The 2020 Critics Choice Awards Were A Lesson In Alternative Red Carpet Dressing
The 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards (CCAs), held on the evening of Jan. 12, were abuzz with daring outfit choices from the stars in attendance. Most notably, there were a number of eye-catching jumpsuits at the Critics Choice Awards that held their own amongst the sea of gowns. The five looks below follow a trend that has seen stars move away from the "traditional" award season attire and towards a place of unbridled self expression, and I'm living for it.
Pose actor Billy Porter has acquired quite the reputation on the red carpet. And his look at the 25th CCAs proved why. Porter sported a sweeping wide-leg number in front of the cameras. Gliding with grace, he rocked this show-stopping design by Hogan McLaughlin with an array of colourful butterfly transfers, setting the experimental tone for the night.
Spotted on the runways of Christian Dior, Chanel, and Alexander Wang for Fall/Winter 2019, as well as in that scene from Fleabag, the jumpsuit is now a staple piece in any wardrobe. Alongside Porter, Mandy Moore, Kristen Bell, and Rain Phoenix rocked one-piece silhouettes last night that proved just as dazzling as a floor-length custom dress. From sweetheart necklines to caped creations, the jumpsuit marked its territory in a big way at the CCAs. And awards season has only jut begun.
1. Billy Porter
At first glance, this look appears as a full gown but it's actually an extra-wide leg jumpsuit. All about the drama, there is an added playfulness in the butterfly effect.
2. Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore opted for this sleek black Elie Saab creation accented with chain trimming. A surprising departure from the This is Us star's signature plunging gowns, the sweetheart neckline is uber chic while the cape elevates the look to a whole new level.
3. Kristen Bell
Contending with Porter for the standout look of the night, Kristen Bell stunned the carpet in the best way possible with this Grecian-style number. This design by Cong Tri flows fluidly from head to toe, fully equipped with a floor-length cape over the shoulder.
4. Rain Phoenix
Supporting her brother Joaquin Phoenix, Rain arrived in an understated cream one-piece. The asymmetric detailing is what truly transcends this look into an element of its own. Fuss-free with no jewellery added, Stella McCartney's iconic Elyse platforms set off the outfit perfectly.
5. Gwendoline Christie
This is not a jumpsuit per se, but it's a look in that arena — and one far too beautiful to be overlooked. Gwendoline Christie was seen sporting this striking trouser suit from the Dior Men's collection with a grey heel to match.