Let me start by expressing the sheer joy I get when award season rolls around each year. I watch every red carpet and award show possible. I do a little dance of joy when I see Giuliana Rancic live from the red carpet on E!. I am fascinated by the wardrobe choices time after time. Sometimes I love the choice, sometimes I think it looks like a sea-foam green trash bag (cough cough Jessica Chastain at the Golden Globes). Another piece of the puzzle that I love is seeing styles that harken back to decades gone by. These modern adaptations are usually some of the top looks on my best dressed list.
Having studied fashion in college and well really for my whole life, I have several opinions about the fashion on the red carpet of the SAG awards. These opinions are just about the fashions worn and never about the people wearing them or the designers who created them.
The SAG awards were particularly impressive this year. The looks were at times more adventurous than those of the Golden Globes. Maybe the stars were feeling more adventurous because they were feeling very comfortable giving awards to each other in a room of their peers. I have no clue, but I liked it.
Jessica Chastain (Alexander McQueen) – red hair, red carpet, red dress – perfect. classic elegance with loads of diamonds.
Amanda Seyfried (Zac Posen) – navy (one of my favorite colors ever, often under appreciated), layers of train, art deco necklace (1920s anyone?!)
Jennifer Lawrence (Christian Dior)- another navy gem, tiny bit of layering at the knee, classic lines, slightly understated. Personally, I would have liked her hair up off of her face a little. But, she did wear it all back for the Golden Globes so I get it.
Kerry Washington (Rodarte) – **Modern Adaptation**Normally I would be opposed to this gown because of its snow-white color in January. I make an exception here because of the design. The “bustle” inspired look of the lace ruffles on the back of the gown give the impression of the true bustle era of the late 1800s. The modern version did not add dimension and for lack of a better term, “poof” to the back, but rather just layers of lace with contrasting edge.
I didn’t for get about the men.
Justin Timberlake (Tom Ford) – tweed suit, enough said. Tom Ford can do no wrong in my book. This was an outside the box choice even for JT.
Eddie Redmayne (Burberry? *not confirmed) – two words – velvet tux. Velvet is so perfect for the season, so old hollywood. There is just something about velvet that makes me happy – If I had my way, I would have velvet in all aspects of my life – clothing, housewares, drapes, you name it.
Finally, a little bit of love for the couple to beat – Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner. They didn’t walk the red carpet together but I caught a glimpse of them getting out of them limo as they went off to their respective red carpet commitments. I just love the two of them together, the way they talk about each other, and the fun they look like they are having living their lives together. Bonus: Jen is wearing Oscar de la Renta – she can do no wrong.
*I just can’t share any worst dressed, I just don’t have the heart this time. Already feeling a little guilty for calling out Jessica Chastain at the globes. Maybe I will be feeling more cut throat for different show, stay turned.