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8 of the best looks at the 'Oscars of Science,' where tech execs like Elon Musk mingled with Kim Kardashian and other stars

Maria Noyen,Amanda Krause   

8 of the best looks at the 'Oscars of Science,' where tech execs like Elon Musk mingled with Kim Kardashian and other stars
Elon Musk and Kim Kardashian attend the 2024 Breakthrough Prize Awards.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin
  • The Breakthrough Prize Awards were hosted in Los Angeles on Saturday.
  • Nicknamed the "Oscars of Science," the ceremony brought together an array of famous faces.

The Breakthrough Prize Awards, dubbed the "Oscars of Science," took place in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The annual awards ceremony, cofounded by the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, and Anne Wojcicki in 2012, celebrates the achievements of renowned scientists worldwide and gives them the opportunity to take home cash prizes of up to $3 million.

Winners at the 2024 event included Carl H. June, who developed an immunotherapy treatment where patients' "T cells are modified to target and kill cancer cells," according to his bio on the Breakthrough Prize Awards website.

The awards ceremony is also an excuse for the greatest minds in tech and science to mingle with Hollywood's elite. This year, stars like Kim Kardashian and Alicia Keys walked the red carpet alongside Elon Musk and Bill Gates.

Here's a look at the best looks attendees wore.

Elon Musk looked dapper in a classic tuxedo, complete with a bow tie.

Elon Musk looked dapper in a classic tuxedo, complete with a bow tie.
Elon Musk attends the 2024 Breakthrough Prize Awards.      Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

Musk kept his red-carpet style classic for the Breakthrough Prize Awards, sporting a black tuxedo suit with a white button-up and coordinating black bow tie.

While he opted for a traditional look, his comments on the red carpet certainly made a splash. Variety shared a clip of Musk laughing after a reporter asked him who he thinks will win the presidential race in 2024, to which he responded: "Who do you think will win the White House in 2032? Which type of AI?"

Alicia Keys wore a Grecian-inspired golden dress.

Alicia Keys wore a Grecian-inspired golden dress.
Alicia Keys attends the 2024 Breakthrough Prize Awards.      Taylor Hill/Getty Images

The singer wore an asymmetrical gold dress with a cape-like design by Ralph Lauren. She paired the dress with coordinating gold heels and jewelry designed by Cartier.

Keeping with the Grecian-inspired look of her gown, Keys styled her hair in a slick updo with a braid that framed her head.

Anne Wojcicki sparkled in a semi-sheer gown.

Anne Wojcicki sparkled in a semi-sheer gown.
Anne Wojcicki attends the 2024 Breakthrough Prize Awards.      ETIENNE LAURENT/AFP via Getty Images

The Breakthrough Prize Awards cofounder paired a boxy metallic clutch with her semi-sheer gown featuring intricate sparkling embellishments.

Wojcicki, the CEO and cofounder of 23andMe, completed her look with silver hoop earrings and kept her hair styled in a loose updo.

Bill Gates and Paula Hurd coordinated in black ensembles.

Bill Gates and Paula Hurd coordinated in black ensembles.
Bill Gates and Paula Hurd attend the 2024 Breakthrough Prize Awards.      Steve Granitz/FilmMagic

Gates and Hurd, who confirmed they were dating in 2023, arrived on the red carpet in coordinated outfits.

The Microsoft cofounder wore a classic black suit and bow tie. Meanwhile, Hurd, who was married to the former Oracle CEO Mark Hurd until he died in 2019, wore a black halter-neck dress with feather detailing around the lower half.

She added a touch of sparkle with a white pearl necklace and earrings.

Kim Kardashian sported a sultry halter dress that was custom-made for the billionaire.

Kim Kardashian sported a sultry halter dress that was custom-made for the billionaire.
Kim Kardashian attends the 2024 Breakthrough Prize Awards.      Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

Alaïa created the white gown, which wrapped around her neck to form a triangle-shaped cutout above the chest.

The dress also had thin slits at the waist and a form-fitting skirt that opened in the back to reveal her platform heels. Kardashian completed the outfit with smoky eye makeup, glossy lips, and hair styled to look wet.

Michelle Yeoh looked classic in a white suit and sparkling accessories.

Michelle Yeoh looked classic in a white suit and sparkling accessories.
Michelle Yeoh attends the 2024 Breakthrough Prize Awards.      Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

Tom Ford designed her two-piece outfit, which included a double-breasted blazer and perfectly tailored trousers.

But it was her assortment of accessories that stole the show.
Yeoh donned silver pumps, a diamond cuff on one wrist, a matching brooch pinned to her lapel, and a crystal Balenciaga purse that retails for $6,850.

Olivia Wilde took a daring approach to her red-carpet outfit.

Olivia Wilde took a daring approach to her red-carpet outfit.
Olivia Wilde attends the 2024 Breakthrough Prize Awards.      Steve Granitz/FilmMagic

She wore a black Galvan London dress that looked simple from the front, featuring long sleeves, a high neckline, and a floor-length skirt.

But when Wilde turned to the side, you could see a wide waist cutout across the gown and an adjacent thigh-high slit.

A long strip of white fabric was tied in the middle of the two skin-baring sections, adding a bright pop to the dress that strategically covered her hips. An all-black version of the dress retails for $1,195 on luxury fashion sites.

Venus Williams stood out in bubblegum pink.

Venus Williams stood out in bubblegum pink.
Venus Williams attends the 2024 Breakthrough Prize Awards.      Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize

She arrived wearing a custom Prada gown featuring a straight skirt, sleeveless bodice, and sparkling straps.

The dress was simple and chic and was styled perfectly with minimal accessories. Williams added only stud earrings, a silver clutch, and black sandals.


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