The Critics' Choice Awards 2016 mixed it up this year—and not just by swapping a traditional red carpet to baby blue (which, by the way, is super flattering; go figure). By including films alongside awards for TV, they upped the celeb ante, and thus the fashion followed suit.
There were two major fashion trends tonight. The first was pale colors—from Jennifer Aniston and Constance Wu's icy blue dresses, to Kirsten Dunst's ruffled Chanel Couture confection and Gina Rodriguez's soft-peach dress. The color scheme was much more toned down than we saw at the Golden Globes, where the unlikely color ochre ruled.
The second major trend of the night: Minimalism. It's not often that stars go so understated on the carpet. (Borrowed or not, if Harry Winston wants to lend you some diamonds, now is the time, ladies). Nevertheless, stars such as Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Tracee Ellis Ross, Liv Tyler, and Bryce Dallas Howard, who went with classic black gowns and looked timelessly chic. Amy Schumer, opted for an austere white column in one of her most elegant looks to date.
There were two outliers, however, and they proved that it pays off to buck the prevalent fashion trends every once in a while. The trailblazers in question? Alicia Vikander and Rachel McAdams. They opted for dramatically embellished, deep-hued gowns—and they were absolutely stunning. After wowing in white Vuitton at the Golden Globes, Vikander is off to a stellar start of awards season, and then tonight in Mary Katrantzou, every designer on planet earth will be vying to dress her for the Academy Awards.
See here for the best dresses of the evening.
Alicia Vikander in Mary Katrantzou
Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab Couture
Jennifer Aniston in Saint Laurent with Justin Theroux
Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Couture
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Saint Laurent
Amy Schumer in Calvin Klein
Bryce Dallas Howard in Balmain
Tracee Ellis Ross in Randi Rahm
Zoe Kravitz in Dior Couture and Sophia Webster shoes
Mary J. Blige in J.Mendel
Leslie Mann in Monique Lhuillier
Gina Rodriguez in Safiyaa
Marisa Tomei in Zuhair Murad
And now, allow Kevin Spacey to answer the typical questions females get asked on the red carpet:
Consider this your cheat sheet to the hottest trends of the year.
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You've got to see the backs of these gorgeous gowns.
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Red carpet season is finally here! It's T-minus four hours until 2016 The Golden Globe Awards—but first, how about some red carpet love? We'll be live blogging every major fashion moment of the night from limo exit to stiletto-clad departure of every major star tonight.
What's particularly exciting about this year's Globes is that the nominees aren't just the world's finest actresses, they're also the most daring and influential dressers on the planet. Fashion favorites such as Cate Blanchett, Lady Gaga, Rooney Mara, and more style-setting celebs will be making their entrances—not to mention our fabulous cover star Jennifer Lawrence, who consistently kills it on the red carpet. Take a look at her red carpet transformation here (bring on the Dior, JLaw!).
There are also some newer starlets making a name for themselves in both acting circles and fashion. The most promising fashion stars are Alicia Vikander, Brie Larson, Gina Rodriguez, and Lola Kirke. You can learn more about these style stars on the rise right here. Tonight is such an important fashion moment for starlets, with millions watching (you may recall Lupita Nyong'o's Globes debut in 2014 in a caped red Ralph Lauren gown, after which she was declared a fashion phenom).
Beyond the red carpet, stick with us for style news throughout the show. Here's hoping it'll be more about the fabulous surprise presenters who didn't walk the carpet (we're talking about you, Julia Roberts), and less of the wardrobe malfunction variety (you know who you are).
So stay tuned here for all the style info you've been waiting for and be sure to follow us on social media at @glamour_fashion on Twitter and @glamourmag on Instagram. And don't miss us on @glamourmag on Snapchat, where our intrepid entertainment reporter, Jessica Radloff will be talking to celebs and snapping lots!
Nominee Gina Rodriguez, came with her super-cute dad. Her mom came to town, too and made a turkey, which they ate while Gina glammed. Her dress is Zac Posen (with pockets!), jewelry by Neil Lane and Jimmy Choo shoes, which she said, "make me feel taller than I ever did in my life!"
