Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The no-SAG Awards

The Screen Actor's Guild Awards show is one of the classier affairs, more serious award season affairs, so its red carpet features fewer B-listers in "what the HELL is she wearing?" mode. This year, I'm pleased to say, the older (well, Helen Mirren) and relatively larger ladies really appeared looking great, giving me, as an older and relatively larger lady, hope. From top to bottom at left that's Helen Mirren, Sara Ramirez, America Ferrera and Jennifer Hudson. The possible exception was Chandra Wilson, who wore a white satin dress that wrinkled like crazy. Satin is way better in concept than in practice fabric, imo.

Most of the actresses wore relatively safe dresses, and those that didn't wound up on the worst-dressed lists. I liked Ellen Pompeo's rather 70s retro gown, but the voters in E! Online's poll didn't. Mary-Louise Parker got well and truly fugged. Actually, I think her pleated dress is pretty, but it's too young for the 43-year-old Parker. She should have changed dresses with the 26-year-old Rinko Kikuchi, who wore a black Chanel dress with a train. Toot toot!

Svetlana Metkina and Vanessa Williams redeemed themselves after their Golden Globes mistakes. Let that be a lesson to you ladies: leave the bondage straps and fright wigs at home.

And Rachel McAdams, poor dear, gets the prize for How Not to Do a Retro look. Really, dear, 50s-style stilettos with a 60s-style shift? Just say no.

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