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Red carpet looks still have to be head and shoulders above the rest

Award shows are taking place virtually this year, but that is not a reason to skimp on style

Margaret Gardiner

“I’ve got nothing to wear.”

We’ve all said it. Now imagine you’ve been nominated for a Golden Globe or Oscar, the show’s virtual but seen by millions – what do you wear? You’re in Australia or on location, and they’ll Zoom-link you to the show – do you wear your hoodie like John Sudeikis did for the Golden Globes? Do you wear your PJs like Jodi Foster did on the recent worldwide broadcast – and BTW, do famous people really wear those expensive PJs that look like designer wear to bed? Or do you go full-on haute couture in your living room?

For those who say: “In a world where millions are dying why does anyone care about style?” the answer is that precisely because the world has been devoid of froth, we need it. We want to be distracted. We want to see the fantasy. Sunday Times Daily gathered six top celeb stylists to talk about the challenges of styling virtual award shows in the age of a pandemic...

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