Pivoting away from the Oscars red carpet completely for just a moment, we’d like to change the pace a little by focusing on one of the more pleasant surprises of the Vanity Fair party red carpet: a smattering of fine, fun suiting.
Angela Bassett in Teresa Helbig
If the one-color HillarySuit and the standard LadyTux are going to wane in red carpet popularity as we keep saying, then let them both be replaced by fabulous alternatives such as this. It’s bold, colorful, formal enough for the Oscars, looks amazing both on her and in pictures, and it’s a hell of a lot more comfortable than a sheath dress or ball gown. It helps that she’s topping off the look with that hair and those killer earrings.
Darren Criss in Emporio Armani
Absolutely never looked this good before. He’s impeccable. More importantly, he’s notably stylish in a quietly attention-seeking way. He’s really turned heads with his Andrew Cunanan portrayal on The Assassination of Gianni Versace, making it a savvy move to show up at glitzy industry party looking more stylish than most of the other men.
Love her, love this look. It manages to be fun and badass at the same time. Or maybe we’re just projecting her personality onto it. Either way, it really works.
We usually have strict ideas about how a double-breasted suit jacket should fit a man, but we like the slouchy take she’s going for. We love the glen plaid on her, but we find ourselves wishing for a contrasting satin lapel to make this more formal.
Come through, Mister Ru. It’s a bit wallpaper-y, but it’s so dandy-fab and so right for him. Plus, we just love the scrolldown from Lena to him, representing a lovely range of Queer Formal Chic.
Tom Holland in Dolce&Gabbana
Wow. LOVING the tone-on-tone reds, which look amazing on him. Love the modern take on disco menswear.
That is a hot-to-death look, kid. Have fun tonight, but don’t forget to Wrap That Rascal, you hear?
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