The Critics’ Choice Awards, held on January 14, 2024, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, was not just a celebration of cinematic excellence but also a spectacular display of high fashion. The event turned into a runway, with celebrities showcasing some of the most exquisite designs from renowned fashion houses. Let’s dive into the sartorial choices that made headlines.
Gucci’s Elegance: Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling, known for his impeccable style, did not disappoint. He appeared in a custom Gucci ensemble, a pristine white wool suit paired with a classic shirt. Complementing his look were Gucci lace-up shoes, epitomizing the elegance the brand is celebrated for.
CELINE HOMME’s Edgy Sophistication: Dominic Sessa and Reese Witherspoon
Dominic Sessa turned heads in CELINE HOMME by Hedi Slimane. His outfit, a combination of a boxy straight collar jacket and English flare trousers in chintze black, along with a loose shirt in cotton poplin and shiny calfskin Drugstore Chelsea boots, was a nod to Slimane’s signature blend of edginess and luxury.
Reese Witherspoon also chose CELINE by Hedi Slimane, radiating grace in a volume front draped bustier dress and sharp sandals in patent calfskin black.
Louis Vuitton’s Custom Creation: Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper, always a figure of classic Hollywood charm, wore a custom Louis Vuitton creation. The suit’s exquisite tailoring was complemented by the subtle sophistication of a Tambour watch, encapsulating the essence of the Louis Vuitton brand.
Dior’s Dominance: A Parade of Stars
Dior, under the creative direction of Kim Jones and Maria Grazia Chiuri, dressed an impressive roster of celebrities, each showcasing the versatility and elegance of the brand.
Men in Dior by Kim Jones:
- Mark Ruffalo: A navy wool and silk shawl lapel tuxedo paired with a classic white cotton dress shirt and navy silk bow tie.
- Ke Huy Quan: A distinctive navy wool and silk oblique tuxedo, perfectly complemented by a navy silk bow tie and timepiece by Vacheron Constantin.
- Bill Hader: A navy wool and silk peak lapel tuxedo, paired with a classic white shirt and navy silk bow tie.
- Yorgos Lanthimos: A sharp black wool suit with a classic white shirt and black silk tie.
- Ebon Moss-Bachrach: A grey wool and silk peak lapel tuxedo, matched with a grey silk tie.
- Seth Rogen: A navy wool and silk shawl lapel tuxedo, embodying classic Dior elegance.
Women in Dior Haute Couture by Maria Grazia Chiuri:
- Kaley Cuoco: The Miss Dior dress in black wool crepe and silk, paired with Dior shoes.
- Awkwafina: A captivating and timeless dress from the Dior Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2022 collection, showcasing intricate guipure with floral motifs.
A Night of Fashion and Glamour
The 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards will be remembered not only for its celebration of film but also as a testament to the enduring power of fashion. The stars, in their designer garbs, reminded us once again why these events are eagerly anticipated not just for the awards but for the fashion statements they make.