The 29th Critics Choice Awards, held at Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar, showcased a stunning array of red carpet looks, marking a return to glamour after the disruptions of the previous year’s actors’ and writers’ strikes. The event featured a notable presence of black outfits, reminiscent of last year’s understated fashion trend. Tracee Ellis Ross donned an elegant off-shoulder Fendi Couture gown, while Christina Ricci opted for a more daring latex number. Jennifer Aniston and Rachel Brosnahan made a statement in simple yet striking all-black ensembles by Dolce & Gabbana and Givenchy, respectively.
The red carpet witnessed a continuation of the trend seen at the Golden Globes, with rosettes and floral embellishments taking center stage. Emily Blunt showcased an eye-catching Armani Privé outfit adorned with rosettes on the shoulder. Rosamund Pike’s shimmering Rodarte halter-neck gown featured a prominent centerpiece rosette. Margot Robbie’s red Balmain dress, detailed with intricate roses, sparked speculation of a nod to the vintage “Radiant Rose” Barbie from 1996.
In the realm of men’s fashion, some of the best-dressed stars embraced the all-black trend, including Jeremy Allen White. However, Colman Domingo injected vibrancy with a mustard-and-gold Valentino ensemble, Kieran Culkin sported a dapper teal Zegna suit, and Matt Bomer stood out in an all-blue Berluti look, introducing welcome splashes of color.
Notably, some of the evening’s most distinguished tailored looks were worn by female stars. Bella Ramsey impressed in a mint Thom Browne two-piece, while Ayo Edebiri, star of “The Bear,” donned an all-white suit by The Row, showcasing impeccable tailoring. Greta Lee showcased her mastery of menswear, arriving in a sparkly all-black ensemble directly from Loewe’s Spring-Summer 2024 ready-to-wear men’s collection. The Critics Choice Awards once again proved to be a platform for the stars to display their sartorial elegance and make fashion statements.