Posted by Melanie Rickey & Bethan Holt, Fashion Editor + Fashion Junior at Large
It's January and, therefore, the film and TV industry's awards and party season is getting into full swing. We are currently imagining the atmosphere above L.A is more hairspray than smog. Last night the Golden Globes, the event seen as the precursor to the Oscars, took place took place in Hollywood though there were other significant get-dressed-up events too. But the Golden Globes is what we're interested in. It was surreal to wake up to a Twitter feed buzzing with Tweets from people still out on the razz in LA at the post Golden Globes parties.
Apart from the news about who won what and what that all means for the Oscars, the talk from the GG's is all about the red carpet style. Unlike catwalk and high street fashion, red carpet choices don't change much. You could look at the Golden Globes gowns from five years ago - long dresses, up-dos, diamonds - and the changes would not be anywhere near as obvious as if you compared LouisVuitton even from one season to the next.
Indeed, red carpet style takes only the merest nod from catwalk fashion. For actresses the objective is not to be 'on trend', (as it is in their off-duty ensembles) so much as just looking movie star fabulous and making sure their full-length gown, evening bag, shoes, hair and make-up works in harmony to create a flattering, beautiful look that gives good photo from multiple angles - not just the front on hand-on-hip-one-foot-in-front position. This is easier said than done. We've included a full list of the winners at the bottom of this post (congrats Idris Alba and Jean Dujardin, we love you!) after we've shown you our Top 9 favourite (and not so favourite) DRESSES! And our top two tuxedos. Do you agree?
1. ROONEY MARA IN NINA RICCI
It's good to see the work of one of my favourite designers, Peter Copping of Nina Ricci, on the red carpet. - MR
2. ZOOEY DESCHANEL IN PRADA (PLUS TUX NAILS)
|From Zooey's Twitter|
Someone with a sense of quirky humour on the red carpet? Go Zooey! BH
3. JESSICA BIEL IN ELIE SAAB
Her undone hair works for us at FEAL HQ
4. DIANNA AGRON IN GILES
Our very own Giles Deacon on the Hollywood red carpet!
5. EVAN RACHEL WOOD IN GUCCI PREMIERE
This is a beautiful, classic pose. Gorgeous feathers and fab colour with her alabaster skin. BH
6. ANDREA RISEBOROUGH IN VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GOLD LABEL
Historical referencing, but a bit further back than the 30s Wallis Simpson she plays in Madonna's film W.E. A good red lip is the cherry on the cake. BH
7. ROMOLA GARAI IN ALESSANDRA RICH
This is actually looks modern yet appropriate and pretty- moving on the red carpet 'look'
8. MICHELLE WILLIAMS IN JASON WU
The cute headband make the devore column a bit more interesting. BH
9. ANGELINA JOLIE IN ATELIER VERSACE
Angelina and colour... It's a rare but happy sight BH
10. EMMA STONE IN LANVIN
Thanks to Verena Hafner who posted in the comment thread below, Emma Stone has made a belated entry into the FEAL Golden Globes top 10 best-dressed actresses. The dress, created by Alber Elbaz, might be a simple column shape, but the pleated damson and raspberry tulle combination is beautifully luxurious, and don't get me started on the belt! Love. MR
THE BEST MAN NO. 1.... MATT LEBLANC FOR THE NAVY
THE BEST MAN NO.2.... JEAN DUJARDIN... FOR THE GOOD POSING
AND THE ONES WE'RE NOT SO SURE ABOUT....
MERYL STREEP IN ALESSANDRA RICH
We're very happy about the choice of designer, Alessandra Rich is on the up. This looked great from a distance and is a great dress for her shape but close-up it the fabric looked unglamorous, we're not sure it was quite the one for Meryl.
Part of us feels like this is very chic and a nice departure from glitz and flesh but it's also stiff and unflattering on her tiny frame.
The shape is fab and Tilda cannot really do any wrong. The lilac colour is so now; pretty and icy at the same time. It's just that the colour plus the jacket/ fishtail skirt seems, we hate to say it, a little bit Mother of the Bride. On its own and in a different context, the jacket could win the prize of best Jacket In the World.
- Picture, Drama: The Descendants.
- Picture, Musical or Comedy: The Artist.
- Actor, Drama: George Clooney, The Descendants.
- Actress, Drama: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady.
- Director: Martin Scorsese, Hugo.
- Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jean Dujardin, The Artist.
- Actress, Musical or Comedy: Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn.
- Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners.
- Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help.
- Foreign Language: A Separation.
- Animated Film: The Adventures of Tintin.
- Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris.
- Original Score: Ludovic Bource, The Artist.
- Original Song: "Masterpiece" (music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry, W.E.
- Series, Drama: Homeland, Showtime.
- Actor, Drama: Kelsey Grammer, Boss.
- Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland.
- Actor, Musical or Comedy: Matt LeBlanc, Episodes.
- Actress, Musical or Comedy: Laura Dern, Enlightened.
- Miniseries or Movie: Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)," PBS.
- Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Idris Elba, Luther.
- Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce.
- Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
- Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
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