Emily Blunt and Zendaya Win Best Floral Fashion for SAG 2023

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By Jill Brooke

Oscar de la Renta once again visited a garden to create one of the best and most memorable dresses of the season. After all, the design house’s floral dresses often get compliments, kudos, and recognition that are remembered for years. Just ask Jessica Chastain. This season is no different.

Emily Blunt is utterly charming in this red dress embroidered with soft pink geraniums at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

What makes this dress so memorable is that it is so versatile. It can be a date night, dress-up, or casual dinner with friends.


Zendaya, who also created a sensation with her anthurium-inspired dress by Loewe, captivated many with this Valentino strapless pink dress with a dramatic rose-adorned train.

Guess how many roses were in this dress? 190 silk roses.  Sweet.

Mara Rooney also gets credit from our judges on her modern Alexander McQueen dress with black and white botanicals.

At the red carpet for the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) awards 2023, there were many notable floral-inspired dresses, but these three definitely turned heads.

Considering that in 2021, the embroidered Oscar de la Renta dress that Taylor Swift wore to the Grammy’s became one of the most copied and admired dresses, one wonders which one of these will have the same effect. I’m betting on Emily Blunt’s dress because we have far fewer black-tie events in life than dinner dates.

Furthermore, in the language of flowers, a geranium symbolizes happiness, good health, good wishes and friendship and also isn’t a fussy flower. These are also qualities we enjoy in a favorite dress.  Not a surprise that the flower also symbolizes positive feelings which anyone will feel wearing this lovely ensemble.

Jill Brooke is a former CNN correspondent, Post columnist and editor-in-chief of Avenue and Travel Savvy magazine. She is an author and the editorial director of FPD,  floral editor for Aspire Design and Home magazine and contributor to Florists Review magazine.