You can tell the awards ceremonies are upon us because a) as a stylist I can hardly get hold of sample for any clients, and b), every-form of social media is buzzing with updates about who-wore-what at last night’s SAG awards, which was again held in tinsel town.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards, for those who don’t know, are apparently known as the build up to the Oscars; and it is stated that if you win a SAG then you are 75% more likely to go on and win an Oscar. So, with that in mind who dazzled on the red carpet and who should have stayed at home?
After Natalie Portman’s fashion faux-pas at the Golden Globes she dramatically redeemed herself by sporting a white Azarro strapless, floor-length gown, complete with $2 million worth of diamonds by Tiffany & Co. and accompanied, as you might have guessed, by two burley bouncers.
The Glee team were also on track with Lea Michelle looking dazzling in a very low-cut, sequined gown by Oscar de la Renta, whilst her sexy co-star Matthew Morrisson sported a Prada black smoking lana tuxedo with a radzmire leggero silk peal lapel, black smoking popeline shirt, and black spazzolato fori perforated lace-up shoes. Fourteen-year-old actress Hailee Steinfield from “Trie Grit”, also dressed her age in a fun colour-block dress with flounced hem by the same brand: Prada.
Usually in the worst 5, kooky Helena Bonham Carter opted for a monochrome Marc Jacobs dress with cute round toe heels; the outfit was fun and reflected her personality well, but the bouffant hair and round sunglasses albeit swung it back from good to bad again. But it was her response for her mismatched Vivienne Westwood gown and shoes at the Golden Globes that swung it for me;
“I wanted to have fun, I thought it looked nice on, I couldn’t decide [which colour shoes to wear]… Then I thought, ‘they are going to rip me to shreds anyway, so I might as well make it worse.’
“I tend not to read anything, because it doesn’t ultimately matter that much. I am here because I am meant to be able to act well, not necessarily dress well,” she said.
For the worst dressed I am not sure why Winona Ryder felt the need to come in a half-finished wedding gown, or Angie Harmon required so many feathers for her Monique Lhuillier gown but c’est la vie, most outfits were actually quite tame and normal. The exceptions are as follows;
Top 5 best dressed:
1. Julia Stiles in Monique Lhuillier
2. Mila Kunis in Alexander McQueen
3. Tina Fey in Oscar de la Renta
4. Rosario Dawson in J.Mendel
5. Julianna Margulies in Yves Saint Laurent
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