Last night was the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, AKA my favorite awards show of the season. Not only does it award both Film and Television, but it’s one big party– buzzed celebrities are the kind of celebrities I prefer. The fashion tends to be more fun too because you can arrive in a show-stopping gown or a killer little cocktail dress and both are acceptable. Everyone always has more fun on this Red Carpet.
I must say this year, more than ever, a lot of looks translated better on TV than in pictures. This is quite unfortunate because these pictures run forever. That being said, I have profiled my top ten looks from the evening. I didn’t want to focus on the trends of the evening—everyone likes nude, red, jewel tones, metallics…blah, blah— it becomes repetitive. Included below is also a poll and comments section as I’d love to hear what you guys think!
I’m also not really into making a worst dressed list. If you know how to Google or go to any News homepage, you will see who took nosedive last night. I’ll obviously tune in to Fashion Police though…I mean, it is fun.
I will do a Menswear spotlight later this week because the Fella’s need love too; didn’t want to go into total Fashion overload. Gentlemen were rather dashing and the trend of the evening was most definetly navy suits.
So take a look, check out the poll, and enjoy!
BEST DRESSED LADIES AT THE 2015 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
Emma Stone- Lanvin
Following in the footsteps of greats Cate Blanchett and Diane Keaton before her, Emma Stone, yet again, has proven she is becoming the queen of the Red Carpet. The Best Supporting Actress nominee (“Birdman”) dazzled in a Lanvin jumpsuit featuring a crystal embroidered bodice and exaggerated satin bow at back, giving the illusion of a gown in this uber-cool modern look.
Something Ms.Stone does incredibly well (and very consistently via stylist Petra Flannery) is delivering fresh and modern looks that are still youthful and elegant. The whole masculine/ feminine element is almost a contemporary “Annie Hall” Red Carpet moment. This piece is beyond tailored– those pants are to die for– and topped off with Christian Louboutin heels, she is making an incredible statement.
It’s refreshing to see such a look on what could have been a very formulaic Red Carpet. It reminds me of last years Emmy’s when Julia Roberts showed up in a fantastic Elie Saab mini and everyone else wore gowns*. She looked so much more interesting than everyone else.
Her auburn lob is styled perfectly with complimentary make-up and just the right amount of accessories by way of stacked rings and a simple hair clip. Ms.Stone is way cooler than anyone else in the room.
Jessica Chastain- Atelier Versace
Jessica Chastain took my breath away. She did something we need more of on the Red Carpet, quite frankly: she showed up looking like a Movie Star: A hint of late 70’s Disco mixed with early 80’s Glam was very fitting for the the Best Supporting Actress nominee (“A Most Violent Year”) as the film is set in 1981. The film, currently in limited release in NYC and LA, is amazing and Ms.Chastain is fantastic in it. Beyond fierce.
Everything about this look is working for her. From the side swept Mermaid locks to the deep Bronze shade of her gown. Styling was also on point with minimal yet enhancing jewelry and a smokey eye to write home about. It’s always exciting to see Ms.Chastain on the Red Carpet and this is no exception.
Julianne Moore- Custom Givenchy Haute Couture
THIS is the gown of a winner. Best Actress Winner (“Still Alice”) and Best Actress nominee (“Maps to the Stars”) Julianne Moore glided onto the Red Carpet in a breathtaking custom Givenchy Haute Couture silvery ombre gown of confectionery sequin and feathers.
The detail on this gown is magnificent. From the subtle ombre all the way down to the small beaded design at the neckline. Ms. Moore looks statuesque and like the real star she is. Her unique shaped clutch, prefect make-up, minimal jewelry (which is all beyond gorgeous) only heightens his elegant showing.
Ms. Moore is usually my number one at every Red Carpet event, and while I am absolutely blown away by how incredibly chic her look is, I was a tad let down by her hair. I love her auburn locks are off to the side showcasing those Chopard earrings, but I wish the wave was a bit more polished. It’s looking a bit causal in contrast to the show- stopping gown. That being said, I am still completely wowed by this look.
