Red Carpet Fashion: The Highs & Lows

If you did not spend your Sunday night curled up on the couch watching the Golden Globes, then you are doing it all wrong! This Fashionista can certainly proclaim that I indeed watched the full five hours of both red carpet interviews and then the award show, itself. Of course, the nominees and Golden Globe winners are extremely important, but I care much more about what (and who) they are wearing! We certainly saw a great deal of red, cut-outs, white/cream/ivory, metallics & glitter, yellow, open backs…and even some gloves!

Because the Golden Globes kicks-off the awards show season in Hollywood, many stars love to start off with a bang! Some were able to be bold quite well, looking extremely elegant and fun; while, others simply missed the mark. Here are the Fashionista’s favorite (and abhorred) looks from the night.

Top 10 Fashion Lows

10. Kate Hudson’s “too-sexy” gown

Do not get me wrong, Hudson looked hot in her Versace. But..,one wrong move and we would’ve had a major fashion faux-pas! Hudson, herself, exemplified sexy, but the dress as its own entity came across as slightly too sultry. I would have loved to see a higher neckline with the beautiful cut-out work, as (in my humble opinion), Hudson is extremely lucky the paparazzi did not catch an “uh-oh” moment!

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9. Lena Dunham’s ill-fitting shift

Although this was Dunham’s best red carpet looks thus far, she still missed the mark. Her Zac Posen ensemble certainly radiated its color, but the structure was lackluster. Dunham, with beautiful curves, would look stunning in a more tailored garment. As her style progresses, I believe Dunham will make the best-dressed list by her next awards show.

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8. Claire Danes: the flower child

This Valentino certainly is intricate! I can only imagine the craftsmanship that went into this gown, but I find it underwhelming on Danes. The dress swallowed her frame, inhibiting her from shining through her garment. Danes’ look is proof that proper tailoring is completely necessary.

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7. Ruth Wilson’s informal garb

Did Prada raid a zipper factory while making this gown? The unfinished edges resemble zippers, and I find the gown to look highly informal- certainly not red carpet worthy. Cut it short & wear it to a cocktail party, and we might have a winner!

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6. Maggie Gyllenhaal’s drab & dowdy dress

I’m convinced this Mui Mui was made of the same shade as my grandmother’s nail polish! While the silhouette is simple, so are Gyllenhaal’s accessories and styling. With such a chic haircut and aesthetic, I would have loved to see her in something a bit more daring and bold!

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5. Alan Cumming: in the nude

Forget the traditional black tux! Cumming found this fully nude look and accompanying sneakers to be more ‘suit’-able for the red carpet. Personally, I prefer the traditional black or navy with understated details. But, if Cumming prefers to look as if he is wearing women’s Spanx, that is his decision!

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4. Lana del Ray: under-the-sea ensemble

Lana del Ray resembles a combination of Ariel from The Little Mermaid and a bridesmaid dress gone wrong! From the vibrant color and the halter neckline to the pleated skirt, del Ray’s look is too busy. Not too mention, her overly-teased hair added to her fussy look.

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3. Rosamond Pike’s dental floss dress

Alright, I get it. She just gave birth and wanted to show a little skin, but Pike did not do so in a graceful manner! The open sides and back of her gown, only supported by ‘dental floss’ straps, exude slutty instead of sexy. This Vera Wang had the potential to look flawless, but unfortunately Pike simply could not pull it off.

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2. Katie Holmes: hair to toe

This is the red carpet after all! Holmes looked more homely than hot at the Golden Globes. Her underwhelming gown, nonsexist accessories, and awful hair extensions make her look dull and insignificant. I would love to see her in a more vibrant, fun gown with her hair (sans extensions) styled down.

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1. Kiera Knightly’s insect frock

Last time I checked, the Golden Globes are not held in a butterfly sanctuary! Apparently, Knightly missed that memo. Many critics are hesitant to chastise Knightly for this atrocious look, simply because she is with-child. The stars have unlimited access to designers who will create beautiful garments for them, with or without a baby bump! From the scattered insects to the dated ruffles, Knightly looks as if she stole this frock from the set of Pride & Prejudice. Better luck next time!

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Top 10 Fashion Highs

10. Gina Rodriguez’s fun LBD

Who doesn’t love a fabulous LBD? Especially one with some unique and fun details? Rodriguez certainly does! She looked simply stunning in Badgley Mischka gown. The mesh, intricate details, and fringe added flair to a classic black gown. Well done!

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9. Jennifer Lopez: glittering goddess

Talk about perfection! J. Lo looked absolutely sensational in this Zuhair Murad gown & cape combo. From the beadwork to the sexy slit, this gown fits J. Lo perfectly- both physically and her personality! Jenny from the block has certainly made it in the fashion world.

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8. Allison William’s old-Hollywood glamour

Although many are claiming that Williams dress resembles Christmas garland, I absolutely love this look! The ravishing red, delicate beading, and old-Hollywood styling make Williams resemble a sophisticated movie-star. She exudes class in this fabulous ensemble!

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7. Julai Goldani Telles’s jewel-toned attire

Wow! This rich sapphire Carmen Marc Volvo gown looked effortlessly gorgeous on Telles. The deep neckline and full skirt provide a beautiful silhouette and  I was stunned by the spectacular color. Although Telles received a modest amount of media attention, I believe her gown was a show-stopper!

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6. Hiedi Klum: red hot

Red on the red carpet certainly was a trend this year, but Klum’s ensemble surpasses them all. This striking Versace fits Klum like a glove. The intricate bead work, trumpet skirt, and unexpected neckline made for a jaw-dropping garment. Klum certainly looks red hot!

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5. Amal Clooney: red carpet royalty

Clooney has been receiving some negative press for her Golden Globes look, with special scrutiny to her white gloves. Personally, I loved Clooney’s look. Her choice of an understated yet elegant Dior Haute Couture gown was wise, as she did not want to steal the attention from her husband on his night. The white gloves added a bit of sophistication to her look. I believe Kate Middleton would approve!

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4. Emily Blunt: Grecian goddess

Effortlessly beautiful. Blunt radiated simplicity and elegance in her Grecian Michael Kors gown. From the bright white and the modest cut-out to the accessories, Blunt resembled a modern-day Grecian goddess. Can I get one in my size?

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3. Emma Stone’s ravishing romper

Pants on the red carpet? Stone looked absolutely fabulous in her romper. Unexpected yet perfectly executed, Stone is never afraid to take a fashion risk and this one certainly paid off. The metallic bodice and tailored pant looked put-together, but the beautiful bow was the icing on the cake! I can only dream of pulling off such a stunning ensemble.

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2. Chrissy Teigan’s glittering gown

Despite her unfortunate facial expression when her husband, John Legend, won a Globe, Teigan looked gorgeous in her gown. The blush pink complimented her skin tone perfectly, the beadwork was exquisite, and the long-sleeve silhouette was to die for! Her simple styling and soft ponytail completed her effortlessly stunning ensemble. Fabulous!

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1. Julianne Moore’s fabulously feathered frock

Where can I get my very own version of this gown?! Moore looked absolutely perfect in her on-of-a-kind Givenchy Haute Couture gown. The simple silhouette, silver bodice, and gradual conversion to feathers make Moore’s gown hard to resist. Maybe it’s my obsession with feathers, but I would do absolutely anything to slip into that garment!

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