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Oscars Fashion Summons a Modern Twist on Old Hollywood Glamour

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Fashion Editor
Updated: 27 February 2017

From Brie Larson’s little black dress to Pharrell Williams’ Chanel, to Casey Affleck’s beard, the 89th Academy Awards red carpet did not disappoint when it came to serving looks. Here are some of the best twists on old Hollywood glamour, as the stars summoned classic looks that felt so modern.

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Michelle Williams has said that the love of your life does not have to be a man, and she served that sentiment on the red carpet by arriving with BFF Busy Phillips.

The Little Black Dress

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Lia Strasser/Culture Trip

The little black dress has a history that dates back to medieval master Philip the Good, but Brie Larson updates the LBD, making it ever so relevant.

The Tiara

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Lia Strasser/Culture Trip

The tiara was trending big time on the red carpet, but it was Janelle Monae who left a lasting impression of the accessory with her fairy tale inspired head jewelry that complemented her Ellie Saab gown.

Décolletage, Si Vous Plais

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Taraji P. Henson delivers décolletage like no one else.

So Elegant

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She may not have won the Oscar for best actress, but Isabelle Huppert proved major ELLE looks with her ebony manicure against this white lace Armani Privé.

My Hair, Don’t Care

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Halle Berry and Scarlett Johansson defy stereotypes with new twists on Hollywood glam hair, and own their looks with hair styles that take center stage.

Well Groomed

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He walked away with a trophy for best actor, but Casey Affleck left no five o’clock shadow. Sometimes a beard is hard to resist.

All Tie’d Up

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Seriously though, could the bowtie game get any better last night? Swooning over all the gents, but Pharrell in Chanel elevates the bowtie, and takes the lapel to a whole other level.

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