Award season has officially started and despite the changes in format across the board (and virtual broadcasting), it seems celebrities are doing their best to bring us glamorous moments similar to those seen on pre-pandemic red carpets. As it happens, the fashion seen at the 26th Critics Choice Awards (hosted by Taye Diggs) was no exception. A-listers the likes of Yara Shahidi, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Cynthia Erivo delivered truly memorable style moments that you’ll likely be thinking about all week long.
Just as oversized gowns swept the 2021 Golden Globes a week prior, sleek pantsuits were the trend du jour for Critics Choice on March 7. Attendees like Andra Day and H.E.R. embraced the unexpected look with gusto, with Mank‘s Amanda Seyfried leading the charge. Her suit by Miu Miu featured a bedazzled tuxedo bib top that was a modern spin on a classic Old Hollywood look.
Not to be outdone was Erivo, whose custom Vera Wang dress featured an elaborate mesh overlay that covered a black flowing skirt — it was truly a sight to be seen.
Ahead, check out the Critics Choice Award looks you’ll want to bookmark for all the inspiration:
2021 Critics Choice Awards Fashion Moments: Cynthia Erivo
Erivo (nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.for her role in HBO’s The Outsider) was decked out in custom Vera Wang, styled by Jason Bolden.
2021 Critics Choice Awards Fashion Moments: Amanda Seyfried
Seyfried (nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Mank) opted for a stunning pant suit by Miu Miu in lieu of a gown. Jewels by Fred Leighton and Jaeger-LeCoultre and shows by Stuart Weitzman.
2021 Critics Choice Awards Fashion Moments: Emma Corrin
Corrin (nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Princess Diana in Netflix’s The Crown went for a micro-mini dress by Schiaparelli, which featured an incredibly dramatic cutout with jeweled detailing.
2021 Critics Choice Awards Fashion Moments: Ashley Park
The presenter and nominee for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (for her role in Emily in Paris) was breathtaking in green sherbet gown by Versace.
2021 Critics Choice Awards Fashion Moments: Yara Shahidi
Presenter Shahidi dazzled in a whimsical mesh mini dress by Dior Couture, styled by Jason Bolden.
2021 Critics Choice Awards Fashion Moments: H.E.R.
The singer (whose song “Fight For You” was nominated for Best Original Song), wore a stunning embroidered pant suit by Miu Miu, making a strong case for the trend that was prevalent throughout the show.
2021 Critics Choice Awards Fashion Moments: Andra Day
Yet another celeb to embrace pants for a formal event was TZR’s January cover star Andra Day (who was nominated for Best Actress for her lead role in Hulu’s The United States vs. Billie Holiday).
2021 Critics Choice Awards Fashion Moments: Regina King
The One Night In Miami director and nominee for Best Director stole the show in her floor-length Versace gown.
2021 Critics Choice Awards Fashion Moments: Maria Bakalova
The star of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and Best Supporting Actress nominee wore a Prada gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
2021 Critics Choice Awards Fashion Moments: Anya Taylor-Joy
Looking ethereal in Dior Haute Couture and BVLGARI jewels, Taylor-Joy (nominated for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television for The Queen’s Gambit) was truly a vision to behold.
2021 Critics Choice Awards Fashion Moments: Gal Gadot
Presenter Gal Gadot was yet another pants-wearer, wearing a trouser suit by Prabal Gurung and Tiffany & Co. jewels.
2021 Critics Choice Awards Fashion Moments: Zendaya
Zendaya’s voluminous Valentino Haute Couture gown was topped off with BVLGARI jewels.