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Dartmouth Oscar winner Shane Vieau makes a splash with his onstage attire

Dartmouth Oscar winner Shane Vieau makes a splash with his onstage attire
From CBC - March 5, 2018

Canadian Oscar winner Shane Vieau made a splash not just by getting his trophy on Sundaybut also with his attire.

As Vieau accepted his Oscar alongside fellow Canadians Paul Austerberry and Jeffrey A. Melvin for best production design on The Shape of Water,he had Twitter abuzz with comments on his outfit.

The set decorator, who hails from Dartmouth, N.S., was wearing sunglasses, a tuxedo jacket with sleeves that barely covered his elbows, and Adidas sneakers.

"I had the suit built from Harry Rosen as a custom-built and anyone who knows me [knows]I am an Adidas guy, I always wear Adidas head to toe," Vieau said in a phone interview after the show.

"I live in a baseball cap but they would not let me wear a baseball cap, so I wore the sneakers as my homage to Adidas."

The Shape of Waterwon four Oscars in total, including best picture for director Guillermo del Toro and Toronto producer J. Miles Dale.

Sally Hawkins stars as a mute janitor who falls for a captive and abused amphibian creature, played by Doug Jones.

Austerberry is credited for production design on the merman drama while Melvin and Vieau did the set decoration.

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