Tessa Thompson in Vaquera at the Spirit Awards: too much look, or just right?

2019 Independent Spirit Awards Press Room

Here are more fashion photos from last night’s Independent Spirit Awards (actually, they were yesterday afternoon, if we’re being technical). Tessa Thompson is in everything these days, and she shows up for a lot of red carpets. Which I like – whatever she’s doing, she’s clearly charming the pants off of many directors, casting directors, producers, etc. Tessa wore this Vaquera dress which is… kind of too much for the Spirit Awards. It’s a big look for a small show.

2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Press Room

Carey Mulligan in Chanel – what a nice little dress, and a nice way to honor Karl Lagerfeld’s memory. I wonder if this was something she already had in her closet?

2019 Independent Spirit Awards

KiKi Layne, like Tessa, has been showing up to a lot of red carpets and events in the past four or five months. It’s a smart strategy for an up-and-coming actress in an Oscar-bait film (If Beale Street Could Talk) and her strategy will probably ensure that she’s cast in more films and projects. Plus, it helps that Kiki has been serving up some LOOKS during this awards season. She’s memorable and she’s playing the game really well. This is Chloé – it’s a look.

2019 Independent Spirit Awards

Honestly, Armie Hammer looked great. His wife Elizabeth sort of looks like she’s pulled too tight, like Gisele.

2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Richard E. Grant won Supporting Actor for Can You Ever Forgive Me, and he was so pleased and emotional about it. His cried during his speech as he talked about the AIDS crisis in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

2019 Independent Spirit Awards Press Room

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Nev says:

    Love Tessa’s look!

  2. TurkeyLurkey says:

    So happy he won, this was a great movie no one much talked about. He was excellent in his role (I thought Melissa was great as well). I hope he gets to meet up with Miss Streisand at the oscars!

    • manda says:

      Omg, yes! I hope he meets her, too. Who knew he was so charming?? I feel like I’ve seen Richard Grant as “the bad guy” too many times (he was in game of thrones but I don’t remember who, and he was a slimeball who made a pass at Lady Grantham in Downton Abbey), so my first impression every time I see him is “eww I don’t like that guy.” I’m trying to get over it because he is fascinating in real life

      • Read “With Nails: The Dairies of Richard E. Grant”. It’s been ten years (or more? I don’t know) since I picked it up, but I remember it being gossip heaven.

      • amilou says:

        I’m the opposite, manda. My first/most prominent memories of him were as the good guy in Warlock and then the hero in the Scarlet Pimpernel series. I can’t say how many times I watched Warlock as a tween. I love him.

        (He just had a little cameo on GoT. He was in the theater troupe of season 6 that spoofed the game of thrones.)

  3. tuille says:

    Tessa’a dress has an awful lot of fabric, as if someone yanked down the theater curtains & hung it around her. The boots are bad.

  4. dlc says:

    Tessa is wearing maybe too much dress for the spirit awards, but I don’t she care because she looks gorgeous. Not everyone could pull that dress off and she totally does.

  5. Mia4s says:

    Tessa’s dress is waaaaaaaaaay too much for a non-nominee at the Spirit awards…but it is a great dress.

  6. LadyT says:

    Kiki’s is interesting and venue appropriate but I wish she’d left off all the clashing blue jewelry.

  7. eto says:

    I feel like Tessa is one those people who serve high drama at the grocery store and I’m not mad about it.

  8. Veronica S. says:

    I really like Tessa’s look, honestly. It’s like a modernized fashion take on a Victorian noblewoman’s dress.

  9. GeekLuva says:

    In Regards to Tessa:
    C’mon Kaiser! Don’t hate, Appreciate!
    Stunning and made me say damn out loud 😄

  10. ChillyWilly says:

    I do not like Tessa Thompson. I think she is a terrible actress and always looks so smug. Is she still with Janelle Monae? JM can do better.
    I DO like Richard Grant. Brilliant actor.

    • Patty says:

      I’ve liked Tessa in everything except Westworld. I think she was totally miscast in that but I’ve enjoyed her in just about everything else I have seen her in. She’s been hustling hard for a while now, so I’m happy that of late she’s been continuously working.

      But the dress is way too much and I don’t like the boots with it either; which is too bad because the bodice is gorgeous but yeah way too much fabric and a bit over the top for the event and venue.

  11. Lucy2 says:

    Tessa is lovely but that looks like she rated the costume rack from Outlander.

    Happy that Grant won, I just watch that movie last night and he was great. The whole thing is worth a watch, Melissa is wonderful as well.

  12. Kebbie says:

    Carey’s dress was just on the runway, it’s Chanel Pre-Fall 2019, so she definitely didn’t just have it in her closet lol

  13. Naddie says:

    It’s beautiful, but too much fabric, it’s like she will struggle to walk.
    Carey has a modest, humble vibe that I just love.
    Kiki’s look is not for everyone, but she pulls it off very well.

  14. Alexis says:

    This is the best I’ve see her look. Amazing!