Friday, February 8, 2013

SAG Awards 2013: Best and Worst Dressed

Yep... I know. This blog post is a bit late. Nonetheless, it’s awards season, and I can’t not write about the red carpet. (I’ll spare you by not writing a blog about the Golden Globes; there is nothing exciting to say about it anyways).

Every awards season, there is one show that is just horribly styled—either because the clothing is boring or just plain bad—and I thought that the storm had passed after the Golden Globes, but I was overwhelmingly underwhelmed with the Screen Actor's Guild award show as well. I did find a few gems, though.

First, the ladies best-dressed category:

Marion Cotillard’s style tends to be controversial—i.e. the fish dress she wore to the Oscars in 2007 (which I loved by the way). I can also see how this one by Dior Haute Couture might not be a favorite, but it is a clear winner for me.

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Amanda Seyfried’s dress by Zac Posen is safe, but the color, fit and styling of this dress are really beautiful.

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I have not heard about Alexis Bledel since I was watching Gilmore Girls reruns in Highschool, but this dress by Rena Lange is amazing. I love this color, and the dress has a great understated quality to it. (Thanks, Pantone, but emerald green was my favorite color before it was cool).

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Now onto the best-dressed men:

As a rule, I really like it when men try to be adventurous in their clothing choices. That being said, there were really only two men’s outfits that I liked, and one of them is a stretch.

First, the best-dressed award goes to Eddie Redmayne in Boss Black. It was daring of him to go for velvet to a black tie event in the first place, but while brown could have come across as too casual, he really pulled it off.

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Next up: Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford. This look is okay. I like plaid, and I appreciate that it is a daring thing to wear to a black tie event. It is, however, in need of a good steaming… And maybe a little bit of tailoring. And a less boring tie. And…

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Now for an honorable mention: Jim Parsons in John Varvatos. He sort of looks like a cross between an old, English gentleman from the 1850’s and a the best man at a 1990’s wedding. It’s okay. He tried. He is also pretty funny, which might be the biggest reason I am giving him this one.

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Now, for the moment you have been waiting for. The worst-dressed.

This one was hard. There were a lot of things that I thought were bad, but here it goes anyways:

I LOVE Jane Lynch, but I do not love this. This dress by David Meister Signature is still riding the Karl-Lagerfeld-S-and-M-fall-season-two-thousand-and-eight wavelength that I almost liked back in highschool. Maybe I am too much of a traditionalist, but I think unless you are Helena Bonham-Carter or a punk musician, you should not be wearing studded leather after the age of 25. Just sayin’.

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Again with more actors from Glee, here is Lea Michele in a prom dress from Valentino. I don’t particularly understand what it is with this color, but it has been WAY too popular this year. Did I mention that it sort of looks like a prom dress?

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Here is Sigourney Weaver—a fine actress—in a wrinkly, sad-looking Lanvin silk-charmeuse dress. First off silk charmeuse is a pain in the butt to sew, wear and iron, but then the fit and drape of this dress does not do Ms. Weaver any justice.

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This category also gets an honorable mention. Rose Byrne in Valentino. This dress kind of looks like something off of the cover of a vintage sewing pattern for a prom dress from the early 1970’s, and so does the fabric. Not that that is necessarily bad, but it isn't cutting it here. It also doesn’t help that she does not look like she wants to be there.

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I bet you were all excited to see who I picked for the men’s worst dressed category. Well, here is the answer: anyone who wore a plain black suit or tux which was just about everyone—unless they are Hugh Jackman, because he is a steaming hunk of man.

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Happy awards season!

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