January 10th saw celebrities toast Moët & Chandon over the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, with the likes of Eddie Redmayne, Cate Blanchet and Viola Davis making appearances. On the famed red carpet, Moët & Chandon’s ‘Toast for a Cause‘ took the opportunity to give back to charities of celebrities’ choices, making the event memorable for more than just the awards. The red carpet style saw a huge variety of looks, with both traditionalists and risk-takers, leaving more than enough to talk about.
Arriving in a strapless, red, Armani Privé gown, posing resemblance to the illustrious red carpet itself, Emmy Rossum exuded an old-school elegance, the design complementing her svelte figure. Amongst the inordinate creations that seem to have graced award shows more recently, playing it safe in a simpler number can go one of two ways. However, Rossum brought back a style that I feel has been sorely missed from red carpets of late, showing how the importance of simpler details in shape and refinement in fashion can enhance someone’s natural beauty in such a stunning and effective way. Her Van Cleef & Arpels diamond necklace and her killer red lip, added panache to the look without taking away from the delicacy that made her a style star this year.
Eva Longoria’s white, embroidered, George Hobeika dress received mixed reception and gave me mixed emotions. With a little tweaking this could have been a gown I would get on board with. The cut-out in the embroidered bow neckline as well as the low cut back gave the otherwise demure dress an edge, but the placement of the detailing made the overall finish somewhat awkward. The bow belt gave the dress a slightly twee feel and didn’t create a synergy to the look, breaking up Longoria’s figure in a slightly unflattering way. Even by just removing the belt this look could have been a clean flattering style especially with how well the colour compliments her look.
Katy Perry looked the image of a 60s socialite in a low cut, bubblegum pink fitted gown by Prada. The singer joked of her assets that she brought her ‘very own golden globes’ to the awards ceremony as her neckline plunged. However, the straight shape of the rest of the dress saved it from being too much, as Katy used the old school rule of picking one piece to show off. The colour and fit looked great on her, and I loved the retro-rich girl touch of the diamond cuff and earrings, leaving the neckline bare and not overdone. The only thing I would change about this look is the bouffant/bumpit style as it looked slightly ‘Elvira’ and aged the look.
One of my favourite style stars, who pulls off basically any look was probably partially invited just so everyone could admire whatever ensemble she showed up in. For some reason, what sounds wrong on paper looks so right on Olivia Palermo as she arrived in a strapless, colour-blocked Delpozo dress, accented with two-toned pumps and a bold David Webb necklace. The midi hemline and tented silhouette worked with her petite frame, and the simplistic makeup and hair look allowed the outfit to shine without overbearing her.
Another simplistic stunner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked like a sun-swept goddess in her Atelier Versace golden gown. The dress took on a slip style, the beaded string details skimming her body and flaring out slightly in the hemline as the material became sheer. The subtle cinched waistline broke up the dress, highlighting her figure from top to bottom, as the detailing created glimmers with her every movement. She allowed the dress to shine by going bare on the accessories (maybe to show off her new engagement ring), as well as the makeup, making her an effortless beauty on the carpet.
Finally, Corinne Foxx stunned on the carpet with her angelic look crafted by Paolo Sebastian. The dress was made for her, as the sheer paneling that was the base of the embroidery was so subtle it looked like she was wearing the pattern. Birds and floral embroidery adorned the neckline, sleeves and waist combining with the pastel colour to create an ethereal tone. Without revealing too much, the cuffed sleeves created a delicate look, as well as the drop waist of the dress, creating a totally different take on the recently popular sheer/embroidered gowns.
Full List of Award Winners:
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Best Performance by an Actress in A Motion Picture, Drama
BRIE LARSON, Room
Best Performance by an Actress in A Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
JENNIFER LAWRENCE, Joy
Best Performance by an Actor in A Motion Picture, Drama
LEONARDO DICAPRIO, The Revenant
Best Performance by an Actor in A Supporting Role in A Motion Picture
SYLVESTER STALLONE, Creed
Best Performance by Actress in A Supporting Role in A Motion Picture
KATE WINSLET, Steve Jobs
Best Director, Motion Picture
ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU, The Revenant
Best Performance by an Actor in A Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
MATT DAMON, The Martian
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
AARON SORKIN, Steve Jobs
Best Original Score, Motion Picture
ENNIO MORRICONE, The Hateful Eight
Best Motion Picture, Animated
Best Original Song, Motion Picture
‘WRITING’S ON THE WALL’, Spectre
Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
SON OF SAUL
Best Television Series, Drama
MR. ROBOT, USA
Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, Amazon Video
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
WOLF HALL, PBS
Best Performance by an Actor in A Television Series, Drama
JON HAMM, Mad Men
Best Performance by an Actor in A Television Series, Musical or Comedy
GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL, Mozart in the Jungle
Best Performance by an Actor in A Leading Role in A Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
OSCAR ISAAC, Show Me a Hero
Best Performance by an Actor in A Supporting Role in A Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
CHRISTIAN SLATER, Mr. Robot
Best Performance by an Actress in A TV Series, Drama
TARAJI P. HENSON, Empire
Best Performance by an Actress in A Supporting Role in A Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
MAURA TIERNEY, The Affair
Best Performance by an Actress in A Leading Role in A Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
LADY GAGA, American Horror Story: Hotel
Best Performance by an Actress in A Television Series, Musical or Comedy
RACHEL BLOOM, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Words: Julia Cohen
Photos: Joe Scarnici/Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon
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