Reduced – with barely thirty protagonists – more sober than in previous editions – with black omnipresent – and with the mask as the main – and mandatory – accessory. These have been the threads that have sewn what will be remembered as the red carpet of the pandemic. The second held in Malaga. An atypical rug. Rare, like the times. Without hundreds of journalists crowded into the majestic Gran Hotel Miramar, the scene of the national ‘red carpet’ prior to the gala at the Teatro del Soho Caixabank. This Saturday, its royal salons have become the fashionista focus par excellence. And once again this year, the 35th edition of the Goya Awards has invited fashion to the great festival of Spanish cinema. And it has not disappointed.
Due to script requirements, only a few have been able to tour it. Those actors and actresses in charge of delivering statuettes, along with presenters and directors of the gala and artists summoned to the ceremony. The nominees have had to reserve their best clothes for their living rooms. The parade began shortly before 8:00 p.m. And as usual, there have been very different proposals. Some brilliant ones like the great black haute couture model with which Paz Vega has been crowned as one of the most elegant. With paillettes, long sleeves, geometric print and studied transparencies in a pronounced V-neckline.
But sneaking into the coveted ‘best dressed’ list is no easy task. It is a track record that requires good taste, sense of smell and a team of good advisors and stylists. Each piece counts in this exam, which the singer Aitana Ocaña has also passed with flying colors, very favored with a white Versace design with a ‘cut out’ cut on the chest and original gold bracelets on the ankle that have become one of the most desired accessories of the night.
Natalia de Molina has also posed in white, although virtually. Very original with a risky custom look from the JCPajares brand consisting of a suit and a sexy beaded bodice. But when it comes to taking risks, Hiba Abouk was the most groundbreaking of the night. The asymmetrical pink dress with a train by Giambattista Valli and tied at her waist has caught everyone’s attention. “It’s a dream dress and I like to take risks and have fun,” said the actress.
Black has been the star color, along with metallic sparkles and small touches of white and red. They have opted for him – among others – from Malaga, Belén Cuesta (in an elegant Carolina Herrera), the presenters of the gala Antonio Banderas and María Casado, the Goya of Honor Ángela Molina (in a spectacular ruffled skirt) and Najwa Nimri, who He wore the most unique mask on the carpet, made of gauze. The actress has once again turned to Loewe, this time with a different jacket suit with voluminous cuffs and a maxi bow in her hair.
Among the people of Malaga, María Barranco, one of the few who has opted for a more striking floral print, and Maggie Civantos, with a low back in an elegant gold paillette dress, are very successful for yet another year. Daniela Santiago has not gone unnoticed either with an animal print design in black and red and a maxi slit finished with fringes.
Among them, too much black suit with white shirt, become the wild card of the night. But he who does not risk does not win. A reflection made by one of the most daring on the carpet, the actor Antonio Velázquez. His military-style suit signed by a designer from Granada was a breath of fresh air. Also Adrián Lastra’s, with a camouflage print with gold sparkles, or Pedro Almodóvar’s bet, with a fuchsia pink sweater and navy blue jacket. The director did not walk the carpet, nor did Penélope Cruz (in a black strapless dress with a beaded neckline), both of whom were the great absences who were missed at the Gran Hotel Miramar.
In hair and makeup, the Goyas of Covid will be remembered for those of naturalness. Loose hair has been the star hairstyle. Some straight, others with water waves to give a little more glamor to the result. Simplicity has prevailed. With some exception. To highlight the look of Milena Smit – actress nominated for ‘You Will Not Kill’. Her Givenchy dress topped with a belt with padlock charms competed for prominence with her striking facial tattoo from cheekbone to temple in tribal shapes.