Man Recreated the Best Golden Globes Looks Using…*Unconventional* Materials & We Give Him a Standing Ovation

Self-proclaimed Instagram “fashun icon” Tom Lenk has recreated nearly everyone’s looks, from Tina Fey to Lady Gaga, and crushed it every. Single. Time. So, in the wake of the 2019 Golden Globes, guess what the 42-year-old comedian turned budget fashionisto did?

Lenk visited Busy Tonight and recreated four of the most memorable looks from this year’s Globes red carpet using…unconventional materials. Lucky for us, he memorialized his creativity with an Instagram slideshow to enjoy at our leisure.

Busy Tonight writer Jenny Yang dressed in a tape and plastic plant version of Crazy Rich Asians star Michelle Yeoh’s Shiatzy Chen emerald gown. Director/Sally Field’s son Sam Greisman modeled a paper version of Golden Globe winner Darren Criss’s brocade Dior tuxedo. Author and writer Kelly Oxford did her best Sandra Oh in Versace impression wearing a spot-on white plastic tablecloth number and writer Shantira Jackson looked like Lucy Liu’s fast-fashion foil in a mélange of construction and tissue paper. Needless to say, it was spectacular.

But the Globes fun didn’t stop there. Lenk also paid tribute to Allison Janney’s Christian Siriano gown at home using a plastic tablecloth, scrap of chiffon, a TV remote and a ceramic Christmas ornament.

Bravo for ingenuity and, in the words of Tim Gunn, making it work.


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