Actress and singer Janelle Monae chose this Elie Saab Haute Couture Gown to wear to the 89th Annual Academy Awards. Janelle is always a fashion risk-taker, and this certainly is quite a statement! I was hoping someone would make a BIG fashion splash on the Red Carpet tonight, but I'm not sure this is exactly what I had in mind. While it is undeniably a exquisitely made gown and I understand how Janelle and her stylist felt that it fit within her aesthetic, I think that this is just too much dress for her.
It seems as if they added extra tulle to the overskirt to make it even more....grand. While I definitely like it better than her choice for the Golden Globe Awards, this was not my favorite look of the night.
I will say that she is certainly "feelin' herself" and you can't fault her for that! LOL!