Let’s keep this party going, divas.
Best Dressed: KRISTEN BELL
gown by J. Mendel, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz
This is definitely the good place. Possibly the best Ms. Bell has ever looked. The color pops, the purse slays – I love it all.
Runner-Up: YARA SHAHIDI
jumpsuit by Ralph Lauren, jewelry by Tiffany & Co.
Nobody on this red carpet looked more vibrant, youthful, and goddamn HAPPY than Yara. What more could you ask for than a jumpsuit bursting with joy?
Honorable Mention: BRIE LARSON
gown by Gucci, jewelry by Neil Lane
A stunning print. The silver sequins lining the sleeves, bustline, and waist bring this look to an A-list level. Kudos, Ms. Larson. You’re nailing it.
tuxedo by Stella McCartney, bow tie by Brackish, shoes by Jésù-Ségun London
Serving up Slytherin realness on a platter. He looks like he’s about to Sectumsempra a bitch while stomping down a runway. GodDAMN do I love these Stranger Things kids. May all of Hollywood start taking their fashion cues from these tweens.
gown by Zuhair Murad
Great fit, beautiful color. Love the starry night vibe and the slightly-sheer sleeves. I’d have lost the black purse and added some big diamond studs, but overall, I can’t complain.
gown by Christian Siriano, jewelry by Chopard
Angelic from head to toe. Those soft waves in her hair, the draping – I am very much here for Princess Uzo.
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
gown by Ralph & Russo, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz, purse by Jimmy Choo, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Architectural and interesting. You can always count on Tracee to deliver a surprise, and this risk definitely paid off. Because the dress is textured, the white accessories look a little mismatched next to that white fabric, so I’d probably have swapped them for some silver sandals. But it’s a minor quibble – overall, Tracee slays.
gown by Antonio Grimaldo, purse by Tyler Ellis
I don’t know who the hell this is, but I read that she gave birth a mere six weeks ago, and is already on the red carpet delivering this fly-as-hell chainmail-embellished delight. I’m not sure the styling actually works with this gown, but I’m willing to forgive it in favor of an interesting and surprising look. Chainmail is by far my favorite trend I’ve seen on the red carpet recently, mostly because it makes me think we’re all just tryna cosplay as Brienne of Tarth.
gown by Julea Domani
It’s AGGRESSIVELY late 90s-early 00s, but weirdly, I don’t hate it. The mermaid silhouette is never my favorite, and the cold-shoulder trend really needs to die already, but I love the color, especially paired with that peachy sparkly purse.
gown by Kate Spade, jewelry by Forevermark
Good color, flawless hair and makeup. Here for the floral embellishments, but I could live without the tiers.
gown by Reem Acra, shoes by Casadei
A solid dress, ruined by weird Drusilla-from-Buffy styling. (For the record, Drusilla styling could totally work in a different context, but not with this dress.)
gown by Zac Posen, jewelry by Irene Neuwirth
Another case of “right dress, wrong styling.” That shit must be contagious.
gown by Miu Miu, jewelry by Monique Pean
The way the fabric pools and drapes below the neckline just makes me very upset. It’s like she’s wearing two vulvas as a belt, which I would probably respect if it were intentional, but it is definitely not.
gown by Estern Abner, jewelry by Nirav Modi
I told you all that saloon trend was becoming an epidemic. Now we’re going to a Wild West bridal place? No thank you.
dress by Laura Basci, shoes by Casadei
Love the sparkle, but this is too forgettable to even discuss.
SUSAN SARANDON and GEENA DAVIS
Susan’s gown by Alberta Ferretti, sunglasses by Moooi x Gentle Monster
Geena’s gown by Anel Verna
I only really love Susan’s sunglasses, but it’s all fine, I suppose.
gown by Christian Dior
She can do better.
gown by Diane von Furstenberg, purse by Jimmy Choo, shoes by Stuart Weitzman
I really hate this.
Worst Dressed: KATE HUDSON
gown by Valentino, jewelry by Forevermark
HIDE YOUR CLOTHES, HIDE YOUR ACCESSORIES. The saloon trend has taken another victim, and it’s coming for all of us. I wish you all good fortune in the great fashion wars to come.