We had to give Lupita a spotlight post for her showing on this red carpet because … well, because Lupita. But she wasn’t the only celeb gal to support science by showing up to the Breakthrough Awards in an eye-popping dress. In fact, we’d say all of these women did fairly well on the style front. That’s not entirely surprising. Celebs tend to do better with their style when they’re not poledancing for themselves. They also tend to do better when they feel they have to dress for a certain audience or theme.
Julianne Moore in Prada
We’d never have predicted this, but we’re gonna have to praise Miss Julianne’s black dress to the heavens. This after years of begging her to stop wearing them. But this one is so simple and elegant, not to mention stunningly accessorized. If we’re being picky, we think the jewelry pieces are all fighting for dominance a little bit, but they’re so gorgeous we don’t mind. The earrings look amazing framing her face.
Lily Collins in Markarian
Proving that you don’t need lots of color or embellishments to look glamorous and chic. We just wish the hem came down an inch and she’d considered a silver metallic shoe of some sort.
Rachel McAdams in Rami Kadi
That skirt? That skirt is a LOT. We feel like it should be okay to wear something boldly metallic and colorful to a science-based award ceremony. The idea works for us, but the particular are questionable. The color-blocking is particularly bad, making it look like she’s wearing a mini over a long skirt. And the bodice looks like they ran out of time and couldn’t finish the dress.
Thandie Newton in Schiaparelli Couture
Trust Miss Thandie to show up in a Schiaparelli with a Man Ray composition on it and make it seem like the chicest, most elegant thing you ever saw. As per the usual with this sort of thing, Miss Newton won this red carpet.
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