After the sartorial splash (or thud, depending who you ask) Pharrell made at the 2014 Grammys in that hat, we should have expected him to come up with something special for the Oscars.
And for the big night, the recording artist/producer chose... shorts. A shorts tuxedo, to be specific -- "shux," if you will. The tuxedo with abbreviated pants, courtesy of Lanvin, wasn't as bold a departure from the classic red carpet gear as that tall Grammys hat. But the fashion choice was peculiar enough to get Twitter talking, of course.
Which Pharell fashion statement is your favorite?
— Lucky Magazine (@LuckyMagazine) March 2, 2014
Pharrell as fancy boy scout > than Pharrell as Canadian Mountie.
— Allison P Davis (@AllisonPDavis) March 2, 2014
— Laura deCarufel (@Laura_deCarufel) March 2, 2014
Pharrell is wearing a SHUX (shorts tux)
— BuzzFeed Fashion (@BuzzFeedFashion) March 2, 2014
I need a Lanvin shorts lady tux.
— Bergdorf Goodman (@Bergdorfs) March 2, 2014
Yes to the shorts. He is @Pharrell. Y'all didn't like his hat two weeks a month ago either. Now it's a thing.
— Ariel Foxman (@ArielFoxman) March 3, 2014
In case you forgot what the hat looked like...