Lupita Nyong'o at the Academy Awards.

We're having a fashion flashback Friday with Awards Season fashion.

When it comes to Awards Season, there’s always an iconic look that will forever be cemented in your mind when you think of a certain show. From double-denim to flowy perfection, there’s always a look that stands out.

Before we move on to have a bit of a fashion flashback, we have to note that this year our eyes will definitely be glued to the red carpet. After the Time’s Up Movement’s bold statement with celebrities decked in all black with their #MeToo pins at the 2018 Golden Globes, it’s an interesting time to view how notable figures are no longer staying silent and using their voices to elevate those who can’t.

Now let’s take a look at some iconic fashion moments from the biggest awards shows over the years - don't forget to check out our Awards Season dedicated playlist

The Grammy Awards

When you talk about Grammy’s fashion, you always think about Jennifer Lopez and her beyond iconic look in 2000 – a Versace dress. Not only were we in love with the style she was serving, but J-Lo pretty much confirmed she’s a vampire – has she even aged 18 years later?

Don’t miss the style on the night this year with Live from the Red Carpet: The 2018 Grammy Awards on Sunday 28 January at 00:30 on E! Entertainment and streaming live on DStv Now. Then watch the 2018 Grammy Awards on Monday 29 January at 03:00 on Vuzu Amp and streaming live on DStv Now.


Academy Awards

Oscars fashion always has us whisked off to fairy tale lands with the beautiful gowns… but sometimes others decide to take us on a trip to Wonderland. I mean, who remembers Björk in 2001 with her swan dress by Marjan Pejoski. I’ll give 10 points for a quirky look.


I couldn’t move on without appreciating Lupita Nyong’o in Prada at the 2014 awards ceremony. This woman always has such timeless style. How can you not be #TeamLupita!

Don’t miss the fashion on the night that we expect will make a bold statement on Live from the Red Carpet: The 2018 Academy Awards on Sunday 4 March at 00:30 on E! Entertainment and streaming live on DStv Now. 

Watch the live broadcast of the 2018 Academy Awards on Monday 5 March at 03:30 on M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv Channel 104) and streaming on DStv Now. Catch the re-broadcast later that day at 21:00 on M-Net and streaming on DStv Now.


The BAFTA Awards

Another awards show that delivers on iconic style, the most standout look goes to Cate Blanchett and her sparkly Armani gown at the 2005 BAFTAs. How can we serve such a look?

Watch the 2018 BAFTA Awards on Monday 19 January on M-Net Movies Premiere and streaming on DStv Now – time TBC. With a re-broadcast expected later the same day (time TBC).

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