Is this the best red carpet of the season so far?
The SAG Awards red carpet isn’t often considered one of the big ones of awards season, and yet, it is shaping up to be the best one we’ve seen so far this year—with fresh off-the-runway looks from Valentino, Prada, and Schiaparelli. Maybe that’s what happens when Zendaya makes a long-awaited return to the red carpet—everyone else steps up their game.
Ahead, see the 11 best-dressed stars from tonight’s ceremony.
Zendaya in Custom Valentino
There hasn’t been a red carpet Zendaya hasn’t dominated. There just isn’t anyone else doing it like her. Her stylist, Law Roach, said it best with his Instagram post of her look: “Y’all asked for this!” Yes, yes, we did—and we’ll keep asking for it, because she always delivers.
On fashion Twitter, Danielle Deadwyler’s look was causing buzz for looking very similar to the Junon dress from Dior’s 1950 collection. Indeed, she looked like an elegant vision, straight out of Old Hollywood.
Michelle Yeoh in Schiaparelli Couture and Moussaieff High Jewellery
Like Ariana DeBose said at the BAFTAS: Michelle, we loved you from the start. Ever since the much-deserved hype for her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once, Yeoh has given us more reason to talk about her with every one of her red-carpet looks. Tonight, her Schiaparelli gown comes straight from the 2023 couture runway that took place in Paris a couple weeks ago, and honestly, it deserves as much hype as the lion head dress.
Meghann Fahy in Ralph Lauren
Yeoh isn’t the only actress to wear a straight-from-the-runway look. The White Lotus favorite (and icon) Meghann Fahy made an appearance in a slinky cutout gown from Ralph Lauren’s spring 2023 collection. It feels like something Daphne would have packed for girls’ night in Noto.
Rooney Mara in Alexander McQueen
Rooney Mara rarely deviates from her aesthetic of dreamy gothic. And this Alexander McQueen gown, with lace cut in the shape of a bird, feels like it was made just for her.
Eddie Redmayne in Yves Saint Laurent
The coquette girls think they can do bows, but they clearly haven’t seen Eddie Redmayne in his Yves Saint Laurent dress shirt. At the collar was a huge bow tied at his neck, which makes us wonder why anyone would wear a standard tie when they could do this instead?
Jenna Ortega in Vintage Versace from 1994
There’s been a lot of archival fashion on the red carpet, but it has been notably absent the past couple of red carpets. Leave it to Gen Z’s style icon, Jenna Ortega, to deliver the vintage in a dreamy black Versace dress from 1994.
When you’re an EGOT, you basically can’t help but glow from the inside out. And the only thing that could come close to matching Viola Davis’s light is this stunning bright yellow gown.
Amanda Seyfried in Prada
Amanda Seyfried’s little green Prada mini also brought a nice pop of color to the carpet, with a just-dramatic-enough train and pockets—because Mrs. Prada is a master of practical glamour.
Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé from 2014
Cate Blanchett channeled Katharine Hepburn in a sexy, sequined Armani Privé look with a lace underlay. Blanchett often recycles and re-wears old gowns, and she last wore a version of this Armani Privé dress back in 2018—which makes it even more chic.
Jennifer Coolidge in Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello
In The White Lotus, Jennifer Coolidge dresses up in a floral dress and pink neck scarf to look like Monica Vitti. At the SAG Awards, her sleek black look with a thick hairband appeared to be inspired by another classic film vixen: Brigitte Bardot.