Last night, the less-is-more dresses were the ones that resonated for me. Case in point:
The dresses that didn’t do anyone any favors:
Actresses showed their solidarity against sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry by wearing black at last night’s Golden Globes. From a fashion perspective, their dresses were among the best I’ve ever seen at an awards event, because…well…black.
My picks for the night:
The ones who managed to screw up something as basic as black:
And just for good measure: I give you Amy Sherman Palladino
A little bit of good. A little bit of bad. A lot of indifferent. It’s disappointing to watch an awards show featuring so many dresses that generate little reaction other than “meh.”
On the bright side, I thought these were winners:
Elizabeth Moss in Oscar de la Renta
Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka
Jennifer Lopez in Valentino
Misty Copeland in Herve Leger
The biggest failures of the evening:
Rose Byrne in Delpozo
Rita Wilson in Tom Ford
Amber Valletta in Anthony Vaccarello
Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga
In many instances, the theme of last night’s Golden Globes should have been “Eat a Sandwich.” There were several terrifyingly thin bodies on the red carpet, highlighted by this one:
There’s no dress on the planet that could possibly have made her look attractive.
Other misses included:
On a positive note, there were a few dresses that I loved:
My inner fashion critic comes screaming to the surface during every awards show, and last night’s Golden Globe Awards were no exception. Here, in my humble opinion, are the hits of the evening:
Anne Hathaway in Chanel
Claire Danes in Versace
Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta
Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka
Jodie Foster in Georgio Armani
Megan Fox in Dolce & Gabbana
Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta
Transitioning from best to worst, I think Tina Fey looked spectacular…Amy Poehler, not so much.
And the flops of the night:
Jessica Chastain (The expression on the face of the woman behind her pretty much sums up my feelings about this dress.)
Halle Berry (mainly because the bodice of this dress makes her look as if her right boob is melting)
There were so many stunning dresses on the red carpet last night that I’m not going to do my usual bash on the bads. Here’s my overview of the very, very goods:
Special kudos to Jane Fonda, whose body, at 74, is nothing short of magnificent.
For starters, I loved everything Anne Hathaway wore throughout the evening. My fave of the bunch was her Lanvin tuxedo…and oh! those shoes.
There were enough girlie elements in play for this to work and not look like she hired a tailor to alter a man’s suit. I think she pulled it off beautifully.
She also looked fabulous in her Valentino archive, and while I like the red lipstick, I think the red nails were a bit much.
Natalie Portman was stunning in Rodarte, and the color was beautiful on her.
Amy Adams was majestic in L’Wren Scott, but I honestly would have ditched the $1.35 million in Cartier emeralds that competed with the dress.
Kudos to Helen Mirren and Oprah Winfrey for proving, once again, that you don’t have to be under 30 to look fabulous.
Moving in the opposite age direction, 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld was blushingly beautiful in Marchesa.
My votes for highly questionable taste go to:
Melissa Leo, wearing my nonna’s special-occasion tablecloth
Cate Blanchett, whose beads look like some sort of terrible skin growth
Hilary Swank, wearing what appears to be feathers that have been dragged through the street
Mandy Moore, whose stylist apparently thinks it works when you match fabric to skin
Helena Bonham-Carter, who is so bloody good at being crazily inappropriate HBC