Ruth Negga Shimmers and Shines Her Way to a Red Carpet Win

Palm Springs today, Golden Globes tomorrow.

During the Golden Globes on Sunday, Ruth Negga will find herself facing off against Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, Isabelle Huppert, and Natalie Portman in a fierce competition for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama. But whatever her chances against such a tough crowd at the Golden Globes, she’s already come out a winner at the Palm Springs International Film Festival this week. On Monday night, she was included among the honorees at the festival’s opening gala, and the next day, she appeared in support of Loving director Jeff Nichols, who was awarded Variety’s Creative Impact Award. She arrived in California equipped with the detail-oriented, bewitching wardrobe she wears best, albeit with a bit more color than she’s tended towards in the past. So far, it’s working.

Ruth Negga in Erdem at Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch event in Palm Springs, California, January 2017.

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Who: Ruth Negga.

When: Tuesday, January 3.

Where: Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch and Creative Impact Awards at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California.

What: A floral-print, bell-sleeve top and sequined skirt embroidered with birds, both from Erdem’s Pre-Fall 2017 collection, paired with Nicholas Kirkwood heels.

Why: Though Negga has previously shown an inclination towards monochrome, gothic-inspired ensembles, she’s favored a bit more color for her latest outings. The Erdem ensemble she wears here combines the best of both styles: It possesses that high-collared, kind of conservative Victorian aesthetic that works so well on her, and it also boasts a delicate, playful pattern, just the thing for a summery (mid-winter) festival outing. Bell sleeves and generous sequins evoke the ’70s, while the ankle-length skirt is completely of the present. Negga foregoes the floral-patterned tights and brocade stacked heels with which designer Erdem Moralioglu showed the Pre-Fall collection, opting instead for a pair of silver heels by Nicholas Kirkwood. Between sparkles and metallics, there’s never enough shimmer for a Golden Globe hopeful.

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