Janelle Monae attended the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday night (February 26).
The singer and now-actress wore a black Alexandre Vauthier gown from the Fall 2016 Couture collection.
Let’s be honest: Janelle’s Elie Saab Couture gown from the ceremony was a pretty tough act to follow, but I like this choice as the fashion dessert to that main course. It plays along to the same theme–black, voluminous skirt, highly editorial–but in a much edgier fashion.
The punk elements of the mesh sleeves and upper bodice and the brackets on the sash are a bit of a departure for the often ladylike Janelle, and she is selling me hard on the look.
Keeping her hair styled the same throughout the night only further cements the idea that her two gowns were very much two chapters in the same fashion story.
Thank you, Janelle, once again, for making fashion so much more than just a dress and some jewels.
Christian Louboutin ‘Marchavekel’ heels and the same Jennifer Behr headpiece from earlier in the day completed her look.
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