Awards season officially kicked off on Sunday (January 12) with the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards. Hollywood’s A-listers from movies and television came together to swarm the red carpet, but the star that stood out above the rest had to be the fashion.
On a night when glitz, glamour and elegance are always on full display, this year’s looks did not disappoint. Stars took risks with their looks, donning shimmering metallic gowns, nude dresses and a whole lot of red.
Amy Adams, Taylor Swift and Julia Louis-Dreyfus all opted to wear red on the red carpet, but it was “12 Years a Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o who perfected the look. Wearing a striking Ralph Lauren caped gown, Nyong’o instantly turned into a household name and a budding fashion icon.
“This gorgeous red dress with this crazy cape, actually very simple and it just complements the tone of her skin,” Jarvis Derrell from the blog She Has Had It told MTV News. “I just wanted to know who this girl was.”
Nyong’o’s competition for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Jennifer Lawrence, who crashed Swift’s red carpet interview before winning her award , wowed once again in a white Dior strapless gown separated by black bands.
“I love Jennifer Lawrence. She’s like America’s favorite stepsister. She is so quirky and funny, and then she changes it up with the pixie haircut, which looks great in this gown,” Derrell said. “She can do no wrong for me on the red carpet.”
A dominating trend on the red carpet had to be a very big accessory: the baby bump. Drew Barrymore sported a floral Monique Lhuillier look, while Olivia Wilde simply sparkled in an emerald Gucci gown. But it was “Scandal” star Kerry Washington who may have stolen the show as she confirmed her pregnancy on the carpet while glowing in Balenciaga.
“She looks age-appropriate, she shows the natural essence of a pregnant mother, she’s glowing,” Derrell said. “Her makeup, everything — even in her face she’s showing that she’s pregnant and she’s just so happy.”
Yet, it wasn’t all about baby bumps and ladies in red. Many decided to take some risks. From Julia Roberts’ business casual gown to Sandra Bullock’s pink, black and blue Prabal Gurung, many actresses were turning heads. However, it was Emma Watson who dared to do the impossible and wear pants to the Golden Globes.
“I think it is absolutely brilliant. She is perfection. I think she is a new day and age for Hollywood culture on the red carpet, that pantsuit, what do you even call it?” Derrell said of Watson’s Christian Dior ensemble. “It is age-appropriate, she’s youthful young and trendy, and to be trendy you have to set trends and I think this is so against the grain of what we expect from a red carpet. I love it.”