Awards season is upon us. Although we are huge movie buffs, we’re even bigger fans of designer evening gowns. As we wait to see what the stars will be wearing to the Golden Globes and Oscars, we’ve set about obsessing over the possibilities with the aid of two Nordstrom Designer Evening Collection buyers, Jennifer Walker and Sahar Sokhandan. They were happy to engage in a fun game of “what if” and “who should wear.”
Kendall Jenner in Elie Saab for Spring 2016, image by InDigital.
The Golden Globes (Sunday, Jan. 10 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on NBC) is up first. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s awards show usually serves to indicate who the real Oscar contenders are and also affords celebrities an opportunity to party hard in fancy duds. Here’s what the two buyers are hoping to see happen this year, sartorially speaking, for Amy Schumer, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence and more.
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Almost immediately upon seeing the stunning embroidery and rich, vivid colors of Mumbai-born designer Naeem Khan’s spring collection, we were reminded of the much relied-upon Diana Vreeland trope, “Pink is the navy blue of India.”
All photos by Jessa Carter
An operatic soundtrack played loudly, as if it were rock and roll. When the actual pink came out—underscored by a pair of chunky wooden platforms and held up by a ropelike silver necklace—it had really started to feel like eveningwear and occasion dressing had a new, slightly wild lease on life.
Check out the pink number below, as well as a rainbow parade of multicolored and mono-hued gowns (plus a jumpsuit and a shorts set!). The red carpet is going to get punched up this spring.
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Your special events just got a lot more special. We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our Evening offerings within our Designer Collections, both online and at our Bellevue, Chicago, Tysons Corner and Vancouver stores. (But you can access these looks from anywhere; keep reading to find out how.) With decadent and gorgeous offerings from designers such as Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu, Reem Acra and Jenny Packham, whose crimson stunner is pictured here, we’re now perfectly positioned to dress you for black-tie dinners and fine occasions.
Jenny Packham runway look courtesy Jenny Packham
And, oh, the world of black ties and special events. The romance, the style, the champagne! We polled two of our featured designers to get their take on those special, and specially dressed, moments.
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Orange Is the New Black actress Taylor Schilling at the 2015 Tony Awards
Nordstrom Fashion Office Women’s Accessories Director Shannon Schafer shares her favorite trends from the red carpet at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
TREND #1: STATEMENT EARRINGS
“The statement earring was the jewelry of choice at the 2015 Tony Awards. Long silver drops–as seen here on Anna Chlumsky and Bella Hadid — were far and away the freshest take on the earring trend.”
SHOP: Silver Drop Earrings
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It may just be Wednesday, but somehow it feels like everyone is working for the weekend! If you’re planning a festive Friday, opt to don a dark and dramatic cocktail dress. Deep, sultry hues like eggplant and black will add instant sophistication to your overall winter style statement.
Get this monochromatic glam noir look:
Xscape Ruched Stretch Satin Sheath Dress | Eliza J Faux Fur Open Bolero both exclusively at Nordstrom
Tasha Woven Wire Flower Headband | Boutique 9 ‘Colton’ Bootie | Moyna Beaded Foldover Clutch
Alexis Bittar ‘Miss Havisham – Delano’ Clip Earrings & ‘Miss Havisham – Bel Air’ Stone Ring all Nordstrom exclusives
Check out our Party Style Guide for more haute holiday fashions, shoes and accessories.