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Oscars 2019 best dressed: Billy Porter, Ashley Graham lead red carpet glam


The Oscars 2019 is here! After months of preparation, weeks about worrying about which designer to pick for their big moment, and minutes sat scribbling out their acceptances speeches, the great and good of Hollywood have descended upon LA for the star-studded Academy Awards.

Despite the red carpet not officially opening until midnight UK time, a few celebs were keen enough to start stalking down the hallowed hallway nearly three hours ahead of time.

And thank the lords of fashion they did, because some of this lot have been serving some serious lewks.

Fresh from filming the very last series of Game Of Thrones, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) was one of the first stars on the red carpet, looking drop-dead gorgeous in a metallic lilac floor-length gown with a mermaid skirt.

 Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke looks incredible
 Billy Porter looks amazing in Christian Siriano velvet
 Jennifer Lopez glittered in metallic bodycon

She teamed the show-stopping dress with paired back hair, delicate silver earrings and a stunning red lip.

Another star making the Mirror's best-dressed list is Billy Porter, who dropped jaws in his beautiful full-skirted tux-gown.

The Pose star is already well known for pushing the boundaries on the red carpet - who could forget that amazing pink and silver cape he wore at the Golden Globes last month? - and donned a black velvet Christian Siriano gown for the 91st Academy Awards.

 Amandla Stenberg opted for a 20s inspired vibe
 Laura Harrier picked out periwinkle blue gorgeousness
 Emma Stone in bronze

And Ashley Graham seems to have taken inspiration from the Oscar statuette herself this year, choosing a gorgeous black floor-length dress that clung to her hourglass figure.

She teamed the simple, clean style with similarly simple diamond jewellery, and kept her long brunette hair swept up into a clean bun.

 Ashley Graham in a simple black gown
 Ashley looks amazing
 Lady Gaga picked up her gong for Best Original Song in Alexander McQueen

Marie Kondo sparked joy as she walked the red carpet for the first time since finding worldwide success with her cleaning and tidying regimes, which have now become the subject of a book and Netflix series.

Michelle Yeoh of Crazy Rich Asians looked sensational in a metallic and nude chiffon gown with a plunging off-the-shoulder neckline and embellished sequins dripping down the bodice and on to her skirt and train.

 Constance Wu in sunshine yellow

Her co-star Constance Wu looked equally as sophisticated in a bright, sunshine yellow vintage-style gown with off the shoulder whisper-thin sleeves.

She was joined by a purple-clad Spike Lee, who wore every single shade of purple he could find for his red carpet walk.

The legendary director teamed his eye-catching three-piece suit with two knuckleduster-style rings, one reading 'love' and the other 'hate'.

 Kacey Musgraves in frilly baby pink

Drag queen Shangela - who had a small role in Lady Gaga's A Star Is Born - walked the red carpet in fabulous lilac.

The Ru Paul's Drag Race artist, also known as Darius Jeremy Pierce, became the first person to walk the carpet in drag.

"Honestly, I'm just so grateful to be here," she told Variety.

 A Star Is Born's Shangela Laquifa Wadley
 Charlize Theron slayed with her newly dyed brunette locks
 Rachel Weisz was a lady in red

"And I think I might be one of the first, if not the first, drag queens, in drag, to ever walk down the red carpet at the Oscars.

"And I hope that means something to somebody out there, because it means something to me."

 Jennifer Hudson was the real-life version of the flamenco lady emoji
 Amy Adams shimmered in white sparkles
 Helen Mirren swirled around in fresh springy pink and peach
 Elaine Welteroth in pale turquoise
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