How Sadie Sink Got Ready for Her First-Ever Critics Alternative Awards

Because the saying goes, there’s a primary time for every thing—including major awards shows. Tonight, actress and newly-minted Chanel ambassador Sadie Sink made a splash in a glance from the French house’s fall 2022 high fashion collection while attending her first-ever Critics Alternative Awards, where the 20-year-old was nominated for Best Young Actress for her performance in Darren Aronofsky’s psychological drama The Whale.

“I’ve never been [to the Critics Choice Awards], so it’ll be a latest experience,” Sink exclusively tells “I at all times stay up for seeing my forged and crew members. Awards shows can feel a bit bizarre, so it’s nice to have familiar faces close by.”

A terrific outfit probably doesn’t hurt either. Sink selected a black silk radzimir dress with a gold, silver, red, and black embroidered bustier, paired with Jimmy Choo shoes, Chanel wonderful jewelry, and a Chanel bag. “I feel it’s a pleasant balance between modern and timeless,” she says of the look. “I also love having a full skirt, which is something I don’t normally wear. I actually tried this dress on throughout the summer, and have been wanting to wear it ever since. I feel like myself in it, which is an important quality in every thing I wear.”

Sink’s relationship with Chanel goes back several years—she first wore the brand to the Stranger Things premiere back in 2017. “Chanel has been there for me for the reason that starting, which is a surreal thing to say,” Sink says. “That team has watched me grow up, so it’s a fairly special relationship to have with a fashion house. As I’ve matured, so has my sense of fashion. I feel Chanel has played an enormous role in that evolution by way of influencing my personal taste.”

So far as the getting-ready process goes, Sink doesn’t have a selected formula—a minimum of not yet. “I don’t come to L.A. lots, so I like catching up with my hair and makeup team [makeup artist Nina Park, hairstylist Ryan Richman, and nail artist Ashlie Johnson] while I’m preparing. I rarely play music because I can’t handle the pressure of being a DJ.”

Click through below to see Sink prepare for the 2023 Critics Alternative Awards, sans playlist.

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Claire Stern is the Deputy Editor of Previously, she served as Editor at Bergdorf Goodman. Her interests include fashion, food, travel, music, Peloton, and The Hills—not necessarily in that order. She used to have a Harriet the Spy notebook and isn’t ashamed to confess it. 

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