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Janelle Monae In Elie Saab Couture – 2017 Oscars

As we expected, Janelle Monae made a grand entrance at the 2017 Oscars on Sunday (February 26) in Hollywood, California.

Channeling the metallic mood she set at the Pre-Oscar Awards dinner, she wore an Elie Saab Fall 2016 Couture masterwork accessorized with Forevermark Diamonds.

Brimming with the intricacy of sparkling embellishment, a period silhouette, and a flock of the most fashionable birds, the gown took flight with all the drama we’d anticipate from Janelle, but with an all-new spirit that stepped outside her graphic, black-and-white box.

She even skipped her signature red lip and styled her hair into a precious, Jennifer Behr headband-topped pixie for another layer of fresh intrigue.

This could have translated as a heavy, overly wrought look but she commanded it with such lightness of form.

It took my breath away.

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Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner

The annual Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner took place at Madeo Restaurant on Saturday (February 25) in Beverly Hills, California, with all our favourite stars in attendance.

Nicole Kidman: The grand dame looked as regal as ever in Chanel Spring 2017 Couture. While I wish she had kept the original length, she always excels in Chanel. The look was style with Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudistsong’ sandals and a smattering of diamonds.

Janelle Monáe: I’m sure many of you will be singing ‘hallelujah’ upon sight of Janelle not wearing black and white or a multitude of clashing prints. I’m more excited that this gold Chanel Pre-Fall 2017 tuxedo dress could be another indication that my Oscars prediction of a black-and-white-out could be coming to fruition. The look was styled with a Chanel bag and Christian Louboutin ‘Louloudance’ sandals.

Naomi Watts: Colour is like food to my soul, so consider me full and plenty satisfied by Naomi’s Chanel Spring 2017 explosive print frock. The clutch, not so much.

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Janelle Monáe In Salvatore Ferragamo – 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Janelle Monáe cut a visually arresting profile at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (February 25) in Santa Monica, California.

She has been flirting back and forth with colour, but here she returned to her signature black-and-white theme polished off with her red lip.

Her style obsession with clashing patterns, including checkerboard and stripes, played a starring role in this Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2016 ensemble that merged together a coat and dress, all styled with a similarly geometric Emm Kuo ‘Gehry’ clutch.

Even with the cacophony of loud and proud patterns, her ivory beaded shoes constantly drew my attention to her feet—and, yes, her pedicure featured a black-and-white printed motif, as she’s not one to do anything halfway.

That said, the Christian Louboutin ‘Tudor Bal’ sandals looked like they belonged to an entirely different outfit. What do you make of them?

Christian Louboutin ‘Tudor Bal’ sandalsSaks.com and Barneys

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Janelle Monae In Reem Acra – Vanity Fair And Genesis Celebrate ‘Hidden Figures’

Janelle Monae attended Vanity Fair’s celebration of ‘Hidden Figures’ on Friday (February 24) in LA.

Could the actress be ushering in a new era of colour?

Well with her Barbara Bui suit and this Reem Acra floral patterned frock the answer could be yes.

I like how on this rare occasion she tones down the accessories and the bold red lip to allow this gorgeous frock to do all the talking.

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Janelle Monae In Antonio Marras – Los Angeles Confidential Celebrates Spring Oscars Issue

As the Spring Oscars issue cover star of Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, Janelle Monae was honoured with a party on Wednesday (February 22) in West Hollywood, California, which was attended by Ellie Bamber.

I was delighted to see Janelle wearing this Antonio Marras Spring 2017 dress, as it hits all her sweet spots with the colour scheme, textural intrigue and clashing patterns she continues to make her signature.

If you scan through the rest of this collection, there are many more black and white pieces for Janelle to make her own.

With so much detail for the eye to feast on, did she need the Emm Kuo clutch?

Perhaps not, but it doesn’t distract from the look.

Christian Louboutin Marchavekel heels provided the finishing touches.

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Janelle Monáe In Marc Jacobs & Kate Spade New York – Good Morning America

On Monday (February 20), Janelle Monae was up bright and early for her guest appearance on Good Morning America where she helped honor Raye Montague, the first woman to become a program manager in Navy history and the first woman to design a ship using a computer.

Janelle was on top form – as we would expect – hitting all her signatures: black and white, a bright red lip; and we can now add pearl-accented hair, and a love for checkered patterns and polka dots, as this is the second time she has worn her Kate Spade New York faux fur coat.

The only thing missing here is her love for stripes, but with two patterns already going on a third would’ve been overkill.

Cesare Paciotti sandals and 50s-style cat-eye glasses completed her look.

Is there too much going on, or only Janelle could make this work?

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