“This is an homage to the immigrant workers who kept the Gilded Age going,” Ahmed explained on the red carpet.
Styled by Julie Ragolia, the actor winner donned an unbuttoned silk shirt over a white undershirt and completed the look with loosely tied joggers and knee-high boots. The single ounce of tasteful glamor came from the draped Cartier necklace.
“You all knew I would flip Gilded Glamour for the rest of us,” stylist Ragolia noted on her Instagram stories. “This is why I do what I do,” she later added.
Further explaining the 4S Designs look to Vogue, Salvadoran-American designer Angelo Urrutia said, “The fabric is heavy silk/wool faille inspired by noble immigrant workers,” told of the 4S Designs look.
Earlier this year, Ahmed nabbed his first Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. The movie, The Long Goodbye, tells the story of an immigrant family in Britain who watch a right-wing march unfold on television and eventually end up at their front door.