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SAG Awards Scrolldown Fug: Sarah Paulson in Armani Prive

This appears to be a version of this dress, shown on the runway with a weird fringed-sleeve element that Sarah may have been wise to remove.

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Then again, maybe not, because now I have nowhere to look but at the bodice, and it comes off more like something a nine-year old girl would make from some kind of neon crafting kit that she bought at Target — you know the ones; they sell them for knitting, bead bracelets, some kind of loom, and all of them have a kid on the front with the pearliest, most perfect teeth imaginable, and hair that curls under at the ends. So basically this is Melissa & Doug for Armani Prive.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


ICMYI: Sunday’s GFY Posts from the SAG Awards

The SAGs, as is their occasional wont, took place on Saturday night — and as such, we covered some of the heavy-hitters immediately on Sunday. We would hate for you to miss them as they drop further away from the homepage, AND SO, please allow us to give you a handy link guide to those we’ve already covered.

Brie Larson wore a blue, nearly crotchy Versace

Nicole Kidman went with a fancy-clown Gucci

Idris Elba decided to come as Idris Elba, which was a wonderful idea

Laverne Cox looked like a goddess even though it wasn’t her VERY best dress ever

Julianne Moore went with greenish-gold glitter

Alicia Vikander picked a sequin patchwork and it somehow worked amazingly well

Uzo Aduba brought her prom date

Susan Sarandon brought her bra. To present the In Memorium?

The women of Mad Men left Elisabeth Moss at home, and January Jones looked kind of weird

Emma Myles of Orange Is The New Black was one of my favorites among that cast’s looks, which were highly varied.

I love seeing the Downton Abbey cast in its non-period costumes. Baxter is a DISH.


SAG Awards Well Played: Naomi Watts in Burberry

This might be my favorite look of the night.

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I am so soothed right now. Who needs an aromatherapy bath when you can look at this? We’re in a drought, anyway.

[Photo: Getty]


SAG Awards Fug or Fab: Viola Davis in Zac Posen

This one might be a scrolldown for me in the vein that Sarah Paulson (coming up) also is: a FANTASTIC head over a big ol’ HMM of a dress.

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This is neither as bad as I keep fearing it is, nor as good as I want it to be. It’s the closest I’ve ever seen her come to being overshadowed by a garment — the problem, I think, being that the bodice looks clumsy. It’s folded such that it creates an illusion of each boob being shoved to the center. And the thing that often undoes Zac Posen is that this fabric has no room for error. It hides nothing, but nobody seems to remember that, so the wearers are stuck with the marks of a dozen tiny sins of handiwork: bunching, overdone darts, all of it. So it’s close, but still can’t get its fingers on the cigar.

[Photo: Getty]


SAG Awards Fug Carpet: Kate and Rooney Mara in Valentino

These two gave THE most excruciating interview on the E! pre-show, some of which might be because Brad Goreski is not adept at this and thus does not have enough experience milking a stone. But the sisters had weirdly little chemistry together. It was like they’d been CAST as sisters, then instructed to walk around pretending they’d really bonded on set.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


SAG Awards Fug or Fab: Kristen Wiig in Roland Mouret

This is an odd one.

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It’s like someone glued a section of floor tile to her chest. Maybe she and Jon Hamm were planning a gig where he caulks her bosom and it got cut for time.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


SAG Awards Unfug It Up: Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab

I’m happy Spotlight won the SAG for Best Ensemble; it’s a strongly acted movie from top to tail, and there’s something really quiet and old-school about it — like, it didn’t need an aggressive CGI bear or any narrative gimmicks (The Big Short) or explosions or anything else; it was just tight narrative and pace and tension. And it was about newspapers, which… man, it will make you really nostalgic for the days when this kind of reporting was a lynchpin of the world.

Anyhoo, Rachel McAdams got to cuddle the SAG statue for a bit:

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab

I love the shape of this: romantic, full, flattering, TOTALLY the kind of thing you want to wear when two of your exes are in the building. There is maybe a sliver of pizza in the building (I THINK I can see through her skirt?), and her head-styling belongs to a daytime tea party. But my real, primary beef with it is that I think black and beige are, together, about the most boring thing you could do.

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