Little Red Riding Vogue: Award season and the red carpet fashion game

Little Red Riding Vogue: Award season and the red carpet fashion game

Now that I have returned to campus from winter break, I am happy to say my closet is completely updated and full with J. Crew corduroys, Forever 21 sweaters, and vintage dresses. I went home with one suitcase and came back with two—and even then I had to leave a few things behind. In fact, it seems I am not the only one. Since the new semester began, I have been noticing fresh fashion all throughout campus.

However, the most important thing in the fashion world right now is of course award season fashion. With the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards under our belt, there is already so much to talk about. First off, it is obvious that the color of the season is a daring red.

At the Golden Globes, Lupita Nyong’o, star of “12 Years A Slave”, wowed everyone with an incredible, crimson gown with a flowing cape from Ralph Lauren. Likewise, Amy Adams opted for a similarly scarlet Valentino gown with a plunging neckline that fit right in with her character’s style in “American Hustle”. Emma Watson left everyone speechless in a red dress from Dior that was completely open in the back, exposing a pair of sleek, navy pants.

Another stunner was Cate Blanchett in a black lace Armani Prive. An additional beauty in black was Lily Rabe of “American Horror Story” who wore a striking Georges Hobeika dress. Rabe’s fellow actresses from “American Horror Story” were not far behind as Sarah Paulson (also representing the film “12 Years a Slave”) arrived in a gorgeous, silvery Marchesa gown. Taissa Farmiga delighted in a charming, cream dress by Elie Saab.

A further trend on the red carpet was proudly showing off baby bumps. The top looks were without a doubt, Olivia Wilde and Drew Barrymore. Smoldering Wilde wore a form-fitting, emerald, Gucci gown that accentuated her baby bump while Barrymore chose a floral number from Monique Lhuillier that covered her figure without drawing attention to her stomach.

At the even more recent SAG Awards Lupita Nyong’o once again took red carpet fashion by the reigns and entered in a one-of-a-kind turquoise gown by Gucci.

Child star Abigail Breslin of “August: Osage County” proved that if you could not tell from her new movie that she is an adult now, her dress certainly could. She pulled of a mature Elvira-esque black gown from Chagoury Couture—complete with a flattering black sequin bolero.

Also rocking a vamp-ish look was Claire Danes of “Homeland” who upped her game this time around and went for a breathtaking navy sequin gown with a flowing train, courtesy of Vionnet. In the same line was It Girl, Jennifer Lawrence, who redeemed her Golden Globes gown with a dazzling, strapless dress from Dior.

Electing neutral colors were Isla Fisher and Sofia Vergara. Fisher chose a simple, creamy silk gown from Bulgari. Vergara decided to wear a sandy, sparkling gown by Donna Karan Atelier—not that she needs to work hard to look incredible.

Although there were certainly a few fashion-flops (see Sandra Bullock or Aubrey Plaza at the Globes—not that I don’t love them dearly), there was some fierce competition out on the red carpet this year. If I had to pick one favorite? Paulson’s simple but elegant lace gown—I have always been a sucker for Marchesa.