It’s January and you know what that means: the Hollywood Awards Season is in full swing! Aside from the occasional censored part of an acceptance speech or a wardrobe malfunction, my favorite part is the red carpet arrivals. Many years ago you used to have to watch the entire show to see what everyone was wearing. Now (like magic) there are half a dozen entertainment reporters stationed outside the venue, stopping every entertainer, giving us a play by play of who is wearing what. Sunday evening’s Screen Actor’s Guild Awards was a star-studded evening filled with surprises, disappointments and more of the same.
Surprise: Michelle Williams redeemed herself from her last awards show appearance in a gorgeous red asymmetrical Valentino gown. Everything about this dress is right; the fit, the color and the design. Although demure , this look is also completely glamorous and stunning on her.
More of the same – Remember how great Meryl Streep looked in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’? She needs to put the costumer from that movie on speed dial because this Vivienne Westwood gown was completely unflattering in every single way possible. Sorry, I can’t find one good thing to say about this…. the worst part: that gigantic leather (?) belt that looks like it belongs to a construction worker.
Even more of the same -Lea Michele showed up in her signature color (grey-ish) wearing an uber-sexy Versace gown. The gown was beautiful but I would loved to have seen it in a more exciting color.
Disappointing – Funny lady Jane Krakowski in a gown by Antonio Berardi that flops. If the center portion was beaded on sheer black instead of nude, it would make more sense. It is a nice fit, though.
The Worst gown of the night belonged to Busy Phillips. I can’t even begin to imagine why she thought a boho-caftan was worthy of the red carpet. This belongs at a backyard barbeque. Busy? You bet!
The Best – Emily Blunt’s choice of a jade-hued Oscar de La Renta gown was a refreshing change. Everything about this gown reeked class from the slit (which was just the right height) to the fit of the asymmetrical bodice. This gown was spectacular and the color really brought out the vibrant green in her eyes.
Of course this is just a sampling of the 70+ red carpet arrivals, the ones that really stuck out in my mind. What were your favorites?
-Penny Frulla for Bridal Expo Chicago