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March 24, 2015

The Red Carpet Review Of the 2015 GLAAD Awards

On March 21, 2015, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) held its 26th annual media awards ceremony.  These awards honor TV shows, films, musicians, journalists, and others who have fairly portrayed LGBT individuals and the community overall.  This year, there were 144 different nominees across 31 categories.  The ceremony was held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.  The winners, presenters, and attendees were, as you’d expect, dressed to the nines.  Here are a few of the fashion highlights of the evening.

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The 2015 Vanguard Winner – Kerry Washington

Peak Lapel Tuxedo by Jean Yves

Peak Lapel Tuxedo by Jean Yves

Presenter Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia De Rossi made a splash on the red carpet.  DeGeneres wore a classic black tuxedo jacket that she paired with a dark blue shirt.  But while the talk show host certainly looked good, all eyes were on De Rossi and her backless black gown that was almost see-through in places.  It had a slit up to her thigh and a long train.  Later in the evening, DeGeneres presented the Vanguard Award to De Rossi’s Scandal co-star Kerry Washington for her work in promoting equal rights for all.

Washington, of course, looked incredible in her two-tone gown by Hellessy.  The red top, which left her arms bare and had a plunging neckline that reached down to her waist, was complimented by the dark purple of the skirt.  But most people will remember what she had to say during her speech.  Instead of simply saying thanks, she spent her time on stage talking about representation in the media, showing exactly why she was receiving such an important award.


Other Attendees

White Slim Fit Tuxedo Shirt

White Slim Fit Tuxedo Shirt

Brad Goreski, star of the Fashion Police, continued his tradition of wearing a very different type of outfit.  In this past, he’s walked the red carpet in bright yellow and, later, a multicolored plaid.  This year, though, he went with a simple brown jacket, white slim fit tuxedo shirt, and black tie that, on their own, would have been very unremarkable.  But then he added butterflies all over his suit jacket and pants.  He definitely drew attention!

Zoe Saldana, star of Avatar, Star Trek, and Guardians of the Galaxy, wore a form-fitting red number with a pleated-hem skirt.  The dress featured cap sleeves that left most of her arms bare.  She paired the frock with a pair of bright red heels that matched perfectly.

Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan both looked great in black.  She wore a short black skirt and a semi-sheer black top, while he chose a black slim flit tuxedo with a white shirt and black tie.  He wore traditional black tuxedo shoes, but she went with a pair of strapped sandals that left more of her foot bare.

Black Slim Fit Tuxedo

Black Slim Fit Tuxedo

Finally, there’s Samira Wiley.  It’s hard to find anyone from the GLAAD awards who could follow her look.   The actress currently appears in Orange is the New Black, but her color of choice for this event was a dark purple.  The long gown featured a slit up one side, letting her show off her intricate sandals.

GLAAD will host its next awards ceremony on May 9 in New York.

March 12, 2015

5 Memorable St. Patrick’s Day Fashions

Filed under: Events,Formal Wear — Tags: , , , , , — Formal Wear Expert @ 7:07 pm
St. Patrick's Chapel in Maynooth

St. Patrick’s Chapel in Maynooth

St. Patrick’s Day is the holiday when everyone is invited to be Irish. If you’ve been invited to an Irish shindig for St. Paddy’s, or if you’re throwing one yourself, it’s fun to dress the part for the holiday. It doesn’t matter whether you’re going to a wedding or a parade on St. Patrick’s Day – there’s an ensemble for the effect you want to achieve. From subtle elegance to day-glo party wear, there’s a St. Patrick’s Day tux with your name on it – even if your name doesn’t happen to be Ian, Paddy, or Sean. Take a look at these mean green looks – in ascending order of Irish Pride. (more…)

February 23, 2015

Stunning Tuxedos at The 2015 Oscars

Filed under: celebrity,Events,red carpet,Trends — Tags: , , , , , — Formal Wear Expert @ 8:00 pm

oscars_42620 (1)The 87th Academy Awards ceremony was held on February 22, 2015. This is one of the biggest award shows of the year, and people around the world hold Oscar watch parties just to see who wins and, more importantly, who wore what to this star-studded affair. Most people look to see what the women wore, but more and more male celebrities are pumping up their fashion sense and we are definitely excited about it! (more…)

February 17, 2015

Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special

Filed under: Events,red carpet — Formal Wear Expert @ 4:13 pm Night Live, often simply called SNL now, broadcast its first episode on October 11, 1975. While the show is not exactly 40 years old yet, this is its 40th season. To celebrate, the show aired a special three and a half hour episode along with a Live from the Red Carpet pre-show. The episode was a huge hit for NBC, drawing more than 23 million viewers. It reunited more than a hundred hosts, cast members, and musical guests. It was definitely an event that couldn’t be missed.  (more…)

January 16, 2015

Fashion Highlights from the 72nd Golden Globe Awards

Filed under: Events — Tags: , , , , , — Formal Wear Expert @ 4:02 pm 72nd Golden Globe Awards ceremony was held on January 11th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (more…)

January 13, 2015

2014 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Filed under: celebrity,Events,red carpet — Tags: , , , , — Formal Wear Expert @ 5:06 pm 2014 New York Film Critics Circle Awards ceremony took place January 5th at Tao Downtown in New York. Stars attending the event included Jake Gyllenhaal, Patricia Arquette, Kyra Sedgwick, Rose McGowan, Timothy Spall and Marion Cotillard. (more…)

December 29, 2014

New Year’s Eve Formal Wear Guide

Filed under: Events — Tags: , , , , , , — Formal Wear Expert @ 8:36 pm

music-577061_640Congratulations! You’ve been invited to a New Year’s Eve event that specifies black tie. It’s your gold-plated opportunity to look simply amazing, and the beautiful part is, you don’t need to be a fashion expert to do it. (more…)

December 23, 2014

Last Minute Formal Holiday Attire for Men

Filed under: Events,Formal Wear — Tags: , , , , , , — Formal Wear Expert @ 9:51 pm

pepeak1_1It’s that time of year—the time when we’re all getting invited to holiday parties! In addition to the big family gatherings, friends want to have parties, too.  (more…)

December 12, 2014

Into the Woods Red Carpet Premiere

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The stars of the movi adaptation of Into the Woods walked the red carpet at the film’s world premiere on December 8 at the Ziegfeld Theatre.


December 11, 2014

Jingle Ball 2014: The 1st Celebrity Holiday Party of the Season

Filed under: celebrity,Events — Tags: , , , , , — Formal Wear Expert @ 3:48 pm

music-225064_640KIIS FM hosted their Jingle Ball 2014 on December 5th.  As the first celebrity holiday party of the season, this was the first opportunity for many attendees to show off their 2014 holiday fashions.  Let’s take a look at what they wore. (more…)

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