This past Sunday was the SAG Awards, and some most looks on the Red Carpet were stunning, and some not so much. I was absolutely blown away this silver dress made by Ralph&Russo Couture, worn by Lupita Nyong’o. The dress fit her seamlessly- the sleek silhouette emphasizes her curves and the drama at the hem in contrast with the soft base is the icing on the cake! Not to mention, the tone of the dress complements her flawless skin so well, as would anything she puts on. It reminds me of liquid metal. Sparkles and gray can sometimes go wrong and look cheap and tacky. This, however, is a match made in heaven.
Maya Rudolph stormed the Red Carpet in the heavily embroidered dress made by Zac Posen. While I love the bold colors in contrast with the black background, the embroidery itself just does not do it for me. The silhouette overall could have been improved and taken in some places to be more flattering. The shape of the sleeves make her shoulders look round, slouched, and broad. This dress could have also done without the train- the drama is in the intricate embroidery detail and the train is a little overkill. Lastly, the black trim to finish the hems does not mesh well with the embroidery. When there is so much surface design, there is no need for exaggerated silhouettes, such as the sleeves and train.