Nomadland director Chloe Zhao (centre), with cast members Peter Spears and Frances McDormand (left) and producers Mollye Asher and Dan Janvey (right), posing for photos on April 25. Zhao went for an understated look at the Oscars. Photo: Ampas / PA Media / dpa Nomadland director Chloe Zhao (centre), with cast members Peter Spears and Frances McDormand (left) and producers Mollye Asher and Dan Janvey (right), posing for photos on April 25. Zhao went for an understated look at the Oscars. Photo: Ampas / PA Media / dpa
Nomadland director Chloe Zhao (centre), with cast members Peter Spears and Frances McDormand (left) and producers Mollye Asher and Dan Janvey (right), posing for photos on April 25. Zhao went for an understated look at the Oscars. Photo: Ampas / PA Media / dpa
Melissa Stevens
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Lunar by Melissa Stevens

Academy Awards’ Best Director Chloé Zhao: why her Oscars outfit was a feminist moment

  • Chloé Zhao’s 2021 Oscar moment was notable for her decision to not play the Hollywood game when it came to red-carpet dressing

Nomadland director Chloe Zhao (centre), with cast members Peter Spears and Frances McDormand (left) and producers Mollye Asher and Dan Janvey (right), posing for photos on April 25. Zhao went for an understated look at the Oscars. Photo: Ampas / PA Media / dpa Nomadland director Chloe Zhao (centre), with cast members Peter Spears and Frances McDormand (left) and producers Mollye Asher and Dan Janvey (right), posing for photos on April 25. Zhao went for an understated look at the Oscars. Photo: Ampas / PA Media / dpa
Nomadland director Chloe Zhao (centre), with cast members Peter Spears and Frances McDormand (left) and producers Mollye Asher and Dan Janvey (right), posing for photos on April 25. Zhao went for an understated look at the Oscars. Photo: Ampas / PA Media / dpa
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Melissa Stevens

Melissa Stevens

Melissa Stevens is the Post's Digital Editor. She joined the SCMP in 2018 and previously worked in Australia for News Corporation, where she edited two daily publications. She was also Features Editor of Sydney's Daily Telegraph. She began her career as a reporter for the West Australian newspaper.