Oscar awards ceremonies always reserve a show apart from the red carpet looks. Every year, celebrities emerge in their different, bold, chic and signed gala clothes by famous designers. 

At the 2021 awards, the style of the Chinese director Chloé Zhao, who took home two golden statuettes for the film "Nomadland" (best film and best director) and is the first Asian to be considered as director in the history of the awards, drew attention. 

Against the other looks, she came up with a delicate pleated dress, in a raw tone, from the autumn-winter collection of Hermes, followed by a pair of white sneakers, combining casualness and luxury and leaving the internet in an uproar. 

“Chloe's look was one of the favorites of the night – and not by chance. In addition to visually going against the chic and voluminous evening dresses and sky-high heels, she sought comfort in the entire look, literally from head to toe. It is a reflection of how fashion has been behaving since the beginning of the pandemic”, explains Bruna Grein, stylist at La Femme, a reference in flat shoes in Brazil, and specialist in shoes and bags by the Istituto Marangoni (Milan – Italy).

How to adopt the Chloe Zhao style?

But after all, for those who are not a Hollywood star, is it okay to wear sneakers and espadrilles on special occasions and with a dress code? The answer is: of course!

At events where guests can abuse their imagination a little more, it's worth taking inspiration directly from Chloe and combining the outfit, more elegant but without leaving the comfy vibe aside, with a nice pair of sneakers – white, black or colored, just be a sneaker stylish – or espadrilles. 

Not always a shoe, just because it is without heels, is necessarily comfortable. Before going out, always try on your shoes in advance, test your comfort at home, and see if there is anything in it that hurts or tightens. 

“It is important to remember that nothing is more chic than being you. From the moment you understand your style, it is possible to create several possibilities and be elegant in all of them. In the case of Chloe, she chose a beautiful dress from a French brand, in a neutral tone, did a more casual hairstyle, and closed it with a golden key: a pair of white sneakers, also neutral in tone, but striking in the combination ”, concludes stylist Bruna.

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