We love the Oscars, the glamour, the drama, and all of the excitement that goes with an awards ceremony; but we secretly only watch to see those incredible red-carpet moments.
Speaking of red-carpet moments, it’s at the afterparties where celebrities truly shine, the award ceremony has come and gone, and party time is here!! And when it comes to Oscar afterparties, the Vanity Fair party is the one to watch.
Ciara in a sexy cutout dress with her husband Russell Wilson at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022, in Beverly Hills, California (Credit: Papixs / Instarimages)
This party was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, the perfect location to host their impressive, star-studded guest list of both Oscar winners, nominees, and presenters plus those celebrities who didn’t attend the main event.
This year’s guest list was packed with all of our favorites and we can’t stop talking about Ciara’s outfit. The Level Up singer left us speechless as she stepped onto the red carpet in a Di Petsa Spring 2022 dress, with her husband, NFL star Russell Wilson.
Celebrity stylist, Kollin Carter definitely outdid himself with this wet-look concept, one of the most original outfits of the night.
The Dress That Stopped the Show
Ciara’s looked absolutely fabulous in the ‘wet’ shimmering, merlot-hued dress with chic cut-outs in all the right places. This body-hugging showstopper, with its water-drenched, skin-clinging effect, looked as if it had been painted onto her body.
The elegant draping of the dress and the long train was reminiscent of a Greek Goddess, a statuesque look that only she could pull off.
Ciara looked wet with slicked-back hair in a Di Petsa Spring 2022 dress (Credit: Papixs / Instarimages)
This incredible, dramatic dress was paired with simple gold platform sandals which peeked out from under her hem. Accessories were kept to a minimum and with a dress like that who needs more than a sparkling bracelet and diamond studs?
Hairstylist, César DeLeön Ramîrez kept to the ‘wet’ theme and we loved the way her hair was slicked back, leaving soft waves cascading down. She finished off her look with a smoky eye and nude lip.
The Color Purple
We are sure Ciara is going to be appearing on the red carpet a lot more in the future after the news that she will be joining the cast of Steven Spielberg’s and Oprah Winfrey‘s film adaptation of The Color Purple.
On hearing the news, Ciara tweeted, “Honored to be a part of this beautiful ensemble and historic film, The Color Purple. Truly grateful.”
Ciara is no newcomer to the acting scene having previously starred in All you Got in 2006, Mama, I want to sing in 2010. She also appeared in That’s My Boy, starring Adam Sandler in 2012, as well as having a role in the popular BET series, The Game.
Ciara will play the adult version of Nettie in Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey‘s film adaptation of The Color Purple (Credit: Papixs / Instarimages)
The film is based on Alice Walker‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel and Ciara will be portraying the adult version of the character Nettie, who is protagonist Celie’s little sister.
The film centers around Celie, played by Fantasia Barrino, following her life in the South during the early 1900s.
With production set to start this month in Georgia, we can’t wait to see this adaptation on the big screen.
Ciara with silver hair in a custom H&M dress at the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 2, 2016 (Credit: WENN)
In May 2016, Ciara and fellow celebrity Jennifer Hudson found each other on the red carpet of the 2016 Met Gala in New York and made the most of the night.
Ciara styled her H&M glitter dress with satin “Nudist” sandals from Stuart Weitzman (Credit: WENN)
While everyone else ran to the high-end fashion houses, Ciara took to a surprising brand for her outfit to the prestigious gala: fast-fashion clothing retailer H&M.
“I have been a huge fan of H&M for a long time,” she said in a statement, “and I am delighted to have been invited and also had the opportunity to create a unique gown with the team. It has truly been a special experience all the way around.”
Unfortunately, though, you can’t just head to your closest location and grab her dress off the rack. The singer and H&M teamed up to create the gorgeous metallic breast-baring dress which glittered all the way into the Met Gala night.
Ciara stuns in a customized glitter mesh dress from H&M (Credit: WENN)
The custom H&M dress was paired with bronze satin “Nudist” sandals from Stuart Weitzman.
The singer was photographed laughing it up on the red carpet with the gorgeous J. Hud, and later uploaded a video of the two enjoying some music by The Weeknd on her Instagram.
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