Independent Spirit Awards 2021: The Best of the Red Carpet

“We’re in a place more familiar to independent film fans: a completely empty theater,” SNL’s Melissa Villaseñor said on Thursday night, kicking off this year’s almost entirely virtual Independent Spirit Awards. It ended up being a relatively normal evening of awards season, with cameos from stars like Adam Sandler and Cate Blanchett. And while Minari and Nomadland were predictably big winners, it was also a big night for Miuccia Prada, with Carey Mulligan and Julia Garner in Prada and Shira Haas and Kate Mara in Miu Miu. In fact, stars seemingly got more dressed up than usual for the show. In past years, the dress code has been notoriously casual (even Jason Sudeikis’s hoodie would have been welcome). With this Sunday’s Oscars just around the corner, see how they’re all keeping red carpet fashion alive this awards season. (Or opting not to—Sandler, for one, wore an Adidas track jacket in line with tradition.)

Elle Fanning in Vivienne Westwood.

Riz Ahmed in Gucci.
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Viola Davis in Loewe.
Carey Mulligan in Prada.
Alan Kim in Thom Browne.
Shira Haas in Miu Miu.

Amrit Rahav in Dior Men.
Photo by Yaniv Edry
Julia Garner in Prada.
Kate Mara in Miu Miu.
Emerald Fennell in 16Arlington.
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Talia Ryder in Saint Laurent.
Photo by Matthew Priestly
Colman Domingo in Louis Vuitton.
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Renée Zellwegger in Alexandre Vauthier.
Maria Bakalova in Dolce & Gabbana.
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Melissa Villaseñor in Gabriela Hearst.
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Annie Murphy in Dior.
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Nicco Annan in Dolce & Gabbana.
Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana
Adam Sandler in Adidas.
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