With Fashion Week taking place at the moment & the Oscars only days away, it’s understandable how such a prestigious awards ceremony brings out the most fabulous of dresses, and this year’s show did not disappoint. The 17th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards took place last night in the The Beverly Hilton Hotel in sponsorship with Lacoste, with a white carpet for the arrivals. Although not attended by all of Hollywood’s glitterati, it still showed off a strong selection of gorgeous gowns for me to be in awe of. So let’s see whose made the Killer Fashion Best Dressed list!
The Best Dressed
Hands down, actress Emmy Rossum was the best dressed lady on the night. Not only did Emmy host the Costume Designers Guild Awards, she looked every bit her Hollywood glamorous self in a beige gown by Donna Karan Atelier that featured a v-cut and crossed halter neckline with a large train. Elegant slick down and back hair was very complimentary of the dress choice, as well as her single-line drop earrings, the subtle smokey eye and pink lipstick. It was all a match made in heaven.
Lady in Red
Opting for a relaxed fit but bold colour, Gone Girl nominee & costume designer Trish Summerville attended in this two-piece suit with a white low-cut top worn underneath. The baggy trousers actually worked very well for this look, as well as the upturned cuffs on the jacket, and her quiff updo. A selection of jewels and red lipstick rounded up her look.
Choosing a head-to-toe red look, actress January Jones wore this Roland Mouret jumpsuit, which featured an asymmetrical cut on the neckline for edginess. A curly hairstyle, red lipstick and black pumps completed her look for the awards.
Jenny Eagen also attended, being nominated for both True Detective & Olive Kitteredge, wearing a magenta-coloured v-cut dress that featured two different halves to its design; one half was ¾ length sleeved with a relaxed draped fit, while the other half was more fitted and sleeveless. A gold clutch, pink smokey eyes and a deep raspberry lip colour rounded up her ensemble. Jenny Eagan also won the award for Outstanding Contemporary Television Series for ‘True Detective’.
Although she skipped the white carpet arrivals, actress Laura Dern looked fabulous in her black & red choice, which featured embroidery and subtle metallic threading, sheer sleeves and a multi paneled & slitted skirt for a funky finish. Black block sandals, a gold cocktail ring and tousled waves finished off her look.
Actress Autumn Reeser looked lovely in her sequin floral motif gown with a pleated skirting that cut off at the ankles. Her messy French-braided side plait added the right amount of volume to the look, along with a multi-pearl clutch and bronze satin peeptoe sandals.
Opting for a shot & sweet midi, Betsy Brandt attended in this straight neckline cut dress, which featured peplum detailing on the waist. Glitzy pumps and a glitzy clutch with a sparkling cuff bracelet and a voluminous ponytail rounded up the actress’ look.
Also going for a simplistic touch was Johanna Argan, who wore an asymmetrical midi, which also featured peplum detailing and a split on the skirt too. The gold peeptoe heels & messy hairstyle were rather lack lustre for me though.
Looking every bit gorgeous was actress Naomi Watts. Donning an Altuzarra bohemian chic dress for the occasion, the actress’ halterneck featured light layers with pearl-beaded details and peekaboo stitching on the bodice. A simple straight hairstyle and red lipstick with minimal jewellery completed her look. Naomi Watts was also honoured with the Lacoste Spotlight Award, which honours an actor whose talent & career personify an enduring commitment to excellence.
Lou Eyrich looked fabulous. Point blank, just fabulous. The costume designer attended in a white long sleeved gown with a cinched waistband and a train, which she wore with a beige (faux) fur bolero. But what really stepped up her game was the red velvet headscarf and those gold & red gemstone statement earrings. A soft red lip and a shell-shaped bag rounded up her winning look – literally as Lou Eyrich also won the award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie or Mini Series for ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’.
Gorgeous in Green
Actress Mindy Kaling attended donning an emerald green strapless, which featured Indian designs on the neckline and trims of the two-tiered skirt. She teamed her look with gorgeous pearl drop earrings, a cocktail ring & bracelet by Highglow Jewelers. A high plaited ponytail, oxblood red lips and dark eye makeup completed her look.
Also choosing green was teen actress Kiernan Shipka, who attended in this Oscar de la Renta tea dress. The flared tulle skirted dress featured green floral embroidery with a sheer panel along the neckline, which the actress styled with an Edie Parker clutch, Brian Atwood sandals and Jennifer Meyer jewels.
Black Beauties & Metallic Madness
Opting for a dark look, actress Michelle Monaghan attended the CDGAs in a black gown that had a lot going on; it featured exaggerated shoulders & sleeves which were sheer, a sheer lace overlay with floral motifs on the upper neckline, a cami bodice & mermaid fitted body and tiered lace skirting. She added a gunmetal grey clutch, smokey eyes and an updo with pink lipstick to round up her look.
Jacqueline Mazarella wore a black satin dress to the awards, donning an asymmetrical gown with ruched detailing on the bodice. A funky clutch and black peeptoe heels with a raspberry pink lip completed her awards look.
Joining her husband Johnny Hallyday, French beauty Laeticia Hallyday looked wondrous in a slinky haltergown that was covered in sequins. The tall blonde really took my breath away in that mermaid-fitted LBD with its slight train and her minimal styling choices.
Janie Bryant joined her fellow costume designers on the white carpet donning this gorgeous Baroque-designed embellished & embroidered gown, which featured a high neckline & capped sleeves and a sheer skirt with more embroidery to the floor. The open back dress was just wondrous, and really complimented the American’s curves, which Killer Fashion is all about (have you read Curvylicious yet?). Teaming the champagne-hued look with her dark brunette locks and a red lipstick, this was for sure a winning look in my books.
Notable Mentions & Menswear
Click to see all the nominees of Costume Designers Guild Awards 2015
Images courtesy of Zimbio