Janelle Monáe Goes All Out For The Oscars In This Epic Look

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Janelle Monáe has been making us take note from awards show to awards show over the past few months. Not one but two films she recently starred in are generating major Oscars buzz: Moonlight and Hidden Figures. She's also a presenter during the Academy Awards tonight.

It's the first time that the musician and actress has done a full-fledged awards season being recognized chiefly for her on-screen talents. And it was Monáe's very first Oscars, ever. For the big-ticket step-and-repeat preceding the big event, she made jaws drop with this Elie Saab fall 2016 gown that's drawing numerous Marie Antoinette comparisons on Twitter (as well as some very apropos "came to slay" descriptives). The voluminously-skirted gown is positively decked out, including an intricately-beaded, sheer paneled bodice with bird embellishments, plus a bejeweled choker, also by Elie Saab. Monáe paired the feathered, sequined dress with a Jennifer Behr crown.

She always makes unexpected fashion choices (down to her clutch and mani coordination), but it's pretty safe to say she's making the most of it this season. Check out a few highlights, ahead.
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Here's a tea-length Chanel number she wore for the 2017 Screen Actor's Guild Awards. The black and white number is tricked out with an elaborate, 3-D neckline and matching scrunchie-esque wrist detailing.
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She always aces a pantsuit or tux moment on the step-and-repeat, and this sporty, yellow stripe-trimmed version is no exception.
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A dramatic hemline on this all-black look from Ashi Couture that the singer and actress wore to the NAACP Image Awards earlier this month, which reminds us of her custom Armani at the 2017 Golden Globes.
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We've seen her rock a dramatically-tweaked, sequin-covered take on her beloved tux before; she wore this silver-dipped version to the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
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The singer-actress is exceptionally faithful to a B&W palette, as evidenced by this head-to-toe checkered look, complete with palazzo pants and matching (but smaller-scaled) top.