Saturday 19 August 2017

Ruth Negga's 12 best looks this awards season

Ruth Negga's best looks
Ruth Negga's best looks
1 Ruth Negga in Marc Jacobs gown
2 Ruth Negga in gold Valentino
3 Ruth Negga in Prada
4 Ruth Negga in Valentino
5 Ruth Negga in Valentino
6 Ruth Negga in Guggi gown
7 Ruth Negga in Valentino
8 Ruth Negga in Valentino
9 Ruth Negga in Louis Vuitton
10 Ruth Negga in Valentino
Ruth Negga

Meadhbh McGrath

Every awards season, fashion tends to fall hopelessly in love with a particular star.

In years past, it was Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong'o and Alicia Vikander, but now our own Ruth Negga is ruling the red carpet.

In a sea of strapless columns, the Ethiopian-born, Limerick-raised actress's style has been consistently unconventional, and she's never fallen off our best-dressed list.

1. Awards season typically starts in September, but Negga, who is up for a Best Actress Oscar for Loving, has been wowing us since May, when her intricate Marc Jacobs gown made a hell of a first impression at the Cannes Film Festival.

1 Ruth Negga in Marc Jacobs gown
1 Ruth Negga in Marc Jacobs gown
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1 Ruth Negga in Marc Jacobs gown

2. Not many of us could pull off a long-sleeved, high-necked velvet gown, but Negga did so effortlessly at a Cartier event. The gold design was by Valentino, marking the beginning of a very fruitful relationship with the iconic Italian fashion house.

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Ruth Negga

3. The 35-year-old turned the red carpet green at a People magazine party, stepping out in an emerald pleated midi dress by Prada, topped off with matching eyeliner, silver shoes and marcel waves.

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3 Ruth Negga in Prada

4. Negga isn't afraid of a dramatic sleeve, as evidenced by the romantic Valentino gown she donned for the LA premiere of Loving. It proved she can ace a frothy, ultra-femme look just as well as the edgier styles.

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4 Ruth Negga in Valentino

5. There was more Valentino for the HFPA's cocktail party, where her bib-front number gave us pretty much the only evidence so far that a handkerchief hem can work.

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5 Ruth Negga in Valentino

6. Negga threw another style curveball at the Governors Awards a couple of days later, going full vamp in a sheer Gucci gown with a bedazzled snake across the bodice.

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6 Ruth Negga in Guggi gown

7. Many actresses may feel shy their first time on the high-octane awards circuit, but Negga was instantly confident. Returning to Valentino in France, she worked the voluminous scarlet gown like a pro.

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7 Ruth Negga in Valentino

8. At the Palm Springs Film Festival, she looked stunningly ethereal in another Valentino design, where she was honoured with the Rising Star award.

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8 Ruth Negga in Valentino

9. And she was a vision in silver sequins at the Golden Globes, stealing the show in an exquisite custom Louis Vuitton design.

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9 Ruth Negga in Louis Vuitton

10.After that futuristic look, she wore her heart on her sleeve at the AARP awards in whimsical Valentino, covered in dreamy crystal embroidery. We can't wait to see what she's got planned for Sunday night.

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10 Ruth Negga in Valentino

11. She is a vision in this bird motif skirt and blouse by Erdem and metallic Christian Louboutin heels. Her slicked back curls made freshened up her red carpet uniform.

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Actress Ruth Negga attends Variety's Creative Impact Awards and 10 Directors to Watch Brunch presented by Mercedes-Benz at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival at the Parker Palm Springs on January 3, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival )

12. It's all about the details - Ruth's emerald green Miu Miu dress' bow detail is the piece de resistance of an already picture perfect look.

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Honoree Ruth Negga attends the 12th Annual US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at Bad Robot on February 23, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-Ireland Alliance )

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