Ariana DeBose switched to a little black cocktail dress for the VF After Party

Ariana DeBose made history last night as the first openly queer woman of color to win an Oscar. She spoke about that in her speech, saying “To anybody who has ever questioned your identity… I promise you this, there is indeed a place for us.” Ariana’s Oscar look was a crimson wide-legged Valentino pantsuit complete with a crop top and long shrug. She switched to a little black dress with a bow on the back for the after parties. This is a kicky dress that’s perfect for the occasion. I saw video on her Instagram stories of her dancing afterwards and it looked like she was having so much fun.

Ariana went to the VF After Party with her partner, costume designer Sue Makkoo. Hollywood Life has more about Sue and how they met.

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Regina Hall switched into this yellow tiered ruffled and gathered mini dress. It’s giving me shades of Caitriona Balfe’s Louis Vuitton Oscar dress. She looks so happy though and that’s elevating the look. It’s also cuter from the side.

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Amy Schumer was in a custom white Chloe dress designed by Gabriela Hearst. It has a leather bodice that looks like it’s squishing her girls.

Wanda Sykes and her wife Alex were cute and matchy in black! Wanda needs to host all the things she is one of my favorite comedians.
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Rosie Perez was one of my best dressed at the Oscars in a red formfitting Christian Siriano gown. She vamped it up afterwards in this pantsuit with a bustier and little tuxedo jacket. I love it.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    I love all these looks. Ariana’s is PERFECT for this party. She looks gorgeous, happy, and that dress is fabulous on her.

    I also love Regina Hall’s. I think the length makes up for the ruffles and the proportions are good. and I love Rose Perez’s pantsuit.

  2. Léna says:

    I really like all the looks (even though I’m concerned for Schumer’s boobs) and please More Wanda Sykes at Award Shows !! She’s the best

  3. Mai B says:

    It is Regina for me!

  4. girl_ninja says:

    Regina Hall looks divine. From her simple top bun, to her cocktail dress to her strappy heels. **chefs kiss** perfection.

  5. Thelma says:

    All beautiful. Regina and Adriana especially.

  6. Nia says:

    I think I am going to steal Rosie’s look for New Year’s. Love Wanda!!!

  7. MsIam says:

    I like Regina’s look. I like Ariana’s dress too. Way to rock a mini girls!

  8. lucy2 says:

    I like all of these, perfect for the party. Rosie’s is my favorite though.

  9. NMB says:

    Everyone looks stunning, though Amy Schumer could have a better fit in the bust.

  10. Margot says:

    I like all these looks, but I find Ariana’s hair and makeup is a bit too reminiscent of Liza Minelli. Maybe that was what she was going for, though?

  11. MrsBanjo says:

    Love all of these except Amy’s. Rosie’s pantsuit is incredible.

  12. Green Desert says:

    Love all the looks. Rosie is fire! Arianna looks so happy.

  13. Emma says:

    That age difference is squicking me out. Sue Makkoo is old enough to be Ariana DeBose’s mother!

  14. AC says:

    Nothing to say about her, she rocked it! Adriana and Evan Rachel Wood are from home state, and they are the bomb! I haven’t lived there in forever, but they make me proud!

  15. Christine says:

    I am so happy to see that Ariana continued to be the most delightful person in the room! I want to be her!