Monday, January 16, 2012

Golden Globes: What Happened to Colour?

Awards season and the red carpet brings many clues as to what we'll soon see on the racks at our favourite clothing boutiques. I was hoping for a lot more colour at this year's Golden Globes, but instead there were a lot of white, pale nude and flesh toned dresses. Some were indeed beautiful gowns, but it seemed like a safe choice for the actresses who didn't want to risk making a fashion faux pas. I've given each a rating from (1) to (10) based on nothing more than my own personal opinion.

Elle Macpherson in Zac Posen (10)

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy (9)

Giuiliana Rancic (8)

Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli (8)

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace (7)

Julie Bowen in Reem Acra (7)

Taissa Farmiga (7)

Kristen Wiig (7)

Sarah Hyland in Dolce & Gabbana

Katherine McPhee in Donna Karan (6)
Note Trend: Hi Low Hemline

Sarah Paulson in Pamella Roland (6)

Heidi Klum in Calvin Klein Collection (6)

Jessica Biel in Elie Saab (4)

Amanda Peet in Marc Jacobs (2)

Piper Perabo (1)

Some of the slightly braver nominees and presenters appeared on the red carpet with a touch of metallic sparkle added to their otherwise neutral choices.

Diane Lane in Reem Acra (9)

Shailene Woodley in Marchesa (9)

Salma Hayek in Gucci (8)

Nicole Richie in Julien Macdonald (7)

Nicole Kidman in Versace (7)

Lea Michele in Marchesa (6)

Amy Poehler in Naeem Khan (5)

Madonna in Reem Acra (1)

My personal thanks go out to all of the actresses who took a chance and expressed some personality with jewel tones!! Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, Emerald Green and Citrine Yellow - now we're talking!!

Sophia Vergara in Vera Wang (10)

Berenice Bejo (9)

Madeleine Stowe in Vera Wang (8)
Note Trend: Peplum

Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka (8)

Michelle Williams in Jason Wu (7)

Jane Lynch in David Meister (6)

Jodie Foster in Armani (6)

Freida Pinto in Prada (5)

Jenna Dewan in Maria Lucia Hohan (9)

Laura Dern in Andrew Gn (9)

Evan Rachel Wood in Pucci (8)

Kelly Macdonald in Lorena Sarbu

Melissa McCarthy in Badgley Mischka (6)

Natalie Portman in Lanvin (9)

Stacy Kiebler in Valentino (9)

Amber Riley (7)

Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen (6)

Dianna Agron in Giles Deacon (5)

Paula Patton in Monique Lhuillier (10)

Maria Menounos (8)

Mireille Enos in Naeem Khan (8)

And of course, the moment you've all been waiting for, the Overall Category for Best Dress and Worst Dress. Without further ado, here are my top 3 and bottom 3 picks:

Claire Danes in J. Mendel (10)

Jessica Alba in Gucci (10)

Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture (10)

Sarah Michelle Gellar in Monique Lhuillier (0)

Missi Pyle (0)

Sharon Osbourne (0)

And I can't resist just one more photo, which I'll classify under "Honourable Mention" for the most unique dress design:

Zooey Deschanel in Prada (8.5)

All photos via People Style Watch

1 comment:

  1. It was an interesting show fashionwise. I tend to agree with most of your ratings except Angelina Jolie - I thought she looked like the Evil Queen from Snow White - too harsh. Sad because she's usually right on point. Loved Sophia Verga as always - showing off the mightiest of curves.


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