The Platino Awards 2017 were held on Saturday (July 22) in Madrid, Spain with a number of stars putting forth their glamorous side for Ibero-America’s annual film awards.
Mar Saura: Adding a gilded touch to her glamorous approach, Mar was striking in a Georges Hobeika fit-and-flare gown with golden embellishment. I love how her simple, complementary styling prevented any possibility of an overcooked look, keeping the dress on the right side of sophistication.
Juana Acosta: With a look that prioritized sharp elegance, Juana wore a Michael Kors Collection black gown for an asymmetrical look that left me with mixed feelings on the singular sling sleeve.
Sonia Balaco: Between the feathered plumage and the thigh-bearing, bow-bearing cutouts, there was a lot to take in with this Diogo Miranda Fall 2017 frock, so I’m glad she kept the accessories on the more minimal side with Monseo jewels, a Louis Vuitton clutch, and Christian Louboutin sandals. I will always struggle to find the flattering side of a gaping cutout placed at the high hip, though.
Michelle Salas: The fit of this liquid-silver Ze Garcia gown is what bothers me the most, as despite its slit-to-there nature, Michelle was wading through a sea of fabric. Saint Laurent sandals and Cartier jewels completed the look.
Celia Freijeiro: Her silver Jimmy Choo sandals somewhat compromised the striking potential of the black-and-white silhouette of this Isabel Sanchis high-low gown, as this was the time for a simple black sandal. She rounded out the look with a red lip and manicure alongside Suarez jewels.
Clara Lago: Without taking the sheer effect overboard, this Alex Vidal gown provided just the right amount of transparency for eye-catching impact. Suarez chain-link jewels aligned with the edge of the leather bodice while her Dname clutch contributed a flash of colour.
Cristina Castano: I will refer to my earlier comment about the questionable flattery of a high-hip-bearing silhouette, and that was only doubled here with two slit-to-there splices in this Dsquared2 gown that was primed and ready for a wardrobe malfunction should the wind change direction. Suarez jewels and Jimmy Choo shoes finished the look, and I would say the shoes weren’t the right choice for the dress. But no one was likely focusing on them anyway.
Amaia Salamanca: The crystallized embellishment of this Georges Hobeika column gown was stunning. I’m not sure that such a dramatic oxblood lip was necessary, as the dress itself was so dazzling.
Leticia Dolera: She made case for matching hair and gown in this bronze embellished number.
Cristina Urgel: The creamy yellow hue of this Laura Monge Atelier gown surprisingly came across as rather dingy, but more problematic was the strange fit and the platform blue shoes.
Ingrid Garcia Jonsson: We’ve seen many renditions of the Christian Dior bra-strap gown, and Ingrid’s entrance didn’t bring anything new to the table despite its red-hot hue.
Elena Furiase: I loved the measured simplicity and sleek lines of this white Stella McCartney gown, enhanced by delicate Gold&Roses jewelry and a vibrant purple Jimmy Choo clutch.
Liliana Moyano: This Leyre Valiente gown was unfortunately plagued by fit issues and a heavy-handed effect, although the colour was lovely.
Natalia Sanchez: Although Natalia’s Santos Costura sheer gown was rich in its fancifully cluttered approach to embellishment and embroidery, the rest of the look came across as mere afterthought with her au naturel approach to hair and makeup.
Belen Cuesta: This dress also seemed to suffer from a poor fit, especially through the bodice. The sleeves and the uninspired colour also created something of a tattered look.
Arlette Torres: The reflective metallic clutch and light sandals kept the heavy tapestry effect of this floral-embroidered Hannibal Laguna gown in check.