Last night, the stars were out despite the clouds here in Southern California. Actors, actresses, singers, and rappers were all gathered in Beverley Hills for the 73rd Annual Golden Globes. Many say that the Golden Globes are a predictor of the Oscars, but we all know despite who wins, the real stars are the designers. Our A-List ladies sat down and watched the Globes together last night, and came to an agreement on who were the best and worst dressed of the night. And though some of our predictions didn’t win their categories, we were soothed by the fact that they looked fabulous.
The trend of the night seemed to be clean, sleek, geometric lines, both in pattern (if any) and in cut. Many of the designs were both demure and structured, but there was no lack of sparkle. It was also the year of the plunge–many female celebs showed off dramatic lines of cleavage. The red carpet was flooded with deep V necklines and larger keyholes. However, despite the sexy showoff, many of the dresses managed to look classy AND sassy rather than provocative.
Early on in the coverage of the red carpet, Jaimie Alexander from the show, Blind Spot, walked the carpet, and we were immediately floored at her amazing choice. Wearing Genny, Jaimie participated in the popular plunge. Her slightly smoky eye and soft pulled back do, lent itself to an overall feminine energy but with hint of tough girl, like her character on the show.
Double nominee and Swedish stunner, Alicia Vikander, did not disappoint in her Louis Vuitton while column gown. With just enough sparkle and frill to contrast with her dark tan and dazzling diamonds, Alicia looked a vision. Her dress was almost a hybrid of the two characters she was nominated for–her role in Ex Machina as a robot and her avant-garde, European chic character in Danish Girl. No wonder Mr. Fassbender wasn’t shy in claiming Alicia as his date!
Of course, fan favorite, J-Law stunned in Dior! Winner of Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy, for “Joy”, Jennifer rocked the faux two piece with side cut outs. She looked like a modern Grace Kelly, complete with a sparkling diamond collar and perfectly coiffed hair. Admittedly, we are biased toward Jen–she’s one of our girl crushes, but really though, does J-Law ever disappoint?
Our last spot goes to another girl crush of ours–Gina Rodriguez. Last year, she stole the show with her heart warming acceptance speech. She was the CW’s first nominee and winner ever! This year, while she was nominated, fellow CW actress Rachel Bloom won the Globe. It’s okay though, we still love Jane the Virgin and thought she looked stunning in her off the shoulder Zac Posen ballgown. Even cuter? She brought her dad as her date! Aw!
Honorable mentions that are worth a Google? Brie Larson in a golden Calvin Klein number, Zendaya rocking a tiered skirt from Marchesa, the always gorgeous Olivia Wilde in Michael Kors, and a glowing Malin Akerman in a crystal peplum from Reem Acra.
So sorry to say but we were less than impressed with “Fargo” nominee Kirsten Dunst. We think she was going for a Gothic Greek (the country, not sorority) vibe in her black, velvet-like Valentino dress. She took the plunge a little too liberally that literally cut down to her navel. When she turned around, the dress looked like it was uncomfortably cutting into her back. Our opinion is a little polarizing since she was featured on many best dressed lists, but we stick by it. We love you Kirsten, but not so much a fan of Elektra-Aphrodite.
We weren’t rooting for Rooney Mara in her Alexander McQueen choice last night. Much like Amanda Peet’s McQueen dress, we felt it was overwhelming on her. There were frills, there was lace, there were buttons galore. Her dress was a little too steam punk for us. The pale pink wasn’t doing her alabaster skin any favors either.
Katy Perry’s tight Prada choice made us roar with laughter…mostly because she had an “as seen on TV” bump-it in her hair. Can’t say we were as impressed as she was with her “globes” in that dress. She seemed a little out of place in her dress and at the Golden Globes overall.
Last year’s “Boyhood” winner, Patricia Arquette, wore a Paule Ka dress in black with a large white bow covering her stomach and spreading to her cleavage. Simply put, we weren’t a fan of the dress. The bow almost seemed like an after thought on an otherwise simple, plain dress. We were hoping after last year’s powerful win, she would come in with a power house outfit, but sadly were were disappointed.
Honorable mentions in the not-as-great dressed category? America Ferrera in Jenny Peckham looked washed out in the mustard yellow gown, Leslie Mann in Monique Llullier drowned in the mish mashed business on top/princess on the bottom dress, Maggie Gyllenhaal in a not-so-great fit Marc Jacobs, and Jane Fonda in overwhelming Saint Laurent couture.
What are your thoughts? Did we leave anyone out that you were a fan of? Let us know!