Red Carpet Review: The Glamorous 2023 Critics Choice Awards, Including Amanda Seyfried, Janelle Monae, Stephanie Hsu, & More!


Tonight’s Critics Choice Awards bring us one step closer to the climax of awards season for film, but this particular ceremony includes stars of both the big screen & small screen to unite & celebrate their talent, accomplishments, & of course fashion! There were so many trends of the night, continuing the glitz that we saw last weekend at the Golden Globe Awards, including dramatic metallic gown, classic black dresses with cut-outs, neutral / champagne tones, midi-length designs, variations on the naked dress, bold pops of color, & multicolored dresses.

Some of my favorites of the night include Abbott Elementary actress Sheryl Lee Ralph–who arrived in what I like to call “a winner’s dress” by Jovana Louis, Glass Onion star Kate Hudson‘s silver sheer halter gown by Oscar de la Renta, Pam & Tommy nominee Lily James modernizing another Old Hollywood look by Oscar de la Renta, The Whale‘s Sadie Sink in a youthful Chanel frock, host Chelsea Handler in a chic orange Maticevski design, along with Everything Everywhere All at One supporting actress Stephanie Hsu in a classic tangerine Valentino gown, Niecy Nash-Betts shimmering in a Jason Wu confection, & the always glamorous Angela Bassett in a black velvet Christian Siriano design (& she nabbed another award for her gripping performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever). Scroll through the

Sheryl Lee Ralph in a gold one-shoulder Jovana Louis gown with Vince Camuto shoes & Misho Designs jewelry, Michelle Williams in a gold one-shoulder Louis Vuitton dress with Tiffany & Co. jewelry, Viola Davis in a shimmering brown cape gown by Valentino, Kate Hudson in a silver Oscar de la Renta gown with Bulgari jewelry & Christian Loboutin peep toe platforms, & Aubrey Plaza in a spaghetti strap Louis Vuitton gown with Pomellato jewelry at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Elle Fanning in an ivory Alexander McQueen structural gown with Irene Neuwirth jewelry, Amanda Seyfried in a gold Christian Dior gown with Stuart Weitzman shoes & Cartier jewelry, Anya Taylor-Joy in a midi Dior dress with Tiffany & Co. jewelry, Cate Blanchett in a khaki Max Mara shirt/gown with Louis Vuitton jewelry, & Britt Lower in a cream Harith Hashim suit with Delfina Delettrez jewelry at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Renee Elise Goldsberry in a multi-metallic spaghetti strap gown, Thuso Mbedu in a custom Louis Vuitton gown with jewelry (by REZA, Rainbow K, Anita Ko, Delfina Delettrez, & EERA), Daisy Edgar-Jones in a sparkling Gucci gown, Jenny Slate in a patchwork metallic Olivier Theyskens gown, & Danielle Deadwyler in a custom silver Louis Vuitton gown at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Lily James in a black striped midi gown by Oscar de la Renta & Janelle Monae in a custom crinkled Vera Wang cut-out gown at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Angela Bassett in a black velvet Christian Siriano dress with Messika jewelry & Kaley Cuoco in a black velvet bell-sleeve dress at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Rhea Seehorn in a silver deep-v gown, Dichen Lachman in a silver Grecian-inspired one-shoulder gown, Milly Alcock in a strapless Dior dress with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes & Pomellato jewelry, & Lea Thompson in a short printed dress at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Quinta Brunson in a Robert Wun dress with jewelry by Amrapali & Graziela & Reza & Sadie Sink in a black strapless Chanel midi dress at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Jen Tullock in a yellow deep-v gown, Emily Uribe in a yellow deep-v Alex Perry dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes, Melanie Lynskey in a yellow gathered gown, Dominique Fishback in a yellow Greta Constantine ruffled gown with an Emily P. Wheeler ring, & Amber Ruffin in a yellow sequin suit at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Stephanie Hsu in an orange Valentino pleated gown, Chelsea Handler in a one-shoulder Maticevski design with Stuart Weitzman shoes & Norman Silverman jewelry, Anna Sawai in a caramel Acne Studios gown, Monica Barbaro in a floral one-shoulder gown by Del Core, & Niecy Nash-Betts in a champagne shimmering Jason Wu gown at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Laura Prepon in an olive one-shoulder midi dress, Patricia Arquette in a sage green Grecian-inspired Valentino design, Marcia Gay Harden in a green & black printed hi-low dress, Claire Foy in a printed Prada strapless dress with Messika jewelry, & Rosa Salazar in a printed sweetheart gown at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Ruth E. Carter in a purple embellished gown, Judy Greer in a black & yellow Greta Constantine design, Julia Garner in a red Ferragamo mini dress with Bulgari jewelry & Stuart Weitzman shoes & a Skims bra, Michelle Yeoh in a red & black Carolina Herrera design with DeBeers jewelry, & Abby Elliott in a shimmering blue St. John turtleneck gown at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Melanie Zannetti in a floral printed strapless gown, Kerry Washington in a sequin & bead embellished Giorgio Armani Privé sweetheart down with Santoni platform sandals, Trinity Jo-Li Bliss in a black embellished gown, Julia Roberts in a black & gold embellished Schiaparelli gown with Chopard jewelry, & Zoe Kazan in a white with black lace Rodarte dress at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Amy Brenneman in a Tony Ward ensemble, Krista Marie Yu in a champagne lace gown, Phoebe Dynevor in a printed Louis Vuitton gown, Eve Hewson in a black & white Cong Tri ensemble with Bulgari jewelry, & Busy Philipps in a gray St. John dress at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Janelle James in a chocolate gown by Mindi Mond NY with Rahaminov Diamonds jewelry & Kerry Condon in a brown gown with Briony Raymond jewelry at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Jennifer Coolidge in a black custom Dolce & Gabbana dress, Madelyn Cline in a feathered black Givenchy dress, & Jessie Buckley in a black layered off-the-shoulder dress at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Sarah Hyland in a black cut-out Stella McCartney dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes, Rachel Bloom in a black gown, Carla Buono in a black deep-v gown, Monet Mazur in a cut-out black gown, & Amber Midthunder in a black one-shoulder gown at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Ayo Edibri in a black custom Thom Brown tuxedo outfit, Natasha Lyonne in a black sparkling Gucci gown, Sarah Polley in a black suit, Kelsey Asbille in a black Saint Laurent design, & Liza Colon-Zayas in a black gown at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Nina Hoss in a tuxedo & Samantha Logan in a tuxedo & bralette combo at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.

