Costume Designer Jenny Beavan's Scarf & Jacket At The Oscars Is Giving Everyone Life
Talk about standing out from the crowd. So much time is spent discussing the myriad of flowing dresses at the Oscars each year — with their cutouts, sequins, and, sometimes, feathers — that costume designer Jenny Beavan's scarf and jacket, while unusual to some, were a fresh breath of air. To be fair, Beavan's outfit did actually have sequins on it — but they were on the back of her leather jacket in the form of a silvery skull.
Apparently, Beavan wasn't one to shy away from a bold choice: In addition to her striped scarg, the costume designer also wore a statement necklace, with her hair down and curly. How much do you want to bet that every single actor and actress in an uncomfortable get-up was incredibly jealous of Beavan as she walked up to the stage?
Personally, Beavan is my new favorite best-dressed at the Oscars, and her award was well-earned. Beavan was the mastermind behind the costumes of Mad Max: Fury Road, which were an artistic mix of post-apocalyptic, steam-punk awesomeness. Of the costumes themselves, Beaven told Vanity Fair, she had to get fairly creative, explaining in a recent interview:
"Another lovely day" —TWO-TIME ACADEMY AWARD WINNER JENNY BEAVAN pic.twitter.com/c62Z0QZh6W— BuzzFeed Community (@BuzzFeeders) February 29, 2016
For a woman who works all day at preparing difficult and amazing costumes, she's definitely in touch with her own sense of style, and she undeniably rocked it at the Oscars.
The Internet, obviously, agreed:
damn let the cool lady in the cool jacket speak! #oscars— Marissa Cetin (@marissacetin) February 29, 2016
I love Jenny Beaven. What a way to just be yourself without succumbing to pressure from #oscars crowd. Her outfit. Her speech. Her essence!— Lisa Whelchel (@LisaWhelchel) February 29, 2016
oh my god jenny beaven's bedazzled mad max jacket and silk scarf ensure she is the coolest person within 100 mi of the dolby theatre— demi adejuyigbe (@electrolemon) February 29, 2016
I'm assuming Jenny Beaven rode into the #Oscars in a motorcycle.— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) February 29, 2016
There's something perfect about Jenny Beaven wearing a leather jacket & a scarf while accepting the Costuming Award. Baller status!#Oscars— Mitchell Roush (@MitchRoush) February 29, 2016
I'd say many of us probably didn't know who Jenny Beavan was before she took the stage tonight, but now — due to the sheer badassery of her leather jacket and speech — most people probably consider her their favorite winner of the 2016 Oscars. And that's saying something.