Hailey Bieber Brings Minimalist Elegance—With a Twist—To the Oscars After-Parties

The red carpet at the Vanity Fair always welcomes a long list of Hollywood celebrities outside of the nominees and presenters at the main event, with more avant-garde styling than you’d see at the official Oscars ceremony. This year was no exception, as Olivia Wilde wore a black bra, Tracee Ellis Ross arrived in a dramatic wide-brimmed hat, and Emily Ratajkowski—along with several others—opted for naked dresses. Hailey Bieber, however, had a simpler approach. 

Bieber showed the power of a black red-carpet gown and how sometimes it really is best to keep things classic, with a focus on impeccable fit and construction. The beauty mogul and her stylist Karla Welch settled on a timeless long-sleeve column gown, a custom Saint Laurent creation. The silhouette was very classic and elegant; however, drama was added with a gloved sleeve, plus a satin panel running down the left-hand side of the dress, leading on from an oversized bow draped over the shoulder. A spliced sleeve then fell into a dramatic sash cascading from the elbow, giving the look plenty of movement. 

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For Saint Laurent’s autumn/winter 2023 show, Anthony Vaccarello explored a return to elegance, with beautiful draping and long bows trailing behind like trains of gowns. “I wanted to do something around the world of elegance,” Vaccarello said of the mood of his collection. “It’s maybe something we don’t have a sense of today, that world. Maybe we don’t care, or maybe it has another meaning, or no meaning at all. I really want to bring back the idea of being ‘dressed.’” He has certainly reflected this air of elegance in this creation for Hailey Bieber. 

As for the styling, the rest was kept relatively simple to keep our attention on the shape of the gown. Still, Bieber wore her bobbed hair tucked behind her left ear to reveal an incredible diamond ear cuff, adding a touch of glitz to the look. 

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