Some celebrities have styles they repeat so often that those styles eventually become trademarks of sorts. Lady Gaga has her ridiculous high platform shoes, Anna Wintour has her dark sunglasses… and, it looks like Janelle Monáe has her monochrome looks.
The singer-slash-actress went big for her first ever Oscars — and when we say big, we mean it literally. Janelle arrived at the 2017 Academy Awards in a huge outfit that mixed the ridiculous and the whimsical perfectly.
Janelle Monáe at the 89th annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles on February 26, 2017.
Busy: Janelle puts on a red carpet visual delight that was packed with sequins, jewels, beads and feathers.
Janelle undoubtedly made it to most best dressed lists out there with her visual treat of an outfit. The “Moonlight” and “Hidden Fences” actress wore an Elie Saab gown comprised mostly of tulle, starting with the bodice, a fully-embellished skirt, and two puffy panels at the side. The skirt and bodice were adorned with fully-beaded birds appliques.
As if all her embellishments weren’t enough, the singer put on some heavy duty jewels from Forevermark. Janelle finished her look with a Jimmy Choo clutch and Brian Atwood “Tribeca” sandals.
Janelle’s stylist Maeve Reilly uploaded a flat lay of her Oscar outfit.
The singer-actress shows off the back view of her gorgeous Elie Saab dress.
Not only did Janelle use her big Oscars night to promote herself and her work, she also used it to send a message to the world. The actress uploaded a photo of herself rejoicing onstage as one of her Oscar-nominated films, “Moonlight,” bagged Best Picture.
Janelle was also part of another Oscar-nominated film, “Hidden Figures.” Both of her works highlighted milestones for African-Americans all across the globe.
This post is called “THE FIRST” (inspired by Ms. Mary Jackson) The First all black cast to win best picture. The First time multiple African-American writers have received an Oscar in the same year. The First African American Muslim to win best supporting actor. The First Queer/LGBTQ film to win best picture. The First African American writer and director to win best picture. Made on a 1.5 million budget NOTHING can overshadow the HISTORY THAT WAS MADE LAST NIGHT. i beam with so much pride. I hope and pray anyone who ever felt like they didn’t belong or their voice didn’t matter woke up today feeling proud to be YOU. #MOONLIGHT #BLACKHISTORY
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