Simone Ledward in Versace at the 2021 Oscars: one of the best looks we didn’t see?


Last night I wasn’t that tuned into everyone who was captured on camera. It was hard to notice everyone, and I didn’t really see Chadwick Boseman’s wife, Simone Ledward. She may have been in the back section with the individual chairs but she wasn’t at one of the Ma Rainey tables and she wasn’t on the red carpet. Her stylist shared photos of her custom made Versace gown though and I wish we got to see more of it. Just Jared has the details on the craftsmanship that went into this gown, which took 360 hours to make and has Swarovski accents and a gold band along the neckline and sides. I absolutely love it. Look at the pleating, draping and tailoring, it’s exquisite. I was super sad that Chadwick didn’t win Best Actor, I really expected him to, but Anthony Hopkins did give an amazing performance too. As Kaiser wrote in our open post, there was likely some vote splitting happening.

Renee Zellweger was another actress in a bright neon gown last night. I was hoping that would be trending, but there weren’t many actresses in bright gowns apart from Renee, Simone and Zendaya. I like the idea of this gown, a column gown with a delicately folded-over bustline and a restrained accent line of sequins, more than the execution. Renee presented Best Actress.

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— Kathleen Newman-Bremang (@KathleenNB) April 25, 2021

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