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

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

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Ruth Negga in Valentino 

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Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad 

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Ryan Gosling in Gucci

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Taraji P. Henson in Alberta Ferretti 

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Riz Ahmed in Ermenegildo Zegna 

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Janelle Monáe in Elie Saab

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Emma Stone in Givenchy

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Viola Davis in Armani Privé

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Priyanka Chopra in Ralph & Russo 

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Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton 

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Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé

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Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton 

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Naomie Harris in Calvin Klein

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Isabelle Huppert in Armani Privé

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Ava DuVernay in Ashi Studio 

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Chris Evans in Ferragamo 

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Charlize Theron in Dior

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Tarell Alvin McCraney

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Scarlett Johansson in Azzedine Alaia

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Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph & Russo 

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Mahershala Ali in Ermenegildo Zegna

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Cynthia Erivo in Paolo Sebastian

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Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta

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David Oyelowo in Dolce & Gabbana

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Dev Patel in Burberry

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Karlie Kloss in Stella McCartney

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Ginnifer Goodwin in Zuhair Murad

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Kirsten Dunst in Dior 

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Halle Berry in Versace

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Octavia Spencer in Marchesa

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Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford and Jessica Biel in KaufmanFranco

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Pharrell Williams in Chanel 

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