SAG Awards 2018: Nicole Kidman is Bronze(y) Perfection in Armani Privé

Posted on January 22, 2018

With this weekend’s Producer’s Guild Awards and SAG Awards red carpets, it became clear that the black dress initiative was a one-time-only thing for the Golden Globes. We figured as much, since there are only so many high-end black gowns in sample sizes to be found at this time of year. Partially because of that agreed-upon color restriction (we surmise) and partially because it just happens to be a trend in fashion at the moment, the subsequent awards ceremony red carpets have been fairly exploding with color.

This is, perhaps a strange way to open a post about a shiny mud-colored gown, but it really stood out to us based solely on that hue.

We try to consider this a bronze, but it’s really hard not to see it as merely a shiny brown. We also try to hold onto the idea that the gathering around that big flower on her shoulder is too heavy and distracting. But both points (shiny poop and shoulder-distorting flower) don’t get our arguments very far, because in the end, we love how she looks here.

Maybe, like black, brown is one of those colors that comes alive on her when it would look dreary on other people (she looked stunning in a memorable brown turtleneck in Big Little Lies, now that we think of it). Maybe that shoulder treatment is over the top, but it’s probably the only thing that prevents this gown from looking generic. Whatever the reasons, it’s all working for us. But are we wrong for thinking it would all look so much more incredible if she sported her original red hair color?

 

 

Style Credits:
Armani Privé Bronze Metallic Dress from the 2010 Couture Collection
Harry Winston Cluster Yellow Diamond Drop Earrings
Harry Winston Radiant-Cut Yellow Diamond Ring with Tapered Baguette Side Stones
Jimmy Choo Sandals

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, vogue.com]
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