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Priyanka Chopra establishes her red carpet supremacy at the Oscars 2017

Plus, Emma Stone, Janelle Monae, Charlize Theron and more

By ELLE team  February 27th, 2017

The Oscars are probably home to the most watched red carpet in the world. The biggest movie stars on the planet unitedly spend millions of dollars to grab every possible second of airtime — because not everybody has their names on a ballot. The couture gowns are flown in straight from a Parisian (or Lebanese) atelier, celebrity make-up artists call upon their inner Michelangelo and jewellers conjure up precious stones that could power a small economy, all for a fleeting moment on the red carpet. 

Best Dressed on the Oscars 2017 red carpet         

Encased in Ralph & Russo couture, Priyanka Chopra proves not everyone needs a tiny golden man to be a winner.

Everybody go home, #PriyankaChopra has shut this red carpet down! #Oscars #AcademyAwards #redcarpet #bestdressed

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Maybe newly-minted Oscar winner Emma Stone had a hint she would be driving home with a brand new golden statue. The La La Land beauty shimmies and sparkles in her metallic Givenchy gown.

#EmmaStone is golden in @givenchyofficial at the #Oscars (Photo credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Hailey Steinfeld channels her inner ice queen for Ralph & Russo couture.

When you’re a shoe-in to win your first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, after having stockpiled an Emmy and two Tony Awards, you know you’re dressing to make history. Enter Viola Davis in custom Armani Privé. Can we get an Hallelujah?

The Lyoness establishes her supremacy atop the celebrity food chain. Alberta Ferretti and Taraji P Henson team up for a double dose of fierce at the Oscars 2017 red carpet, with a little help from Nirav Modi Jewels.

Oscars 2017 Red Carpet #Tarajiphenson in @albertaferretti @tarajiphenson glamour en robe #AlbertaFerreti

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Singer and Hidden Figures star Janelle Monae continues her streak of unforgettable red carpet appearances in this Elie Saab couture gown.

A regal @janellemonae in ELIE SAAB Haute Couture at the 89th Annual Academy Awards #Oscars2017

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Ageless and peerless, Pharrell Williams calls on Chanel for his big red carpet moment.

Clearly spending time in Paris has rubbed off on Scarlett Johansson. The blonde badass looks like she’s just having a blast on the Oscars red carpet in Alaia.

#ScarlettJohansson is effortlessly beautiful! #Oscars | David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock

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Olivia Culpo’s Marchesa gown has an unexpected charitable angle: the beads are made from Stella Artois chalices and their sale helps provide clean drinking water to people in developing countries.