Charlize Theron looked like a golden goddess at last night's Costume Designers Guild Awards 1 year ago

Charlize Theron looked like a golden goddess at last night's Costume Designers Guild Awards

That Charlize Theron is perfection on the red carpet is undisputed.

But this awards season in particular has seen her roll out a style game that's quite honestly next level.


As a nominee for Best Actress at the Golden Globes, she walked the red carpet in a Christian Dior gown that combined a black corset with bright green draping. The dress divided opinion – landing her on some people's 'worst dressed' lists – but I adored the vibrant the colour pop.

Then, at the SAG awards, she stepped out in a stunning Givenchy outfit of black skirt with a thigh-high slit, and a sparkling silver crop top. The separates were fabulous enough, but Charlize accessoried with a Tiffany bracelet worn in the parting of her hair – because she hadn't had time to get her roots retouched. Hero.

Last night, it was the turn of the Costume Designer's Guild. While it's not one of the major events on the awards season calendar, it's often one of the most interesting red carpets. It's an audience that takes its clothing seriously.

The Bombshell star wore this stunning custom-made Louis Vuitton gown for the event. The floor-length dress was covered in golden sequins and beads that glittered as she moved for the photographers. The long sleeves were made of sheer fabric accented by black velvet cuffs, and there was a keyhole neckline that game the classic silhouette a modern edge.

I'm always a sucker for a bit of sparkle, but it was the box clutch and matching headband that sold me on this look. They added a touch of 'girl next door' to a look that was Hollywood icon. Divine.


Charlize was being honoured with the Spotlight award, which is given to actors who showcase the best of costume design throughout their careers. It's obviously an honour that calls for a wow look – and Charlize did not disappoint.

The other winners at this year's awards went to the costume designers on Knives Out and Jojo Rabbit for film, and Schitt’s Creek, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Game of Thrones in the television categories.