Michelle Dockery in vintage Ralph Rucci at the SAGs: gorgeous or not-so-classy?

Couldn’t you see it on Michelle Dockery’s face when Downton Abbey won Best Ensemble at the SAGs? Michelle looked relieved. She looked pleased. She didn’t look smug or full of herself. As much as we talk about the pushy American girls and their try-hards and angling for parts and attention, I swear… Michelle Dockery’s game is refreshing. She comes across as professional, interesting, grateful and incredibly… employable. I hope she successfully crosses over to films and whatever else she wants.

As for her dress – it’s vintage Ralph Rucci. She arrived on the carpet early enough to really work the dress for the cameras. It was a bold, interesting choice to wear vintage, and to wear something that was so exposed. I say that like Michelle was “pulling a Hathaway” or something, when really we just saw some side-boob and under-boob. I swear, even her underboob seems classy! Also: I think Michelle had probably the best example of a dark lipstick. She chose a burgundy-red and it looked great with her coloring.

Here’s Sally Field in J. Mendel. I get the feeling that Sally is genuinely content with her Oscar nomination and she’s not campaigning because she’s fine with Anne Hathaway getting the Oscar. That’s just what it feels like to me – Sally has “been there, done that” and seems to be rooting for Anne to have her moment. Sally is so very classy.

Rose Byrne in Valentino. Ladies, I just don’t even know. It’s not that I completely hate the dress or anything, I’m just not sure about it for the SAGs? And Rose has real problems with dressing appropriately for the occasion, and for misjudging the trends. Plus, the print just seems like 1970s wallpaper.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    She’s as thin as hope!
    Gorgeous though, and very nice dress too.

  2. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    At first glance I thought this was Rumer Willis with a really good hair cut.

  3. LadyJane says:

    Lady Mary was the best look of the night. I literally couldn’t stop looking at her photos. Perfect, perfect, perfect. A prime example of a woman, WOMAN, wearing the dress, and not the other way around. Could this dress have been trashy? On anyone else (Hale Berry included) oh yes. But on Lady Mary, because her posture, hair, face, makeup, composure, EVERYTHING ELSE is so spot on, it could only work. Perfect. Class.

  4. Tanguerita says:

    She seems like a really nice girl, but this is one horrible dress – it gives her a huge case of droopy boobage.

  5. annabelle says:

    Michelle is killing the red carpet. She was my Best Dressed from the Globes.

    Rose is tied for worst dressed with January Jones. Hiddy dresses + Tragic styling = Super fails.

  6. Hautie says:

    I really liked this dress Rose Byrne worn. I don’t mind prints.

    The only thing, I would have worn softer hair. The hard wave’s just don’t do her any favors. But her makeup is great. So I will look past the hair. :)

  7. emmie_a says:

    Michelle looks very classy. And I agree, even her under-boon looks classy! She’s so pretty and delicate looking. She’s really perfect as Lady Mary.

    I’m iffy about Rose’s dress. It’s not awful but she always looks so depleted/tired/malnourished (??) and that affects her overall look. I like that she takes chances and doesn’t wear what everyone else is wearing.

  8. Faye says:

    I love Michelle Dockery, but I cannot call that underboob classy. Just cannot. And the lipstick is too brown for her pale skin. That being said, she is definitely professional and normal-seeming, which is a refreshing change from much of Hollywood. Maybe it’s because it actually is a profession for her — she went to university to study drama and approached it as a job.

    I think Sally Field looks great; that color is very flattering to her.

    Rose Byrne’s dress would be lovely – for a garden party in the spring, not the red carpet. And the makeup is off.

  9. dorothy says:

    Love the dress. She’s always so understated. I love that. Less is more.

  10. Jen34 says:

    Who doesn’t love Sally Field? The dress has too much fabric, but much like Helen Mirren, Ms. Field can do no wrong in my eyes.

    I don’t care for Lady Mary’s look at all. Except for the hair, she just looks ‘off’ to me. I can’t put my finger on it.

  11. Uzi says:

    Michelle looks gorgeous…sexy but classy…although I like it better when she wears a little color. And I’m ecstatic that DA won the “Best Drama Ensemble” award. The cast is phenonomenal, and how wonderful that actors that aren’t on “Homeland” were acknowledged for their work.

  12. Cait says:

    God, Rose Bryne looks like a sad little old lady with that dress and the way she’s hunched over.

  13. TG says:

    I love Lady Mary and hope she has success in film, but I didn’t like this dress. I do not like the side boob showing and I thought from the front it made it look like she had drooping breasts.

    I love Downton Abbey and am wondering why all the characters are jumping ship when it is such a fan fave. I guess she is, what 31?, so she figures she only has a few more years to really sell herself. Too bad. All the cast of Downton is awesome and I love that the Brits just seem to have so much class and aren’t out whoring themselves all over town. Hope we don’t see Michelle stumbling out of clubs soon or eating at the Chateau Marmont.

    I was so sad not to see them win their award but I was glued to Downton Abbey. It isn’t fair that they have award shows at the same time that some of these shows are airing. Nothing comes between me and Downton on Sunday night.

  14. Melissa says:

    Under-boob is trashy, even when someone British is wearing it.

    Rose Byrne’s dress is an abomination. She’s an odd one – she looks different every time I see her, and she never looks truly happy. Lighten up!

  15. Peta says:

    Michelle looks great here, sexy and elegant. I don’t mind the underboob at all she did it well at least. She has great carriage and posture, other starlets should take note.

    Rose Byrne…one of the prettiest women in Hwood, really beautiful. But last night well….Sally Field A+!

  16. lucy2 says:

    Sally’s is a pretty color, and I would have liked Rose’s if it didn’t look like fabric that had been out in the sun since the 1980s. I suspect it looked way better in person though.

    Michelle looked really pretty, but I don’t think THAT much side boob is classy.

  17. Abby says:

    Wow Rose Byrne looks so old. I love her, think she’s gorgeous but she doesn’t look good here.

    Am I the only one absolutely shocked that Lady Mary has big boobs? She looks like a board in all her clothes in DA. Surprise! boobies! and perky ones at that.

    I do love her hair :-)

  18. amilu says:

    Michelle Dockery has the prettiest milky white skin! Jealous!

    At least Rose Byrne’s grown out those awful bangs!