SAG Awards Red Carpet Round-Up: Rachel McAdams In Elie Saab, Laverne Cox In Prabal Gurung

The 2016 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards did not disappoint in the fashion department. The two-hour awards broadcast from The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles was prefaced by a dazzling red carpet full of color, beads, and sparkle. Among the favorites at the Huffington Post, Helen Mirren, who is British, wore a glimmering silver gown by British designer Jenny Packham — a name that has become more familiar to American style mavens due to the Duchess of Cambridge regularly wearing her designs. Packham is well known for bridal gowns in addition to her ready-to-wear collections.

Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, who won Best Supporting Actress at the SAG Awards for The Danish Girl, wore head-to-toe sequins to this year’s awards, which covered a colorblock Louis Vuitton gown. Vikander became the newest face of Louis Vuitton in the summer of 2015, and has shot several campaigns for the brand that have generated a positive reception. Vikander trained professionally as a ballerina, and the posture and poise she has retained from that training informs her work as a fashion model. Her success with the Louis Vuitton brand was well represented by her twinkling SAG Awards choice.

The colorblock trend was further represented by Claire Danes, who wore a v-neck Stella McCartney design in dual shades of blue to the awards that brought out her famous blue eyes. Danes has made a splash in Stella McCartney in the past, having worn an asymmetrical dress with a woven bodice with side cutouts and a blue multi-print skirt to Showtime’s pre-Emmy Awards party in September 2014.

Laverne Cox of Orange Is the New Black fame stepped out to the SAG Awards in a crimson Prabal Gurung gown with a magnificent slit. Cox paired the innovative design with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, and got to wear it all on the SAG Awards stage when she and her castmates won for Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series. Bustle raved about her awards look, while also noting the cultural importance of Cox’s successes due to her eloquent and thoughtful representation of transgender women in the entertainment industry.

“The red carpet at this year’s SAG Awards was bound to be full of great fashion moments, but I anticipated nobody’s look like Laverne Cox’s. And boy, she did not disappoint […] Aside from being a trailblazer for the transgender community […] and a certifiably damn good actress, the Orange Is the New Black star routinely nails it on the red carpet.”

Fellow Orange Is the New Black cast ensemble winner Uzo Aduba also took home an “actor” (the nickname for the notoriously heavy SAG Awards statuettes) for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Aduba showed up to the awards in a shimmery, emerald green Zac Posen creation thanks to Hollywood stylist Cristina Erlich. Posen is a relatively new designer on the scene — at only 35, the former Nicole Miller intern has seen his designs become very popular on the red carpet in recent years.

Another ensemble cast winner, Spotlight‘s Rachel McAdams, wore a black gown with a sparkling, beaded overlay by red carpet stalwart Elie Saab to the SAG Awards, courtesy of her stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn. McAdams was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Spotlight.

[Image courtesy of Larry Busacca/Getty Images]

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