Angela Bassett goes 'regal' at Oscars

Angela Bassett donned “the colour of royalty” for the Oscars on Sunday (12.03.23), walking the champagne carpet in a custom violet Moschino gown.



Angela Bassett wore Moschino to the Oscars
Angela Bassett wore Moschino to the Oscars

Angela Bassett donned “the colour of royalty” for the Oscars on Sunday (12.03.23).

The 64-year-old actress – who was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Queen Ramonda in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ but lost out to ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ star Jamie Lee Curtis – wore a custom violet Moschino hand-draped gown with an exaggerated bow neckline, which was teamed with a Bulgari diamond serpentine necklace and drop earrings, and a disco ball evening bag from Judith Leiber.

Angela’s stylist Jennifer Austin shared a peek of her look on Instagram and wrote: "Happy Oscars Sunday Fashion Family..the day has arrived!!! Here comes the Queen Mother @im.angelabassett [purple heart emoji] in the color of ROYALTY!!(sic)”

When it came to her locks, hairstylist Randy Sodghill wanted to create a “timeless” look.

He told People magazine: "The inspiration for Angela's 2023 Oscars look was 'timeless beauty.’ ”

For the look, Randy applied Navy Hair Care's Swell: Styling and Thickening Cream from roots to ends on Angela’s damp hair to add volume, and prepped with Whirlpool: Argan Oil and Green Tea Powered Styling Foam before blowdrying then curling in medium-sized sections while using Skipper: Flexible Volumizing Hair Spray throughout.

After the curls cooled, he brushed out her locks and then set the style with Skipper: Flexible Volumizing Hair.

The actress previously admitted she has stayed away from “tight and restrictive” gowns during awards season and opted for outfits that made her feel “confident”.

She said: "I'm looking for something that I feel, of course, gorgeous in, beautiful in, myself in, confident, a little sex appeal, sprinkle that in there too.

"Nothing too restrictive or tight because it's already a tight night. It's tense, it has its tension. It's just such a beautiful mix of tension and then relaxing. So yeah, I'm looking to be comfortably myself, but gorgeous."