The Final Word on SAG Awards Style

Celeb stylist Mary Alice Haney gives us her picks for best of the best

We’ve rehashed your opinions and our opinions — and George Kotsiopoulos’s opinions! — but we have one more voice to consider when talking SAGs fashion: that of celebrity stylist Mary Alice Haney. She’s dressed Blake Lively, Jennifer Lawrence, Sarah Jessica Parker and more — and has a lot to say about Sunday night’s leading ladies! Here are her thoughts on the evening …

Many of the women walking the red carpet looked like they were a) either going to the prom or b) a contestant in the Miss America pageant (not necessarily a bad thing, as it turns out). The trends of the night were strapless, fishtails and black. So what were my favorites?

I was excited to see what I call the ‘Audrey Hepburn Moment.’ My favorite dress of the night was on Anne Hathaway. My friend, the über-talented Giambattista Valli, created this couture dress — I requested it for a client and was told it was on hold. (Now I know why they didn’t send to me!) Anne and the dress were flawless. Ms. Hathaway continues to dominate the red carpet. Cotillard was the other ‘Audrey Moment.’ She continues to show us that awards show dresses do not have to be long, sequined gowns. She was flawless in her Dior Haute Couture, and with her sleek hair, she was simply gorgeous.

My other favorites … Kidman. She chose a Vivienne Westwood, and her hair and makeup made her a contender for best dressed. The sequined gown was sheer enough to make it not overdone. I also love that she paired the blue-tint dress with amazing green earrings. Washington. Her Miu Miu Golden Globes dress was a favorite of mine also, and the Rodarte dress last night was a mix of edgy and traditional. She continues to wow. Dobrev. I loved the Vampire Diaries star in Elie Saab. The sheer cutout made it sexy and the cap sleeves made it chic. Michele. She was pretty in pink in her Valentino — she looked young and fresh. This strapless dress was light and airy.


Some other favorites: Jessica Chastain in McQueen — I love a redhead in red; Jennifer Garner in her gold Oscar de la Renta and Claire Danes in her one-shoulder Givenchy made us ask, “What baby weight?”; Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka was age appropriate but still so glamorous in her stunning Oscar de la Renta; Tina Fey is on a roll — she’s learned to dress for her body type and the Oscar de la Renta with jeweled belt was polished and sophisticated; and Viola Davis in Monique Lhuillier — this was a fabulous color for her and the Grecian style was not overdone.

The men were perfection, too! I liked that Justin Timberlake took a chance with his suit, but the boys in tuxes — Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm and Daniel Day-Lewis — ruled the night.

One miss? I wish Sofia Vergara would choose something more edgy and cool. She has a beautiful body but tends to choose the same type of dress: sequined and booby. Haney on Celebrity Closet Confidential, airing on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 10:30 p.m. on the Style Network.

Tell us: Do you agree with Haney’s picks? Make your own best dressed list and give us your top five!

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