Darlings, it’s time to gather up the flock of righteous ravens and line ’em up for mild, supportive judgment, yes? There are WAY too many black dresses still in the pipeline, so this’ll be part one in a series of three posts stacked to the rafters with more black sequins and feathers than you ever thought possible to comprehend.
Let’s get to it.
Alexis Bledel in Oscar de la Renta
We have some quibbles as to how the leaves are placed over the white top, but for the most part, we find this a chic take on a formal pants look for women.
Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace
Sophia Loren circa 1974 drag. And pretty well done, all things considered.
Catherine Zeta-Jones in Zuhair Murad Couture
We want to respect the choices of women this night, but this was just a bit too over-the-top, especially when her centenarian father-in-law’s face was positioned at crotch level, making for a deeply uncomfortable moment of tribute.
Connie Britton in Lingua Franca (Sweater) and Max Mara (Skirt)
Using her platform to give a shoutout to the “Poverty is Sexist” campaign.
Diane Kruger in Prada
We’re not huge fans of sheer capes on anyone other than drag queens and possibly superheroes. And we think the combo of a criss-cross halter with a cape that drapes over the shoulders is just a little awkward. And it sure is embellished all to hell. Despite all that, we think the sense of drama carries the look.
Emilia Clarke in Miu Miu
That’s a hard-to-work bustline, but she’s exactly right for it. It’s a simple look that seems to get a bit cuter the longer we look at it.
Jessica Chastain in Armani Privé
Can’t argue with any of that.
There were quite a few silver-accented black gowns that night, but we can only recall one gold-accented one.
Kerry Washington in Prabal Gurung
Those booties are fierce, but they really don’t work with that skirt.
Maggie Gyllenhaal in Monse
One of several iterations of the half-skirt over pants. It’s not our favorite style in the world, but this was one of the better versions.
Mandy Moore in Rosie Assoulin
FOR ONCE, we have nothing bad to say about a Mandy Moore red carpet jawn. Miss Lady finally nailed it. Great earrings.
Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji
Everything looks great, but those hospital-scrub sleeves seem a bit unresolved.
Rachel Brosnahan in Vionnet
Another one taking a spin on the Audrey ride. She looks simply stunning. Sometimes fierce hair and a simple dress is all a gal needs to make an impression.
A tiara was called for here.
Zoë Kravitz in Saint Laurent
Simple and gorgeous, topped off with a couple of drool-worthy ear-danglers.
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