Plenty of the usual suspects hit the red carpet for one more round of back-patting this week, although the National Board of Review Gala tends to a far less formal affair than many other entertainment awards shows. The mood was low-key, the color story was dark and neutral, and no one wanted to come off like they were trying to hard. The style brief of the night was prestige and professionalism.
Judging to commence now.
Allison Williams in Cushnie et Ochs
We aren’t loving the latest jumpsuits, with the really high waists. Everyone looks like Gumby in them. But she did a great job of covering for it by picking that necklace. We’d normally consider that piece to be way too much, but the garment’s so generic that it gives it something of a blank canvas to stand out against.
Angelina Jolie in Valentino
When she’s not dressed like a nun, she’s dressed like Dracula’s Daughter. It was ever thus. She looks fine, if a little spooky.
Armie Hammer in Brunello Cucinelli
Big man in a tiny suit. We never really warmed to the idea of polo shirts with suits.
Julianna Margulies in Thom Browne
We understand a need or desire to keep things serious and professional, but the proportions of this dress are kind of drab.
Meryl Streep in Oscar de la Renta
Serving up some pretty fab coat action.
Timothée Chalamet in Thom Browne
We realize this is the Thom Browne cut and style – and he’s certainly the type for it – but it looks like that jacket is so small on him that he can’t stand up straight.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Uncle Tom and Aunt Rita always look game for a fun night.
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