Quite a few women took the red carpet blackout one step further and into the realm of menswear. I love a well executed suit on a woman, especially in a year when there’s a cultural discourse around the need for more women to step into traditionally male dominated spheres.
Claire Foy in Stella McCartneyEmbed from Getty Images
Well, I’ll be damned if this isn’t one of the best things Stella has turned out in a while. I love how Claire went polar opposite from her aesthetic on “The Crown”. This look is slouchy but killer, and very well styled.
Christina Hendricks in Custom Christain SirianoEmbed from Getty Images
Christina is a longtime Siriano devotee and he has almost always done right by her, even though in general she tends to get it wrong more often than not. This is great though. Only change I would make is a sexier, strappier shoe.
Alexis Bledel in Oscar de la RentaEmbed from Getty Images
Best be-panted look of the night by far. I love the floral appliques across the bodice that give it a Grecian vibe, and the shimmer to the dangling sash is lovely and unexpected.
Kyra SedgwickEmbed from Getty Images
Super. Well tailored and sleek. And it’s too adorable how into each other she and Kevin are. If they ever break up, love is dead.
Susan Kelechi WatsonEmbed from Getty Images
As jumpsuits go, this one is fine. But honestly, a jumpsuit is rarely going impress me.
Debra Messing in Christian SirianoEmbed from Getty Images
This is definitely the lesser of the Siriano pants concotions – something is off about the crotch, which is never a fun sentence to utter.
Alison Brie in Vassilis ZouliasEmbed from Getty Images
I missed this one on the first pass, possibly because it’s pretty much the same idea as Christina Hendricks’. I’ve never heard of this designer before, but if I were them I would be pissed that Siriano did it better.
Maggie Gyllenhaal in MonseEmbed from Getty Images
Oh Monse, Monse, Monse….at first I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this on the telecast and it looked like a perfectly serviceable sparkly midi-dress. But alas….PANTS! This looks like that serviceable dress was shredded last minute by a very angry cat and her stylist said “SHIT. Here – take some pants! IT’S FINE. NO ONE WILL NOTICE”