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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Consumers Are Already Saying Goodbye to Their Sweatpants | The Week Ahead, BoF Professional

HAPPY DAYS ARE (ALMOST) HERE AGAIN

  • New York will allow small concerts and other live events starting April 2.

  • Daily US air passenger volumes recently topped 1.5 million for the first time since March 15, 2020.

  • Consumers have already shifted buying patterns with post-pandemic life in mind.

You could look at air passenger volumes, store traffic tallies or concert venue schedules to determine when life has returned to “normal.” But for fashion, Google searches might be a better indicator. Queries about high-heeled shoes have in recent days hit levels not seen since February 2020, while searches for sweatpants are

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