There are enough varying awards shows every year that I have a hard time knowing what they’re even for. To my understanding, the Golden Globes celebrates both film and television, and that’s about all I know.
It’s not impossible that someday I might make a new blog and switch from fashion to film. But in the meantime, I’m in it for the couture.
As you know, I don’t make these lists in any particular order. It’s just whatever I consider the highlights of the event. So without further ado…
A personal favorite, without a doubt.
This is exactly the sort of thing I look for on the red carpet. It’s the perfect balance of stately elegance and reckless abandon. It grabs your attention while still being easy on the eyes. With some kind of blouse, this ensemble would be kind of boring, but instead she is wearing a silver rope harness and nothing else under that blazer, and…consider me wowed.
This was one of those dresses that I had to look at for a minute to decide if I liked it. That shade of green is almost jarring. But I ended up liking it a lot. The silhouette, the fabric, the sort of corset look of the bodice, it all works. As for the colors, green and black made for an interesting choice, because they’re “villain” colors (a theme utilized especially by Disney through the years).
But you know what? I love me a good villain. And I have nothing but respect for Charlize.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
I’ve said before, it’s more of a challenge for men to change things up. Most of them still wear very classic suits, which of course is still handsome and chic, but playing it safe is no fun.
Kudos to these two for rocking the carpet as a couple.
Designer: Cristina Ottaviano (hers), Prada? (his)
Billy makes my list just about every time, and you can see why. He made history with his tuxedo dress last year, and he keeps making an honest effort to surpass himself. This time he went with an angelic feather train on an already stunning white suit.
I applaud this man. He brings it hard. No one can argue that.
Designer: Alex Vinash
She is one of my favorite models at the moment. Striking in all the right ways. And wearing a black dress covered in sparkling silver fringe, she definitely embodied the spirit of the “flapper-girl,” which is just what I long to see here at the start of the Screaming 20s.
The elements are simple, but the vibe just gives me everything I want.
Designer: Laquan Smith
Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker
My heart is so soft for these two. Adam Driver is my favorite actor, hands down; I can’t even begin to describe the level of his talent. He and Joanne have been married for seven years, and they seem so happy together–which makes me happy.
Arm in arm on the red carpet, they both looked classic and chic.
Designer: Burberry (his), Burberry? (hers)
Helen Mirren is everything I want to be. Period. And she brought all her usual glamour and sophistication to the Globes this year, wearing a sweeping, dark red ballgown. Her jewelry, her hair…every last detail is perfect. I absolutely worship her.
I love suits on women.
I’m actually not very familiar with this actress, but she’s on my radar now. What can I say? It’s just the perfect suit. The pattern, the cut, everything is so well-fitted and stylish. Totally sexy. It’s something I’d love to wear myself.
Designer: Ralph & Russo
This man certainly isn’t afraid of fashion. He never fails to combine Hollywood glamour with his signature rock n’ roll style, and he just radiates masculine energy. I especially loved his accessories this time around, and I am hugely impressed and pleased that he was wearing a tank top under his suit jacket.
Designer: Tom Ford
Another stunning woman in pink. It was just the winning color that night. That wonderful, feminine, bubblegum sort of pink. And on a darker complexion, it pops in such a remarkable way. I also love how the fabric twists together at the front of the dress.
Tiffany Haddish is such a fun and engaging personality, and she looked outstanding.
Designer: Galia Lahav
I wouldn’t be surprised if there have been plenty of child actors who walked red carpets of the past, but I myself had never seen one. Adorable Julia is another actress I don’t really know, but she looked completely lovely, and my heart was immediately stolen seeing a ten year old in haute couture.
The flowing tulle ballgown, decorated with flowers and velvet ribbons, made her look like a true Hollywood princess.
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie
What a gorgeous couple. Certainly one of my favorite Hollywood romances, these two fell in love as co-stars on Game of Thrones, and they had a beautiful wedding in Scotland the summer of 2018.
They made a very attractive pair as Jon Snow and Ygritte, and they continue to fan that flame here and now in real life.
Designer: Yves Saint Laurent (his), Elie Saab (hers)
You may or may not know, but this is the actress who plays the shield-maiden Lagertha on the show Vikings. As in, my personal hero and queen. If you missed it, I did a couple of posts about that character (and why I love her) a few weeks ago that you could look back on.
She’s badass in the real world, too. She earned her first black belt at age 13 and has been teaching Taekwondo and self-defense to other actors for many years. As far as I’m concerned, she is a shield-maiden both on-screen and off.
Red is a good color on her.
Designer: J. Mendel
Hear me out.
If your gut reaction to this is “bleh!,” you’re not alone. I, too, looked at this dress and felt a sudden revulsion. Particularly, I think, because it’s brown.
This is such an odd choice, but upon a closer examination, I actually began to appreciate it. The ruffly, Victorian silhouette is getting noticeably popular among celebrities right now–sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. It’s a difficult thing to pull off. The reason I believe this one works is because of its sheerness. If it wasn’t so sheer, it would be 100% ugly, but as it is, it acts like a frame for Gwyneth’s stunning form. She herself is unmistakably beautiful, and she was able to showcase that in a fun way in this dress.
Even if you don’t agree, you have to admit, it’s an eye-catcher, and that counts for something.
Elton John and David Furnish
What’s cooler than a fashionable pair of husbands?
I’d say the easy winners of the night were David’s floral suit jacket and Elton’s ridiculous sunglasses. Nobody can pull off ridiculous sunglasses like Elton John. They looked fabulous together. I love it when couples rock the red carpet side by side.
Now here’s a talent I really admire. Kathy Bates is an incredibly powerful actress, and I think she’s pretty underrated. Her career has been amazing, especially in the genre of horror. I’m too much of a pansy to actually have watched any of her horror films/shows, but I’ve glimpsed enough to tell you she is legitimately scary.
She looked absolutely wicked on the red carpet. I couldn’t have chosen a better style for her.
And if you’re thinking that her dress is noticeably plain compared to most of the others on this list, you’re correct. It’s very simple. Maybe even overly simple. But…
It has that 20s feel to it that I’m just so obsessed with.
Anything that encourages the Screaming 20s vibe is alright in my book. I want to see more of it. Much, much more. Bring me modern-day flappers in every shape and form. Plenty of people are on board with bringing the 20s full circle, but it needs to be put into action. It needs to blow up.
Saoirse seems to have the spirit.
As a quick note, I want to point out that any time I put question marks (???) where a designer’s name ought to be, it is only because I genuinely cannot find it. And believe me, I look. Sometimes, nobody seems to know who a certain actor/actress is wearing. It’s frustrating, but well, c’est la vie.
In any case, I hope you enjoyed my lineup for the Golden Globes this year. Reviewing celebrities wearing haute couture is literally one of my favorite things to do.
Have a beautiful week.