I feel like a bit of a fraud today since I didn’t actually watch the 2015 SAG Awards last night, nor the red carpet pre-event, but rather tuned in to Miss Universe. I think that Miss Canada’s costume really peaked my curiosity. Oh Canada, I stand on guard for hockey! I’m still gobsmacked by the hockey stick wings (is that what they are or baby she’s a firework?). What’s with the hockey net skirt? Are the legs symbolic of goal posts? Do the thigh high skate-boots really follow the guidelines for how to wear them so that they look chic? Please don’t mess with this boot. I’m trying really hard to turn people’s views around. And should a scoreboard and Stanley Cup really be worn as a hat? Or is that a fascinator? The neck injury potential was enough with the Madam Pompadour wig. I could go on and on, and apparently I am. Why can’t I ever write a post without going off topic?
The SAG Awards honour the best in film and primetime television, and I am here to honour the best in fashion (my take) on the red carpet, and maybe note a celeb or two that missed the mark.
SAG Awards Red Carpet Best Dressed
Jennifer Aniston – you are a vision of perfection in that vintage John Galliano dress. The warm golden-olive shade with the lazer cut and banded around the bottom looked gorgeous with her hair and complexion. It almost had the most delicate of tapestry effect to it. A plunging neckline never looks anywhere near riské when Jennifer Aniston wears it. I loved it. Once again, you have back-to-back wowed me.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – This woman gets better and better with age. I loved the Monique Lhuillier narrow black gown with the lace overlay. The long sleeves worked perfectly on her. I think Kate Middleton may be next in line to wear it to a function.
Emmy Rossum – Oh snap, I am a sucker for a traditional gown. This woman looked sensational in her silver strapless lace gown with Swarovski crystals by Armani Privé. What a stunning stunner she is.
Emma Stone – This lady is the epitome of cool. She knows how to take a risk that is tasteful and always works. Viewers definitely paused and took note of this memorably exquisite black tuxedo-dress overtop of a sheer gown with train.
Joanna Newsom – I think of cupcakes with sprinkles when I see this gorgeous little number that fit her so well. I loved the Zac Posen spaghetti strap gown. Sadly, I am not sure who she is. But I will stand up and take note from here on.
SAG Awards Red Carpet Worst Dressed
Sophia Vargara – Miss Columbia may have won Miss Universe yesterday, but this dress wouldn’t have made the cut for the evening gown competition. I call the Donna Karan number one cup, one strap. This lady is curves gallore and really looks gorgeous in most anything, but for me it was less than expected.
Maggie Gyllenhaal – Oh you made the list again Lady G. Even with the plunging neckline, I found this gown to be a bit matronly. The plunge was deep, but the long sleeves, the fabric, the little part holding the middle together, it just didn’t work for me.
Kiera Knightly – Another repeat offender. I do give props to this lady for taking a risk, but I can’t help but wonder where and why it keeps going wrong. It’s Erdam, the deep purple colour is gorgeous on her, she is beautiful, but the dress almost made me think that she went into someone else’s closet to play dress up. Maybe there were too many things going on that contradicted it like the lace and sheer, the plunge but covered up, the little ties on the shoulders tying what I’m not sure, the ear cuff. It was all-in-all too much for my taste, but I know it’s one of those dresses that was favourited by many so I may stand alone in this one. Did I say how gorgeous she looked otherwise.
Amanda Peet – This dress made me think of a Florida home in the 80s with pink venetian blinds. The J. Mendel strapless pleated dress just didn’t do it. It appeared pink to me, but reviews are calling it lilac. With the middle diamond, it kind of reminded me of something I’d see on the Warrior Princess or maybe the Daytime Soap Awards.
Rosamund Pike – Too fluffy, too full, too rosette-y, too high-low, too off. I didn’t love this black Dior Haute Couture dress. It felt a bit Black Swan? Once again, this is another dress that many loved, but I found it too much of everything in one go. I think the shorter front may have been its saving grace.
SAG Awards Red Carpet – On the Fence Dress
Lupita Nyong’o – Another one that has landed on my on the fence category. I absolutely adored the Elie Saab gown, but couldn’t help but think that I’d just like it better if it was sleeveless. And then along comes the after-party version.
So there’s my SAG 2015 take on the red carpet gowns that made and didn’t quite make the cut. What’s a girl to do? Alas, there are still the Grammy’s and the Oscars for some of these ladies to change it up. Others will just have to wait ’til next year.
Images from Vogue.com