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Golden Globes 2021: Awkwafina Wore a Deep Side Part Inspired By the ’70s — See Photos

In 2020, Awkwafina made history at the Golden Globes as the first Asian-American woman to win Best Actress. This year, the actor is back at the awards ceremony, this time to present the Globe for Best Actor (Motion Picture) in a Musical or Comedy. 

The New York City native certainly had an eventful week. Besides her appearance at the Globes, on Tuesday, February 23, she was revealed as one of Vanity Fair‘s much-anticipated Hollywood Issue cover stars. The pleasantly colorful and bold pullout cover shows her clad in a purple jumpsuit holding an O-shaped flower wreath. 

Needless to say, this past year is one many of us would like to forget, making the Globes the perfect opportunity for the celebrities to use their outfits to harken back to a time when a bunch of people could breathe in a room together without worrying about a virus circulating through the air. For Awkwafina, that time was the ’70s.

The actor, being one of the few celebs to turn out IRL for the affair, showed up in a long-sleeved floor-length Gucci dress. The sequined and sheer gown features a horizontal wavy pattern in a set of neutral hues, punctuated by a little bit of light yellow. The hair went with the retro feel of the gown, confirms hairstylist Marcus Francis, who was part of the actor’s glam team this evening. “[I] wanted Awkwafina’s hair to embody the fullness and body women styled their hair during that era,” he says of the look. 

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For this style, he parted her hair to the side — sorry not sorry Gen Z. Using a combination of Better Natured’s Beachy Texture Spray and the Instyler Max Prime hot tool, he created those gorgeous, bouncy curls and waves you see from the mids to the ends of her hair. ’70s-style hair has been trending on social media these days, and we love this interpretation from Francis.

On January 5, the actor posted an Instagram photo reminiscing about last year’s Globes, which happened just months before the United States under lockdown. “Hard to believe this was One year ago today,” she captioned an Instagram post she shared of her holding the award she got last year. “So much has changed: I’ve changed, the world’s changed, and life’s changed. But for 2021: I got these memories, and I got hope for better times ahead.” 

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