Janelle Monae Wears Elie Saab Gown on 2017 Oscars Red Carpet

Posted on March 3, 2017

Janelle Monae looked amazing in Elie Saab Haute Couture at the 2017 Oscars. Her gown was the most unique Oscar gown at this year's awards ceremony. Janelle tweeted that the dress was "magical" and made her feel "otherworldly." She accessorized with and Brian Atwood shoes, a Jimmy Choo clutch and a jeweled Jennifer Behr crown.

Janelle's stylist Maeve Reilly talked to Vogue about the fairy-tale gown. She says it felt like a "go big or go home" moment since Janelle was there for two films. She also says there was some pressure to pick the dress because it was in high demand. She told Vogue, "I don't know if it was the pressure to make a decision or what, but I told her we are not going to find better than this dress! I felt so confident that this was her Oscar dress. This was before we had done anything, but I knew it would be the grand finale."

Janelle stars in Hidden Figures which was nominated for Best Picture. He co-star Octavia Spencer was up for Best Supporting Actress. Janelle also stars in Moonlight which won Best Picture this year.

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