Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Are Super Flirty on the Oscars Red Carpet
Shayk supported Cooper who is up for Best Actor for his role in A Star Is Born
Bradley Cooper has had a very busy awards season. And on Sunday, the actor made sure to celebrate the biggest show of all with the two leading ladies in his life: his mom Gloria Campano and his girlfriend Irina Shayk.
Cooper, 44, and Shayk, 33, turned the red carpet at the 2019 Oscars into their own personal runway, complementing each other’s black tie outfits.
Cooper, who is nominated for Best Actor for his role as aging rock star Jackson Maine in A Star Is Born which is also up for Best Picture, wore a classic black Tom Ford tuxedo with satin peak lapel.
“Bradley wanted to be very classic,” his stylist Ilaria Urbinati tells PEOPLE. “He’s performing so his priority was to have something that felt comfortable and authentic on stage — not too showy.”
As for the fitting, it only took 20 minutes to finalize the suit. The footwear, however, took a little bit longer.
“There was some back and forth about the shoes because we wanted the right look but they had to work for him to perform him,” Urbinati explains. “Besides that, it was easy. We definitely loved the big bow tie — that sealed the look.”
The supermodel also wore black, selecting a long-sleeve, open-back Burberry gown with chain-detailing at the waist.
And the couple couldn’t contain their smiles and affection for each other on the red carpet, showing some rare public flirting.
After attending the Golden Globes alongside each other, Shayk had to miss the SAG Awards (Cooper attended with his mom) because of prior modeling commitments abroad. But for the Oscars, she made sure to cut her time at Milan Fashion Week short to support her man on his big night.
Cooper made his directorial debut with A Star Is Born, which follows him as an alcoholic cowboy-rock star who helps a young singer (Lady Gaga) launch her career. This is Cooper’s first movie since welcoming daughter Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper with the Russian model in March 2017.
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“I spent about 15 years going from movie to movie to movie. And then I hit 39 and I stopped and I said, ‘What do I really want to do?’ I want to tell Joseph Merrick’s story in The Elephant Man. So I did that for a year,” Cooper, 43, told NPR. “Then this story came to me, A Star Is Born, and then I spent the next four years doing that. And the one thing that I know in the future is: It’s worth all the time to dedicate, even if one piece of art comes out of it in a half a decade, that would still be incredible as long as I can feel like it’s the movie I wanted to make, which is this movie.”
Earlier this month, the actor opened about feeling snubbed for the best director Oscar nomination during Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square in New York City, saying the moment was hard to move past.
“I was not surprised, I’m never surprised about not getting nominated,” he told host Oprah Winfrey. “I was with my friend in New York City at coffee shop and I look down at my phone, and Nicole [Caruso, his publicist] had texted me and they said congratulations on these other things, but they didn’t tell me the bad news. And I went, ‘Oh wow.’ And the first thing I felt was embarrassment.”
He added, “I felt embarrassed that I didn’t do my part. Like, ‘Oh gosh, I didn’t do my job.’ But the truth is, even if I got the nomination, that should not give me any sense of whether I did my job or not. That’s the trick. The trick is to make something you believe in and you work hard.”
The 91st Academy Awards are broadcasting live from Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.