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Critics Choice Awards Red Carpet Trend: 2024 Is Year of the Dress Train

Dress trains had a moment on Sunday in Santa Monica, Calif., at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards, from Christina Ricci to Margot Robbie. Here, WWD looks at some of the celebrities who went with dress trains on the red carpet.

Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Barrino at The 29th Critics' Choice Awards held at The Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California.
Fantasia Barrino at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards on Jan. 14 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Fantasia Barrino showed out to the red carpet with one of the most voluminous dress train ensembles at the Critics Choice Awards. The actress was styled by Daniel Hawkins and wore a white, strapless Alin Le’Kal gown that incorporated a deep leg slit and a feathered boa that transformed into the long dress train. The monochrome look was completed with white, pointed-toe shoes, a clutch and a necklace.

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Keri Russell

Keri Russell at The 29th Critics' Choice Awards held at The Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California.
Keri Russell at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards on Jan. 14 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Keri Russell showed up on the red carpet in a white dress from Stéphane Rolland’s fall 2023 couture collection. The actress was styled by Frank Fleming and had a dramatic white train that complemented her straight-line dress that featured a turtleneck and floral embellishments down the center of the piece.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph

Da'Vine Joy Randolph at The 29th Critics' Choice Awards held at The Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California.
Da’Vine Joy Randolph at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards on Jan. 14 in Santa Monica, Calif.

The Critics Choice Award-winner wore a custom Jovana Louis on the red carpet. Her dramatic black gown was styled by Wayman + Micah and included a bedazzled mermaid silhouette, off-the-shoulder sleeves and a medium-length train completing her eye-catching outfit.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie at The 29th Critics' Choice Awards held at The Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California.
Margot Robbie at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards on Jan. 14 in Santa Monica, Calif.

The “Barbie” actress was styled by Andrew Mukamal and arrived on the red carpet in a custom scarlet number by Balmain. Her red gown featured a mermaid silhouette with three-dimensional roses across the top of her bodice, and a small train that blended into the red carpet. Robbie also paired Manolo Blahnik shoes with her Critics Choice Awards ensemble.

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci at The 29th Critics' Choice Awards held at The Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California.
Christina Ricci at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards on Jan. 14 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Christina Ricci wore a custom black Atsuko Kudo gown that shone on the red carpet. Her ensemble featured fun cutouts along her deep v-neckline and dress train. Ricci was styled by Julia von Boehm, who paired the form-fitting gown with a Carolina Herrera clutch. The “Wednesday” actress completed her gothic look by matching a dazzling necklace, bracelet, rings and earrings.

The Critics Choice Awards recognize the greatest film and television achievements of the year. Hosted by comedian Chelsea Handler, the 29th annual ceremony airs live on The CW. Margot Robbie will honor her “Barbie” co-star, America Ferrera, with the SeeHer Award, while James Mangold will present Harrison Ford with the Career Achievement Award.

Critics Choice Awards 2024 Red Carpet Style: All the Looks

Dua Lipa at The 29th Critics' Choice Awards held at The Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California.
Dua Lipa at The 29th Critics' Choice Awards held at The Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California.
Rosamund Pike at The 29th Critics' Choice Awards held at The Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California.
Rosamund Pike at The 29th Critics' Choice Awards held at The Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California.
Emma Stone at The 29th Critics' Choice Awards held at The Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California.
Emma Stone at The 29th Critics' Choice Awards held at The Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California.

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