Sophia Bush in a sleek black column by Narciso Rodriguez. "This just really felt comfortable for me," the actress said about how she chose the dress. Her jewelry is by Martin Katz.
A photo posted by Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@officialjld) on Jan 10, 2016 at 3:08pm PST
Got to love that Julia Louis-Dreyfus posed this 9 minutes after the start of the red carpet.
Joanne Froggatt definitely wearing something her Downton character, Anna, would never! But we love them both! Props for the sheer illusion detail at the neckline.
America Ferrera is absolutely radiant in saffron Jenny Packham.
Stay tuned for more!
And now, allow Kevin Spacey to answer the typical questions females get asked on the red carpet:
And the thighs have it!
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These celebrities ditched the gowns for a more comfy look.
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The best part of a new year, is a new cadre of fabulous starlets on the red carpet—and of course, the fashion. Award season 2016 officially kicked off in New York on Tuesday night with the prestigious National Board of Review Awards, where Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, and one of our newest style favorites, Brie Larson, took to the red carpet in some pretty phenomenal looks. The stars chose looks from some tried and true Hollywood go-to designers, such as Elie Saab and Chanel, but interestingly, also some lesser known names, including Carl Kapp (the Sydney-based, South African up-and-comer). It begs the question of whether we'll see some new designers at some of the bigger award shows.
With the People's Choice Awards taking place tonight and the Golden Globes on Sunday, the red carpet magic has only just begun. Stick with Glamour as we bring you all the fashion you need to see from the red carpets. But until then, here are our picks for best dressed from the National Board of Review Awards.
Jessica Chastain in a Carl Kapp dress, Piaget jewelry, and Christian Louboutin shoes
Emily Blunt in an Elie Saab dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, and Sophia Webster shoes.
Brie Larson in a Giambattista Valli Couture dress, Fred Leighton jewelry and Brian Atwood shoes.
Maggie Gyllenhaal in a dress from The Row and Paul Andrew shoes.
Kristen Stewart in Chanel dress and shoes.
And now, let's take a look back to one of the best red carpet events of 2015—The Met Gala:
It was a huge year for Taylor Swift. She kicked off her 1989 World Tour, racked up more Instagram followers than both Beyonce and Kim Kardashian, and—of course—created the ultimate #squadgoals with countless 1989 stage appearances from all of her besties.
This year was also the year T. Swift officially upped her fashion game, going from cute matches-sets and Mary Janes to sizzlinghot right-off-the-runway looks. We're talking Balmain cutout jumpsuits, sequin sweatpants for It Brit designer, Ashish and hello, a leather harness (not a typo). Could it be the influence of Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge, Hailee Steinfeld, Selena Gomez, and the rest of her fashion-first girl squad?Check out the Taylor's most daring. high fashion looks of the year here:
On the red carpet, Swift turned up the heat in cutout jumpsuits, sequin sets, and sheer gowns, to name a few.
Instead of a princess gown for the Grammys in February, Swift opted for an split-front gown from Elie Saab, with a full-skirted train, layered over a mini.
Leaving skirts and dresses behind for a TV appearance, Swift slipped into a black-and-white pants and top combo by Sachin & Babi.
Swift dips her toe into the slip dress trend with this edgy Julien Macdonald silk gown at the Elle Awards in February.
Baring just enough, Swift rocks a sexy sheer-back gown by Roberto Cavalli Atelier in February at the Brit Awards.
Though the mini dress shape is more traditional Swift, we love the edgier vibe of this cutout black sparkle Kaufman Franco style.
The white Balmain jumpsuit she wore to the Billboard Awards in May, is the perfect, youthful yet sexy, alternative to Swift's more feminine red carpet looks of yore.
With a modern hip hop vibe, Swift went edgy in this Ashish sequin set.
Off duty, Swift left her matched sets behind in favor of edgier looks, like head-to-toe black and harnessed belts.
For a night out, Swift throws a cropped leather jacket over a sleek dark look for a more grown-up vibe than she has gone for in the past.
