The SAG Awards: Electric Feel

January 31, 2011 § 1 Comment

(L to R: Hailee Steinfeld in Prada, Jennifer Lawrence in Oscar de la Renta)

Whatever its reputation may be, the Golden Globes’ red carpet has become crowded with more and more standard award-show looks in recent years. This year’s offering, other than Helena Bonham Carter’s Swan-dress-esque Vivienne Westwood dress topped off with mismatched shoes, was far more notable for Ricky Gervais’ mischievous turn as host than any of its all-around blah fashion. Last night’s SAG awards, however, had far more to offer. Perhaps because the focus is all on the actors at this soiree, there were several notable risks that paid off greatly. First, and perhaps best, was newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, who’s been lucky enough to not only be a preternaturally composed 14-year-old, but also be nominated for an Oscar for her very first movie role in True Grit. She surprised in a Prada look from the bold Spring 2011 ready-to-wear collection. To the Golden Globes, she wore a beautiful if less flashy Prabal Gurung dress. Props are in order to the girl’s stylist. She manages to look improbably cool and age-appropriate without succumbing to the Dakota Fanning or Abigail Breslin cutesy method.

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Met Fete

May 5, 2009 § Leave a comment

Kate Moss & Marc Jacobs

Kate Moss & Marc Jacobs

Last night’s annual Costume Institute Gala (paying tribute to models as muses and chaired by Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss and Anna Wintour) drew some familiar names to its red carpet, although a number of classic muses were noticeably absent over a reported rift between model-favorite Azzedine Alaia and the exhibition’s curators. Bad blood aside, the stars came out and had their usual array of good and bad looks. See the best ones by clicking « Read the rest of this entry »

Best Dressed: Academy Awards 2009

February 23, 2009 § Leave a comment

We interrupt this Fashion Week to bring you a little update. The Oscars, the mother of all awards ceremonies, took place last night, and I have my picks for best dressed.

Freida Pinto in John Galliano

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Best Dressed: SAG Awards 2009

January 27, 2009 § 1 Comment

With the low-key SGA awards, a lot of stars strayed away from the expected labels in favor of more fashion-friendly names. Among them: Prada (a high-profile but rarely red-carpet-worn brand) Jason Wu, and the old standard Azzedine Alaia. Sometimes the risks paid off (see my choices) but other times they fell flat.  But only the best ones made it in to my list.

Giambattista Valli was a perfect choice for Amy Adams, and Im hoping this isnt the last well see of him.

Giambattista Valli was a perfect choice for Amy Adams, and I'm hoping this isn't the last we'll see of him.

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Best Dressed: The Golden Globes 2009

January 12, 2009 § Leave a comment

Usually I have a problem with best-dressed lists. Maybe it’s because I don’t agree with them 99% of the time, because the same unworthy candidates are picked every time no matter what they’re wearing. But it’s awards season now, and I’ve decided that, because I care, I’ll be providing my picks for best dressed at all the major events. Last night were the Golden Globes:

Freida Pinto in Christian Lacroix

Freida Pinto in Christian Lacroix

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