Is it less about fantasy winged couture and more about political rebellion and inclusive voices in cinema, song and life? Have slouchy pantsuits, spectacles with gowns, men's ball gowns, gender neutral dressing and print-textured tuxedos democratised the spellbinding spell that glamour once had? The Oscars red carpet, once a larger than life fashion event that ballooned its influence and presence in tabloid images, TV and dress fantasies of millions across the globe through breathtaking couture and jewels is, now, well, like cinema itself. That's what the 91st edition of the Academy Awards reflected. Gritty, more soiled than snobbish, more real, it mirrors street, society and struggle with flashes perhaps from couture week and some exquisite wealthy weddings. Spectacular only in fleeting parts and no longer a haloed glamour walk.