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Best red carpet fashion at the 2023 Critics’ Choice Awards
From Michelle Yeoh to Lily James, see the best-dressed celebrities at the 28th Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles.
The Critics’ Choice Awards returned to its usual January time slot after 2022’s ceremony was delayed for over two months amid a surge of Co-19 cases. And all eyes were on the red carpet as stars arrived at LA’s Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel on Sunday evening.
On a night of understated fashion, many attendees opted for black gowns — but there were plenty of eye-catching silhouettes among them, from the asymmetric ruffles of Quinta Brunson’s figure-hugging Robert Wun dress to Angela Bassett’s striking Christian Siriano design.
Lily James, nominated for her role in “Pam & Tommy,” wowed in a sheer black Oscar de la Renta gown with a large silk bow at the waist. And there were pops of color, too, with “Everything Everywhere All at Once” star Michelle Yeoh wearing a strapless pink and black Carolina Herrera dress with dramatic sleeves and Julia Garner arriving in a sheer red Ferragamo gown over a bandeau bra by Skims.
Elsewhere, metallics and sequins proved popular. “The White Lotus” actor Aubrey Plaza impressed in a sparkly Louis Vuitton gown with colorful dégradé accents, while “The Woman King” star Thuso Mbedu wore a dress with gold, silver and bronze embellishments, also by the French label. Nominees Amanda Seyfried and Sheryl Lee Ralph, of “Abbott Elementary,” both opted for golden gowns by Dior and Jovana Louis, respectively.
In a trend seen across recent red carpets, Elle Fanning and Janelle Monáe were among several stars to wear cutout dresses.
The evening’s men embraced a variety of shades, from Andrew Garfield’s camel-colored Zegna suit to Henry Golding’s fetching dark teal outfit. Ke Huy Quan, Billy Eichner and Harry Shum Jr. were among numerous attendees to arrive in shades of maroon, on a night that saw many male guests eschew the conventional black tie dress code.
See below for some of the red carpet’s best looks.
“White Lotus” star Aubrey Plaza in sequined Louis Vuitton gown with dégradé accents and jewelry by Pomellato. Credit: Monica Schipper/WireImage/
Ke Huy Quan, who was nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Nominated for her role in “The Whale,” Sadie Sink arrived in a black silk Chanel dress with an embroidered bandeau top. Credit: Frazer Harrison/
Amanda Seyfried’s Dior Haute Couture dress was cut from a single piece of gold lamé chiffon. Credit: Michael Tran/AFP/
Nominated for his role in “Reservation Dogs,” D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai arrived in a low-cut black suit with wide-legged pants. Credit: Frazer Harrison/
Michelle Yeoh turned heads in a Carolina Herrera gown and De Beers jewelry, while “Everything Everywhere All at Once” co-star Stephanie Hsu wore Valentino. Credit: Frazer Harrison/
Angela Bassett wore an eye-catching black dress by Christian Siriano. Credit: Michael Tran/AFP/
Costume designer Catherine Martin, actor Austin Butler and director Baz Luhrmann all earned indiual nominations for their work on the Elvis Presley biopic, “Elvis.” Credit: Kevin Winter/ North
Julia Garner in a sheer red dress by Ferragamo. Credit: Monica Schipper/WireImage/
Jessica Betts with wife Niecy Nash-Betts, who was nominated for her performance in “Dahmer.” Credit: Michael Tran/AFP/
Andrew Garfield paired his camel-colored Zegna suit with an Omega watch. Credit: Frazer Harrison/
Janelle Monáe in a sheer Vera Wang halter dress. Credit: Frazer Harrison/
Zoe Kazan, in a Rodarte gown, poses with partner Paul Dano, who wore a Dolce & Gabbana suit. Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/
Natasha Lyonne, who appeared in “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” arrived wearing Gucci. Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/
Sheryl Lee Ralph looked golden in a Jovana Louis gown and jewelry by Misho. Credit: Monica Schipper/WireImage/
Billy Eichner was one of several men to wear a maroon-colored suit to the red carpet. Credit: Frazer Harrison/
Harry Shum Jr., part of the “Everything Everywhere All at Once” cast nominated for Best Acting Ensemble, arrived in a dark velvet suit. Credit: Kevin Winter/
Elle Fanning in a cutout gown from Alexander McQueen’s Spring-Summer 2023 collection. Credit: Michael Tran/AFP/
Quinta Brunson in a figure-hugging ruffled gown by London based fashion label Robert Wun. Credit: Frazer Harrison/
Anya Taylor-Joy in a nude dress by Dior Haute Couture. Credit: Kevin Winter/
Cate Blanchett opted for a Max Mara gown and Louis Vuitton jewelry. Credit: Michael Tran/AFP/
“Abbott Elementary” star Tyler James Williams arrived in an AP Milan suit and Cartier jewelry. Credit: Michael Tran/AFP/
Nominated for her role in “The Fabelmans,” Michelle Williams wowed in a one-shouldered golden gown by Louis Vuitton. Credit: Monica Schipper/WireImage/
“Severance” actor Britt Lower opted for a pantsuit and cape. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Henry Golding looked suave in a dark velvet suit. Credit: Christopher Polk/Variety/
Composer of the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” score, Ludwig Göransson. Credit: Monica Schipper/WireImage/
“The Woman King” star Thuso Mbedu in a Louis Vuitton gown embellished with gold, silver and bronze sequins. Credit: Kevin Winter/
Anna Sawai in a sleeveless gown from Acne Studios’ Spring-Summer 2023 collection. Credit: Frazer Harrison/
TikTok sensation Reece Feldman wore an “X-ray” shirt by unisex label Figi Studios. Credit: Kevin Winter/
Kelsey Asbille in a pleated dress with a neck strap by Saint Laurent. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Top photo: Lily James in a sheer black Oscar de la Renta gown with a large silk bow (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)