November 19, 2018

2018 Governors Awards

Posted by Heather Cichowski

2018 Governors Awards

The 2018 Governors Awards on Sunday (November 18) in Hollywood, California were a star-studded affair. Lovely ladies joined Rosamund Pike and Lupita Nyong’o.

Emily Blunt: The ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ actress glimmered in a custom Dundas top and skirt with Jimmy Choo shoes and David Yurman jewels. Despite the plethora of crop tops we have seen, this sharp-shouldered style held my attention thanks to the luxurious mix of metallics.

Gemma Chan: The flowing shape of the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ star’s Stella McCartney ensemble was accented with the pleated shoulder detail. The finishing touches and wrinkles bring it down slightly.

Amy Adams: She lightened up in a whimsical Schiaparelli gown. The refined silhouette balances the girlish pink tones and heart detail. A crushed velvet Tyler Ellis clutch brought in more feminine charm.

Kathryn Hahn: The skirt of the ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ actress’s Rosie Assoulin Fall 2018 ensemble was the show-stopping piece. The black roll neck provided relief and it was a nice change of pace to see separates.

Regina King: The dramatic full skirt of her Jenny Packham ensemble was juxtaposed with the risqué top. This was an interesting departure for her.

2018 Governors Awards

Chloe Grace Moretz: The beauty was in the details of her custom Louis Vuitton ensemble which was inspired by the Resort 2019 collection. The layering and folds add dimension, but could read as sloppy to some.

Hilary Swank: The actress radiated in gold Armani Privé Fall 2018. I was pleased she removed the wrap and accessorized with a Tyler Ellis clutch.

Michelle Yeoh: The Malaysian actress was in soft blue like her costar Gemma. This Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2018 gown showcased her figure and imparted a whimsical romance.

2018 Governors Awards

Rashida Jones: This Reem Acra Resort 2019 gown oozed sophistication in the lookbook, but it hasn’t fully translated here. The Irene Neuwirth jewels and Giuseppe Zanotti heels play off the sparkly bow but the scarf and a new pose would have increased the appeal.

Maggie Gyllenhaal I foresee this Attico Spring 2019 gown being a hard sell with the graphic embellishment and draped waist bringing a distinctly retro mood.

Rachel Weisz: The new mum showcased her cleavage in a Brock Collection gown. It frames the bust, but the fit elsewhere seems off given the wrinkles.

2018 Governors Awards

Elsie Fisher: She was suited and booted in Thom Browne. Whether intentional or not, the tailoring takes a backseat to the accessories.

Amandla Stenberg: Her Celine Spring 2019 dress with Roger Vivier ‘Manhattan Maharani’ sandals was a playful, age-appropriate choice but is veering towards prom territory.

Ava DuVernay: The ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ director doesn’t shy away from colour and this custom Prada look presented an unexpected mix of refreshing shades.

2018 Governors Awards

Danai Gurira: The ‘Black Panther’ star turned heads in a flower-adorned Vivienne Westwood gown. The swirling gold fabric would have already made a strong statement but the appliqués dial up the drama further.

Zoe Kazan: I wanted to like this Valentino Spring 2019 gown for its pleated sleeves and pretty pastel colour, but it hasn’t translated onto the red carpet as well as I would have liked. It’s washed out and the Nicholas Kirkwood shoes and beauty look aren’t bringing it back to life.

Saoirse Ronan: Hitting a similar ethereal, minimalist note, the ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ actress was outfitted in Calvin Klein Resort 2019. The look captured the brand’s restraint and her otherworldly allure.

Elizabeth Debicki: I was expecting refinement from the ‘Widows’ actress, but I wasn’t expecting this dramatic beauty look. It played into the dark mood of her billowing Giambattista Valli Fall 2018 Haute Couture number.

Lucy Boynton: The ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ actress’s Rodarte Fall 2018 dress got the proportions of the flirty ruffles right. Roger Vivier pumps finished off the textured ensemble.

Thomasin McKenzie: The New Zealand actress stepped out in a detailed Schiaparelli Spring 2018 Haute Couture dress which felt appropriate for someone of her 18 years but also showcased a developed sense of style.

Kesha: The singer stayed true to her free-spirited aesthetic with this iridescent gown. The feather detail encircling her added more whimsy. The slit helped temper everything that was going on.

Felicity Jones: The ‘On The Basis Of Sex’ star kept things simple in a Miu Miu gown with asymmetrical neckline. The clean silhouette was a breath of fresh of air.

Constance Wu: Also in Miu Miu, the ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ actress took a more fantastical direction. The ornamentation helps counteract the pale gown, but it would have been more flattering in a richer hue.

Laura Dern: When she opts for texture, the actress doesn’t hold back. This Rodarte Spring 2019 gown was brimming with details from the twisted neckline to the micro-ruffled skirt. Her styling presented a very elegant finish.

Marina de Tavira: It was nice to see a Simone Rocha Spring 2019 ensemble at the event. The Mexican beauty brought out the bewitching charm from the complicated runway version.

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