Awards shows that take place at the year’s debut are the best preview of the upcoming spring season’s top trends. Golden Globes is my favorite award event (next to the Oscars, of course) and this year it was such a visual treat. Amazing, unique looks compensated for those several disappointing winning results (for me, anyway). So here are my favorite looks:
Emily Blunt in Dolce&Gabbana, Maggie Gyllenhaal in RM by Roland Mouret and Diane Kruger in Christian Lacroix HC
Pink shades - from subtle champagne hue to peach and cerise - blossomed among the “sea” of black outfits, illuminating a bleak, rainy day. Delicate pastel and blush tones made appearance in forms of flowing, fairy-like gowns with cascading ruffles or classical mermaid cut designs with corset top or shoulder details. I loved the ballerina style of Chloë Sevigny’s dress.
Anna Kendrick, in Marchesa, Chloë Sevigny, in Valentino and Heidi Klum, in Roberto Cavalli
Metallics are still a good choice for evening gowns in style of sparkling gold and silver sequins/beads/crystals embroidery and appliqué. Dark metallics like the dazzling pewter beaded dress on Olivia Wilde are becoming a strong trend.
Anna Paquin, in Stella McCartney, Toni Collette, in Elie Saab, Jennifer Garner, in Atelier Versace and Olivia Wilde, in Gucci
Ethereal gowns were rivaled by decadent-glamorous outfits: bias cut column dresses with plunging V neck or cowl cleavage, lingerie-inspired lace and sultry jewel colors.
Rose Byrne, in Lanvin, Ginnifer Goodwin, in Vionnet, Jane Krakowski, in J. Mendel, Marion Cotillard, in Christian Dior and Cameron Diaz, in Alexander McQueen
Is dark navy the “new black”? It should take its place on the formal attire cards as it looks universally classy. Evidently, refined cuts such as a one-shoulder silk column or a strapless mermaid lace dress preserve the sophistication factor. Just look at these three leading ladies.
Carey Mulligan, in Nina Ricci, Reese Witherspoon, in Armani Prive and Kate Winslet, in Yves Saint Laurent
And, speaking of black, here is how you “rock” this neutral so you, glamorous Hollywood diva, don’t look like one of the staff: a body-conscious gown with lace/sheer cut-outs or dark shimmer and jaw-dropping cleavage. Et voilà!
Penelope Cruz, in Giorgio Armani, Halle Berry in Kaufman Franco and Heather Graham, in Elie Saab