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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Ali on

Oh my goodness – she looks like she’s drowning in this monster of a gown…and gasping for air – but I don’t blame her! I blame the blind designer and stylist who came up with this – it wouldn’t work on anyone…tall, short, big or thin…it flairs out far too much to flatter anyone on this fashion foresaken planet – DISASTER!

Amanda on

I hated it! She’s not all that pretty anyway and it made her look goofy!

Tessa on

She looks amazing!

Chelle on

Have you ever seen a traditioanl Korean hanbok that was form fitting?. I think the dress and the colors are great. I like the idea she decided to step away from the norm of tight, second-skin gowns. Thank you Sandra for having a mind of your own!

Dee on

this is a beautiful way to represent her heritage…

Evanne on

I absolutely adore it. It shows she has a special connection with her Korean heritage and I really admire that. It’s fantastic!

Mindy Moore on

I think it looked awful on her. I know that Sandra Oh is usually quite chic, but this was a miss. The whole design was way too overpowering for her petite, slim body. That giant red bow was distracting and much too big for the bodice.

While I commend her good intentions to be true to her heritage, I would suggest that she stick to more traditional gowns and lose the frivolous additions like giant bows. The dress did nothing for her and looked quite out of place on the red carpet with all the other beautiful silhouettes.

jen on

i dont really like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its not terrible but i just dont see it!!!!!

Sue on

I think the contrasting colors are great, but it really does overwhelm her small frame. However, I think it is awesome she is supporting her heritage, and an unknown designer.

caitlin on

definite miss. the bow is the size of her head.

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