While she used to pair cropped tops with high-waisted skirts to show a little skin without baring it all, Swift now looks for more casual options that do the same trick, like overalls and a cropped T-shirt.
Tay 2015 sought out daring accessories, like this harness belt, styled over a simple T-shirt and cutoff shorts for a shopping date with Selena Gomez.
It seems that NYC may be getting the best of Swift's color palette, as she opts for a chic all-black look for a night out on the town.
And lest we forget some standout 1989 tour looks—skinny catsuits and sequin tux jackets!
What's your favorite Taylor Swift look of 2015?
Taking a long look back at the year, there were a lot of major style moments on the red carpet. Some were sublimely beautiful, a few monumental for what they stood for, and others packed more wow-factor than we ever thought possible. Here, in no particular order, the gowns and dresses that had us talking this year. After your spin down memory lane, be sure to vote on which you think is the top attention-grabber of the year.
1. Lupita Nyong'o's pearl-covered Calvin Klein gown, worn to this year's Academy Awards
Even if the pearly beauty left fashion watchers divided, the dress caused a big media storm when it went missing. Valued at $150,000, it got police attention...and was later found in a bathroom at the hotel where the actress was staying.
2. Amal Clooney's tiered Maison Margiela dress, worn to this year's Met Gala
The new Mrs. Clooney made a stylish stir whenever she stepped out this year, but it was her red carpet style we were most excited to finally see. At the Met Gala, the fashion world's biggest red carpet, she picked a strapless Maison Margiela couture dress by John Galliano with tiered ruffles that extended from her waist to the floor.
3. Rihanna's yellow Guo Pei gown, worn to this year's Met Gala
We knew Rihanna would wear something major the event, and the cascading, canary yellow gown she wore did not disappoint. It was by Chinese couturier Guo Pei; after the fact we learned that the designer didn't really think RiRi should wear this one, calling it "too heavy and too hot."
4. Kim Kardashian West's sheer Roberto Cavalli by Peter Dundas gown, worn to this year's Met Gala
The other Met Gala dress the internet couldn't stop buzzing over belonged to Kardashian West, who hopped on the sheer, feather-trimmed bandwagon with this ethereal dress. It was super glam, and, per KKW's Instagram, inspired by a dress worn by Cher to the first ever Met.
5. Lily James' sparkly Elie Saab gown, worn to the Los Angeles premiere of Cinderella
Has there ever been a premiere dress more fitting than this? James' tour for the live-action flick was supremely stylish, but it was this Cinderella-like gown that made all of our jaws drop. She kept the theme going all the way down to her toes too, shod by he of the modern-day glass slipper, Christian Louboutin.
6. Caitlyn Jenner's white Atelier Versace gown, worn to this year's ESPY Awards
There was a near fever pitch to see what Jenner would wear to her first red carpet, and this striking Versace gown didn't disappoint. The dress had similarities to one Angelina Jolie wore for a film premiere years prior, a not-so-surprising fact when Jenner revealed she sought out Jolie's stylist because she admired the actress' red-carpet vibe. The dress was custom-made for Jenner.
7. Kate Middleton's flowing Jenny Packham dress, worn to the London premiere of Spectre
Unlike most of our favorite Hollywood types, Kate Middleton rarely makes proper red-carpet appearances. Tons of official obligations that offer up workwear inspiration, yes, but not always super-glam evening events. When she and Prince William attended the U.K. premiere of the latest James Bond flick, the world sighed over this fluid Jenny Packham gown.
8. Naomi Watts' feathered Elie Saab gown, worn to this year's Cannes Film Festival
The red carpet at Cannes is reliably stunning, but it was this voluminous, steel gray feather-skirted dress that topped our best-dressed list.
9. Dakota Johnson's silver Chanel dress, worn to this year's Golden Globes
Thanks to a little something called 50 Shades of Grey, this was Johnson's big red-carpet debut year. She skipped voluminous ballgowns, showing a penchant for simple shapes and solids instead; her sparkliest moment came at the Globes thanks to high-wattage silver.
