Gabrielle Union in Valentino at the Fashion Awards: amazing and dramatic?

Gabrielle Union in Valentino
There was a great turnout at last night’s Fashion Awards in London, which named Kim Jones of Dior Men and Fendi as designer of the year. Here’s a link to the list of designers who won. First off was Gabrielle Union in a huge bright green Valentino with a side cape and a cutout bodice. I love the big poof in her hair I just wish her makeup wasn’t so subdued. A lot of women were wearing toned down makeup so that must be on trend. You know I like a giant Valentino gown, it fulfills my childhood Barbie fantasies. Just once I would love to wear an enormous dress like that – with all the diamonds too!

Gabrielle Union in Valentino

Billy Porter hosted, and he made his entrance in a houndstooth sequin Richard Quinn look with pointy shoulders. He was surrounded by acrobats in floral Richard Quinn jumpsuits. I’m trying to decide if Quinn should have coordinated the dancers’ looks with Porter, but that might have been too matchy looking.

Billy Porter in Richard Quinn surrounded by dancers in floral jumpsuits

Billy Porter in Richard Quinn

Model Munroe Bergdorf looked like a Disney villain in this Richard Quinn ensemble. She’s the lizard queen who lures in children with her mesmerizing eyes. I love how she’s playing that up too.

Munroe Bergdorf in Richard Quinn

Munroe Bergdorf in Richard Quinn

Addison Rae got the worst Richard Quinn. You might wonder why she was there, but this event was sponsored by TikTok. Look at how uncomfortable she is in that ill fitting garish pink and silver bodice and tight mermaid skirt. She looks mad in some of the photos. It’s what she deserves.

Addison Rae in Richard Quinn

Addison Rae in Richard Quinn

This is Lily Allen in Fendi. I really like the idea and execution of this suit. It’s a tuxedo suit with just the lapels and I don’t think I’ve seen that before. It’s hard not to notice how small she is now.

Lily Allen in Fendi

Lily Allen in Fendi

Gillian Anderson was in Chloe, and she was there with their Creative Director, Gabriela Hearst. This looks so comfortable but it’s a mumu.

Gillian Anderson in Chloe

Gillian Anderson and Gabriela Hearst in Chloe

Finally here’s Charlie XCX in a black sequin Tommy Hilfiger. We’ve seen this dress from so many designers! Someone phoned this in, but it’s not bad overall. I bet Addison Rae wishes she had this gown instead.

Charlie XCX in  Tommy Hilfiger

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  1. Becks1 says:

    Aaaah I love Gabrielle’s dress! that’s such a statement look, perfect for this kind of event.

  2. Tanguerita says:

    Oh, Lily.
    I hope they’ll keep doing Rae dirty till she uses up the rest of her relevancy.

  3. Ainsley7 says:

    Gabrielle looked amazing. I just wish the cape had been left off. I think it takes away from the drama of the dress.

    Lily Allen’s outfit looks like the designer ran out of time and didn’t finish. It just screams project runway fail to me.

  4. Magick Wanda says:

    What happened to Lily Allen? Has she been ill? I haven’t seen pics of her in a bit so this is unsettling.

    Also, yep, Addison Rae got the dress she deserves. Except for her and Gillian Anderson, I love the looks.

    Gabrielle Union, though. Wowza.

  5. Jais says:

    Gabrielle’s dress is awesome and she looks gorgeous but I’d def want to wear Gillian’s dress.

  6. Lightpurple says:

    Is that shade of lime green suddenly in fashion? Or is it someone’s signature color? There’s two versions of it here and Zawe Ashton also wore a dress in that color to that event last night.

    • Justme says:

      Zawe looked amazing last night. And she was wearing a nice big diamond ring😁

      • Waitwhat says:

        She looked amazing and that ring is absolutely gorgeous. I’m surprised there isn’t more discussion about it.

      • Justme says:

        She’s worn that ring a few times – always on the left hand. A large diamond surrounded by smaller stones. It’s the one she was wearing in Ibiza. I’m also surprised so few people have picked up on it.

  7. death by bacon says:

    Lord God Jesus please let whatever Gabrielle Union did to her face be the last procedure. She is so pretty. Let it go and either age gracefully or find a way better surgeon.

    Billy porter is on trend with his background with on trend being mixing floral and geometric patterns. So he should not have matched.

    And somebody throw that lady in silver a sandwich 🦴🦴🦴

    • GRUEY says:

      On the other hand, I would pay a considerable amount of money to shadow Gillian Anderson for a week and learn her secrets. Diet, exercise, injector and surgeon. I know she’s doing a lot more than “drinking water” and I need to know. I would kill to age like this!

  8. Scrambled Eggs says:

    Addison Rae’s dress look like something I designed in a notebook when I was seven years old. They’re doing this to her on purpose, right? Are the early 2000s coming back into style now, too? Will there be haute couture Paris Hilton ruffle skirts on the runway and red carpet next?

  9. AMJ says:

    Lily Allen looks ashen and the look isn’t doing her any favours… Is she ok?

  10. Lala11_7 says:

    Gabby gets an A+…cause if you’re gonna go BIG & BOLD…this is where you do it and the dress is fitted to PERFECTION! And those bright colors on Brown skin is ALWAYS my favorite and the styling is ON POINT❣

    But it’s Gillian’s dress that I covet & would wear TF OUT OF❣

  11. tempest prognosticator says:

    Gillian looks great. Chic and comfortable… who could ask for anything more?

    • josephine says:

      I agree. It’s chic and has just enough structure to avoid the mummu look. Love the color, love her hair, I think she looks amazing.

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      Gillian is all…”screw it. Gonna be comfortable. Yep”

  12. Merricat says:

    Gabrielle Union is glorious in that color. She looks fabulous.

  13. Runaway says:

    I would wear Gillian’s dress for sure.

  14. Kristen says:

    Gabrielle looks amazing. I think Gillian Anderson looks fantastic also, but her look is maybe a bit too subdued compared to others.

  15. WithTheAmerican says:

    Thank god we are seeing the tail end of the huge bad wax brows and fake eyelashes touching the hairline.

    Gabrielle looks so amazing, WOW WOW WOW love this dress on her and love her face.

  16. Bella says:

    I don’t really like any of these outfits. I would Gabrielle’s outfit more without the cape ( and I love capes) and if the green was chartreuse.

  17. Thirtynine says:

    I almost like Gabrielle’s green gown but the straps around the throat and bodice with the flapping cape make me think of a parachutist whose gotten tangled in the strings on landing and can’t get out. Gillian Anderson, lovely as she is, looks witchy and just a bit boring. And that’s a worrisome amount of visible ribs on Lily Allen. Not really liking any of them much.

  18. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    I don’t follow fashion stuff but I came here to say Munroe Bergdorf?????
    Lawd Lawd Lawd she is STUNNING.