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Elle Fanning leads the 36th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards' virtual red carpet


The best in independent film  – and television – were recognized during the 36th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards on Thursday.

Although this year’s ceremony was a virtual one, that did not stop the evening’s honorees and presenters from getting gussied up for the occasion.

Elle Fanning, who snagged an acting nomination, made jaws drop in a custom Vivienne Westwood gown inspired ‘by Catherine the Great’s love of pearls!’

Wow! Elle Fanning made jaws drop in a custom Vivienne Westwood gown inspired 'by Catherine the Great¿s love of pearls!' as she made a virtual appearance during the 36th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards on Thursday

Wow! Elle Fanning made jaws drop in a custom Vivienne Westwood gown inspired ‘by Catherine the Great’s love of pearls!’ as she made a virtual appearance during the 36th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards on Thursday

Stunning: The stunning creation was made of lilac silk fabric and featured a signature Westwood corset and glamorous off-the-shoulder pearl straps

Stunning: The stunning creation was made of lilac silk fabric and featured a signature Westwood corset and glamorous off-the-shoulder pearl straps

The stunning creation was made of lilac silk fabric and featured a signature Westwood corset and glamorous off-the-shoulder pearl straps. 

In the caption of her Instagram post, Fanning revealed that Vivienne and her husband/creative director Andreas Kronthaler had been the ones to reach out to her about designing the dress.

‘And we all know no one does a corset like Westwood!! Love you both,’ wrote the 23-year-old actress in her caption.

For the series of stunning snaps, Elle posed in front of a pitch black backdrop, which allowed the star to properly display her gown’s dramatic silhouette for her followers.

The full effect: For the series of stunning snaps, Elle posed in front of a pitch black backdrop, which allowed the star to properly display her gown's dramatic silhouette for her followers

The full effect: For the series of stunning snaps, Elle posed in front of a pitch black backdrop, which allowed the star to properly display her gown’s dramatic silhouette for her followers

Voluminous! Her lengthy blonde hair was parted down the middle and styled in soft, voluminous waves

Voluminous! Her lengthy blonde hair was parted down the middle and styled in soft, voluminous waves

Her lengthy blonde hair was parted down the middle and styled in soft, voluminous waves.

As for her makeup, Fanning sported a graphic winged eyeliner look, as well as a generous amount of blush on the apples of her cheeks.

Elle earned a Best Female Performance In A New Scripted Series nomination for her portrayal of Catherine The Great in Hulu’s ‘anti-historical’ comedy-drama The Great. 

Graphic: As for her makeup, Fanning sported a graphic winged eyeliner look, as well as a generous amount of blush on the apples of her cheeks

Graphic: As for her makeup, Fanning sported a graphic winged eyeliner look, as well as a generous amount of blush on the apples of her cheeks

Custom creation: In the caption of her Instagram post, Fanning revealed that Vivienne and her husband/creative director Andreas Kronthaler had been the ones to reach out to her about designing the dress

Custom creation: In the caption of her Instagram post, Fanning revealed that Vivienne and her husband/creative director Andreas Kronthaler had been the ones to reach out to her about designing the dress

Shira Haas, who ended up beating out Elle fanning in the acting category, also put on a glamorous display by means of Instagram on Thursday night.

The Unorthodox star, 25, slipped her slender physique into a white strapless Miu Miu gown covered in yellow floral decals.

Her brunette hair was styled into a sleek bun and her already gorgeous features were further emphasized with a few complexion products and brown eyeshadow. 

Glamour girl: Shira Haas, who ended up beating out Elle fanning in the acting category, also put on a glamorous display by means of Instagram on Thursday night

Glamour girl: Shira Haas, who ended up beating out Elle fanning in the acting category, also put on a glamorous display by means of Instagram on Thursday night

Mod moment: Nicole Beharie brought a bit of 60s flair to the ceremony by rocking a mod shift dress by Louis Vuitton

Mod moment: Nicole Beharie brought a bit of 60s flair to the ceremony by rocking a mod shift dress by Louis Vuitton

‘Ready for the Independent Spirit Awards. Thank you for the great honor of being nominated and to the best team involved. Let’s go!’ captioned Haas, who boasts 482,000 followers. 

Nicole Beharie brought a bit of 60s flair to the ceremony by rocking a mod shift dress by Louis Vuitton.

The stylish shift featured orange, marigold, and brown tones, as well as the brand’s iconic monicker.

Gorgeous: Beharie showcased her natural curls and decked out her lids in golden eyeshadow to match her ensemble

Gorgeous: Beharie showcased her natural curls and decked out her lids in golden eyeshadow to match her ensemble

Ready! 'Ready for the Independent Spirit Awards. Thank you for the great honor of being nominated and to the best team involved. Let¿s go!' captioned Haas, who boasts 482,000 followers

Ready! ‘Ready for the Independent Spirit Awards. Thank you for the great honor of being nominated and to the best team involved. Let’s go!’ captioned Haas, who boasts 482,000 followers

Beharie showcased her natural curls and decked out her lids in golden eyeshadow to match her ensemble. 

‘It’s Indie Spirit time!!! Cycling through all the emotions of this crazy year!!!! So grateful. #louisvuitton @louisvuitton @filmindependent,’ wrote the 36-year-old Miss Juneteenth star, who shared her self-portraits to Instagram.

Shira Haas’ handsome Unorthodox costar Amit Rahav got ‘all dressed up’ for the award ceremony in head-to-toe Dior.

Handsome: Shira Haas' handsome Unorthodox costar Amit Rahav got 'all dressed up' for the award ceremony in head-to-toe Dior

Handsome: Shira Haas’ handsome Unorthodox costar Amit Rahav got ‘all dressed up’ for the award ceremony in head-to-toe Dior

Chic: The 25-year-old actor had on a gaudy patterned shirt that he layered beneath a black fitted suit jacket

Chic: The 25-year-old actor had on a gaudy patterned shirt that he layered beneath a black fitted suit jacket

Finishing touches: Rahav's ensemble was completed with a pair of off white trousers, bright purple Dior socks, and a pair of quirky high top sneakers

Finishing touches: Rahav’s ensemble was completed with a pair of off white trousers, bright purple Dior socks, and a pair of quirky high top sneakers

The 25-year-old actor had on a gaudy patterned shirt that he layered beneath a black fitted suit jacket.

Rahav’s ensemble was completed with a pair of off white trousers, bright purple Dior socks, and a pair of quirky high top sneakers.

Going the comfortable route, Never Have I Ever actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan rocked a ‘hoodie and leggings’ as she patiently waited to learn the fate of her acting nomination.

‘I am so honoured to be nominated for an film independent spirit award shoutout to @lesley_hampton for creating an amazing custom hoodie/earrings and @urbannativeera for the laces,’ captioned the 19-year-old Canada native on Instagram. 

Comfy: Going the comfortable route, Never Have I Ever actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan rocked a 'hoodie and leggings' as she patiently waited to learn the fate of her acting nomination

Comfy: Going the comfortable route, Never Have I Ever actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan rocked a ‘hoodie and leggings’ as she patiently waited to learn the fate of her acting nomination

Honored: 'I am so honoured to be nominated for an film independent spirit award shoutout to @lesley_hampton for creating an amazing custom hoodie/earrings and @urbannativeera for the laces,' captioned the 19-year-old Canada native on Instagram

Honored: ‘I am so honoured to be nominated for an film independent spirit award shoutout to @lesley_hampton for creating an amazing custom hoodie/earrings and @urbannativeera for the laces,’ captioned the 19-year-old Canada native on Instagram



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