The People’s Choice Awards is the only major awards show in which the prizes are decided by online votes from the public — and the categories cover everything from TV shows to talk show hosts and podcasts to social celebrities. Something of a curtain raiser for the Hollywood awards season, its red (or in this case, grape purple) carpet is a much looser affair than, say, the Oscars, Grammys or Emmys, with a lot more skin, rhinestones and slinky velour.
Here are three looks that caught the eye on Tuesday night.
She’s Still the One
Shania Twain, who won the People’s Choice Music Icon award and performed during the ceremony, paid a bold homage to one of her most famous fashion looks: the sweeping animal-print abs-baring outfit she wore while hitchhiking in the desert for the 1998 music video of “That Don’t Impress Me Much.”
Twenty four years later, Ms. Twain arrived at the awards in a custom-made sheer black paneled gown by Rodarte. It was overlaid — in leopard print, of course — with a strapless bra and a dramatic hood that covered her cotton-candy pink hair (and the trailing ends of which she flapped emphatically on the red carpet).
Free the Nipple
Olivia Wilde is no stranger to baring all as the world looks on. Still, her delicate black lace gown by Dior, accessorized with a chunky leather belt, high-waist briefs and a flash of nipples appeared to leave NBC producers in a momentary flap when she came onstage to collect the People’s Choice Drama Movie award for “Don’t Worry Darling.” (The prize was for the movie itself, which Ms. Wilde directed, and not any hypothetical off-camera shenanigans or eventful press junkets involving its co-stars, Florence Pugh and Harry Styles).
Scores of viewers tweeted that their television screens temporarily went blurry as Ms. Wilde began her acceptance speech.
Fit for a McQueen
Leave it to Lizzo to show what winning can look like — and not only when it came to what she wore on the red carpet.
Her hair in a faux hawk, the singer had on a one-shoulder Alexander McQueen gown with colorful motifs inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights” from the label’s spring 2023 collection. And when she came to the stage to accept the People’s Champion Award — presented by her mother, Shari Johnson-Jefferson — Lizzo brought a group of 17 female activists to the stage as well.
“Being an icon is what you do with that platform,” she said before introducing each guest. “Ever since the beginning of my career I’ve used my platform to amplify marginalized voices. Tonight, I’m sharing this honor.”