Golden Globes Awards
73rd Annual Golden Globes Pack Colorful Language and Fashions
Award season kicked off last night, not with a bang nor exactly a whimper — it was more of a cringe as Ricky Gervais reprised his hosting duties at the 73rd Annual Golden Globes. Unlike last year’s hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who are actually funny, a tieless but beerful Gervais made watching this show about as much fun as doing your taxes. Fortunately the fashion helped make the medicine go down yet there were no real heart-stopping moments to come close to compensating for the heartburn inducing ones. The evening included much drinking and censoring–the seven second delay was a true necessity for this telecast.
An early harbinger on the red carpet was the dark russet red trend. Seen on Olivia Wilde, Zendaya Coleman, Natalie Dormer and Felicity Huffman, the deeper richer Burmese ruby tones were a refreshing, slightly unexpected take on the truer reds, which tend to be more commonplace (seen on Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams). Olivia Wilde’s Michael Kors sequin dress was my favorite, sleek, sophisticated and worn with a very low loose ponytail and matching Aldo platform shoes. I also liked Zendaya’s look but felt like I’d seen it before and it was a little too mature for her.
The white goddess gown was another important look, favored by everyone from Taraji P. Henson in Stella McCartney (who gave out cookies in honor of her character’s name in Empire when she won), to Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton, Lily James in Marchesa and Saoirse Ronan in Yves Saint Laurent Couture. The two more mature actresses opted for the more structured silhouette:Jane Fonda wore a YSL Couture fitted sheath with a huge ruffled “snowflake” collar while Judith Light rocked a white and ivory tuxedo.
Naturally there were plenty of dark horses as black is a reliable red carpet staple for any age. Three of my favorites were Taylor Schilling in a Thakoon suit, Kirsten Dunst in Valentino and Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka and Harry Winston necklace (you can never go wrong in diamonds)! One of my favorite black dresses, designer unknown, was worn by Mark Ruffalo’s wife Sunrise Coigney. Lady Gaga showed off her tiny waist as she claimed her award for “American Horror Story: Hotel” saying that she had always wanted to be an actress but that the music had “worked out for me first.”