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Best Red Carpet Dress at the 2023 Critics’ Choice Awards
See the best looks from the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, where the stars gather for the 28th Critics’ Choice Awards.
For a night of minimalist fashion, many attendees opted for black gowns — but there were plenty of eye-catching silhouettes among them, from the asymmetric ruffles of Quinta Bronson’s character Robert Wone’s figure-hugging dress to Christian Siriano’s stunning Angela Bassett gown.
Elsewhere, metallics and sequins have proven popular. “The White Lotus” actress Aubrey Plaza dazzled in a sparkly Louis Vuitton gown with colorful gradient accents, while “The Woman King” star Thusso Mabidu donned a dress with gold, silver, and bronze embellishments, also from the French label. Candidates Amanda Seyfried and Sheryl Lee Ralph of Abbott Elementary School chose gold dresses for Dior and Jovana Lewis, respectively.
In a trend seen on recent red carpets, Elle Fanning and Janelle Monáe have been among the many stars who have donned cut-out dresses.
Evening men embraced a variety of shades, from Andrew Garfield’s camel-coloured Xenia suit to Henry Golding’s teal ensemble. Ke Huy Quan, Billy Eichner, and Harry Shum Jr. were the finalists. Among the many attendees who arrived in shades of burgundy, on a night that saw many male guests eschew the traditional black-tie dress code.
See below for some of her best red carpet looks.
“White Lotus” star Aubrey Plaza wore an embroidered Louis Vuitton dress with tiered accents and Pomellato jewelry. credit: Monica Schipper/WireImage/Getty Images
Ke Huy Quan credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Nominated for her role in The Whale, Sadie Sink arrived in a black silk Chanel dress with a sequined blouse. credit: Fraser Harrison/Getty Images
Amanda Seyfried’s Dior Haute Couture dress was cut from a one-piece of gold brushed chiffon. credit: Michael Tran/AFP/Getty Images
D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai credit: Fraser Harrison/Getty Images
Michelle Yeoh turned heads in a Carolina Herrera dress and De Beers jewelry, while “Everything All At Once” star Stephanie Hsu wore Valentino. credit: Fraser Harrison/Getty Images
Angela Bassett wore an eye-catching black Christian Siriano dress. credit: Michael Tran/AFP/Getty Images
Costume designer Katherine Martin, actor Austin Butler and director Baz Luhrmann earned individual nominations for their work on Elvis Presley’s biopic “Elvis”. credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North
Julia Garner in a red Ferragamo dress. credit: Monica Schipper/WireImage/Getty Images
Jessica Bates and Nessi Nash Bates credit: Michael Tran/AFP/Getty Images
Andrew Garfield paired a camel-colored Xenia suit with an Omega watch. credit: Fraser Harrison/Getty Images
Janelle Monae credit: Fraser Harrison/Getty Images
Zoe Kazan, in a Rodarte dress, poses with her partner Paul Dano, who was wearing a Dolce & Gabbana suit. credit: Matt Winkelmayer/Getty Images
Natasha Lyonne credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Sheryl Lee Ralph looked golden in a dress by Jovana Louis and jewelry by Misho. credit: Monica Schipper/WireImage/Getty Images
Billy Eichner credit: Fraser Harrison/Getty Images
Harry Shum Jr., part of the “everything everywhere at once” cast nominated for Best Acting Ensemble, arrived wearing a dark velvet suit. credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Elle Fanning in a bespoke dress from the Alexander McQueen Spring-Summer 2023 collection. credit: Michael Tran/AFP/Getty Images
Quinta Bronson in a ruffled dress by London-based fashion label Robert Wone. credit: Fraser Harrison/Getty Images
Anya Taylor-Joy in a nude Dior Haute Couture dress. credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Cate Blanchett wore a Max Mara dress and Louis Vuitton jewels. credit: Michael Tran/AFP/Getty Images
Tyler James Williams credit: Michael Tran/AFP/Getty Images
Michelle Williams, nominated for her role in The Fabelmans, stunned in a one-shoulder gold Louis Vuitton dress. credit: Monica Schipper/WireImage/Getty Images
credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Henry Golding credit: Christopher Polk/Variety/Getty Images
Ludwig Göransson credit: Monica Schipper/WireImage/Getty Images
“The Woman King” star Thistle Mebidu in a Louis Vuitton gown embellished with gold, silver, and bronze sequins. credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Anna Sawai wears a sleeveless gown from the Acne Studios Spring-Summer 2023 collection. credit: Fraser Harrison/Getty Images
Reese Feldman credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Kelsey Aspel credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Top photo: Lily James (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)