Ahead of the 95th Academy Awards on March 12, the Hollywood crowd managed to squeeze in one more eventful award show before the grand finale: the 38th Independent Spirit Awards. On March 4, the finest actors and cast ensembles gathered for the annual soirée, which honors the best independent films and television series. Many of the stars who attend are also often Academy Award nominees, and their 2023 Independent Spirit Awards fashion looks rival those seen on the Oscars red carpet.
The night’s attendees included Oscar-nominated actors Michelle Yeoh, who wore a gorgeous custom blue gown from Gucci, and Cate Blanchett, dressed in a caped set from Loewe. Yeoh took home the Spirit Award for Best Lead Performance for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Meanwhile, her costar in the movie, Stephanie Hsu, won Best Breakthrough Performance. Hsu, opted for a black and white dress from Malaysian designer Khoon Hooi for her big night.
Although gowns certainly dominated the red carpet style, as you’ll see ahead, several stars, like Blanchett, seemed to prefer pants. For example, Jenny Slate and Aubrey Plaza — in Thom Browne and Saint Laurent, respectively — traded in their frocks for tailored trousers. Get a closer look at the aforementioned celebrity outfits below, alongside other beautifully styled attendees.
Hsu wore a Khoon Hooi dress and Delfina Delettrez jewelry.