Who wore your favorite look of the night? Did you top choice performers win? Who are you rooting for to win an Oscar? For more stylish posts, check out: W magazine’s best performances portfolio with Ana de Armas & Margot Robbie, the boldest & most colorful statement necklaces from New York & Company, a look back at past Golden Globe red carpets with Emma Stone & Reese Witherspoon, & the top 10 Style Darlings of 2022, including Florence Pugh & Jodie Turner-Smith! Happy Styling!

Top 10 Celeb Sightings: The Gals from Ghostbusters, Glitter, Glitz, & More!


While I’m working on a new essay based on my recent trip to New York City to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Manus x Machina exhibit, my attention has been drawn to the latest & greatest of celebrity red carpet appearances. Just to clarify, I don’t share these celebrity images to praise the thin & privileged, or to negatively reinforce that beauty is supposed to look a certain way (like a white Hollywood actress). I’m inspired by the style in the images below, from sequins to lace to cut-outs to draping to accessories & all that. Not only do I appreciate the craftsmanship of a beautiful garment, but how an outfit is assembled (to me) is like a work of art, setting a tone & inspiring something beautiful with texture & colors.

Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander shimmered in a silver Louis Vuitton gown with Bulgari Serpenti jewelry at the Jason Bourne premiere. The Shallows star Blake Lively continued to show off her on fleek maternity style in a salmon lace dress by Jonathan Simkhai (shop similar here) with a Christian Louboutin Paloma bag (shop similar here), Sophia Webster Rosalind crystal sandals (shop here), & jewelry by Anita Ko in New York City. German actress Diane Kruger wowed in a red sheer lace Jason Wu design with a mini nude Chanel clutch (shop similar here) at the premiere of The Infiltrator. Indian beauty Freida Pinto went for a monochromatic all-white look in a beaded embellished top with white leg pants & a menswear inspired jacket by Ralph Lauren Collection & neutral pumps at the Wimbledon Men’s Finals. Julia Stiles showed off her curves in a honeycomb-patterned Rubin Singer halter gown (see runway look here) with jewelry by Amrapali & Jerome C. Rousseau sandals at the European premiere of Jason Bourne.

Alicia Vikander, Blake Lively, Diane Kruger, Freida Pinto, & Julia Stiles.SNL star Kate McKinnon was all smiles in a blue Versace gown with jewelry by David Yurman (shop similar here) at the Ghostbusters premiere, alongside Kristen Wiig who wore in a pink strapless sweetheart tropical palm print Jenny Packham column gown with pink Irene Neuwirth gemstones. Funny lady Leslie Jones stole the red carpet in a red off-the-shoulder sweetheart Christian Siriano gown with studded ankle strap sandals at the Ghostbusters premiere. Aussie actress Margot Robbie stood tall in an embroidered peach Miu Miu column gown with diamonds by Messika at the London premiere of Tarzan. Melissa McCarthy glowed in a yellow lace floral embroidered 50s inspired A-line dress by Judith B. Swartz & Daniela Kurrle with strappy cream Aldo sandals (shop similar here) at the Ghostbusters premiere.

Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Margot Robbie, & Melissa McCarthy.I love how even after so many years of following celebrity fashion & blogging that I’m still surprised & impressed by what’s happening on the red carpet. I love how classic silhouettes can work for so many different shapes & sizes, proving that fashion can not only be evolutionary, but also timeless. Dressing glamorously isn’t just for the red carpet either. Take some inspiration from these ensembles & try a little extra sparkle for your next night out. Break out some ankle strap sandals to amp up your street style. Don’t be afraid try a head-to-toe color for summer & experiment with white. Which celebrity look is your favorite? Who inspires your summer style? Happy Styling!

 

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