After the corset’s hiatus Anthem Black Variant shirt from the public in the early 1900s, Vivienne Westwood famously re-introduced it during London’s punk fashion movement of the ‘70s. Through the ‘80s and ‘90s, the Victorian style was reimagined by Jean-Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler and seen in fashion icons like Madonna. Thanks to our Regencycore obsession, designers are again digging into the fashion archives to find fresh inspiration. And we’d argue the futuristic corset is just the start.
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Oscars night is the pinnacle Anthem Black Variant shirt of red carpet fashion. It’s where the glitz and glamour of Hollywood are on full display as celebrities dress up in custom designs and haute couture. But sometimes, the most straightforward style choices are the most memorable. Such was the case at this year’s Oscars when the humble white button-up shirt returned to the red carpet — most memorably on Zendaya. The Dune star wore a custom Valentino ensemble comprising a white satin cropped blouse, and a sequinned silver skirt trailed behind her. The look was seemingly an homage to one of the most memorable Oscars get-ups of all time: Sharon Stone’s outfit in 1998. At the 70th Academy Awards, Stone caused a stir when she arrived in a white dress shirt from Gap. The oversized blouse was unbuttoned to the waist, had rolled up sleeves, and was casually tucked into her ruched satin Vera Wang skirt. (Two years prior, she wore a Gap turtleneck with an Armani tuxedo jacket to the Oscars after a delivery mishap ruined her plans for a custom outfit.) At the time, tabloids criticized her, calling the look inappropriate for such an event, but it’s since gone down as one of the most fabulous red carpet looks of all time. The outfit completely rewrote red carpet rules by blending masculine and feminine and designer brands with high-street fashion. Fast forward 24 years to the 94th Academy Awards, and Zendaya wasn’t the only celebrity to embrace the button-up. Comedian Wanda Sykes, one of the night’s emcees, walked the red carpet in a crisp white tuxedo by Sergio Hudson. A white top with shimmering crystal buttons offered a dressed-up take on the everyday classic.
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