10. Taylor Swift's high-low Elie Saab gown, worn to this year's Grammy Awards
Swift showed off her stems in this party-in-the-front pick. From the side and back the teal gown looked like something fit for a princess, but a frontal shot reveals a cheeky miniskirt moment that no royal would dare. Yup—it takes an American princess to pull this one off.
11. Allison Williams' high-volume Giambattista Valli gown, worn to this year's Met Gala
The year's red carpets had lots of striking, romantic moments for Miss Williams—practice for her big wedding day moment, perhaps?
12. Jennifer Lopez's beige Elie Saab gown, worn to this year's Academy Awards
We've spent serious time tracking just how much J-Lo loves a sheer dress moment, but she went a bit different for this year's Academy Awards (though still just as sexy, natch). Aside from a seductively low neckline, this gown kept things covered up with a full skirt that kept her dancer's legs hidden.
13. Vanessa Hudgens' floral-print Naeem Khan gown, worn to this year's Tony Awards
After making her Broadway debut in Gigi, Hudgens was ready to play the part of budding starlet again, making this feminine number so on-point.
14. Nicki Minaj's black Tom Ford dress, worn to this year's Grammy Awards
While the rapper's given us some boundary-pushing looks over the year, it's these pared-back looks that really shine. Her Grammys choice was supremely sexy, but elegant too, with a fringed skirt made of light-catching sequins.
15. Charlize Theron's bright yellow Dior gown, worn to this year's Cannes Film Festival
As the star of this year's Mad Max reboot, it only made sense for Theron to seriously stand out. She did so in a strapless, sunshine-yellow gown with a train that extended feet behind her.
16. Diane Kruger's caped Prada dress, worn to this year's Venice Film Festival
Forever polished, it's no surprise to see Kruger with a handful of red carpet wins. This year was no exception, though it's this retro-inspired stunner that made us gasp the most. It's a study in contrasts of sorts, with a color that's hard to pin down between pale pink, icy silver, and pure white. And while the shape and caped back look plucked from a vintage collection, the exposed skin at her side feels decidedly of this century.
17. Jennifer Lawrence's sheer Schiaparelli gown, worn to the New York premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
It's the last time we'll see Lawrence promote The Hunger Games, and she went out with a bang, wearing gorgeous dress after gorgeous dress. It was one of her latest that really grabbed us: How pretty-sexy is this long-sleeve, sheer Schiaparelli dress?
18. Rihanna's voluminous Giambattista Valli gown, worn to this year's Grammy Awards
Because how could you not nominate Rihanna twice with this fabulously frothy creation? The popstar said it piqued her attention from the moment she first spotted it on the internet—amazing.
19. Keira Knightly in romantic Valentino, worn to this year's Academy Awards
The new mom approached maternity style with lots a dreamy touch, skipping skin-tight dresses in favor of pieces that positively floated. Her stand-out moment came at the Oscars, where she positively glowed in embroidered Valentino.
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From the looks of things, all eyes must have been on Miranda Lambert last night—and her cut-to-there neckline.
The singer stepped out for the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., donning a seriously plunging white gown featuring a textured bodice and swathe of sheer fabric over her bust. She paired the ethereal, flowing confection with a muted beauty look (but for that come-hither smoky eye) and swept her hair into an easy undo (no petal pink hair in sight). This is veritably one of the country crooner's sexiest looks to date, and definitely proves her breakover style game is one to watch.
Lambert, who will be touring with fellow country artist Kenny Chesney next spring, has been spending her off-time with family and friends in recent weeks as she continues to move on from her divorce with singer Blake Shelton.
And while Shelton is now dating his The Voice co-star Gwen Stefani—Lambert is reportedly not rushing back into the dating scene yet. It seems that she's taking time to just enjoy being on her own and, we might add, looking damn good while she's at it.
