They say we shouldn’t ignore the 2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet as our beloved celebrities might take some sartorial risks as the event is not very highlighted in the media… Everywhere there’s a Red Carpet, there’ll be plenty of media, methinks, but let’s stop for a moment and look at the SAG dresses!
The mandatory length was floor sweeping with the occasional leg slit but overall safe, borderline boring looks. To my greatest surprise, Alicia Vikander made yet another smart style move, as counseled by her model-turned-stylist Victoria Sekrier. A Louis Vuitton sequined patchwork dress. Beautiful choice, beautiful lady, crossing my fingers for the Oscars night!
Viola Davis in Zac Posen was a dream! Even her eyeshadow was just as lavender as her dress! The only thing I might regret is her curly hair – too much slick in her appearance, even if the dress demands for a polished look, I think a curly natural do would’ve been just the right amount of perfect – what do you think ladies?
Anna Faris in her red Naeem Khan dress? How amazing was she? Sweet, smiling, with the mandatory leg slit in a beautiful shirt-like maxi dress! I loved her look and especially her back v-décolleté: so chic! Helen Mirren perfectly glowing in a silver Jenny Packham – something of a safe dress, but considering Dame Mirren’s age (I wish I will be just as beautiful when I’ll reach my 70s!), it all becomes instantly edgy and all sorts of amazing!
Let’s stop a moment and discuss Nicole Kidman’s Gucci dress: what a gorgeous sight for sorrowed fashion eyes! Nicole was dressed in a drawing at the 2016 SAG Awards! I hope she will choose more of this ethereal style as it really sweetens her statuesque appearance! Oh, and Laverne Cox in Prabal Gurung – beautiful! Yet another perfect example of how draped fabric can soften a strong look, such as Laverne’s. The color was highly complimenting and the silver accessories very on-point! A special mention for Sola Bamis whose Lola Wusu dress was atop of many worst dressed lists – it really made my evening! Bright and happy, original and unconventional, thank you Sola!
Safely moving on to gowns I haven’t been impressed with (stars who could’ve done so much better, in my opinion, yet they settled with something buried deep in the ordinary on the 2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet!): Rooney Mara in black Valentino dress (I kept looking at her, waiting for her to change into a Red Carpet worthy dress. Oh well!), Naomi Watts in blue Burberry dress (could’ve been, would’ve been, should’ve been, yet it wasn’t).
Queen Latifah’s black sequined Michael Costello dress (so perfect, it almost didn’t feel like Queen Latifah at all), Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab Couture black lace dress (umm… that sweet face and that dramatic gown don’t work together, sweetie).
Kate Winslet’s green Giorgio Armani dress (it’s great to have a personal style and stick to it, but when people are constantly under the impression that you keep wearing the same dress over and over again, it feels odd), Joanne Froggat’s Burberry dress (seriously, maybe Burberry just wasn’t cut for the SAG Awards? Did you ever consider that?).
Christina Ricci’s Christopher Kane dress (might’ve been lovely, despite the bib-like bodice – yet it all went south because of the bib-like hair), Amanda Peet’s Narciso Rodriguez dress (a more structured bodice would help you more than this bra-less look), Laura Prepon Carmen Marc Valvo Couture dress (am I the only one missing the wedding veil to complete this bridal look?).
Kathryn Hahn in Giorgio Armani black dress (yes, but not quite right) Sophie Turner in Carolina Herrera (beautiful but so flat on all accounts), Amy Poehler’s Stella McCartney black dress shocked me less than her hair, actually while Sarah Hyland was too serious in her blue J. Mendel leg slit dress.
Claire Danes in Stella McCartney (always the same silhouette – always the same ‘too flat’ observation), Sofia Vergara’s Vera Wang pink gown made me forcefully compare lovely Sofia with Jessica Rabbit, Marisa Tomei in Zuhair Murad Couture dress (yet again another age group’s dress, Marisa! Too young for the Critics Choice, too old for the SAG, hopefully the Oscars will fall right in-between).
Saving the best for last, right? Unlike Eva Longoria who put everything on display in a green Julian Macdonald dress (the back of the gown is just as ‘dressed’ as the front!). Oh, and in case you’re asking what I had to say about Julianne Moore – let’s just consider I respect her too much to enter a debate about her Geevenchee! oh, oh ,oh! I almost forgot Alison Brie’s Versace gown – such a huge risk that didn’t pay off at all! (images getty)
UPDATE: for all the special reasons in the world, there goes Susan Sarandon who makes a different kind of statement on the 2016 Screen Guild Awards Red Carpet and stage. One of fearlessness, of life and joy!