After the fashion blackout at the Golden Globes, Hollywood welcomed back colour at the Critics’ Choice Awards on January 11 in Santa Monica, California.
Stars shone in muted colours, 1970s throwback looks and Grecian chic.
The blue carpet was awash with pretty looks and shorter hemlines at the gongs, which are traditionally more understated in terms of style than the full-tilt glamour of the upcoming Oscars.
Angelina Jolie, whose film First They Killed My Father was nominated, wore Australian label Ralph & Russo – a Meghan Markle favorite – with Neil Lane diamonds, velvet spike heels and a deep red lip.
Jolie’s pencil dress, a departure from her signature sweeping black gowns, was draped with white silk crêpe and ostrich feather features.
Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, who won the See Her award, went for goddess style in a silver sequin Prada gown with Gianvito Rossi heels.
Margot Robbie was best dressed in Chanel striped dress with Jimmy Choo metallic sandals and an emerald-green ring that matched her belt. Her messy bun was tied with a thick black ribbon.
Molly’s Game star and Best Actress nominee Jessica Chastain wore a draped emerald Vionnet halter neck gown.
In The Fade star Diane Kruger shared public kisses with new boyfriend, actor Norman Reedus, in a Vera Wang gown with retro tiers and silver mesh detailing.
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke wore a Dolce & Gabbana dress with silver polka dot detailing and Anita Ko jewellery.
Nominee Jessica Biel, who stars in The Sinner, wore a red, black and pink Oscar de la Renta tulle dress with strappy sandals.
Allison Janney from I, Tonya wore cobalt Michael Cinco.
Mudbound star and Best Supporting Actress nominee Mary J. Blige wore metallic Vivienne Westwood Couture.
Big Little Lies star Laura Dern went sleek in a Balmain tuxedo look.
Feud: Betty and Joan star Kiernan Shipka was whimsical in a gelati-coloured Delpozo two-piece with metallic Miu Miu platforms.
The Big Sick star Zoe Kazan in sweet but edgy Valentino.
Call Me By Your Name star Armie Hammer and wife Elizabeth Chambers, who teamed a metallic sheath with gold fishnet and leather Christian Louboutin heels.
The Handmaid’s Tale star Madeline Brewer in Elizabeth Kennedy gown, Giuseppe Zanotti heels, a Jimmy Choo clutch and Irene Neuwirth jewellery.
Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland was ballerina perfection in Naeem Khan with Guiseppe Zanotti sandals and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Leslie Mann wore vintage style J.Mendel.
Alison Brie (The Disaster Artist, The Post) wore a Roberto Cavalli dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and Edie Parker clutch.
Critics’ Choice host Olivia Munn wore a Prada dress with Louboutins.
This Is Us nominee Milo Ventimiglia wore a black velvet Ralph Lauren tuxedo with Montblanc cufflinks and Christian Louboutin shoes.
Stranger Things star Natalie Dyer wore Victorian-influenced Erdem with Sophia Webster heels and a Tyler Ellis clutch..
Big Little Lies star Alexander Skarsgard was blue carpet urbane in a navy three-piece with classic accessories.
Stranger Things’ Joe Keery (left) and Dacre Montgomery (in Brunello Cucinelli.)