Sandra Oh's SAG Gown: Love It or Hate It?

01/28/2008 at 12:00 PM ET

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While Grey’s Anatomy may not have won the award for Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series it was up for, the cast definitely dazzled on the red carpet. But while her fellow stars went the traditional glam route — with Ellen Pompeo perhaps most notable in a gunmetal gray Nina Ricci dress — Sandra Oh, went traditional in an altogether different way. The Korean-Canadian actress looked to her heritage in choosing this black and fuchsia gown, which is based on a style of Korean dress. The designer, Kim Me Hee, “works in Korea town,” says Oh on the red carpet. “She’s a phenomenal designer — and no one knows who she is.” We love that Oh looked to her culture when choosing her SAG Awards dress, but we’re not sure how we feel about the proportions of the look, which seem to overwhelm the svelte actress. But we want to know what you think! Tell us: Do you love Sandra’s dress, or do you think she should have gone with something a little more sleek?

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Larson on

I think she looks adorable. it’s a very modern but at the same time tradintional dress and i think she looks very beautiful.

Pat on

I think the dress is gorgeous. Very elegant!! When I look at it, I don’t see her. Just the dress is all I see.

michelle on

It’s BEAUTIFUL-the large bow, oversized skirt, and vibrant colors are all elements taken from the traditional Korean gown and I think it’s wonderful that she used a local and unknown designer (also Korean) to create her traditional gown for her. It’s great that she’s proud of her heritage and it doesn’t hurt that it’s a gorgeous gown.

Andrea on

I love it… I’m half Korean and I think it’s a really cute/modern twist on what I’m used to seeing in the traditional dress.

jacobina on

I ACTUALLY LIKE IT. It’s different and I like that she is representing her heritage. why must every outfit be so hum drum. I am tired of color designers being ignore. GO SONDRA

Christine on

As a Korean American, I love how she was confident enough to wear such a number to the SAG awards. It is beautiful. She is beautiful in it. Being one of the few Asian American actresses in mainstream American culture, I praise her for presenting her roots proudly. YEY FOR SANDRA!

jampac on

It does seem somewhat overwhelming on her tiny figure but the couture element of this Korean inspired gown is intriging and fun. I love the colors, the fabric and the line of the bow. And I truly am a bow hater. I like that she found someone new and unique to create something actually personal. But how did she walk without tripping on all that length of fabric?

Eric on

Just like her role in “Sideway’s” and “Grey’s Anatomy”–she is the weakest link. Quit trying to stand out, maybe you will gracefully fit in.

Jan on

If you wonder why the dress is shaped the way it is, google “hanbok.” It’s suppose to look like this. And it’s an aboslutely wonderful adaptation of a hanbok and I think she looks great.

Mary on

Too froo froo. Waaaay too busy.

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