The Logies 2019 rolled out the red carpet at The Star on the Gold Coast and delivered a melange of feathered ballgowns, slinky metallics, not-so-basic black and imitation drag queen looks.
Here’s the best and worst dressed celebrities. You be the judge:
Nine’s red carpet host Leila McKinnon (in Constantina & Louise) looked extraordinary, as if a clown carrying a giant bath sponge exploded on her shoulders just below her Harris Scarfe catalogue hair.
Sylvia Jeffreys (A Current Affair) nailed black tie cool in a print Rebecca Vallance dress with retro keyhole detail and puff shoulders.
Strewth. Stack and Mel from Nine’s Travel Guides scrubbed up a treat in slinky numbers with matching thigh-high splits and some showgirl razzle dazzle. The embellished number with cutaway was awful but fun.
Melina Vidler was a touch cool tailored goth, a touch Eastern European escort.
April Rose Pengilly from Neighbours was a perfect pop of candy pink, made dramatic by the night’s biggest bow and train. Don’t try it at home though.
Essie Davis (Lambs of God) went for a frou frou cupcake of a dress. Best colour of the night and something Kate Middleton would wear if she wasn’t royal and was heading out to her husband’s annual work dinner.
Fox Sports’ Jessica Yates and Sarah Jones (with Adam Gilchrist) were matchy match in head-turning reptilian black.
Gold Logie nominee Eve Morey wore the mourning version of the dress worn by the French teacher in Picnic at Hanging Rock. The black stockings are either super fashion forward or best kept for church.
Mel Schilling (Married at First Sight) was better at matching accessories than people i.e. one handbag. The flapper fringe suggested she would rock out to some saloon honky tonk piano later.
Lisa Wilkinson (The Project) went full princess with feathers and beading. Tiny bit outre and Oscars 2017, but the ox blood shade is awesome and she’ll be able to wear it to a riverboat casino party.
Olympia Valance (Playing for Keeps) was sophisticated, contemporary and sexy. Playing to win.
Today’s Deb Knight chose bold lilac Cappellazzo Couture with statement sleeves that she can sell later as a bridesmaid dress. Georgie Gardner was sleek and serious in plunging white Varacalli Couture.
Doris Younane channelled a dream catcher in an awesome sundress that made the shiny, constricting numbers around her look very dated.
Rebecca Harding (with Andy Lee) was another bird who followed the feather trend. Time to fly to the next thing.
Model Emma Booth’s shimmery aqua mini was a beautiful standout, its simple shape a perfect foil for the heavy detailing.
Was Shaynna Blaze smuggling soft furnishings and a flat pack kitchen under her Scarlett O’Hara homage gown? Gutsy and awe inspiring and hilarious all at once.
Julia Morris appeared to have ducked into the Logies from a parent teacher night. Masterful in its restraint but a touch meh for someone with so much oomph.
Anna Heinrich (with husband Tim Robards) was inspired by the brides-to-be on Say Yes To The Dress who just want something that looks like lingerie because, hot.
I’m A Celebrity … Get Me out of Here!’s Yvie Jones and Richard Reid pushed out the boat. Yvie was original and confident, and Richard still had the receipt from the Saigon tailor in his pocket. Love!
Rebecca Maddern was imposing.
Isabella Giovinazzo (Playing for Keeps) looked amazing and expensively tacky in medieval black.
Bonnie Anderson went for a costume rather than dress, with hideous choker and capelet sleeves and a skirt that only Lady Gaga is legally allowed to wear.
Where Anna was bride, Leigh Sales was mother of the bride.
Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow have done it before, but Sam Frost made a good stab of the tuxedo mini and bucked the Logies fluffy thing. The shoes are too wafty.
I get what Delta Goodrem was aiming for, the old Glomesh bag timeless thing, but she should have found time to have it fitted.
Gold Logie nominee Amanda Keller was modest but not in snaky silver with striking conical bra. Tick.
The velvet suit is hard to master because of its Davy Jones or pantomime prince overtones. Sigrid Thornton almost did it, but the pant was either too long or too short.
Carrie Bickmore (The Project) wore Look At Me flowing red that was totally splendid in itself but oddly uninteresting.
Kelly Rowland’s J’Aton Couture spiderweb dress fitted to perfection and screamed star. Ladies, this is how you do it if you have Beyonce on speed dial and want to push the envelope without looking try hard.
Brooke Boney (Today) wore wet-look Cushnie that was quite cool but did her no favours.
Sophie Monk. She is from Queensland.
Danielle Cormack showed how to do one shoulder and still keep it classy, San Diego. Fantastic.
Sonia Kruger (The Voice and Today Extra) refuses to ever go quietly and her rainbow Rami Kadi dress did not sell her short. Her magic show partner is at the left, just out of shot.
Hopefully Ada Nicodemou met up with Sophie Monk at some point and they created a kinetic energy force field with their unnatural gold fabrics.
More feathers! Leah Purcell (Wentworth) opted for a lot. The stiff jacket with fluffy skirt was a good move. [/caption]
In elegant architectural black and white, Kat Stewart (Five Bedrooms) would have had those in bigger elaborate dresses feeling dowdy and itchy. Killer.
Sandra Sully dared to mix sequinned dress with sequinned bag with turquoise jewellery but was still missing something.
Jessica Mauboy’s tangerine dress had a Pierrot feel to it and lacked texture. Who cares? Not Jess, which is everything.
Married at First Sight’s Elizabeth Sobinoff did a bridal look to jog our memories about who she is. You guys, it’s me!