50 Glorious Years Of Juno Awards Fashion & Style: Which Look Is Your Fave?

Regal THE CANADIAN PRESS/Phill Snel Celine Dion looked enchanting in a perfectly tailored coral gown

  • Regal

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    Celine Dion looked enchanting in a perfectly tailored coral gown at the 1993 Juno Awards in Toronto. The gown is likely Versace. He dressed her in a similar shade and silhouette for the American Music Awards that year.

  • Feisty

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    Feist received the Artist of the Year Juno at the 2012 awards ceremony in a sophisticated gown reminiscent of Dion’s ’93 dress.

  • Vibrant

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    Remember when they were a couple? Alanis Morrisette shines in jewel tones at the 2004 Junos in Edmonton. Her indoor scarf, dainty hoops and coordinating necklace are top fashion choices for the mid ’00s. Ryan Reynolds chose a brown collared shirt under a black sweatshirt.

  • Joyous

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    Lorraine Klaasen posed with her Juno after winning for World Music Album of the Year at the 2013 Juno Gala in Regina.

  • Colourful

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    USS embraced a joyful hipster aesthetic for the 2015 Juno Awards. This sweater style is known as ‘dairy menagerie’, which is a good fact we just made up.

  • Papier Mached

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    Members of Arcade Fire arrived at the 2014 Juno Awards in Winnipeg in papier mâché heads.

  • Sweet

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    The pop punk princess of Bolton, Ontario, ‎Skye Sweetnam wore a strapless champagne concoction with a candy pink corset and (many) accessories. Black fishnets, skull-patterned socks and combat boots completed her look at the 2006 Juno Awards in Halifax.

  • Artful

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    Quebec City rocker Hubert Lenoir arrived in 2019 with prosthetic cheeks.

  • Sleek

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    Vita Chambers looks graceful in a pastel pink ribbed floor-length gown at the 2013 Juno Awards in Regina. The real story is her shoes. They’re Jeffrey Campbell-style spike-heeled open-toe platforms (no cliffhangers) with fuchsia zig-zags. Chunky gold jewellery ups the hipness.

  • Chaplin-esque

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    Hamilton-raised Daniel Lanois picked up the 1987 Producer Of The Year Juno in a bowler hat.

  • Mousey

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    Niagara house producer Deadmau5 showed off his unique silhouette after winning the Dance Recording of the Year Juno in 2011.

  • Jubilant

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    Melanie Durrant looked stunning in a sequined saphire full-length bodycon gown on the green carpet for the Juno Gala in Winnipeg in 2014. Peep the perfect co-ordinating necklace and earrings. #wow

  • Totally Metal

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    Members of Skull Fist posed on the red carpet during the 2015 Juno Awards in Hamilton.

  • Athleisurely

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    Haviah Mighty kicks it at the 2019 event in a silver metallic bomber over a mesh shirt and black bra, paired with track pants and strappy heels.

  • Editorial

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    Toronto-based Juno nominee James Bailey’s look is fashion mag-ready at the 2019 Junos in London, Ontario.

  • Fresh

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    The Beaches modelled the popular styles of 2018 at the Juno Awards in Vancouver. On offer:
    – A double-breasted blazer and floods with white trainers.
    – A top that emulates an embroidered bralette.
    – Millennial pink.
    – A ferocious mixture of colour and texture between an earth-toned fur and red patent leather chunky-heeled boots.

  • Fringed

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    Here’s Stompin’ Tom Connors at the ‘73 awards, where he picked up the Country Male Vocalist of the Year Juno. It was one of many — from 1971 to 1976, Connors took home the award every year. Note the fringe detail on his vest. Fringe trim would become a recurring fashion style for men at the Junos over the decade, as you’ll see in these next few slides.

  • Matchy

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    Newmarket rockers Glass Tiger won three Junos in 1986. They came to slay in co-ordinating royal blue, which matched the backdrop and lead singer Alan Frew’s eyeliner. Check it: Frew’s jacket is fringed to the gods. Glorious!

  • Preppy Hippy

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    Tom Cochrane won four Junos at the 1992 Juno Awards at the O’Keefe Centre in Toronto. He layered his fringed jacket over shirts and paired it with distressed denim.

  • Celebratory

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    Arkell’s frontman Max Kerman wore his rainbow-fringed coat on stage and off at the 2019 Juno Awards in London, Ontario, where Arkells won the Group of the Year Juno.

  • Scandalous

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    Shania Twain hosted the broadcast in 2003 and treated viewers to six glorious, glamorous, hockey team-themed costumes, and we’re going to show you a few of them. First, she dared to appear on stage in the Ottawa Senators’ very arena in a sequined Leafs jersey. (That does impress us much.)

  • Fierce

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    Ab muscles were the arm muscles of the ’90s. Twain shows off her formidable midriff in the Montreal Canadiens outfit she wore to perform her hit, “Up!”

  • Fiery

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    The ferocious skirt of this gown reflects the name of the Calgary Flames. Each ensemble was designed by Marc Bouwer, who also designed the costumes for her “Still The One” tour in 2012.

  • Slick

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    Twain accepted the Juno for Artist of the Year in a one-shoulder bodycon gown celebrating the Edmonton Oilers.

  • Hockey-Inspired

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    Host Nelly Furtado donned hockey-themed couture three years later at the 2007 Juno Awards in Saskatoon.

  • Reverent

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    Grimes donned a Canucks jersey and offered a Vulcan salute at the 2018 Juno Awards in Vancouver. She picked up the best video award for “Venus Fly”.

  • Extraordinary

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    All eyes were on fashion plates Chromeo at the 2019 Junos. That Turkish medallion overcoat with the elizabethan collar is everything.

