Old Hollywood glamour is eternal, but the fussiness and formality of awards season can be limiting. Last week, anyone who wasn’t prepping for the Oscars simply wanted to have some fun. Decorum was an afterthought, and stars indulged in outfits that prioritized color, texture, and vibrancy. Formal dress red In doing so, they presented an alternate view on event dressing.
Leading the charge was Lizzo, who debuted her Amazon Prime dance competition series, Watch Out for the Big Girls, with a watch party at NeueHouse Los Angeles. Clad in Sally LaPointe’s Aura print jersey dress, the vivacious star was all smiles during the screening. The design, which featured a bold pattern in shades of tangerine and lavender and a sultry stomach cutout held together with a drawstring, was precisely the kind of bright, bubbly fashion we’ve come to expect from Lizzo. The right choice for introducing the empowerment-focused reality program, the LaPointe look added to the evening’s festive, lighthearted mood.
Sandra Bullock’s films always elicit a smile, and when the Oscar-winner premiered her latest, The Lost City, she selected a gown guaranteed to bring cheer. An arresting piece from Elie Saab’s spring 2022 couture collection provided the right amount of levity. Cocktail long sleeve dresses Ombré organza and silk tulle, it faded from pale pink to magenta in a cascade of ruffles. Though Bullock toned down the look’s sweetness by adding on a black blazer and thigh-high leather boots, there was no masking its grandeur. Fit for the reigning rom-com queen, it ranks among Bullock’s best.
Few modern fairy tales can compete with Bridgerton, and at the series’ season two premiere, its cast brought some of the Netflix hit’s romanticism to the red carpet. Though the show’s leads looked nice, no one captured the mood better than its queen, Golda Rosheuvel, who arrived in a daring look from Central Saint Martins student Mia Coco Chambers. Culled from CSM’s Disney collaboration which drew inspiration from the 2013 musical Frozen, Rosheuvel’s embroidered and beaded cape was pure fantasy. Cocktail dresses with long sleeves Covered in leaves and dripping ice beading, it was precisely what modern monarch ought to hold court in.