Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.
Awards season typically brings to mind gorgeous gowns and sharp suits where big names come dressed in even bigger designer labels. Like everything else in life, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and attendees in recent years are showing up in their respective ideas of wow as opposed to conforming to red carpet norms.
While the Diors and Chanels are not missing, here are the more conventi0n defying getups that got our attention.
When Billy Porter bent all gender dressing rules and norm with a stunning Giles Deacon Couture dress, matched with Swarovski jewellery
When Natalie Portman honoured all the snubbed women directors who didn't get a nomination by wearing their names on a Dior cape
When Timotheè Chalamet didn't care for the dress code and showed up in what he's comfortable: a (Prada) jumpsuit.
When Sandy Powell took the opportunity to do good by garnering signatures of celebrities on her two-piece suit to make it into an art piece, which she plans to auction through the Art Fund charity at an upcoming date.
When Janelle Monae literally shone like a star with a custom Ralph Lauren caped dress dripping with 168,000 Swarovski crystals.
When Billie Eilish was Billie Eilish, repping Chanel in all its interlinking Cs and tweed glory.
When Aurora commemorated the recent Lunar New Year complete with eternity knots for good luck and prosperity.
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