Jessica Chastain in Roland Mouret
It’s a two-awards show weekend and we red carpet-obsessed folks here at The Backseat Stylers couldn’t be more delighted! With Hollywood’s finest being fêted at the BAFTA Film Awards over on the other side of the pond and the music industry’s most talented gathering for the Grammy Awards in L.A., we knew we were in for a treat – and the BAFTAs have certainly delivered.
By now we’ve seen the same handful or so of nominated actresses trot out their sartorial best at the Golden Globes, SAGs and more, but it seems they still have plenty of gorgeous gowns up their couture sleeves. At the top of our BAFTAs best dressed are Jessica Chastain in a stunning cobalt blue Roland Mouret, Amy Adams in an ethereal Elie Saab gown, and Marion Cotillard in a bright yellow frock by Dior. Rounding out our top 5 are Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway, who both took risks with embellished numbers by Dior and Burberry respectively that definitely paid off.
Next stop for these leading ladies? The Oscars on February 24! We simply cannot wait.
Amy Adams in Elie Saab
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture
Marion Cotillard in Dior Haute Couture
Anne Hathaway in Burberry
Images via Just Jared
January Jones in Zac Posen
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night, giving us our first real awards show red carpet fix in several months. Obviously, we were delighted! So much so that we were even happy to see Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Osbourne again…ssshhh, don’t tell anyone.
Our greatest pleasure by far, however, was spotting January Jones in a stunning black Zac Posen number; in fact, there may have been some squealing and jumping up and down. She just looked that fabulous. Ginnifer Goodwin, who’s become a reliable source for gorgeous red carpet looks over the last few years, didn’t disappoint either, donning a floral and vine embellished orange frock by Monique Lhuillier.
We’re now new fans of Mad Men‘s Jessica Pare, who was the picture of classic Hollywood glamour in a custom black-and-white Jason Wu. Julianna Margieles also surprised us, walking the red carpet in a floral-printed green and purple Giambattista Valli gown. Julianne Moore rounds out our Emmys best dressed list; she looked like a ray of sunshine in a long-sleeved yellow Dior Couture gown that complemented her red hair beautifully.
We absolutely loved all the vibrant colours on the Emmys red carpet this year, but it was a head-to-toe black-clad January Jones who came away with the best dressed title by our measure. Who were your sartorial favourites at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards?
Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier
Jessica Pare in Jason Wu
Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli
Julianne Moore in Dior Couture
Images via Just Jared
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Couture Fall 2012
Just one last TIFF 2012 post, I promise! I couldn’t let the film festival pass us by without bowing down to the most memorable looks from the past 10 days. Jennifer Lawrence in a Dior haute couture dress and sleek dark ‘do easily took the title of best dressed for me, but it was a close race for second place.
Lily Collins and Diane Kruger stunned in embellished short numbers by Balmain and Valentino respectively, while Keira Knightley and Rachel McAdams both chose beautiful Elie Saab gowns. Which TIFF red carpet look was your favourite?
Diane Kruger in Valentino Couture Fall 2012
Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab Fall 2012
Lily Collins in Balmain Pre-Fall 2012
Keira Knightley in Elie Saab Couture Fall 2012
Images via Just Jared
Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton
Finally, the fanciest, shmanciest night in Hollywood arrived tonight, the 2012 Academy Awards! Fess up – you were glued to the tube for all 17 hours of Oscars red carpet and awards ceremony coverage like us, weren’t you? No need to feel ashamed about it. We too oohed and aahed over Michelle Williams‘ coral Louis Vuitton gown, cheered for Jessica Chastain‘s best red carpet outing to date (in Alexander McQueen!), and felt those pangs of jealousy over how hot Angelina Jolie looked in Atelier Versace.
All of our favourite leading ladies stepped up their sartorial game, just as we’d hoped. Rooney Mara wore a colour other than black for once – white Givenchy, in fact. Gwyneth Paltrow continued to rock the sleek, minimalist gowns, choosing a white Tom Ford for the occasion. Stacy Keibler - whom S still can’t believe has gone from WWE wrestler to George Clooney arm candy – donned the only Marchesa gown we’ve ever loved.
Rounding out our top 10 best dressed list were Emma Stone in red Giambattista Valli couture (how funny was her bit with Ben Stiller?), Rose Byrne in a black sequin number by Vivienne Westwood, Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab couture, and Natalie Portman in vintage Dior (from 1954!), carrying the Charlotte Olympia ‘Pandora’ clutch S so covets. They too seemed to have gotten the memo that red, black and white would be the colours for Hollywood’s biggest night out.
Who were your Oscars red carpet favourites?
Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace
Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford
Stacy Keibler in Marchesa
Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen
Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture
Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture
Rose Byrne in Vivienne Westwood
Natalie Portman in vintage Dior
Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab Haute Couture
xx, T & S
Images via Just Jared, Celebuzz
I love this time of year: awards season, couture week, and the merging of the two worlds on the red carpets. With haute couture week having just wrapped up for the Spring 2012 season and big awards shows like the Grammys and Oscars around the corner, we scoured the couture collections of the biggest fashion houses for dresses we can’t wait to see on the biggest red carpets of the year.
Might Rooney, Michelle or Tilda be sporting one of these gorgeous gowns at tonight’s Screen Actors Guild Awards?
Giambattista Valli / Valentino / Dior / Givenchy / Elie Saab / Versace / Chanel
Images via Vogue Italia
Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2012
Awards season is officially underway, as the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards took over the television airwaves and Twitterverse last night. I dutifully watched every minute of pre-show red carpet coverage just so I could bring you this here post. And though I’d like to say that it was incredibly hard work on my part and that it was very tough to narrow the list down to only a handful of looks, the truth is that these 5 actresses and their stunning gowns were standouts that made my job easy.
Rooney Mara was one of the most highly anticipated red carpet arrivals of the evening, and she certainly didn’t disappoint in a chic black Nina Ricci dress. The always flawless Julianne Moore also chose a black gown, by Chanel Haute Couture no less. Her green tassel earrings by Fred Leighton complemented her scarlet hair perfectly.
That wasn’t the only burst of colour. Charlize Theron looked pretty in Dior pink, Emma Stone wore custom eggplant Lanvin, and Tilda Swinton marched to the beat of her own sartorial drum in sky blue Haider Ackermann. Each actress brought her very own brand of glam to the Golden Globes, making for one very fabulous red carpet.
Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture
Emma Stone in custom Lanvin
Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann
Julianne Moore in Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2011
Images via Just Jared, Styleite
Awards season continued last night with the music industry’s biggest night, the Grammy Awards. I’ve found in the past that musicians don’t seem to bring the same level of glamour that actors do to the red carpet, so admittedly my expectations weren’t overly high. When my breath was taken away mid-show by a gorgeous gown from John Galliano’s Fall 2010 couture collection for Dior, I was shocked to find that it was Rihanna who had delivered such unexpected beauty to the Grammy stage. Her hard, big-shouldered, tough-girl look had gotten a bit tired of late, so it was refreshing to see the singer in a floral-inspired floor-length evening gown. Rihanna sure does clean up nice.
Images via MTV.com
The latest issue of Madame Figaro is a feast for the eyes for Diane Kruger fans and haute couture enthusiasts alike. Not only does Kruger cover the issue, but she’s also featured in a 22-page editorial of breathtaking ensembles fresh off the Spring 2011 couture week runways of Givenchy, Armani Privé, Chanel, Dior, Atelier Versace, Gaultier, Valentino and Alexis Mabille.
See the full editorial after the jump.
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