Awards season is an extravagant time meant to dazzle audiences and provide old-fashioned escapist entertainment. Along with the awards comes jaw-dropping fashion. Though I have many gowns and frocks that I have admired over the years, the following looks will always be special for me.
Sarah Silverman’s fluffy black dress at the 70th Emmy Awards was a showstopper. The gown included rich black fabric with feathers and tulle. I am not a huge fan of glitz and sparkle, so a matte, dignified gown in dark colors is always a winner for me. Along with being a big fan of her comedy work, I love that Sarah Silverman has a distinct, grunge-inspired fashion sense that follows her onto the red carpet.
Laverne Cox was a knockout at the 71st Emmy Awards in this unique and eye-catching ruffle gown. This is the kind of dress you can only wear to an awards ceremony; it’s big, it’s bold, and it makes headlines. The bottom of the gown is a dusty lilac in tumbles of ruffles, while the top maintains a satin fabric with an embellished fabric flower. Laverne Cox has both the style and confidence to pull off this stunning gown.
By now you might sense my fondness for tulle and ballgown-style dresses. Evan Rachel Wood at the 2004 SAG awards is a perfect example of an artist who loves dressing either very feminine or masculine. Though she sported dapper waistcoats and trousers to recent events, once in a while she will wear a princess gown to an award show. This one, in particular, was light, airy, and highlighted her naturally fair features. Despite being one of the most beautiful women on television, Evan Rachel Wood always chooses simple styles with timeless colors. Award shows are a wonderful display of artistic talent, both in film and in fashion!