So long sweatpants, hello airbag sleeves: how red carpet fashion glammed up in lockdown | Oscars 2021

With its pre-game detoxes, jutting clavicles and sanitised Cinderella moments sponsored by luxury conglomerates, the awards red carpet has long set the standard for unattainable beauty and globally palatable fashion. And then Covid-19 happened. Celebrities sat at home recording earnest John Lennon covers in their sweatpants, and the red carpet – with its tit tape and sequins and who-wore-it-best analysis – became grounded.

That was 2020. This year, however, has introduced a weird, semi-virtual, socially distant awards season, and with it an equally weird return to red carpet dressing. The Golden Globes was the first major awards show to

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Vaccine-ready fashion? Stars show skin in cutout sleeves

As more Americans become eligible for the coronavirus vaccine, are stars moving the needle on a jab-friendly fashion trend?

Following Dolly Parton’s lead, many celebrities have been giving a warm embrace to cold-shoulder tops and other strategically skin-baring styles.

In March, the 75-year-old “Jolene” (or is it “Vaccine?”) singer inspired fans with her “perfect vaccine outfit,” a sparkly top with cut-out shoulders that didn’t require her to roll up her sleeves.

Dolly Parton wore a sparkly blue cold-shoulder top while getting Moderna's coronavirus vaccine
Dolly Parton wore a sparkly blue cold-shoulder top while getting Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine.

But Parton – who famously donated $1 million in funding for Moderna’s

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