This week’s best-dressed celebrities surprised us by presenting a unified front, with A-listers like Keira Knightley, Reese Witherspoon, and Angelina Jolie all sporting some variation of the column gown. While the necklines, fabrics, and embellishments varied from one celebrity to the next, the silhouette was overwhelmingly the same. It looks like Old Hollywood glamor is back on the menu for 2015.
For a complete overview of the most stylish looks from this week’s red-carpet events, click through the gallery.
Who: Diane Kruger wearing a Naeem Khan dress at the 20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards
Why it works: Kruger’s printed column gown looks sophisticated and moneyed, like she’s about to leave the red carpet to attend a private party at the Hampton’s wealthiest residence.
BUY NOW: Naeem Khan dress, AED 14,656/SAR 14,981, Moda Operandi
Who: Rosamund Pike wearing a Valentino Couture gown at the 20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards
Why it works: A serene white gown with a frothy skirt adds an aura of innocence to Pike’s red-carpet look, but those who have seen Gone Girl know better.
BUY NOW: Sea skirt, AED 1,898/SAR 1,940, Net-a-Porter
Who: Camilla Belle wearing a Carolina Herrera gown at The Art of Elysium 8th Annual HEAVEN Gala
Why it works: Belle’s full-coverage look is surprisingly sexy, especially with a graceful off-shoulder neckline and form-fitting bodice.
BUY NOW: Tibi top, AED 1,304/SAR 1,333, Tibi
Who: Michelle Monaghan wearing an Elie Saab dress at the 20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards
Why it works: Monaghan may play a 40-year-old in the throes of a midlife crisis on HBO’s new show Togetherness, but in this slinky, lace gown she captures a youthful, edgy look.
BUY NOW: Sophia Kah dress, AED 8,154/SAR 8,335, Moda Operandi
Who: Keira Knightley wearing a Delpozo dress at the 20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards
Why it works: Knightley nails pregnant red-carpet style in an elegant, loose-fitting goddess gown that is so radiant that it distracted us completely from the baby bump.
BUY NOW: Notte by Marchesa gown, AED 5,333/SAR 5,451, Net-a-Porter
Who: Emily Blunt wearing an Emilio Pucci dress at the 20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards
Why it works: Blunt is red (or should we say blue) carpet perfection in a searing red gown with a halterneck keyhole cutout and gorgeous matching lace overlay.
Who: Hailee Steinfeld wearing a Stella McCartney dress at the NBCUniversal 2015 Golden Globe Awards Party
Why it works: Steinfeld took a dramatic, look-at-me gown and paired it with casual sandals and loose, tousled hair. This is the way you achieve effortless red-carpet style.
BUY NOW: Wes Gordon dress, AED 10,200/SAR 10,426, FarFetch
Who: Kate Bosworth wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress at the Still Alice screening
Why it works: You can always count on Kate to be styled down to her fingernails, and she wisely picked up elements from her white-and-silver gown and echoed them with white-and-silver accessories.
BUY NOW: Alice + Olivia dress, AED 1,392/SAR 1,423, Yoox
Who: Angelina Jolie wearing an Atelier Versace dress at the 20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards
Why it works: The wraparound and ruched elements of this eye-catching golden gown work to enhance Jolie’s magnificent silhouette.
BUY NOW: Talbot Runhof dress, AED 5,223/SAR 5,339, FarFetch
Who: Reese Witherspoon wearing a Lanvin dress at the 20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards
BUY NOW: Rosie Assoulin gown, AED 19,449/SAR 19,881, Moda Operandi