Kate Hudson- Atelier Versace
Like Ms. Chastain, Kate Hudson showed up looking every inch the va-va-voom Movie Star– even Jennifer Aniston couldn’t keep her hands off her (see above). Being Hollywood Royalty and all, Ms. Hudson knows how to stand out. Her ethereal plunging Atelier Versace gown had a beautiful skeleton detail around the bodice that differed from the standard cut out looks we have witnessed the last 3 + years now.
I must say: I have cut out dress fatigue. They all look the same and it’s a trend that needs to make it’s way out.
I am completely enamored by this look though. The crisp white makes this approachable and sexy, rather than aggressive with all the skin showing. Slicked back hair, complimentary jewels, and matching clutch elevates this glamorous look even further.
Jenna Dewan Tatum- Carolina Herrera
If you know me, I don’t generally love sweet looks. I much prefer darker tones with incredible show stopping tailoring. But Jenna Dewan Tatum is having a very cool, very modern Princess moment here.
There is a nice twist on her sugary look with an overall unique shape and draping detail. That is also not an easy color to pull off and she looks angelic and beautiful without looking too wholesome. Her fresh look is elevated by her fantastic haircut which is a great mid length that makes her stand out and a complimentary gold Jimmy Choo clutch.
Seen above at a post Globes party, she is having a blast in this dress, and honestly, isn’t that all that matters? For me, she was the best plus one there. Had Rita Wilson been there though, she would have taken the cake. She will forever be the best plus one. Like, ever.
Sienna Miller- Miu Miu
I think it’s safe to say, Sienna Miller is making a comeback. While I have always been a fan of her’s, Ms.Miller is in both “American Sniper” and “Foxcatcher” this year and is also taking over for Ms.Stone in “Cabaret” on Broadway next month. That being said, her signature Boho style has evolved as she’s grown in her career. Her Globes look is no exception.
Ms.Millers Miu Miu plunging embellished gown is fun and carefree, while being Red Carpet appropriate. It’s honestly a refreshing look in the sea of mermaid silhouettes we are accustomed to seeing on the Red Carpet. The length is also quite good, showing off a very nice pair of Jimmy Choo heels. Her choppy bob is extremely enviable and mixed with minimal jewels, it balances out this look perfectly. This is a personal best for her.
Jennifer Aniston- Saint Laurent
We all knew she’d wear Black. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about Best Actress nominee (“Cake”) Jennifer Aniston’s look. While we knew she wasn’t going to show up in anything unexpected, I found myself really liking the Saint Laurent thigh high slit halter gown. There was a bit of a “Victor Victoria” element in the cumberbun design at the waist mixed with sequin texture at the bodice. It was a great balance of masculine VS feminine that is working for Ms.Aniston.
The styling was simple; minimal jewelry, barely there strappy heels, and an oversized Saint Laurent clutch rounded out her elegant look. The clutch threw me at first as it feels a bit too casual and large, but I warmed up to it as it brings edge to the look and the gold hardware is tied in. I am loving that she wore her signature locks up– thank you Mr. Chris McMillan and Living Proof products. Ms.Aniston knows what works for her and I am very much in support of her “if it aint broke, don’t fix it” mantra here.
Jane Fonda- Atelier Versace
I often channel Jane Fonda when working out. Why, you may ask? Well, just take a look at her– look at her body! Ms. Fonda stunned in an Atelier Versace spicy red embellished gown and while a little “jazz hands,” she is a total knockout in this look.
Ms. Fonda proves time and time again (usually at the Cannes Film Festival) that her Red Carpet mojo is anything but running out. She continually reminds us that not only is she an icon and a Hollywood legend, but that she can put most twenty something’s to shame at the drop of a hat. Her look was well balanced with complimentary accessories and a signature Jane Fonda do.
The ultimate accessory though was her “Nine to Five,” and upcoming “Grace and Frankie” (which I am counting down the days till…) costar Lily Tomlin.
Allison Williams- Armani Prive
Allison Williams is becoming quite known, and associated, for her polished, minimal style on the Red Carpet. While she looks elegant, I was happy to see a refreshing change in her Globes look. Ms.Williams showed up in a unique, super fun and modern Armani Prive gown.
