Who wore it best at the 2009 SAG Awards?
Kate Winslet continued her reign as Hollywood’s leading lady last night, as she picked up the latest in a long line of awards in yet another show-stopping frock.
The Brit star bagged the Best Supporting Actress gong at the 2009 SAG Awards, for her role in The Reader, but forget the golden statue, all eyes were on her stunning figure-hugging Narciso Rodriguez royal blue gown instead, which plunged at the neckline and featured a dramatic fishtail skirt.
And she wasn’t the only star in the blue. The hue was the shade of choice for some of Hollywood’s most stylish women, including Angelina Jolie, who was resplendent, yet typically safe, in a monochromatic cobalt Max Azria number.
Rachel Evan Wood channelled old-school Hollywood glamour with tumbling curls and a teal asymmetric Monique Lhuillier dress, while one of our favourite looks of the night came courtesy of red carpet newcomer, Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto, who wowed in a flowing Marchesa cornflower Grecian gown.
Could the little blue dress be nabbing the crown this season from perennial favourite black? Only time will tell.
Aside from the water shades, the red carpet was a rainbow of colour, with few stars opting for neutrals. Christina Applegate was glowing in jade green Ungaro, and Claire Danes radiant in scarlet red Nina Ricci.
Another key trend to note was bejewelled, with Anne Hathaway’s angelic white Azzaro column gown leading the pack, with its glimmering neckline and waistband, while Mad Men star January Jones chose an exotic black embellished Andrew Gn dress, with an ornate glimmering gold panel.
So that’s the good, but what about the bad? Bright hues may have provided style hits for many, but it wasn’t the case for all.
Marisa Tomei looked far from sunny in her buttercup yellow number – a tricky shade to master, which instead left her washed out and pale. Holly Hunter joined her, looking more like a Quality Street chocolate in her shiny fuchsia frock, while Eva Longoria championed the frothy look with her tangerine tiered gown.
She wasn’t the only Desperate Housewives to let the side down. Dana Delany, Marcia Cross and Nicollette Sheridan all slipped down the style radar, looking frumpy, fussy and tacky respectively in their array of clangers.
Let’s hope they’d all put their best dresses on hold for February’s Oscars!