Jessica Chastain was in a long green sleeveless Nina Ricci gown at the Critics’ Choice Awards last night. In some photos, like the one above, I got the impression that the dress was seafoam green, a lighter green color. On camera, when Chastain presented Best Actor (which went to Matthew McConaughey), the dress was a darker green and looked prettier. It also flowed better in motion, and the ruffles near the neckline were striking on video. I don’t love this dress, but it doesn’t translate as well in photos.
Chastain’s styling was amazing, I really loved her copper eyeshadow, coral lips and braided updo. Check out her hair from both angles. This is a Pinterest-level 1 aspirational style. Although he didn’t pose with her on the red carpet, Chastain brought her model boyfriend as her date, Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo. (That’s really his name.) We got to see him sitting next to her, and he was very pretty.
Also in green we have Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who was nominated in the Best Actress in a Comedy category, for Enough Said, which went to Amy Adams for American Hustle. Louis-Dreyfus was also there to support her late co-star, James Gandolfini, who lost out in the Best Supporting Actor category to Jared Leto. Many people thought that Gandolfini should have scored an Oscar nom for that role.
Julia is in Reem Acra. Her styling is very pretty, but I would have liked to see a more daring dress on her. This is a very classic cocktail dress in both cut and pattern. Still, she looked amazing and I would wear this dress.
Julie Delpy was lovely in a royal blue sleeveless Romona Keveza gown with a full skirt. I really like the thin gold belt on this dress. Delphy, her co-star Ethan Hawke, and their director Richard Linklater won the Genius Award for their ongoing series of films Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight. The speech the three of them gave was probably the funniest of the night. They pretended to talk over each other and made a bunch of quips about how their movies weren’t popular.
Melissa McCarthy was in a custom dress that she designed along with her stylist George Kotsiopoulos and dressmaker Daniela Kurrle. McCarthy went to school for fashion design, and is branching out on her own after wearing designs by David Meister for the last awards season. I liked this abstract dot pattern gown much better than the black and gold self-designed gown she wore to the Golden Globes. Her styling was also so pretty, with loose hair as opposed to the puffy updo she was sporting at the Globes. McCarthy was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy, for The Heat.
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