The recent Critics Choice Awards marked a glamorous return to Hollywood’s red carpet scene, following a year disrupted by industry strikes. In contrast to the subdued fashion choices at last year’s ceremony, this time saw a resurgence of black outfits, ranging from Tracee Ellis Ross’ sophisticated off-shoulder Fendi Couture gown to Christina Ricci’s daring latex ensemble. Noteworthy mentions go to Rachel Brosnahan and Jennifer Aniston, who impressed in minimalist all-black attire by Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana, respectively.
Floral embellishments and rosettes, echoing a trend from the Golden Globes, adorned many outfits. Emily Blunt’s Armani Privé creation featured a captivating shoulder detail, while Rosamund Pike showcased a shimmering Rodarte halter-neck gown with a floral centerpiece.
Margot Robbie’s red Balmain dress, adorned with intricate rose detailing, sparked speculation of a vintage Barbie doll homage, reminiscent of the “Radiant Rose” Barbie from 1996.
Among the well-dressed men, the prevalent choice was all-black attire, exemplified by Jeremy Allen White. However, Colman Domingo’s mustard-and-gold Valentino ensemble, Kieran Culkin’s teal Zegna suit, and Matt Bomer’s all-blue Berluti look injected welcome bursts of color.
Notably, some of the evening’s most stylish suits were donned by female stars. Bella Ramsey’s mint Thom Browne two-piece and Ayo Edebiri’s dashing all-white suit by The Row stood out as exemplary tailored looks.
Greta Lee also showcased expertise in rocking menswear, arriving in a dazzling all-black ensemble directly from Loewe’s Spring-Summer 2024 ready-to-wear men’s collection. The event marked a captivating fusion of classic and contemporary fashion, underscoring Hollywood’s sartorial renaissance.