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  • Aaron Campbell

The Good, the Bad and the Bizarre: Oscar Fashion 2021

Despite still being in the depths of the pandemic, the 93rd annual Academy Awards went on with a live, completely in-person telecast; the first of any award show this season. Despite proceeding with the awards presentation, it seemed the only quintessentially "Oscar" component of the show was the Oscar statue itself. From a slimmed-down guest list to a new venue to a much shorter show-run, the 2021 Oscars will go down in history as the most unique in recent memory.



However, it wasn't just the broadcast that got a shake-up. Oscar fashion, which usually sees men in formal Black (or blue if someone is feeling particularly funky) tuxedos, was also turned on its head. TheBlack male attendees, in particular, took this unique opportunity to flex their style muscles, with many bucking traditional looks and going for outfits that reflected their personalities, ultimately bringing a more quirky vibe to the ceremony. While some looks were undoubtedly hits, others caused more debate [and a few were just...strange]. Take a look at these memorable Oscar menswear looks below:

Best Supporting Actor Winner Daniel Kaluuya in Bottega Veneta

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Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Winner Tyler Perry in Custom Giorgio Armani

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Leslie Odom, Jr. in Brioni

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Leslie Odom, Jr. in Givenchy to Perform

Photo: Leslie Odom, Jr. Instagram

Leslie Odom, Jr. in Custom Valentino Haute Couture for an After-Party

Photo: Leslie Odom, Jr. Instagram

Colman Domingo in Atelier Versace

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Lakeith Stanfield in Saint Laurent

Photo: Campbell Addy



Travon Free in Dolce and Gabbana

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Lil Rel Howery

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Aldis Hodge in Custom Dolce and Gabbana (with Regina King in Custom Louis Vuitton)

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Questlove in Crocs Shoes

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Charles D. King in Frere

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