This has to be by far one of my favorite years in red carpet fashion, it was hard to choose amongst so many fabulous contenders. I feel like at this point designers have finally been able to figure out what worked best from the 30s all the way up to the 90s and created the perfect balance between ultra-feminine and edgy. That and the fact that celebrities and their stylists are really investing some time and effort into figuring out what works and doesn’t on them. But the night also came with its share of fashion mishaps and other misdemeanors that should be fined if you ask me.
Here is my take on this year’s Golden Globe Red Carpet.
I couldn’t help but start with one of my absolute favorites of the night, it had to be Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o in fiery off-shoulder caped crimson gown by Ralph Lauren. I love how this dress can come off as so dramatic yet simple and even more how she managed to let the dress do the talking with minimal accessories, elegant side swept hair and a sheer red lipstick. But make no mistake, though she looks fabulous we all remember very well who wore that exact same look in white last year, yup Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford.
Stéphane Rolland can do no wrong in my eyes so when I heard one of his gowns made an appearance on Paula Patton I rushed to see it and I was not let down. It’s one fabulous big ruffle on a uber-tight long sleeved dress. Not anyone can pull this off but Paula has an evidently statuesque rocking body that gave this dress the glory it deserved. The only thing I would have done differently is leave the statement dangly earrings out.
Olivia Wilde brought back hope to all pregnant women on the red carpet again looking absolutely phenomenal in this long-sleeved floor-length emerald sequined Gucci Première gown. Most pregnant women would shy away from tight figure-hugging dresses (and rightfully so) but Olivia broke that rule and still won. Her ombre wavy hair and smokey eye were put together so well! She makes it on one of my best dressed for the evening
Cate Blanchett looked every inch the modern day Grace Kelly in an ethereal black tulle and lace Armani Privé gown and statement Chopard earrings. I don’t need to say much, this dress is a work of art, every detail, ever corner is pure genius. I’m in awe.
The Wolf Of Wall Street’ star Margot Robbie was also one of my favorite of the evening in this bespoke low-cut Gucci crepe gown. I loved the overall simplicity of this dress and how the embroidered crystal and emerald gemstones added the perfect edgy touch. The slit on the dress could have been overtly sexy but instead of pulling an Angelina she kept her poise classy and collected and matched it with emerald Louboutins. Love!
Sandra Bullock did not bring her A-game to the red carpet this year. Though the Prabal Gurung gown she wore looked stunning on the model that wore it on the catwalk, that was exactly it. Sandra point-blank does not have the height to carry such a dress and apparently not the iron either. She took a fabulous gown and made it looked wrinkled and frumpy. That’s too bad, for the gown.
Good Wife Julianna Margulies looked amazing in this Andrew Gn voluminous gown that fit her like a glove. I loved the gold detail on the shoulders and hem and although black is the safer bet, it still isn’t your typical dress.
Every red carpet will have that one metallic dress and this time it was Naomi Watts in this statement Tom Ford Dress. I loved the chunky gold necklace on the halter neck but most of all I loved the sheer side cut outs, they really gave the dress an edge. Her sleek hair was perfection!
You see how Olivia Wilde hit it right on the head, well Drew Barrymore did the total opposite. Her entire look was a nauseating reminder of, wait for it… the Kim Kardashian pregnant red carpet disaster last year. She wore this 3D floral Monique Lhuillier gown that had way too much going on and the half-sleeves are so unflattering. She completed this red carpet fail with those heinous Roger Vivier pumps.
Our very own Zuhair Murad makes an appearance on Kate Beckinsale in this full-out embellished and patterned metallic mermaid gown. It accentuated her toned upper body and showed just the right amount of cleavage. I loved her tousled hair and soft makeup.
Looks like Julia Roberts has been away from the red carpet for way too long because she totally missed in this Dolce & Gabbana disaster. What was she thinking? The shirt, the strapless dress the sparkly belt? Nothing is working. It’s all so awkwardly put together. Frankly she just looked like she wasn’t in the mood and while I get that this seasoned actress may have had her fair share of red carpet moments, you still gotta put in some effort, that or hire a stylist. The hairdo needs a post on its own.
Amy Adam can wear the lowest deep V plunging neckline and still look as cute as a button. And although her dress isn’t the typical dress you would envision on the red carpet she really knew how to flatter this color blocked 70’s inspired Valentino. My favorite thing about her entire look?, Her braided updo.
Heidi Klum looks like the 90’s just barfed on her. I can’t get passed that hideous choker on her neck. I don’t care who says their hot and how many catwalk they’re on and I gracefully accepted pointy heels again but I will not under no circumstance ever let chokers in to my life again. It’s not okay. Seize her !
As always Taylor Swift put the rest of young Hollywood to shame, in this gorgeous color-blocked Carolina Herrera number. Not anyone this young can pull of a ball gown without looking prom queenish- but she played all her cards right. The hair, the lipstick and the confidence were spot on. Moreover, I love how she’s mature enough to pick such a classic and make it so current.
Mila Kunis looked like she couldn’t be bothered to pack up her Christmas ornaments and just decided to wear them. This Gucci Première dress makes her look shapeless and almost seems like it may be a size too big, her skin looks puffy, her eyebrows need some major reshaping ( way too V-shaped) and her hair looks like it’s greasy and she just brushed it back. Tsk tsk.
Fashion darling and Hollywood’s IT-girl Jennifer Lawrence in Dior ( surprise surprise) I’m not crazy about this look though I like it, I guess she needed more than yet another puffy gown to top last year’s dress.
Caitlin Fitzgeraldwore donned a very 50’s inspired retro pastel blue creation by Emilia Wickstead and matching pointy heels from the same designer. Now this is a look we haven’t really seen on the red carpet until now which I am loving and she pulls it off effortlessly.
Yes, we all know how Calvin Klein is known for its sleek simple designs but this teal dress made for Reese Witherspoon should never be worn by anyone else again. Ever. Not only is it completely unflattering ( she looks to top-heavy) and outdated, it looks like it’s more suited to be made into a one-piece bathing suit. Hate it and hate that silly bob too.
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