LOS ANGELES — You know awards season is in full swing when even a record rainfall can’t keep stars from dressing for the red carpet.
The heavens were unrelenting and the entrance to the Wiltern LG Theater was semiflooded for Monday night’s Broadcast Film Critics’ Choice Awards. Still, the ladies chose to go long, light and chiffon, with masses of carefully coiffed curls — features that normally wilt and wither in the face of such extreme elements. Considering the BFCA is the largest film critics organization in the U.S. and Canada, representing television, radio and online critics, these Hollywood A-listers have good reason to dress to impress.
After all, the Golden Globes are Sunday and the Oscars loom on Feb. 27.
“I know my feet won’t have to touch the ground tonight, plus I have umbrella carriers and coat minders, so why not?” asked Sandra Oh, wrapped in a Sonia Rykiel coat over her John Galliano dress and enjoying five awards for her film “Sideways,” including best picture. Co-star Virginia Madsen took home the best supporting actress trophy.
The best actress award went to Hilary Swank, clothed in vintage YSL from her own closet, for her role as a boxer in “Million Dollar Baby.”
Maria Bello took the night’s ethereal dress options a step further with an unseasonal choice — a long white skirt. “It’s Chanel and it’s so simple it works even when it’s wet,” said Bello, although she avoided that with her equally long black coat, also from the house.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia