The SAG Awards Presentation steps up it’s jewelry game
There was a time when the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) Awards presentation was a low-key affair when it came to jewelry and fashion trends. Then, during the past decade, actresses and their stylists chose experimental looks and even a few independent jewelry designers each year, which resulted in a sprinkling of inspiration for retailers and women viewing the show. Still, the overall feeling was less formal and more subdued than the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.
But the 2017 SAGS proved to be a game changer. Style-setting actresses elevated red carpet arrivals to a glamorous production, with stars such as Natalie Portman’s, Amy Adams’ and Viola Davis’ jewelry shining as brightly as their performances.
Here we bring you the 10 Best Looks from The 23rd SAG Awards, which can be split into two major themes: Making A Statement with Necklaces and What to Wear on Your Ears.
The Best of the Necklaces:
Our favorite look of the evening was Kirsten Dunst’s double statement necklaces, the subtle shimmer of the old-mine cut diamonds accessorized her Dior gown perfectly. The necklaces from Fred Leighton were antique—one, a diamond rivière and the other a 19th century diamond fringe-style.. It was fun to see Dunst in Leighton again, after last years’ 10th anniversary of the 2006 film, Marie Antoinette, for which the renowned jeweler provided all of the onscreen pieces.
This graduated and layered double statement look is one that you might want to add to your jewelry wardrobe in antique or contemporary styles.
Speaking of Fred Leighton, Julia Louis Dreyfus always looks on point and polished for red carpet events and this year was no exception. Her swirling yellow gold Fred Leighton 1960s necklace and 19th Century double drop diamond earrings were just enough to complement her’ gown and set off her features, allowing her to glow when she picked up her SAG for Veeps.
Wearing jewelry en-suite has been slowly making a comeback with the Hollywood set and is also getting a make-over in the houses which popularized them in the late 19th and early 20th century and then again in the mid 20th century—jewelers such as Tiffany & Co, Boucheron, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb and Cartier. Amy Adams, who projects perfection in almost every jewelry style she wears, appeared at the SAG Awards in a demo-suite of Cartier necklace, bracelet and earrings. The actress, who inspires trends just might have brought the term matchy-matchy back into fashion.
Viola Davis packs a killer performance both on the small and silver screen and her win for Fences was well deserved. She also turned up the glamour and elegance like never before with her Vivienne Westwood gown and her sparkler of a statement necklace by Nirav Modi.
On a colorful note, Irene Neuwirth got into the mix with a multi- gemstone necklace that Bryce Dallas Howard wore. It offered a refreshing, vibrant and slightly less serious statement, while still adding a touch of elegance to the actresses’ look for the evening.
The Best of The Earrings
This category was a bit more difficult to call since there were so many varied styles from which to choose—but we narrowed it down to these five:
Emily Blunt’s ultra long style colored-gemstone Lorraine Schwartz dazzlers stole the show. Not only did they bask in the spotlight of the jewels but also they complemented Blunt’s Cavalli Couture dress to perfection.
This is another look that can be found in antique and modern styles and in different variations and price points and one to add to any jewelry wardrobe for 2017
Octavia Spencer also went for color to pop a black gown and her Jacob & Co. earrings did the trick. The length, shape and turquoise stones were all on point. These earrings represents one more style you might want to think about for 2017 as it will liven up your darker winter wardrobe and move effortless into the spring/summer months.
Perhaps the most translatable of all the earrings we saw at the SAG Awards were Amanda Peet’s 1930s Fred Leighton diamond waterfall earrings. These looked thoroughly modern and could be worn with anything and everything in contemporary fashion. You might want to try to find a pair similar to these, which I am certain, will start turning up at different price points.
Diamond took a different shape—one that had a naturalistic feeling and that were long, sparkly and designed with movement—in Lorraine Schwartz’s earrings for Sofia Vergara. And, although, we are not sure if her ‘ballerina look’ in her choice of a dress worked, both the earrings and her wide Lorraine Schwartz bracelet allowed us to see past any possible fashion blunder.
Natalie Portman is always radiant, dressed and accessorized with a youthful elegance. She looked stunning in a Dior Couture gown and Tiffany & Co. earrings, which were long and swingy, the bottom of which were in the shape of a fan.
Special mention goes to a trend we first saw at the Globes and then again on Janelle Monae’s fingers—this time the multi-rings were by Chanel. I was also floored by the clips that fluttered in her hair-although we would have liked to see a simpler updo with all those awe-inspiring jewels.