Kerry Washington is never one to disappoint, which means that when she steps out on two red carpets in one day, you’re guaranteed to be twice as taken. This was exactly the case when she picked two separate looks last night: At the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala, the Scandal star donned a breathtaking Giambattista Valli confection featuring a sheer illusion neckline, peek-at-those-gams skirt, and pink petals at the hip. We know this is a black dress—but it’s a gown that has even more princess vibes than her 2015 Met Gala look, a swoon-worthy pink Prada design, you might remember.
Not to be outdone—by herself, that is—Kerry also attended a MaxMara fête celebrating ABC’s #TGIT show lineup sporting a lacy white Self-Portrait midi replete with sexy plunging neckline; she paired the look with studded peach pumps and a matching clutch.
Both looks were pretty perfect—and very Kerry. But which of her red carpet looks do you like best?
Last night’s red carpets were so full of drool-worthy gowns (and gotta-steal-that beauty looks) that we almost didn’t know where to look first. (You may recall that we had similar conundrum last weekend). Happily, we found a starting point at the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala, an event that draws big celeb names in support of providing basic necessities to children from low-income families. The women of Hollywood who stepped out not only helped raise awareness for the cause, but gave us a heaping dose of sartorial eye candy while they were at it. And the Baby2Baby fête wasn’t the only party drawing our favorite style stars: the 2015 Governors Awards and Seth MacFarlane’s holiday party at The Grove in Los Angeles also offered notably chic looks.
Hot mama Jenna Dewan-Tatum wore one of the most standout looks of the night, wowing in a strapless, emerald green microfloral dress by Monique Lhuillier. (She smartly offset the frock with a pair of sleek white pumps).
Jessica Alba also took our breath away, donning a sweeping, marigold halter gown with beautiful mulberry jewelry. (This color combo is of note, if Dakota Johnson’s Gucci dress from the LACMA Art+Film Gala has anything to say about it).
Gwen Stefani continued her breakover style reign in an LBD of her own, pairing the eyelet one-shoulder frock with sexy fishnet tights and geometric pumps.
As is her habit, Kerry Washington crushed the red carpet in a voluminous, mostly-sheer black gown featuring rosy petals at the hip. (This look puts forth the perfect amount of leg and shoulder.)
Reese Witherspoon took a risk in a black-and-floral tea-length dress featuring a tulle-adorned skirt—one that definitely paid off.
Busy Philipps complemented her minty top-knot with an equally bright, patterned gown. (A little whimsy never hurt, right?)
Meanwhile, Jessica Biel turned heads during her mommy’s-night-out in a pale pink column gown featuring voluminous sleeves, which she paired with a (nearly) show-stopping diamond necklace.
Kelly Rowland when for a chromatic sweater dress featuring a sexy thigh-high slit that gave us a prime view of her even-sexier lace-tie sandals.
Not one to shy from color, Julie Bowen wowed in a white Monique Lhuillier confection replete with a trendy red floral print at the neckline.
Selma Blair attended in a slinky Narciso Rodriguez number made all the more elegant by her sleek chignon.
Mama-of-two Jaime King hit the gala in a high-neck Naeem Khan confection featuring intricate beading, proving that winter white very much deserves its moment on the red carpet this season.
Jordana Brewster also supported the white-after-September crusade in an ultra-hot one-shoulder jumpsuit.
Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked as photogenic as ever (natch) in a structured pale pink mini and suede pumps.
A glowing Soleil Moon Frye kept stylish and comfortable in a stretchy black dress that clung to her burgeoning bump.
Style maven Chriselle Lim attended the event in a Gauri & Nainika frock with a sweet rose design at her waist—virtually embodying the phrase “pretty in pink.
Also in attendance, Ashley Benson upped the va-va-voom factor in a plunging Leanne Marshall design.
Rachel Weisz took to the 2015 Governors Awards in a beautiful black-and-red floral gown featuring rich ruby sequins.
At the same event, new mom Carey Mulligan wowed in a trim, pale gold dress with all-over beading.
And finally, Sarah Hyland took to Seth MacFarlane’s Christmas fest at The Grove in Los Angeles wearing a navy-lace slip dress and strappy sandals (basically all winter dress inspo we need).