The 20 BEST Red Carpet Looks of 2019, Part Two: The Almost-Best

Posted on December 24, 2019

In this time of family, home, hearth and fellowship, let us all come together in a brief, bitchy moment where we reject all of that and just straight-up judge people. It’s a holiday tradition, kittens! And if you missed it, part one of our BEST list is right here. Onward!

 

 

 

15: Danai Gurira in Brock Collection at the Academy Awards

Bow down to your golden goddess.

 

 

 

 

14: Ruth Negga in Gucci at the “Ad Astra” Los Angeles Premiere

This was a bit of an off-year for Miss Ruth, in the sense that she didn’t have as many red carpet opportunities as she had in recent years. It says something that despite the relatively low number of high-profile red carpet appearances, she still managed to land on this list – which is, after all, a highly exclusive and much prized honor among the celebrity set. We loved this for being bold and weird, gorgeous and gaudy – all at the same time.

 

 

 

 

13: Elle Fanning in Gucci at the Cannes Film Festival

Miss Elle had herself a YEAR. This is not the last time she will appear on this list, but when you compile all her best looks of this banner year for her, this gorgeously ’40s retro gown is the least of her best efforts. We suspect if it had been rendered in any color other than peach, it might have landed higher.

 

 

 

 

12: Naoki Kobayashi in Tom Ford at “The Earthquake Bird” BFI London Film Festival Premiere

Why? Well… just look at him.

 

 

 

 

11: Elle Fanning in Gucci at the “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” World Premiere


We always maintain that there’s a line between dressing in a manner that tips its hat to the type of project being promoted and showing up in a character costume. The former is fashion and the latter is cosplay – which is a wonderful thing in its own venues, but doesn’t really belong on a premiere red carpet, in our snooty opinions. Nevertheless, Elle persisted. Girlfriend took one look at this stunningly on-point Sleeping Beauty homage and said “Screw T Lo and their dumb rules.” Or so we imagine. At any rate, this look stuns despite its literalness; due entirely to the richness of the design, the unusual color story, and the artfully deployed blood motif. Because what is a fairy tale without a little blood in it?

More to come, darlings! And don’t forget to check out our choices for the WORST of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

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