Golden Globe Awards
Awards shows are always a bit nerve-racking for the nominees, however for the 67th annual Golden Globe awards show held this past Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the uncharacteristically gloomy and rainy Los Angeles sky also made the already high-wattage dressing even more dramatic! While we were initially worried that the weather would result in bland¬--or practical, which is even worse¬--red carpet offerings, happily our anxiety was for naught! Our lovely ladies chicly weathered the literal and metaphorical storm with bells on and we couldn't be happier to bring you all of the attendant details about our favorite fashionable ensembles.
When it came to our favorite femmes, the looks we loved most shared a (semi-to-very) streamlined silhouette and were accented with lots of feminine details. Some wore a modern take on the classic mermaid shape (√† la Maggie Gyllenhaal's RM by Roland Mouret dress or Drew Barrymore's Atelier Versace gown) while others chose more body-skimming columns (think: Rose Byrne's Lanvin number or the glitzy Stella McCartney frock that Anna Paquin picked). But while the attendees might have restrained themselves when it came to the size of their skirts, they definitely didn't skimp on the details. In fact, these women opted for bold romance, via loads of intricate beading, scads of silky ruffles, and beautifully draped dresses. The results: gorgeous glamour galore! (Even newcomer Carey Mulligan's Fred Leighton necklace as headband felt decidedly enchanting and fanciful). Now that the awards have been distributed and the endless celebratory soirees have come to an end, we invite you to sit back and feast on the visual eye candy we've gathered for today's Golden Globe-centric feature!
Who: Zoe Saldana
What: Star of Avatar
Wear: Louis Vuitton cranberry silk chiffon gown with cascading ruffles, drapes and pleats, Brian Atwood Wagner Pumps in black satin, Salvatore Ferragamo black braided clutch, Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Who: Drew Barrymore
What: Nominee (and winner!) for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for her work in Grey Gardens
Wear: Atelier Versace one shoulder champagne silk chiffon gown, Jimmy Choo Zena Platform Sandals, Roger Vivier Boite de Nuit Clutch in rose gold, Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Who: Diane Kruger
What: Star of Inglorious Basterds
Wear: Christian Lacroix bright pink couture gown from Spring 2009, Raven Kauffman Couture clutch, Sergio Rossi Venere platform slingback pumps, Chanel jewels, including the Venitienne Earrings, Franges Ring, and Ribbon Diamond Bracelet.
Who: Anna Paquin
What: Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series¬--Drama for her work in True Blood
Wear: Stella McCartney dress and shoes, Alexander McQueen skull clutch, Stephen Russell vintage jewels, including a Diamond and Enamel Snake Bracelet and Diamond Drop Earrings.
Who: Carey Mulligan
What: Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture¬-Drama for her work in An Education
Wear: Nina Ricci navy organza strapless gown, Sergio Rossi heels, Fred Leighton vintage jewels, including the Pear-shaped Diamond Drop Earrings, Diamond Riviere Necklace (worn as a headband), Pear-shaped Diamond Crown Ring, and Diamond Swallow Cuff Bracelet.
Who: Maggie Gyllenhaal
What: Presenter, Star of Crazy Heart
Wear: RM by Roland Mouret pale coral textured organza gown, Bulgari jewels, including the Platinum Earrings with Mixed Diamonds and the Platinum Bracelet with Diamonds.
Who: Jennifer Garner
Wear: Atelier Versace spiral nude/gray beaded gown, Judith Leiber bag, Casadei heels, Bulgari jewels, including a vintage Diamond and White Gold Bracelet, White Gold and Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Earrings, and a White Gold and Diamond Ring.
Who: Rose Byrne
What: Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her work in Damages
Wear: Lanvin eggplant washed silk satin strapless gown, Judith Leiber bag, Brian Atwood Maniac Pumps in black patent, Neil Lane Diamond Clip in her hair and three Stephen Russell diamond brooches at her hip.
Who: Chloe Sevigny
What: Nominee (and winner!) for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her work in Big Love
Wear: Valentino rose sleeveless gown with ruffles, Roger Vivier Night Box clutch in lavender satin, Sergio Rossi Venere platform slingback pumps, Buccellati jewels, including the Diamond and Yellow Gold Earclips and Diamond Marquis Shaped Ring.
Photos of Zoe Saldana, and Drew Barrymore, from Getty Images.