The 2012 Costume Designer Guild Awards Honor Film Wardrobe and Fashion

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Pictured: Actress Kate Beckinsale in Vivienne Westwood on the red carpet.

Last night, in the build up to the Oscars, Los Angeles hosted the Costume Designer Guild Awards (CDGA).  These awards honor the designers behind the scenes who help to create the characters and setting for a film by creating unique wardrobes.  The winners are voted by their peers, fellow costume designers. Honored for their work in film were Arianne Phillips for period costumes in the Madonna directed film W.E.  Other films receiving honors  for costumer design included “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “W.E.,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” “Glee,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Downton Abbey.” Kate Beckinsale was awarded the Lacoste Spotlight Award. She dazzled on the red carpet in a silver, off the shoulder Vivienne Westwood gown.  Accepting the award, she was quite modest, exclaiming she had just been lucky to work with the right people.The master of ceremonies was Glee’s Jane Lynch who looked elegant in a red David Meister signature gown with a halter top and full skirt.  Check out the video below to see all the highlights on the red carpet and learn more about this great evening.  This event is never televised, and unlike the Oscars, it’s always very private.  The video features screen legend Clint Eastwood and other celebrities.

It’s fun to escape in the fantasy of film, isn’t it? Readers, who do you think will be best dressed at the Oscars. I’m praying that worst dressed won’t be one of the greatest actresses working in film, Meryl Streep. Meryl, you’re gorgeous, please call David Meister, he can help.  Check out the full page spread of Jessica Lange in People magazine this week in her $600.00 David Meister gown, she looks fab!


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