Just as important, though, is that while they are not official ambassadors, stars (and their managers, agents, and stylists, all of whom have some skin in the game) often consider a red carpet appearance, Which is a very virtual advertisement, which means a dress and related promotions that, in exchange for wearing, they want to dress for free.
Because they are often not sample-size, and because they often want clothes that have not been seen before, this means that brands have to make clothes specifically for the occasion – and sometimes at the last minute Celebs change their minds. If you’re wondering if all this privilege is huge global brands over small indie names, and that’s why big guns often seem to be the most ubiquitous red carpet option, then the answer is yes.
It was a big week. Will there be too many political statements?
There have been many attempts to politicize the red carpet fashion machine ever since #TimesUp persuaded attendees to wear black dresses for the 2018 Golden Globes in protest against the sexual harassment of Hollywood culture. A brief groundswell for not focusing on the gown, but instead focusing on the roles did not last long (there is a kind of compromise, and now the questions extend both).
But in September 2020, Regina King wore a T-shirt at the Virtual Emmy Awards honoring Bryo Taylor with her Hot Pink Schiaparelli pantsuit and earlier this month Jamie Chung donned a “Stop Asian Hate” message handbag at the SAG Awards. Delivered to Given the sentiment following the George Floyd trial decision, the attack on the Asian community and the drive for vaccines, we can see the Oscars going well beyond the genre and making statements. Nevertheless, it is intended as an exception rather than a rule.
So should we watch out for designer masks?
This will not be a case of match-of-the-mask-to-gown dressing. In fact, it would be – jerk! – A maskless prize. Oscar Telecast is being treated like a TV production (well, it’s a TV production), which means that on-camera talent goes bare. The makers have suggested cryptocurrency, that masks will still play their role, but what this means is not entirely clear.
What were the most unforgettable forms of previous years?
The “unforgettable” is to a certain extent in the eye of the beholder, but what sticks the most are the forms expressing genuine personality (sometimes politics), unlike those who played it safe in taffeta and tulle .