Where the Golden globes showed us how to go ‘sexy back’ again, the SAG awards saw stars bare it all down to….their shoulders! Yes! This year strapless fashion ruled the roost at the 17th annual Screen actors’ guild awards red carpet, held in the shrine auditorium, Los Angeles on the 30th of January.
Trying to go glam & trendy by showing of chiselled collar bones & shoulder blades can be quite tricky but some of the celebrities did it with such élan, that they managed to make our cut for the best dressed list in the ‘bare shoulder chic’ category.
Angie Harmon : 2011 SAG Awards
Topping the list was Angie Harmon in a beautiful pink Monique Lhuillier feathered gown with a rich yet subtly jewelled bodice. It was like one of those fairytale dresses that is a must for every ‘red carpet fashion’ fable. The ‘nude make up – sans jewellery style’ along with her neatly pulled back hair, perfectly complemented her angelic look
2011 SAG Awards : Claire Danes
Mad Men star, Claire Danes , who generally plays it safe with her choice of designers, surprised us with a sizzling Louis Vuitton number. The exquisite printed silk gown was beautifully accented with embroidered black pearls and silk flowers and cinched with a black velvet belt. The parted, simple hair, Fred Leighton jewellery & hot pink lips were an interesting touch!
2011 SAG Awards : Mila Kunis
Taking a huge risk of wearing red while walking on red, Mila Kunis proved fashion pundits otherwise by looking drop dead gorgeous in a dramatically printed chiffon gown from the late Alexander McQueen’s 2010 Resort Collection. She may have lost the award to Melissa Leo, but made no mistakes while bringing her A-game to the red carpet fashion. Bonus points for adding the clear waistband. Complemented with the smoky eyes, black wavy curls & Cartier Jewels, she did look like a million bucks!
2011 SAG Awards : Tina Fey
Going red on red too, were Tina Fey, looking elegant in an Oscar de la Renta red lace dress & a black satin Christian Louboutin clutch and Julianna Margulies, who kept black at bay this time (thankfully!), looking radiant in a Bordeaux YSL strapless draped gown, with a beautiful golden – trimmed YSL clutch & dangling ear-rings.
2011 SAG Awards : Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra Sedgwick portrayed a picture of complete confidence & power, while carrying off a sexy black vintage Thierry Mugler Couture dress. Complemented by Cartier earrings, bracelet-watch, smoky eyes, rose lips & wavy curls, she looked absolutely stunning. I guess Mrs. Kevin Bacon does know how to glam up for the red carpet!
2011 SAG Awards : Natalie Portman
Now moving on to the lighter side of the color spectrum, Natalie Portman glowed not only because of her best actress nomination & motherhood, but also due to the contrast of her white effect on the red carpet! Proudly showing off her baby bump in a divine Azzaro gown with 2 million worth of Tiffany baubles as ear rings, the Black Swan Actress was picture perfect!
2011 SAG Awards : Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder could be mistaken for walking the altar & not the red carpet having borrowed her choice from the Alberta Ferreti 2011 bridal collection. The flawlessly white ruffled ensemble did make her look young & refreshing but having said that, she could have done more with the look in terms of the makeup, hair & accessories. A decent attempt, none-the-less.
The SAG Awards saw even the newbies on the red carpet take on the challenge of showing their toned arms & bare shoulders to go ‘straplessly stylish’! The young guns held their own, as they posed for cameras to click & critics to judge! Those who passed the ‘fash-frat’ scrutiny were
2011 SAG Awards : Diane Argnon
Diane Argnon, the Glee star, who more than made up for her disastrous choice on the Emmy 2010 red carpet, by choosing a vintage glittering Chanel haute Couture tea-length gown, which showed of her elegant black Ferragamo pumps. Completing the look was a Ferragamo minaudiere & Fred Leighton jewels. The makeup & hair too was impeccable, especially the side sweeping bun.
2011 SAG Awards : Sarah Hyland
On the other hand, Modern Family teen starlet, Sarah Hyland, kept it trendy & simple, in a pre-fall Max Mara orange strapless gown, with side knot. The 20 year old carried off the look in Me & Ro gold and black diamond jewelry and a Stuart Weitzman clutch with great comfort!
Other celebrities who kept shutterbugs busy were –
Julia Stiles, Archie Panjabi, Katrina Bowden and Mad Men star, Cara Bruno.
Strapless fashion has always been a dark horse in the red carpet fashion trends. It’s like one of those classic styles that are always present and yet scream for attention only when the right set of shoulders do justice to it! Ever since MTV named Amy Adam’s strapless Oscar de la Renta gown at the Golden Globes as the as the ‘it’ trend of the red carpet season, this fashion has re-surfaced to lime light in all its glory. Kudos to all the celebrities at the SAG awards’ red carpet for carrying it off with such panache!