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Jason Momoa matched a scrunchie to his pink tux for his Oscars look

Aquaman made a splash.


Stacey Ritzen


Posted on Feb 24, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 6:26 pm CDT

Helen Mirren and Jason Momoa presented the Oscar for best documentary feature onstage at the 91st Annual Academy Awards, both wearing similar hues. While the Dame went for a stunning, flowery pink A-line Schiaparelli Haute Couture floor-length gown in a flowy fabric, Momoa opted for a light millennial pink velvet tuxedo by Karl Lagerfeld (RIP).

“Honestly, I swear to god, Jason and I did not coordinate our outfits tonight, this is purely accidental,” quipped Mirren onstage. “But you know, it just goes to show, doesn’t it, that these days, a Hawaiian god and a very mature English woman can actually wear the same color—we can both wear pink.”

The award ultimately went to Free Solo, the film that follows the death-defying journey of rock climber Alex Honnold, who scaled the El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park without the use of a harness or safety ropes.

That’s not what got people talking, however, because in addition to coordinating his outfit with his lovely wife, Lisa Bonet, Momoa paired his lewk with a matching pink scrunchie. Once a staple of teen ’90s fashion, the accessory now lends itself perfectly acceptable to tame the flowing tresses of none other than Aquaman himself.

It takes a real man to be comfortable enough with his masculinity to bring a scrunchie to the most prestigious film awards ceremony in the world, and suffice to say people were definitely into it.


Although the scrunchie in itself is pretty impressive, nobody even though to mention the likewise coordinating pink clutch. What Momoa even needs to carry with him in a man-purse is regardless, as we shouldn’t question a clearly burgeoning style icon.


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*First Published: Feb 24, 2019, 9:06 pm CST