February 21, 2012 Runway To Red Carpet

Viola Davis In Raoul – 2012 Writers Guild Awards

Queen of the bright colours, Viola Davis, went for a muted look at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards, held in LA on Monday night.

Perhaps she couldn’t decide on which neutral to try first, donning a split black and white Raoul Pre-Fall 2012 halter gown which was cinched with a thick, black belt.

I’m on the fence about this dress, although I am thankful that it has a bit more coverage than her NAACP Awards gown.

Like Octavia, Viola has been loyal to the designer by wearing a lot of Raoul dresses during awards season.

Do you like this more straight-laced look for Viola, or is it too Cruella de Vil?

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18 Responses to Viola Davis In Raoul – 2012 Writers Guild Awards

  1. Shaina February 22, 2012 at 12:31 am #

    I adore this look, its amazing on her. It also makes her look five inches taller.

  2. Parvati February 21, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    I think this is a very nice look. She wears a lot of bright colours, so it’s no big deal if she wears something neutral for a change. She also did a good thing by adding a belt to the dress, otherwise it would have been totally shapeless.

    • Leni February 22, 2012 at 12:00 am #

      I agree with Parvati, it’s a nice change.

  3. fer February 21, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    i like this look, its very different from what you can expect from her, and the make and hear work perfectly with the ensemble

  4. Tiffany Nicole February 21, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

    She has really managed to stay intersting throughout the awards season. This is gorgeous!

  5. lu February 21, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    I love this look! different from what she was doing, the dress is very elegant, I think the belt was a smart choice and I love her hair styled like this.

  6. EmmaWoodhouse February 21, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    She can do better, but this isn’t bad. MUCH improved after the last fiasco! I like the black and white, actually. I think she pulls off crisp, minimalist looks well. I just wish that it fit better…

  7. Taylor February 21, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    Loving this look

  8. CTgirl February 21, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    I dig this look.

  9. Alina February 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    I don’t like it at all.

  10. dee February 21, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    I think she looks great. I think the belt helps to give t his dress some much needed shape. I like that she is wearing black and white. It is change from her wearing color althought she looks great in bold colors.

  11. GiGi February 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    I think she looks fabulous!

  12. ramsay February 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    Much better than that orange dress at the NAACPs but her hair looks so styled – I wish she could have it more natural for once

  13. bm February 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    I wished the belt is white and thin.

  14. Nat39 February 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    I think this edgier look works really well for her with the edgy thick leather belt and severe black and white division playing off her haircut and muscular arms perfectly while the bright lips add a pop of colour.

    • Rebecca Z February 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm #


      • AW February 21, 2012 at 6:47 pm #


        Love it

  15. Dhppy February 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    I like it… though my eyes keep wafting back to Octavia.

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