After weeks of awards shows, beginning with the
Much of it is subjective, of course, which means that each appearance is a game of roulette for the actors, stylists and designers involved.
We want to see something we haven't seen before. It could be showstopping embellishment, such as the 6,000 pearls hand-sewn onto the Calvin Klein gown
It could be a striking color, such as the brilliant saffron Solace London dress that Caitriona Balfe wore to the
But we also want to see something familiar that fits into a star's style narrative. That's why pop star Lorde's oversized Narciso Rodriguez pantsuit and cropped top worked so well at the Golden Globes. It suited her tomboy chic. The same goes for the Army green Marc Jacobs dress worn by
When it comes to men's style,
Mostly, though, we want to see drama and an effort at creating a magical, memorable Hollywood moment. Rihanna played it perfectly at the Grammys, waiting to get out of her car until the last minute when the red carpet was clear, then gliding in like something out of a fairy tale, wearing an enormous pouf of pink tulle by Giambattista Valli.
Watching from home, you couldn't help but be entertained.