Nadia El Dasher | January 28, 2013
The dresses at this years Screen Actors Guild Awards were hugely different to anything we’ve seen on any red carpet this award season.
Instead of the usual mix of form-fitting mermaid gowns, fashion disasters and occasional show-stoppers there was a slew of beautiful but safe column dresses, monochrome palettes and (of course) the rare faux-pas.
New York-based designer Oscar De La Renta wowed us with three stunning pieces on three completely different women- flattering all equally.
Actresses who wowed us at the Globes (Amanda Seyfried and Anne Hathaway) didn’t hit the right notes simply due to poor accessorising, while others who previously failed to impress (Tina Fey and Sofia Vergara) turned their look around and made a fashion comeback.
Lebanese designers produced hit after hit with names like Elie Saab, Basil Soda and Georges Hobeika on the carpet.
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Tina Fey, Kiernan Shipka and Jennifer Garner shone in Oscar De La Renta
Rose Byrne and Sally Field in Valentino and J. Mendel were the epitome of spring chic
Sofia Vergara veered from her standard formula with this draped Donna Karan look, while Juliana Margulies proved that black against stark white can look elegant in Chado Ralph Rucci. Another monochrome winner- Naomi Watts radiates femininity in ladylike lace by Marchesa
The Lebanese designer crew- Nina Dobrev looked every bit the star in Elie Saab while Glee star Jayma Mays dazzled in Georges Hobeika Atelier.
Julie Bowen and Jane Lynch took experimental too far with these leather ensembles by Johanna Johnson and David Meister
Nicole Kidman’s Vivienne Westwood dress was beautiful but not when paired with those sandals, overly straightened hair and made up face. Alternatively Naya Rivera’s Donna Karan gown took away from her beautiful Veronica Lake waves and flushed make-up and didn’t fit her well.
The wrong side of monochrome- January Jones in Prabal Gurung and Julianne Moore in Chanel
Jane Krakowski’s Kaufman Franco number and Julia Stiles’ Amen Couture gown only served to wash them out.
Amanda Seyfried’s dramatic Zac Posen gown was wrongly paired with a long chain necklace and loose locks, while Ann Hathaway’s stand-out Giambattista Valli dress was ruined by her choice of footwear