If you’re after Glam and Shine on the Red Carpet, the Screen Actors Guild Awards is your stop! The gowns were only matched by the beauty of the ladies wearing them!
The 20th edition of the SAG Awards were rich in blue dresses and in sequins. Which is always a good news for fashion enthusiasts like myself: I happen to like all those gorgeous shiny dresses and blue is one of my favorite colors!
Lupita Nyong’o blue Gucci dress
this was definitely the dress of the evening! Lupita not only she won an Actor for her dazzling performance in 12 Years a Slave but her natural grace and beauty should be awarded every day! The teal Gucci dress was otherwise simple if it weren’t for the decolete embellishements: but oh! what an amazing effect they had against Lupita’s glowy complexion!
Constantly increasing, the number of custom dresses worn by our favorite celebrities on the Red Carpet makes it harder and harder to track down and identify a certain gown in the myriad of catwalk collections presented season after season.
Lupita’s Gucci dress is no exception to that ‘custom is the new black’ rule: with elements from the Spring 2013 collections, Lupita Nyong’o's teal gown was impressively simple yet outstanding. Her stylist is doing an amazing job in building her a real style – all her dresses until now have a distinctive column-like cut, a simple construction and relevant details in the upper part.
Jennifer Lawrence black sequins Dior dress
I did say something about sequins, right? Well, Jennifer’s Dior dress was my favorite tonight. Actually, it was my favorite of all the gowns Jennifer wore since this awards season started! It’s discrete yet outstandingly disco with all its holographic shine and it really suits Jennifer – don’t you think?
Plus she really looks young and fresh in that Christian Dior Fall 2013 Haute Couture dress! It’s shining from every angle, throwing a million rays of rainbow in every direction, just like Jennifer does! It’s amazing how deeply dramatic she can be while looking so charming and endearing!
Helen Mirren black Escada dress
not only do I like Dame Mirren as an actor, but her fashion choices are always outstanding! This Escada black dress with golden embroidery looks royal and stylish on Helen. Her red nails match her bright red lipstick and her hair matches the glamorous ensemble!
Helen is such fun to watch – really enchanting and fresh, I love that about her! She’s not serious and precious on the Red Carpet but witty and smart and fabulous! So is her Escada dress from the Pre Fall 2014 collection! And it looks so beautiful on Dame Mirren!
Amy Adams blue Antonio Berardi dress
reminded me of a glamorous era when it was all about elegance and body-hugging dresses. Amy looked fantastic, her hair and her dress created a retro aura of timeless style and fashion assurance.
This custom-tendency is very interesting to observe. What initiated must run deeper than a simple sartorial change on a dress! Like Amy Adams who was most certainly wearing a blue gown designed by Antonio Berardi: the gown was wearing Berardi’s diagonal trademark cuts and clear signals that it would belong to the house’s Fall 2013 collection… It’s not there. It’s in the custom-made aisle!
Sandra Bullock green Lanvin dress
another Red Carpet, another Lanvin dress for Sandy! I can’t put my finger on it, but something looked off tonight. Maybe the metallic reflection of the Lanvin gown on her skin or the too-dolled up look (although a dress of cascading ruffles she wore before didn’t look too girly), but Sandra Bullock was less convincing at the 2014 SAG Awards. From a fashion point of view, biensur!
Clearly another one of those custom-made gowns, Sandy’s emerald green Lanvin kept visual elements from the Spring 2014 collection designed by Alber Elbaz for the prestigious fashion house. Even the texture of the fabric is the same as the one used to make the skirt shown in the catwalk presentation! But in my opinion, it may have looked beautiful on the fashion runway and I loved how simple it was, but it was no match to the ruffled number from the Critics Choice Awards!
Cate Blanchett soft pink Givenchy dress
this gown added more shine to Cate’s surreal aura of beauty and elegance. I’m usually very enthusiastic about Cate’s each and every look, but the cut of this dress needs a closer inspection. There’s a ruffled detail hanging from her neck all the way to the waist. Luckily there were some pink sequins present to make me forget about the bib-like fold of the gown.
Derived from a dress from the Spring 2014 collection designed by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, Cate wore a simplified version of the catwalk model. She kept the bib and the sequined edge but lost the striped details. A loss for the overall fashion value of the dress.
Claire Danes blue sequins Vionnet dress
looking at the 2014 SAG Awards Red Carpet tonight, one could be under the impression that there was an imposed dress code. One that read blue and sequins. Claire opted for a mirroring paneled layered see-through dress and heavy smoky eyes. I honestly think she was gorgeous and looked really happy!
Although hard to pin within the realms of a single season, Claire Danes’ dress seems to be based on a model from Vionnet’s Pre Fall 2011 collection. Whichever season it was designed for, on Claire it works wonders and I love it!
There was a sea of blue dresses on tonight’s 2014 SAG Awards Red Carpet! Among them, I’d like to make a special mention for Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn who was radiant in her Monique Lhuillier dress! And how incredibly cute was her Breaking Bag clutch? I just loved it!
Homeland’s Morena Baccarin was also wearing a blue dress, also designed by Monique Lhuillier. A classic cut, a gorgeous look, Morena was amazing, like always!
Ariel Winter’s blue dress was a lovely choice for her – I think she looks better in dark colors! I usually felt strangely ambivalent about her Red Carpet choices but this one feels more suitable and appears more flattering on the young actress.
Let’s not forget about Julianne Nichols, Kathy Griffin, Anna Chlumsky, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Amanda Peet who were all wearing blue and Oprah who was wearing purple.
A clear sign that Spring is coming (hopefully) were a handful of green and flowery dresses. Juliette Lewis and Thea Andrews had some lovely flowery print gowns while Jane Krakowski and Shaun Robinson were dressed in green, head to toes (Shaun was actually one of my favorites tonight! Don’t you agree that she looked fabulous?)
Have you seen what the beautiful Kerry Washington was wearing? If you thought cropped tops were only for chocolate tummy display purposes only, well here’s Kerry showing us how to keep it classy while pregnant and wearing a cropped top! Fantastic! And I think it’s all because of that gorgeous pink! (she’s wearing Prada). I can’t be just as excited about Julia Roberts’ look tonight! She was wearing a pink jumpsuit from Valentino and although it was very well cut, I don’t think it flattered Julia.
A particular note to Julie Bowen’s Carolina Herrera dress: I think it was the first time on the Red Carpet opting for something rather daring and she was looking fabulous! (too bad one of the bustier stitches failed to stay put)
How about the pale dresses? The many shades of nude were well represented at the 2014 SAG Awards with: Emilia Clarke, Elizabeth Rohm, Isla Fisher, Nancy O’Donnel, Maria Menonous, Sarah Hyland and the crisp whites as worn by Sarah Paulson, Gretchen Mol and Natalie Dormer. But the real star (at least in Natalie’s case) was her radical haircut with her left side shaved, allegedly for her role in Hunger Games!
Last but not least, before getting into the black dresses, I’d like to take a moment and awknoledge the bold reds! Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter were so vibrant in their red dresses! JoBeth Williams, Patricia Arquette and Renee Bargh also went for red gowns on the 2014 SAG Awards Red Carpet.
Let’s talk about the black gowns! Taking it slowly with intricate details and lace with Malin Akerman, Betsy Bradt and Gisele Blondet.(images getty, style)