On Sunday night, Jenny Beavan took the stage at the Oscars to accept the Best Costume Design award for her work on "Mad Max: Fury Road." Deservedly so. Her designs fleshed out the brutal desert landscape of the movie, from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoë Kravitz and Abbey Lee Kershaw's wrapped, off-white ensembles (so much like a post-apocalyptic version of Alexander Wang's final Balenciaga collection), to that one dude wearing a red onesie and jamming out on a flame-throwing electric guitar while dangling off the front of a speeding truck. Still, her work very nearly pales in comparison to her look for the evening, which included a nice striped scarf and a leather jacket with the flaming skull insignia from "Mad Max" embellished on the back.
Just because you're accepting a golden statuette from an Armani Privé-clad Cate Blanchett does not — I repeat, does not — mean you have to dress up in the way they want you to. Live on, independent thinkers.