Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone wore matching tracksuits to Oscars party
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Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone wore matching tracksuits to Oscars party

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone made a style statement on Hollywood’s most glamorous night by trading in their designer red carpet outfits for matching black and white tracksuits.

The couple ignored the traditional dress code and opted for comfort and street cred as they arrived at Sunday night’s (24Feb19) post-Oscars Vanity Fair party in matching Adidas jackets and pants.

The actress opted to pair the look with black and white Nike Cortez sneakers while Falcone wore a black pair of Converse All-Star high tops. The actor/writer was thrilled when the Bridesmaids star came up with the outfit idea.

“I was like, ‘Oh God yes, 150 per cent yes. Let’s do this,'” he told Entertainment Tonight.

For McCarthy, the style change was refreshing.

“It’s not (less glamorous) to me guys,” she told the news outlet. “I’ve doubled my diamonds – I feel great.”

Earlier in the night, the two looked much more formal, with McCarthy wearing a custom Brandon Maxwell jumpsuit, complete with a cape, while Falcone looked dapper in a classic tuxedo.

“I knew I wanted to wear something really strong,” she told news show Extra of the Oscars red carpet ensemble. “I wanted to show my girls (daughters Vivian and Georgette)

that you can go to this (Oscars) and look really empowered.”

The 48 year old, who was up for Best Actress for her role as late writer Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, provided one of the 2019 Academy Awards’ most memorable comic relief moments when she and Bryan Tyree Henry presented the Best Costume Design award, wearing over-the-top outfits that represented the styles featured in the nominated films, Black Panther, The Favourite, Mary, Queen of Scots and Mary Poppins Returns.

The key element of the get-ups was the rabbit hand puppet McCarthy wore – a reference to the royal bunnies in The Favourite.

– Cover Media

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