Claire Danes, Marion Cotillard and January Jones at the SAGs
The Screen Actors Guild Awards marks another calendar date of the razzle dazzle red carpet season and now we’ve digested all the dresses and taken in all the hottest beauty looks and bling, we can now offer our verdict on the winners and losers of the glitziest red carpet this side of the Oscars.
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
Belle of the ball was 22 year old Jennifer Lawrence who not only scooped the Best Actress Award but managed to wow in Dior Couture. Sure there was the slight hiccup as she caught her hem to reveal a sheer panel of the double layered gown as she made her way to the stage to accept her award, but it didn’t matter a jot. Perfectly showcasing her incredible body the navy silk triple layered dress, she brought a sense of old school Hollywood to proceedings without looking old fashioned. As Jennifer’s new stylist, Rachel Zoe would no doubt have let her know, navy is an ultra-flattering shade – as slimming as black but with more flashbulb appeal – ladies keep this lesson in mind for your future wedding and event dressing.
Nina Dobrev, Freida Pinto, Lea Michele were in the pink
Zingy pink was the tone to three other successful dresses – one by Roland Mouret worn by Freida Pinto, another by Elie Saab sported by Vampire Diaries actress Nina Dobrev and the other by Valentino as seen on Lea Michele.
Naughty and nice: Michelle Dockery
Elsewhere Michelle Dockery flew the Brit flag high with her sheer cut out gown by Ralph Rucci. While the dress looked suitably formal from the front as she turned to reveal a hint of side cleavage she gave us the perfect combination of naughty and nice.
Bravo Nicole Kidman
A prize for most improved must go to Nicole Kidman, whose Vivienne Westwood Couture frock finally hit the right note in another navy number -we are sensing a trend... Super sexy with sheer panels revealing skin between the intiricate embellishment add a definitine va va voom to Nicole's normally demure look.
Uh oh, Morena Baccarin
On the other side of the coin there were some serious fashion fails for which constructive criticism is most seriously required. Morena Baccarin aka Jessica Brody will doubtless be singled out by endless worst dressed lists, but we thought we might be able to offer some more useful pointers to our Homeland girl. First up her Basil Soda slashed to the thigh dress is curiously unflattering at the hip area. Morena as we all know has a cracking body, but she should perhaps avoid such bottom heavy frocks going forward. Secondly – the olive patterned sheer curtaining flowing from said hips is far to Halloween-like to be glam –we say save it for a Heidi Klum party.
Sofia Vergara and Julia Stiles
Other crimes fashion criminals included Sofia Vergara whose Donna Karan dresses teamed with stacked ivory platforms read far too bridal. And Julia Stiles in Amen Couture? Sorry on this one, there are no words.
Julianne Moore and Helen Hunt
While we love Julianne Moore, we definitely saw too much of her last night in her plunging Chanel Couture frock. Finally a small point to note, Helen Hunt’s matchy matchy dress, necklace, clutch and bracelet proved how the wrong accessories can ruin a truly smoking look – too much pewter all at once brought the whole thing down – a lighter necklace would have made her Romona Keveza sequin gown sing.