Monday, January 28, 2013

Fashion Review: SAG Awards

The SAG Awards are definitely the also-ran of awards shows when it comes to fashion. How else to explain the amount of black dresses? But still, there were some shining accomplishments and groan-worthy disappointments. My reactions:

Best Dressed
Amanda Seyfried looked glamorous, yet easygoing in this form-fitting navy dress by Zac Posen. I love the necklace choice, and no one rocks the Veronica Lake hairsdo quite like she.

Jessica Chastain wins my Most Improved award...she has struggled pretty mightily with getting her look right since she started the awards show circuit last year. This was her most successful look thus far, in my opinion, and I thought her red Alexander McQueen gown was a perfect reference for that other va-va-voom Jessica...Rabbit, of course.

I haven't yet found the designer, but Viola Davis looked glorious in this turquoise gown. I really think this is the color she should wear everywhere from now on. Can you imagine if she wore turquoise as often as Tina Fey wears black? It would be delightfully crazy.

Kerry Washington looked like a delicate ballerina in this beautiful gown by Rodarte. The backside, on camera, was ruffled and that gave me a little pause, but she still looks gorgeous.

Just when I've grown my hair out, Marion Cotillard comes along with the chicest bob to tempt me to chop off my locks all over again. She looked extremely elegant and modern in this Christian Dior dress, which photographed blue, but almost appeared more green on screen. 

I still can't get completely on board with the short dress under a sheer skirt trend, but I couldn't deny Anne Hathaway's Giambatista Valli gown was frothy and elegant and made her look a little like a modern version of a 50s movie star.

I like how Helen Hunt sort of vanishes for years at a time and then reemerges, looking basically the same. I thought this silver gown was perfect for her coloring, her shape and her attitude. She looks strong, like it's her own armor, no?

Gold is really Jennifer Garner's color, don't you think? She looked fresh and pretty in this simple Oscar de la Renta dress.

I thought Naya Rivera looked just the right mix of classy and sexy in her Donna Karan Atelier gown, and her hair and makeup are just perfect. This was the first time she really made an impact on me with a red carpet look.

Nina Dobrev never seems to get any time or attention on E!, but when I see her gowns pop up in the style pics, I'm always impressed. Her Elie Saab dress pops, looks elegant, but sexy and modern. 

Worst Dressed or Most Disappointing

This peach/orange/Nickelodeon gown by Kaufman Franco on Jane Krakowski just looked a little old, a little crazy and just generally not like something I want to see on my TV in high-def. 

 I don't even really hate January Jones' Prabal Gurung's interesting and intriguing. But as a look, I hate it with the Ziggy Stardust hair and the ever-present bitchface. Sorry life has been so kind to you, January!

Claire Danes had a bit of a misstep with this mod Givenchy one-shoulder dress. The dark lipstick is on trend, but looks frankly weird off the runway.

Her costar Morena Baccarin is gorgeous and has an amazing body, but this Basil Soda dress looked a little like an off-the-rack Medusa costume. The slit + see-through panels + printed fabric just looks trashy to me.

Michelle Dockery needs a stylist, stat. She always looks a bit messy, and this vintage Chado Ralph Rucci black gown is no exception. It looks wrinkly, but more than that, the side boob situation was deplorable. She has no support in this gown and she deserves better.

 Sigourney Weaver's satin black gown was equally unflattering. I told my husband I wasn't even sure where her boobs were in there, but it's just not her best turn on the red carpet.

I don't hate the cut of Rose Byrne's Valentino gown, and with her hair, she looked like a real Old Hollywood star from the 30s. But the print just isn't great, and didn't film well on camera. I also think it could have used a boost from some jewels, like a jeweled belt, cuffs or hairpin.

What did you think? Did anything stand out as particularly great or bad to you, or — worse — did nothing stand out? Let me know in the comments!

1 comment:

Rachel King said...

I agree 100%. Your red carpet commentary is always spot on and highly entertaining!