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At the AFI Awards luncheon, the look is graphic black and white

January 13, 2012 |  6:00 pm

The concept of anyone dressing for a luncheon is funny in this day and age. It feels like a throwback to the 1950s and '60s. So I was interested to see how the celebs dressed up for the AFI Awards luncheon on Friday. It wasn't matching shoes and handbags but modern and simple that seemed to be the wardrobe strategy.

I liked Claire Danes' white Donna Karan shirt dress, which she paired with a wide black belt with blue buckle and cobalt blue suede pumps. Viola Davis' David Meister Signature sheath also looked smart with red suede pumps. (Davis has been wearing a lot of looks by the L.A. based Meister on the red carpet lately.) But Jessica Chastain's Andrew Gn shift dress was a total knockout. It had a kind of mod '60s vibe.

All three women wore graphic black and white, which is a big trend in the resort collections in stores now.

I wonder if the awards show circuit feels like an extended wedding weekend, when all one ever seems to be doing is changing clothes and heading to the next event. It sure looks like it from afar.


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Photos, left to right: Actress Viola Davis in David Meister Signature, Jessica Chastain in Andrew Gn and Claire Danes in Donna Karan at the 12th annual AFI Awards luncheon. Credits: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images