We couldn’t stop thinking about this one. First, because it was so bold and bright onscreen; second, because a qipao or cheongsam-style dress felt like a surprise coming from both the designer and the wearer.
But it’s a really striking look and we think part of the reason it stood out so much is because it had a vaguely pajama feel to it, in a tip of the hat to the night’s more casual vibe, but still managed to feel formal enough for the occasion and bold enough for stagewear. The fit is flawless and the orange piping against the fuchsia silk charmeuse is eye-popping. LOVE the hair jewels, hoops and shades. Just a great look that combines traditional motifs with very of-the-moment design and styling choices.
We would be hilariously bad choices to lead a discussion on whether or not it’s problematic for a Black-Filipina woman to wear a garment utilizing traditional Chinese folk design motifs provided to her by a Chinese-American designer, but just generally speaking, it seems to us that the conversation about cultural appropriation in the wearing of fashion has opened up more in recent years and doesn’t feel as binary in its arguments as it once did.
– Custom Vera Wang Fuchsia Silk Charmeuse Dress and Pant with Floral Print Accented by a Vibrant Neon Orange Piping
– Sheryl Jones Daimond Hoop Earrings
– Giuseppe Zanotti Shoes
Styled by Vice | Hair by Nina Monique | Makeup by Marissa Vossen
[Photo Credit: H.E.R./Instagram, Vera Wang/Instagram – Video Credit: Television Academy via YouTube]