The Critics’ Choice Awards Best-Dressed List Includes Some Major, Oscar-Worthy Fashion Moments

There’s a style hierarchy where awards-show red carpets are concerned, and, if I’m being honest, I would’ve placed the Critics’ Choice Awards on the low end of that list (sorry!). But after last night, with stellar showings from Diane Kruger, Keri Russell, and some other surprise names, I came here to tell you first: I’m impressed!

I’ve loved Keri Russell since her Felicity days and am so happy she’s back thanks to The Americans. This gorgeous silver jacquard J. Mendel dress was perfect and capped off a great style week for her (remember the leather-and-striped combo she wore earlier this week?).

How amazing is the bodice on Minnie Driver’s white-and-gold number? All the glinting gold gives off an armor vibe, but the design itself kind of reminds me of chrysanthemums. Do you see it too?

Oh, Diane Kruger—you’re so fabulous. She rarely has a misstep in my eyes, and this Elie Saab couture gown was definitely a good pick. She added a black belt that wasn’t on the runway, and, maybe because of it, the hips are more exaggerated (and I love the resulting silhouette).

I’m suspicious Angie Harmon would still manage to look gorgeous in a paper bag, but even so, how good was this clingy black Azzaro dress with the sheer stripe up the side?

After some nudging from Megan, I’m currently right at the end of the first season of Orphan Black, and it’s absolutely, positively the best show I’m watching right now (sorry, Real Housewives of New York City). Love for lead actress Tatiana Maslany aside, I still would be impressed with this Cushnie et Ochs number. It’s fairly simple but a great example of one of the key dictums of red carpet dressing: If it looks like it was made for your body, it’s a good pick.

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