Category: Costume
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2018 Oscars
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2018 OscarsOnce again, the most high-stakes red carpet parade of all has come and gone.   As the broadcast (and the photo backdrop, and the ad bumpers) kept reminding us, this was the 90th anniversary of the Oscars. I actually watched all those things because I got talked into an in-person viewing party, which meant going through the whole business in real time.…
Red Carpet Rundown: 2018 BAFTAS
Red Carpet Rundown: 2018 BAFTAS  It’s time for the BAFTAS, which are always sort of pleasantly transparent about the fact that the red carpet is Pretty Weird. (Turns out that Cirque du Soleil was there for a reason, and it was a Shape of Water aerial dance number, and you should probably see it, but it would have been just as fitting without the reason, somehow.…
Red Carpet Rundown: SAG Awards 2018
Red Carpet Rundown: SAG Awards 2018    The SAG Awards carpet is always an odd duck. So much of the rest of awards season is about honoring the many people who work on a movie or a series; the SAG Awards is a quiet admission that we all secretly like the actors best. And they like each other best!…
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2018 Golden Globes
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2018 Golden Globes  Okay, well, welcome back to awards season, where it’s All Happening.…
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2017 Emmys
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2017 EmmysRed Carpet Season is upon us again (known to celebrity assistants everywhere as Sweet Jesus It’s Happening), and the Emmys are the opening volley. Here begins the careful interplay of trends and personal branding that a majority of celebrities absolutely hate but has become so integral to the starmaking process that it’s a living thing by itself.…
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2017 Met Gala
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2017 Met GalaThe most increasingly-frustrating red carpet event of the year happened last night! Once again, it was time for the Met Costume Institute Gala, celebrating another exhibit that honors landmark designers and iconic moments in the history of fashion; once again, the celebrities ruined it all. There’s an inherent tension on the red carpet between fashion professionals and the increasing celebrity presence.…