Vanity Fair Oscars 2020 After Party Looks Were Better Than The Red Carpet

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Awards season may be coming to a close, but the stars at the Vanity Fair Oscars after party delivered looks that will have us all talking for days and weeks to come. In fact, out of all the award shows this year, the famous Academy Awards after party may have delivered the most outrageous looks we've seen so far. There was lots of fringe, feathers, metallics and, of course, sheer dresses.

From Charlize Theron's extreme fringe dress to Joan Small's silver nipple covers, you could even say the fashion at the Vanity Fair afterparty was even better than the Oscars red carpet. Sure stars didn't shy away from sheer (see Kim Kardashian and Ciara) and they dove in head first to the metallic trend (Regina King, Kylie Jenner, Reese Witherspoon, and more). But they also went for the one-of-a-kind looks you wouldn't expect: take Joan Smalls' ruffled skirt and shell nipple covers, for example. And who can forget Billy Porter in a purple hat, a feathered top, and a handbag that reads "F*ck you, pay me."

While several celebrities play it safe for appearances at the Academy Awards, for the soirees following the ceremony, they aren't afraid to take risks and push the envelope sartorially. And the Vanity Fair afterparty red carpet is proof. There were endless amounts of cut-out gowns, dramatic shoulders, layered crystals and more tulle than we've seen all awards season. Take a peek at all the head-turning looks from the Vanity Fair Oscars 2020 After Party below.

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Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner

For the after party, Kim wore an Alexander McQueen 2003 Shipwrecked Oyster Gown while billionaire baby sister Kylie sported a strapless tulle gown from Ralph & Russo's Spring 2020 couture collection.

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Regina King

Regina King looked stunning with this shimmery baby blue and black dress. Plus, the slicked hair takes this look to a whole new level.

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Reese Witherspoon

The OG Legally Blonde star came with her southern charm signature style to the Oscars after party wearing a sparkly dress with Christian Louboutin sandals.


Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish traded in her Chanel red carpet look for custom Gucci at the afterparty. The singer went for an oversize shirt and pants with sheer logo-heavy gloves and sneakers with spikes.



Dressed in a sheer Ralph & Russo black crystalized bodysuit dress, Ciara has leveled up yet again.

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Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld donned a modern take on a flapper dress with a slip and dramatic fringe layered on top.

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Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum's mixed two major trends — sheer and fringe — in her spectacular afterparty dress.

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Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz kept her look chic and simple, pairing an off-shoulder purple gown with teardrop earrings.


Billy Porter

Billy Porter doesn't miss an opportunity to make a statement on the red carpet. This purple look is no exception. And if his outfit doesn't speak to you, his handbag sure does.

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Charlize Theron

Charlize's dress was the ultimate party frock with shimmery ombré fringe that's clearly made for the dance floor.


Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh gave old Hollywood glamour with an intense neckline and a collar full of decadent feathers.

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Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington dazzled in a gold Zuhair Murad dress with an Egyptian-inspired print from the brand's Spring 2020 collection.

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Camila Mendes

In one of the most memorable looks on the red carpet, Camila Mendes went for dramatic sleeves and a front slit.

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Lana Condor

Lana Condor turned heads in a sweeping black polka dot gown with just a hint of sheer peeking out of the bodice.

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett showed off her ribcage tattoo in a metallic cut-out gown with gems embellished along the neckline.


Shay Mitchell

Sheer was clearly a major afterparty trend, and Shay Mitchell indulged in a transparent high-slit dress.

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Joan Smalls

Smalls stole the show at the Vanity Fair afterparty in a blue ruffled skirt with two silver glittery nipple covers.


Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson's Versace dress was the perfect mix of bold and demure with soft green chiffon mixed with a leather harness.

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Vanessa Hudgens

Hudgens went with a simple but striking silhouette for her Vera Wang gown: a plunging halter top with a fitted skirt and baby train.


Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow looks like a literal doll with this sheer and embroidered high-low dress. She's serving us drama for days.

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Madelaine Petsch

Petsch chose an elegant velvet gown with a deep-v neckline, that created the perfect contrast with her fiery red hair.


Paris Jackson

Paris Jackson stole the spotlight at the after party in a cotton candy-inspired feather dress from Versace. According to the brand, the tulle skirt is "enriched with over 180 meters of degradé feathers."

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Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson stood out in a sea of metallic dresses with a bright pink Badgley Mischka gown from the brand's Spring 2020 collection.


Joey King

Joey King looked like she was plucked straight from a fairytale in a dreamy, rust-colored look with intricate laser detail.

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Rachel Brosnahan

Rachel Brosnahan showed up to the after party in this layered Dolce & Gabana fit. Embroidered with a crystal bow, she looks like an ice queen.


The Haim Sisters

The Haim sisters always know how to coordinate, from their black and white color palette to their all-around sheer theme.

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