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Academy Awards 2019: Awkwafina’s secret fashion accessory just won the Oscars

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Awkwafina at the 91st academy awards red carpet

Not all heroes wear capes: some carry secret hip flasks instead…

Awkwafina was a presenter at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday 24 February, so she decided to make like Hillary Clinton and don a fierce pantsuit for the occasion.

That’s right: the breakout star of Crazy Rich Asians donned a lavender and silver Dsquared2 number for her big red carpet moment. Awkwafina also made sure to accessorise in style, selecting a matching oversized bow to complement her sparkling Oscars outfit.

Joking about her ensemble with ET’s Nancy O’Dell, Awkwafina said: “I think women can rock pantsuits and I mean, look, I can move like a tiger.”

The actress added: “I’m limber, I love it and yeah, I love the brand and I’m really honoured that they could dress me tonight.”

She also reflected on the achievements of Crazy Rich Asians, adding: “It’s a beautiful thing. It’s a phenomenon and it’s phenomenal.

“When I was young, to see this kind of representation would’ve meant a lot to me, so I’m glad that it’s happening for some young girl out there.”

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Awkwafina selected a pair of Chopard earrings, bracelet and diamond ring - which meant that the Ocean’s 8 actress was wearing some 90+ carats of precious gems in total.

However, we barely paid any attention to all of those sparkling stones, because we couldn’t stop staring at Awkwafina’s very unique clutch bag.

Check it out:

Speaking about her unusual clutch bag with Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Guillermo Rodriguez, Awkwafina helpfully pointed out that her bag was actually a hip flask.

“This is tequila,” she said.

Eagle-eyed fans, however, have noticed that the flask-bag isn’t, in fact, the same one which Awkwafina was seen posing with on the red carpet earlier that night. Could it be that the accessory was simply part of a ‘bit’ by Rodriguez?

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Awkwafina joined John Mulaney to present the award for Best Animated Short Film, which was won by Bao. The duo also presented the Best Documentary Short, which went to the groundbreaking Period. End of Sentence

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Kayleigh Dray is editor of Stylist.co.uk, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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