Between the beading, the complimentary shade of red, and the tiers, I was beyond excited to see this gown on the Red Carpet. Armani brings fun and whimsy to the Red Carpet (remember Sarah Paulson’s FABULOUS Emmy look last year?*). This could possibly be Ms.Williams’ new go-to as the marriage of designer and starlet is really working.
The only down side I have here is her hair. Going for an Old Hollywood vibe, a more modern take on her gorgeous tresses would have been a better balance for such a striking look. Make-up wise, she looks flawless in photos, but on TV is came across a bit Drag-y.
Diane Kruger- Emelia Wickstead
When Diane Kruger shows up on a Red Carpet, you know you’re going to get a look thats polished, elegant, and somehow edgy without over doing it. Here, she is giving us Hitchock Blonde realness in a shimmering Emelia Wickstead sleeveless gown. An extremely polished look, her accessories here minimal as she showcased her svelte figure. she Look at her waist– it’s so tiny!
This gown was much better on TV than in photos, which is why it is lower on my list. It’s almost liquid and that effect is lost in pictures. Even still, the fit of that gown is incredible and she looks beyond regal. Oh, and Joshua Jackson is really enhancing her look. Wow he is good looking…
Amy Adams- Atelier Versace
Classic, beautiful, and very true to form. Best Actress winner (“Big Eyes”) Amy Adams gave us that signature Old Hollywood glamour she does so well in a periwinkle Atelier Versace gown. What stood out for her here was the beautiful draping at the back and overall flattering fit.
Ms.Adams has been incredibly consistent on the Red Carpet as of late, giving us extremely polished and ladylike looks. This is no exception.
Gwyneth Paltrow- Michael Kors
Completely skipping the Red Carpet (as she did last year…) Gwyneth Paltrow wowed in an electric Michael Kors gown and wavy tresses– which, might I say, look better than ever. This is such a WOWZA look from Ms. Paltrow as she has been favoring darker hues as of late. Totally out of her comfort zone, which is super refreshing.
Ms.Paltrow and Michael Kors go together hand in hand. Whenever she wears one of his pieces, usually custom, it’s always a knockout. That is why it’s so disappointing this didn’t get a Red Carpet moment.
I don’t recall seeing anyone else in such a vibrant shade of pink. It would have been nice seeing such a splash of color gliding down the Red Carpet.
Maggie Gyllenhaal- Miu Miu
I have always admired Best Actress winner (“The Honorable Woman”) Maggie Gyllenhaal’s style. She always stands out and makes a statement. One of her best looks to date was a gorgeous Dries Van Noten gown at the Oscars*. Last night, Ms.Gylenhaal donned a simple, yet chic, dusty rose Miu Miu gown with mustard clutch. The pairing of the colors was quite a gorgeous as was her date, fellow nominee brother Jake Gyllenhaal.
I really prefer her hair short and pixie here, as it suits her personality more. This almost made it in my top ten list. There is something wildly chic and cool about the look that I can’t quite put my finger on.
Taylor Schilling- Custom Ralph Lauren
This one took some warming up to. I have a thing for Taylor Schilling; I find her a refreshing actress, and not like anyone else out there. This look, however, threw me a bit. The gown itself is absolutely beautiful in fit, color, and overall design. It’s incredibly well balanced, regal, and makes her body look fantastic and sexy without overdoing it.
I think where I was let down was the styling of her hair. I saw her first on TV and the middle part and slicked back bun looked extremely severe. I am glad it’s not as dramatic in photos, but it’s what kept this off my top ten list. It’s still a great look though.
Also, if you’re not watching “Orange is the New Black” you’re making a huge mistake in your life…
All images courtesy of Getty, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Twitter, and Golden Globes official Instagram
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I just want to say that Sienna Miller is my spirit animal and I’m SO happy she made your top 10 list! She’s always been my inspiration with her boho looks and cool demeanor. I’m so happy she’s making a comeback! Thanks for posting boo 😘
Fabulous writing Christian. I just loved your description of all these beautiful amazing women and what they were wearing. Another one of your true callings-writing!!!! You make it so much fun to read, so interesting and the anticipation of what’s next is even more exciting!! Awesome Top 10!! Great work! 👍