Now that the Golden Globes are said and done, you might have thought red carpets would go back to normal. We’d focus on the clothes and the trends and nothing more.
Well, friends, that’s just not the case. At the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday night, politics still creeped onto the red carpet — albeit in a much smaller way. While pointed black dresses and those “Time’s Up” pins did make appearances, the red carpet itself was soaked in color — Nicole Kidman wore hot pink, for instance — and far less of the women and men in attendance donned those pins.
Unlike the Golden Globes, those two sartorial statements just weren’t seen as nearly the obligation they once were. So let’s run through some of the best and most notable looks we saw last night, shall we?
The black ensembles
Reese Witherspoon in Prada
Laura Dern in Balmain
Elisabeth Moss in Erdem
Emilia Clarke in Dolce & Gabbana
Rachel Bloom in Christian Siriano
The non-black dresses
Angelina Jolie in Ralph & Russo
Margot Robbie in Chanel
Gal Gadot in Prada
Nicole Kidman in Valentino
Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji
Saoirse Ronan in Michael Kors
Samira Wiley in Rebecca Vallance
Rachel Brosnahan in Zuhair Murad
Constance Wu in Galia Lahav
Greta Gerwig in Fendi
Mary J. Blige in Vivienne Westwood Couture
Alison Brie in Roberto Cavalli
Olivia Munn in Prada
Diane Kruger in Vera Wang
Jessica Chastain in Vionnet
Zoe Kazan in Valentino
Kiernan Shipka in Delpozo
Yara Shahidi in Giambattista Valli
Allison Janney in Michael Cinco
Jessica Biel in Oscar de la Renta
The Time’s Up pin
The Handmaid’s Tale creator Bruce Miller
Ironic that the creator of the eerily culturally relevant TV show The Handmaid’s Tale is the only truly notable man who wore that “Time’s Up” pin, isn’t it?
The Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 21 are the next big awards show, so let’s see how politics shapes that red carpet.