Awards season is winding down, and the SAG Awards is one of the last stops before the Super Bowl of red carpet fashion, the Oscars. The stars didn’t miss an opportunity to bring the fashion. The major trends of the night were bold hues and even bolder silhouettes. Here are my favorite looks from the night:
Susan Kelechi Watson Is so striking in this Christian Siriano gown. I love the bold color and the silhouette is effusive without sacrificing elegance.
This is a bit of a risky choice, with all the ruffles and asymmetry, but I love the bold color and uniqueness of this look.
This proved to be a pretty divisive look, but I loved the boldness and curved lines of Emily Blunt’s Michael Kors Collection confection. It is bold, unique, and also speaks to the modern Disney whimsy of her Mary Poppins character.
It took me a minute to come around to this look, but I’m kinda loving it. A sheer dress over a sequin jumpsuit sounds crazy, but Yara makes it look chic and modern.
I absolutely love Megan Mullally’s gold-embroidered Alexander McQueen gown, which made headlines due to the fact that she bought it herself—unusual in an era in which most sample-size celebs are dressed by labels for free (or in some cases, as in the many celebs dressed in Louis Vuitton, are paid to represent brands on the red carpet). Interestingly, Megan pulling a dress off the rack made her better-dressed than most of her peers, who may have less choice in the dresses they wear on the red carpet due to brand agreements. Emma Stone, Michelle Williams, and the rest of the celeb set in a Louis Vuitton contract (and subsequently lost their red carpet mojo), take note. (For the record, “Alexander McQueen did send two dresses but they didn’t work out, but this is an Alexander McQueen dress that I bought online,” Mullally said.)
Mandy Moore on a best-dressed list? That’s right. Usually Mandy’s red carpet looks are a bit awkward, but she looks incredible in this custom Jason Wu. The off-the-shoulder detail really makes the look.
Unsurprisingly, Crazy Rich Asians’ and red-carpet fashionista Gemma Chan looks incredible in this pink Oscar de la Renta confection.
One of the big winners of the night, Sandra Oh also won the red carpet (er, gray carpet?) with this deep-red column by Jenny Packham. I love the combination of the two fabrics—one architectural and glittery, one soft and flowing—in the same shade. She has the poise to pull of a look that might look a mess on another wearer.
This may be a personal best for Melissa McCarthy. I love this dress in all its glittery, Studio 54, 1970s glamour. And the fit is impeccable.