Oscars 2020 Red Carpet: Spike Lee sports Kobe Bryant-inspired purple Gucci tux with '24' stitched on it
There is no dearth of fashion or memorable moments on the Oscars 2020 red carpet just like the previous years. One such moment from 92nd Academy Awards that has everyone talking is Spike Lee’s tribute to the basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash last month.
'BlacKkKlansman' director Spike Lee wore the late Laker player’s number on his customized purple suit. His much-discussed Oscars 2020 look was designed by Gucci, which has ‘24’ stitched on the lapels and back of the jacket.
Remembering the legendary NBA player Lee said, “Tribute, honor, homage. We all miss him. I’m presenting tonight but at the same... I wanted to represent. I want to do both tonight.”
Lee’s outfit has not only managed to create a discussion on social media, but also has his fans raving about his style statement.
One of his fans wrote, “Let’s start with this spectacular homage, I may not be a Kobe fan, but I can’t deny how great this suit is on Spike Lee. But mostly - GIMME THOSE GLASSES.”
But the majority of them were rather touched by the emotional moment, as the world continues to mourn the loss of Bryant.
While one of Bryant’s fans wrote, “Spike Lee's tribute to Kobe was very touching. Remember to spend time with your family and friends and make the most of it and make great memories. Learn to forgive and forget”
Another added, “Also, I cried when I saw Spike Lee not only because I love him, but his suit is a stunning tribute to a Legend both on and off-screen. #Oscars”
A few, however, weren’t too pleased with his choice of outfit. Expressing their honest one wrote, “Spike Lee looked pretty funny too. I realize it was meant to be a tribute to Kobe.”
“My kids have been giving their critiques. My 6 year old said Spike Lee looks like a Chuck E. Cheese performer. This is a good thing,” another added.