Ava Phillippe strikes an uncanny resemblance to her mom, Reese Witherspoon. And as she posed alongside the A-list superstar on the carpet at the recently concluded Critics Choice Awards, they had everyone doing a double take.
Reese accompanied her daughter Ava to the ceremony, where she was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her Apple TV+ series The Morning Show. The series was also up for the Golden Globe Best TV Series Drama but lost to HBO’s Succession. Despite not winning any awards yet, Reese looked stunning walking the red carpet with her most prized possessions—her children.
The 47-year-old actress, blessed with strong genes, took her son Deacon, 20, to his first-ever awards ceremony, the 81st Golden Globes, a week prior.
Reese Witherspoon with look-alike daughter Ava Philippe at the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on January 14, 2024 (Credit: Jeffrey Mayer / Media Punch / INSTARimages)
Ava Phillippe’s Glamorous Critics Choice Awards Look
While the Filipino fashion designer is most recognized for her ethereal bridal gowns, she also creates timeless, modern pieces that exude grace and elegance.
Ava’s minidress perfectly encapsulated Lhuillier’s signature sophistication with pearl embellishments set atop black beads and flower-shaped sequins.
Ava accessorized her outfit with thin hoop earrings shining through her wavy blonde tresses. She then accentuated her blue eyes with smokey eyeshadow and mascara, finishing the look with matching pink lipstick and blush.
Ava Elizabeth Phillippe displays her arm tattoos in a black strapless minidress with pearl, bead, and sequin embellishments by Monique Lhuillier (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
Slightly taller than her 5’1″ mother, Ava boosted her 5’2″ height with the celebrity-favorite pumps named after supermodel Kate Moss. Their thin stiletto heels and pointed toes define these satin pumps.
Ava Elizabeth Phillippe wraps her toned legs in black tights and boosts her height with the Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
Reese Witherspoon’s Elegant Style at the Awards
Meanwhile, Reese opted for her signature effortless style, wearing a simple yet glamorous black dress custom-designed by Celine.
The large, asymmetrical bow across the waist gave the otherwise plain-looking column gown some flare. In addition, it featured a corseted strapless bodice for a figure-flattering fit and a thigh-high slit that revealed a glimpse of legs.
Reese Witherspoon opts for classic elegance in a custom Celine gown with a strapless neckline, a large bow, and a thigh-high slit (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
The Legally Blonde star completed her ensemble with Celine’s “Sharp” strappy sandals in shiny patent calfskin leather, showing off her burgundy red pedicure. These sandals are minimalist and elegant, with a toe strap, a diagonal strap across the foot, an adjustable ankle strap, and a 4.3-inch razor-sharp edge thin heel.
She wore her blonde hair sleek and straight with a center parting tucked behind her ears to showcase her diamond earrings. Like Ava, she opted for smokey makeup with peachy blush and matching lipstick.
Reese Witherspoon shows off her red pedicure in Celine’s Sharp open-toe sandals (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
Celebrating Despite the Loss: Reese’s Positive Attitude
Despite losing to Sarah Snook of Succession in the Best Actress in a Drama Series category, Reese said on her Instagram post that she “had a blast” with “my girl,” Ava.
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Golden Globes: Deacon Phillippe’s Debut Appearance
Last week, Reese took her son Deacon to the 2024 Golden Globes, marking his first awards show attendance.
The 20-year-old looked dapper in a black tuxedo suit with a crisp white shirt and a black bowtie, while Reese opted for some color in a black velvet Monique Lhuillier gown with a pink off-the-shoulder single strap.
Ava Phillippe, 24, and Deacon Phillippe, 20, are Witherspoon’s children from her previous marriage to Ryan Phillippe. She also shares a son with her ex Jim Toth.
Reese Witherspoon is joined by her son Deacon on the red carpet at the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)