In terms of celebrity red carpetry, the Directors Guild Awards are a little light on fabulosity and A-listers. But these ladies gamely strapped on their promo wear and did their jobs as God intended them to do, so the very least we could do in response is pay them a little attention for their efforts. And then judge them, of course.
Allison Janney in J. Mendel
This is both a good summation of her style and a good summation of this red carpet overall: It gets the job done. Personally, we’re not nuts about the shape of the sleeves or where the waist hits her.
Amy Schumer in La Perla
Oof. Girl, none of this is working for you. The hem’s too low and the yoke is unflattering both in shape and sheerness. And here’s another set of sleeves with a shape we don’t love. She doesn’t look particularly thrilled with this look and we don’t blame her.
Betty Gabriel in Rami Al Ali
She’s been quietly slaying all season. We love this. The color looks great on her, the shape is flattering, the sleeves give it a slightly sporty feel while the gold embellishments keep it firmly formal. Top it off with killer earrings and hair, and Miss Lady is, as we said, quietly slaying.
Emily V. Gordon in Alice + Olivia (Skirt)
LOVE that skirt. The top isn’t the best choice to set it off and we’ll never love T-straps as much as she seems to, though. A red sweater would’ve been our rec.
EDITED TO ADD: Got our backdrops mixed up and she’s at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Sorry, darling!
Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Oscar de la Renta
The ombre effect of the beading really makes this dress. Or rather, it saves it from being overwhelmingly heavy-looking and generic. It almost doesn’t matter because the head styling is gorgeous.
Sally Hawkins in Armani Privé
Serving up Robot Lily Tomlin realness. And somehow, that seems just right for her.
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