  • Pop Punk

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    Avril Lavigne pushes up her fishnet sleeves as she prepares to rock the 2004 Juno Awards in Edmonton. Ironed hair, raccoon eyeliner and a mesh tank are par for the course.

  • Avec Attitude

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    Fefe Dobson posed aggressively at the 2005 Juno Awards in a black lace dress with ruffle-trimmed puff sleeves, a heart pendant, and fabulously spiked hair.

  • Chic

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    Juno nominee Ammoye arrives on the red carpet for the 2017 Juno Awards show in Ottawa in a silk-lined brocade suit paired with a lace bra top and maximum hair.

  • Disco

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    Burton Cummings wore a suit inspired by “Saturday Night Fever” to the 1979 show, where he got familiar with Prime Minister Trudeau.

  • Bespoke

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    Rufus Wainwright looked hecka handsome when he accepted the Juno for Best Roots and Traditional Album on behalf of Kate and Anna McGarrigle at the Juno Awards in Hamilton in 1999. Note the once-ubiquitous red AIDS ribbon. For celebrities, it was a de rigueur evening accessory in the 1990s.

  • Demure

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    Nine-time Juno winner Leonard Cohen attended the 1973 ceremony with Rebecca de Mornay. He looked well in a pinstriped brown wool suit, dark shirt, patterned tie and matching pocket square.

  • Bubble Gum

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    Here’s Alanis Morissette at the 1992 awards accepting the Juno for Most Promising Female Vocalist in a bejewelled off-the-shoulder number and vibrant makeup.

  • Trendy

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    Melanie Doane modelled trendy spaghetti straps and midriff-baring denim while picking up her Best New Artist Juno in 1999. Clock the chunky highlights and tattoo necklace.

  • Precious

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    Look, we took Justin Bieber into our hearts long ago. But the fact is, our inspection of the volume of his collar vis-a-vis the bulk of a standard bow-tie strap leads us to surmise that this is a clip-on tie. We don’t hold it against him, though. This is Bieber 1.0. At the 2010 JUNO Awards in St. John’s, Bieber had just turned 16, and his hairstyle was already iconic.

  • Snazzy

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    You’re darn right he won the Songwriter of the Year Juno for “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”. And Gordon Lightfoot wore this snazzy ruffled shirt, assertive tux, tinted lenses and a butterfly bow tie for the occasion in 1977.

  • Smokin’

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    The moustache. The denim. The scowl. The perm. It’s yeses across the board for Gordon Lightfoot, who struck a different sartorial chord at the 1980 Juno Awards.

  • Practical (With Adornments)

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    At his induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 2001 Junos, environmental activist/singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn wore a fleece because of course he did. Three earrings, a copper bracelet, John Lennon specs, and a second fleece completed the ensemble. He’s Ottawa-born, but his clothes scream Vancouver. He’s made a brilliant choice to face the March weather in Hamilton, where the ’01 awards were presented.

  • Matrimonial

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    Veil and all, Alberta native k.d. lang dramatically accepted an award at the Junos in Toronto in 1985.

  • Furry

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    Janet Panic wore a headpiece adorned with antlers and fur to the 2013 Juno Gala in Regina.

  • Original Hoser

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    Well, we’ve put it off long enough. No Juno fashion review would be complete without a salute to toques, and no one can kick that off better than Bob & Doug. What are these hosers doing at the Junos? In 1982, Bob & Doug McKenzie presented the awards for Most Promising Male and Female Vocalists and Group of the Year. But you might be surprised by the rest of Bob & Doug’s Juno cred: not only did they take home the Comedy Album of the Year Juno in 1982 and 1984, but their album ‘The Great White North’ was nominated for the prestigious Album of the Year Juno in 1984. Other contenders included ‘The Nature of the Beast’ by April Wine, ‘Exit…Stage Left’ and ‘Moving Pictures’ by Rush, and the winner, ‘Loverboy’ by Loverboy. The Vancouver rockers swept the awards that year. And now, we take you back to more toque news.

  • Understated

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    Sam Roberts paired the national headwear with tie-dye at the 2017 Junos.

  • Mysterious

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    Mexican-Canadian, multi-instrumentalist Quique Escamilla went full-face at the 2015 Juno Awards, where he picked up the Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year.

  • Alternative

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    Theory of a Deadman topped it off with a toque at the 2003 Junos in Ottawa where they beat out Simple Plan among others for the New Group of the Year Juno.

  • Iconic

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    The Hip’s Gord Downie was very recognizable in his HIP toque at the 2005 Juno Awards in Winnipeg.

  • Sophisticated

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    With the pixie cut, pencil-thin eyebrows, pashmina, and dainty necklace, Sarah McLachlan was at the height of turn-of-the-millennium style. She received the award for international achievement at the 2000 Junos.

  • Boss

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    Keshia Chante owned the red carpet at the 2018 Junos in a sheer metallic mini and nude heels. Pave diamond earrings and a matching ring completed the look. The queen of all media is an avid supporter of Canadian fashion designers and labels.

  • Sultry

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    It was a bejewelled, chiffon skate dress for dance pop star Aleesia at the 2012 event.

  • Rootsy Futuristic

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    “Our languages and our cultures spring from this place, this land. That was the message that I wanted to bring with this look,” said international style star Jeremy Dutcher of the custom cape he wore in 2019 when he won the Juno Award for Indigenous Music Album of the Year. Canadian designer ZOFF and Edmonton-based Indigenous designer Luxx created the piece. Inside is written “We will succeed” in Cree. “As queer people, [myself, and ZOFF and Luxx] are bringing an aesthetic that I don’t think the media landscape or Canadians are necessarily ready for, but we’re going to get them there,” he told ‘Fashion’ magazine. We look forward to 50 more years of Juno fashion moments, from the inspiring, to the hoser-ific, to the transcendent.