Older Actresses Schooled Everyone on How to *Own* the Oscars Red Carpet

If we were the Academy, we'd give all the awards to these Hollywood icons, who are all 60+ and showed us all how. it's. done.

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As exciting as the actual Academy Awards ceremony is, let’s be real—we’re really here for the stunning outfits showcased on the red carpet, and this year, the real fashion winners were some of Hollywood’s more *mature* actors.

Here are some of our fave looks from Hollywood’s golden girls.

Rita Moreno

Oscar winner and iconic actress Rita Moreno had people talking about her outfit long before she even showed up to the Oscars. Moreno, who was a presenter this year, wore the same dress she wore at the 1962 Academy Awards where she won Best Supporting Actress for her role in West Side Story. The black and gold ensemble—with an apparently slightly altered neckline—looked just as stunning on her 56 (!) years later.

Jane Fonda

The Grace and Frankie star arrived in a dramatic white Balmain dress with structured shoulders and a small train that made a major impact. Did we mention she’s 80 FREAKIN’ YEARS OLD?! 

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren is Hollywood royalty, and she let everyone know it in a sleek, stunning and regal blue Reem Acra dress with long sleeves and a high neckline. And her diamond and sapphire necklace was EVERYTHING.

Meryl Streep

Is it really the Academy Awards without Meryl Streep slaying the red carpet? The queen of the Oscars—Streep has bagged a record 21 nominations and has won three times—did not disappoint this year with a show-stopping red Dior with a plunging neckline and Christian Louboutin bag.

Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf was forever #fashiongoals in a custom Christian Siriano pink sequin dress with a dramatic open back. Metcalf was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Lady Bird, but we’d give her an award just for rocking that gorge gown.

All Hollywood icons, all over 60 years old. Proving to all of us that yet again, things get better with age.

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