How Karl Lagerfeld was honoured on the 2019 Oscars red carpet

The King lives on.

Karl Lagerfeld may have left this world on Tuesday, but his spirit was present at the 91st Oscars. His designs made appearances on the red carpet, as Tessa Thompson paid homage to the late Chanel head. The Sorry to Bother You, Creed, and Westworld actress wore one of Lagerfeld’s last designs when she attended the 2019 Oscars to present best score.

Thompson opted for a Chanel haute couture gown from the spring 2019 collection. She stunned in it, too. Thompson coordinated her glowing beauty look with the gold-beaded, ruched gown that took 225 hours to make. Her eyelids were dusted with gold shadow that made her Chanel Fine Jewelry pop all the more, including the L’Esprit du Lion earrings and the yellow sapphire and diamond 18-karat yellow gold ring she wore.

Lagerfeld, who passed away at the age of 85, has had many iconic red carpet looks at the Oscars over the years. The most eye-popping, perhaps, was the sheer chiffon top and metallic floor-length skirt that Jennifer Lopez wore 2001. Lagerfeld’s fashion house Chanel also outfitted Julianne Moore for her Best Actress win in 2015 and her presenting role the following year.