Pharrell’s ginormous Mountie hat was one of the most talked-about looks out of the Grammys red carpet, and of the whole show itself. The oversized chapeau stole the show just over a month ago, and was auctioned off for charity for outrageous sums of money.
So how did Skateboard P decide to top his topper at the Oscars? He apparently took the maxim of “less is more” to heart and went minimalist on his pants. Or, to be more blunt about it: Dude wore shorts on the red carpet for the Academy Awards.
Bold choice, Pharrell!
Of course, the internet, being the internet, had its own opinions about the musician’s ensemble. One thing is for certain, whether Pharrell takes home the statue for Best Original Song tonight (his track “Happy” is nominated for “Despicable Me 2″) we don’t feel like it’s so short-sighted to declare that he’s already won the social game.
Some, like user tipsy_writer, were baffled by the choice.
I admire all of you fashion bloggers for knowing the right things to say, cause i'm stuck on "Pharrell is wearing shorts??" #Oscars2014
— Megan (@tipsy_writer) March 2, 2014
User Rion_Michelle was reminded of another memorable movie character.
— Rion Michelle (@Rion_Michelle) March 3, 2014
Some wondered whether Pharrell forgot where he was headed today.
Does anyone know where the bottom half of Pharrell's suit went? #Oscars
— Christian Johnson (@NerdPoetics) March 3, 2014
Some were all, yawn, we’ve been here before.
Piss off pharrell my husband wore tuxedo shorts to our wedding 4 years ago
— tattyscone (@louisemtait) March 3, 2014
User Jessica Wilson was “Happy” to voice offense at Pharrell’s fashoin choices.
— Jessica Wilson ⚓ (@JWilsonJourno) March 3, 2014
Some viewers lost faith in Pharrell’s sartorial judgement.
why is pharrell wearing capris dude c'mon now you're at the oscars
— Pay (@paypayhos) March 2, 2014
And, inevitably, the parody accounts are already here.
— Pharrell's Shorts (@pharrell_shorts) March 3, 2014