Simple and Chic: SAG Awards Style Review

Rachael Mayrose, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Solid colors, sparkles, and stars in suits sum up the fashion at this year’s SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards. The twentieth Screen Actors Guild Awards took place on January 18, and an array of well-dressed television and movie stars took to the red carpet. Although awards may not be handed out for best dressed, the red carpet is far from a relaxed atmosphere. Imagine the nerves you will get before entering the school for prom. Now multiply those nerves by one thousand, because instead of just your parents and classmates, the whole world is watching.

The SAG Awards are a major event, but not as extravagant as the Oscars or Golden Globes, and this was reflected in the fashion. One word to describe the style at the SAG Awards is “simple”. Most of the actresses decided to wear more minimalistic dresses. Two of the favorites on the red carpet, Amy Adams, who was part of the award-winning cast of “American Hustle”, and Lupita Nyong’o, the recipient of the SAG award for her role of Patsey in “12 Years a Slave”, sported simple silhouettes in eye-popping colors. Adams wore an Antonio Beradi cobalt blue creation with geometric cutouts at the neckline. Nyong’o was dressed in a turquoise gown with flowers at the neckline.

Although many actresses stuck to solids, a few women opted for something a tad flashier. Jennifer Lawrence, Adam’s co-star in “American Hustle”, Emilia Clarke, star of “Game of Thrones”, and Sofia Vergara, from the award winning comedy “Modern Family”, were all glittering in head to toe sparkles. Lawrence wore a strapless sparkly black gown by Dior Couture, while Vergara shined in a similarly cut dress in silver by Donna Karan Atelier. Clarke opted for a one shoulder Givenchy gown in mauve.

For men’s fashion there were no single showstoppers. Almost all of the actors went with a traditional black tuxedo.

Overall, the SAG Awards style was simple and classy, with a few fashion faux pas here and there, and set a positive tone for the award season.