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WHO WORE WHAT?.....Actress Brenda Strong in NIKOLAKI Nick Verreos Gown SAG Awards

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The Color Purple Rules at the SAG Awards Sorina Diaconescu Mon Jan 30, 1:56 PM ET Fashion Wire Daily - Los Angeles - A purple haze seemed to descend over the red carpet as the 12th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards unfolded yesterday evening at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium - and we don't mean the thick blanket of smog that hung over the city. Violet was the one hue that held its own at the SAGs amidst acres of monochromatic black and white, also glimpsed aplenty in the bi-tonal combo of black-and-white. Much like the Golden Globes a couple of weeks prior, this was another rather safe and tame affair from a sartorial point of view, and as such any dames cruisin' for a bruisin' in purplish frocks stood out like sore thumbs. Legitimizing this colorful spring trend, no less than three "Desperate Housewives" opted for purple: Marcia Cross looked stunning in a statuesque lavender number, draped with a clever, architectural elegance that brought to mind New York's Chrysler Building. Felicity Huffman donned a strapless, pale purple mermaid dress with a fitted bodice, and Eva Longoria (who at one point during the televised ceremony could be glimpsed nestled in Huffman's lap), sprang for a lilac-trimmed beaded frock. Contrarian Nicolette Sheridan went for striped yellow-and-green taffeta in a va-va-voom number that fit the bold, bodacious bombshell persona we've come to expect from her. You can tell a trend is catching on when even Ludacris (a winner last night in the best movie ensemble performance category alongside his "Crash" cast mates), rocked a purple display handkerchief and tie - as did Longoria's boyfriend, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker! Even Morgan Freedman, not someone you'd normally accuse of being a trend follower, made a point of contrasting his plum shirt with a royal blue tie. Brenda Strong of "Desperate Housewives" in an edgy couture-meets-Golden Era Hollywood knockout made for her by "Project Runway"'s Nick Verreos. Strong may have been afflicted with the stomach flu, but her stunning, bias-cut dress in vibrant violet satin charmeuse was positively palliative. Accessorized with a Martin Katz brooch worn casually in her hair and Martin Katz baubles, hers was one of the most noteworthy outfits of the evening. We gather purple must be the Housewives' lucky color, because they all carted home statuettes for their collective win as the best ensemble in a comedy series.

12 Responses to "WHO WORE WHAT?.....Actress Brenda Strong in NIKOLAKI Nick Verreos Gown SAG Awards"

Faith said...

Awesome article, Nick! I'm so happy for all this good press coming your way :)

I was literally on the edge of my seat just now, crossing my fingers that you'd make it through -- I really loved your dress and couldn't believe the judges didn't enjoy it as much! :O I'm glad to see that we'll get to see a makeover for you next week (Boy does that episode look drama-filled, though...)!

Shiv said...

This dress is GORGEOUS Nick. She looks amazing on the red carpet. Congrats on the great press!

Anonymous said...

i, like most of america, sure love my uncle nick, but unlike most of america, you ARE my uncle nick. wendsdays are the best nights of the week in the kindelan home.

hope i see you soon!
-katie

starstattoo@cox.net said...

What a coup! I love the way the gown pours over her body and pools on the floor like water. It's like liquefied amethyst.

Hopefully, this will make you into a high-demand designer for red-carpet couture. Just like none of us had heard of Elie Saab before the 2002 Oscars, then Halle Berry wore that burgundy gown, and now Elie Saab is a staple of the award-show red carpet. I hope this does wonders for your visibility.

AJ said...

You are the star of that article! Congrats again on the amazing dress, I thought it was perfect on her.

girl said...

oh my god. you can design a paris hilton with her boyfriend in greece fishtail him for me any time you would like. i would kill for you to do my wedding dress. well, maybe a collaboration of you and chloe.

Anonymous said...

beautiful dress! I was happy to see you get through the garden party challenge (lamest challenge ever, ugh) and I thought you did well, even if the judges disagreed.

Reesha Cosby said...

Hey Nick! I spoke with you yesterday on my morning radio show! That really made my day! :) the show was jaw-dropping last night, as you said it would be. I really dug your design on that dress. I know I said I think it'll come down to you, chloe and santino, but now I'm thinking you, chloe and Daniel v. soooo happy zulema is out of the runnings. she's a bit too egotistical for my tastes, but hey, that's me. and i just think it was andrae's turn to go. meanwhile, i loooooove your brenda strong sag awards dress. so happy for your success. Thanks again for speaking with us on the show in washington state! jigga what? ~Reesha Cosby~

Moi said...

Nick, you are degorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Wow - next week's episode looks very dramatic. How is it to know what most of America wants to know - who makes the final four - and not tell? Wow, that must be difficult.

But, you kept the secret of the autographed Sasha Cohen photos all these months, so you must be good at it! Hee. That's great; that denotes a sense of honor.

I know all this sudden attention must be dizzying at times. It seems as if you are handling it well. Wishing you all success. I hope to see a Nick Verreos gown on the red carpet Oscar night!

And the My Scene Tarah dolls are great! I hope people order lots and lots. That flower challenge was ugh, they should have at least given you each $200.

Anonymous said...

I saw project runway. Nick...I'm sooo sorry that you had to leave. It should have been Santino. He should have left long ago. I loved your designs. You are very talented. That's why the other designers asked for your help. Keep doing what you are doing. You will go very far.

Karen said...

I'm so happy to write to you. I teach Fashion at a TECHNICAL High School. My whole class is hooked on the show. Mostly because I tried out in New York for Season 2 but didn't make it. You are so talented. My heart was broken that you didnt win let alone getting cut before your time. I know we will be seeing more of your designs. I am a huge fan of yours!!!!