka’ Photocall in London. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Warner Bros.)
Timothée Chalamet in Alexander McQueen at the ‘Wonka’ photocall in London (Photo by Max Cisotti/Dave Benett/WireImage, courtesy of Alexander McQueen)
Tom Cruise in CELINE HOMME at the ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One’ premiere. (Photo courtesy of CELINE via Mike Coppola/WireImage)

Beyoncé’s wardrobe choices throughout her ‘RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR’ and Taylor Swift’s appearance for the ‘Poor Things’ premiere showcased how their fashion choices are extensions of their artistic and personal narratives.

Beyoncé’s wardrobe choices throughout her “RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR” were not just outfits but visual expressions of her music and persona. Each performance showcased her as a style icon, constantly redefining what performance fashion means.

Beyoncé at the ‘RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR’ in Stockholm. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Parkwood)

Taylor Swift’s appearance for the “Poor Things” premiere in New York, adorned in Louis Vuitton’s Blossom Fine Jewelry Collection, was a narrative of her journey in both music and fashion. Her choice mirrored her status as an artist at the zenith of her career, blending luxury with a sense of personal authenticity.

Taylor Swift in the Louis Vuitton’s Blossom Jewelry Collection in New York. (Image courtesy of Louis Vuitton)

Looking Ahead

2023 was more than just a year in fashion; it was a chapter in an ever-evolving narrative of style. It was a year where sustainability, personal tales, and daring designs wove a rich tapestry that will inspire and influence for years to come. As we look towards 2024, the fashion world waits with bated breath for the next wave of style innovations.