The award season continued last Sunday with the SAG awards, held at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles . The night contained a few surprises — the lack of color and Rose Byrne’s dynamite and risky choice of an Elie Saab pantsuit (one of our favorites) — which she rocked with her Anna Wintour like hair. Another favorite was Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Haute Couture – one of two Spring 2012 Haute Couture gowns, the other being Natalie Portman in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. Oddly enough, a few critics placed Zoe on their worst dressed list saying the gown “covered her up”. Boy were they wrong, she looked elegant and chic, Audrey Hepburn would have been proud.
In contrast to the Oscars, a multitude of black and white dresses paraded down the red carpet. Emma Stone looked fresh, ladylike yet modern in her tea length Alexander McQueen dress and shoes — loved the peep toe and ankle straps! There were plenty of embellishments to be seen and two of our best dressed were perfect examples of how to look grandeur but not over the top — Julianna Margulies in Calvin Klein and Jayma Mays in Reem Acra. Angelina Jolie chose a simple black Jenny Pinkham column dress with draping and fluted pleats for detail – looking radiant as usual. To round off our list is Regina King looking heavenly in a light-as-air lilac Alberta Ferratti strapless gown.
We did see a few duds that evening, but fortunately there were only a handful as the ratio of bad to good dresses was quite small. Our four “worst” choices were: Busy Phillips in SIMONE by Katie Nehra — this is taking Boho too far, Heather Morris in Masdai Payan — what was she thinking, and Jenna Ushkowitz in Rebecca Minkoff and Jenna Fisher in Max Azaria– whose dresses speak for themselves.
Did we leave out one of your favorites or misses — let us know!!
First Group -Clock wise from top left: Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Haute Couture, Jayma Mays in Reem Acra, Rose Byrne in Elie Saab, Natalie Portman in Giambattista Valli Spring 2012 Haute Couture.
Second group – Clockwise from top left: Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen, Julianna Margulies in Calvin Klein, Angelina Jolie in Jenny Packham, Regina King in Alberta Ferretti.
Third Group – Clockwise from top left: Busy Phillips in SIMONE by Katie Nehra, Heather Morris in Masdai Payan, Jenna Ushkowitz in Rebecca Minkoff, Jenna Fisher in Max Azaria.