The SAG red carpet last night made me feel as if the women had been forced to eat gruel for weeks on end and then out of nowhere someone offered them a huge bowl of ice cream. Things felt happy, light, and easy as conveyed by the impressive amount of COLOR present; And chief among the colors was PINK. The Globe's all-black theme was important but definitely cast a dour mood on awards season which was balanced out by the levity of color last night. Let's take a closer peek.
One of my favorite looks of the night was Uzo Aduba (above). She was transformed in her light pink Christian Riiano gown and Rita Hayworth hair. Jaw-dropping: Standing O!
Tying Uzo in the light pink category was her Orange is the New Black cast-mate and Handmaid's Tale star, Madeline Brewer, in Reem Acra:
I want to cut her head off this photo and insert my own. My heart is pitter-pattering over this dress which possesses all of the elements I adore - it is PINK, it is uber feminine, it has a bustier top, it is flared, it is embellished, and it is exceedingly lovely. (Confession: I wore this dress's sister to a black tie wedding two weeks ago.) The piece de resistance here, obviously, are those red Casadei shoes that reference her hair and lipstick. Standing O!!!
Let's inspect some other leading ladies who also opted to wear THEE color-of-the-night:
Then the spin-offs of the light pink trend. Here's Vanessa Kirby in an embellished pink Valentino:
And Kristen Bell in a darker hue of pink:
Standing O to the Pinks above. And then we are abruptly confronted with this ill-advised interpretation of a pink gown:
Note that I tried to soften the blow of Kate's dress by providing a place to avert your eyes (Goldie). Confoundingly this dress is Valentino. I would've said Moschino maybe but never would I dare soil the House of Valentino by suggesting they created this. Perhaps the designers at Maison Valentino were replete with food poisoning the day this was brought into existence? In any case, I respect Kate for deviating from her usual body-baring formula but this was a (GIGANTIC) step too far in the wrong direction. I don't think even Stevie Nicks, she of the high-necked maxi dress with lace, could've pulled this off. Hell No, Kate.
Speaking of dresses that were devastatingly wrong:
I can't find a fashion credit (here's me using "credit" loosely) for Kate Nash's milk maiden gown. Perhaps it's for the best that whoever created this lay low for awhile. (Things are not bound to get better for you anytime soon, Sir or Madam.) In a heart rending moment I witnessed an interview with Kate where she spoke of the triumphant instant at which she knew this was the right gown for her because it so accurately represented her personality. In hindsight, that was maybe the wrong message to send to Hollywood. Hell No.
I was startled and surprised to find that two of my favorite looks were a la The Globes all-black theme. Felicity Huffman was a vision in Monsoori:
And Yara Shahidi in Ralph Lauren channeling Diana Ross was everything:
I'm not sure why the pants of this jumpsuit seem to be gobbling up her feet but Yara Shahidi was arguably the prettiest woman on the carpet last night. Her outfit was nice and refreshing but I wish the pants were more tailored and shorter. That aside, her hair was GLORIOUS and I will now and forever be present for that face. It is perfection. Standing O to both women in all black!
I remain confounded by whatever it is that has taken shape on Nicole's shoulder - a serpent? A flower? Smeagol from The Lord of the Rings? I'm willing to get comfortable with whatever it is simply because the rest of her is flawless. She reportedly has the flu and somehow brought this look to LIFE. Her hair was especially good and often it is the element that diminishes. The fit and color of this Armani are exquisite. And her face is glowing which may be from Scarlet Fever but no matter!! Standing O!
Danielle Brooks in Marc Bouwer DELIVERED! Ombre! Sequins! Perfect decolletage! Standing O!