It's feels like it's been decades since there was a real red carpet to cover. All sense of time has been lost this year. With award shows being postponed and held (mostly) virtually, we seem to be stuck in fashion limbo.
While I've missed red carpets, I admit that they were getting rather stale over the last few years. Few stars were taking risks, and almost everyone always looked beautiful, even if what they were wearing wasn't your favorite. It's hard to argue that any star that hits the carpet these days looks terrible.
If you're new around here, you may not know that I don't make best and worst dressed lists. I find them tacky and a little rude. Many of the stars without access to the best dresses have either been marginalized or simply don't have enough clout yet to command custom gowns or straight off the couture catwalks looks for their big night.
We talk about trends and ideas and how they might fit into your next gala or wedding look. With news that the COVID vaccine will be more readily available to everyone come May, it gives me hope that we can start working again on some outrageously gorgeous gowns for all the parties we've been missing.
Several ladies chose to go with a classic standby, a suit or dress that mimics a tailored suit. It's one of my favorite looks to create, and there are so many ways to interpret it. Suiting works on a variety of body types. Many of our clients hate big gowns and would be much more comfortable in pants. I say, why not?! Jazz it up, have fun, and play with volume and texture. You only live twice, according to James Bond, king of suits.
Tina Fey in Pomellato jewelry
Laura Dern in Givenchy
Jane Fonda in Her Own Clothes, Sarah Flint shoes, and Pomellato jewelry
Olivia Colman in Armani Prive
Kyra Sedgwick in Marina Moscone and Chopard jewelry
Go Big or Go Home
While many stars were at home or in a swanky hotel room, they didn't shy away from dramatic volume. And why should they?! After spending a year in quarantine and sweats, why not break out a big ball gown?
Something to note is that some of these gowns are not "flattering" in a traditional way, but because of the unusual circumstances, they could be shot in a much more editorial way, which I find SUPER fun. Fashion should be fun, and if you can't play dress-up every once in a while, what's the point?!
Rosamund Pike in Molly Goddard
Nicola Coughlan in Molly Goddard
Maria Bakalova in Armani Prive with a Tyler Ellis bag
Kaley Cuoco in Oscar de la Renta
Anya Taylor Joy in Christian Dior and Tiffany & Co. jewelry
Viola Davis in Lavie by CK and Pomellato jewelry
Sofia Carson in Giambattista Valli
Cynthia Erivo in Valentino Couture and Wempe jewelry
Studio 54 Vibes
Did anyone else get disco vibes? From patchwork sequins to draped satin gowns (that could also recall the 1930s era), stars could easily have been going to the famed NY nightclub. What I love is the use of COLOR and personality juxtaposed with languid satin simplicity. Anyone else want to travel back in time with me?
Elle Fanning in Gucci and Fred Leighton jewelry
Lily Collins in Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello and Cartier jewelry
Celeste in Gucci
Jo Ellen Pellman in Jonathan Cohen
Kate Hudson in Louis Vuitton and Bulgari jewelry
Jamie Lee Curtis in Alex Perry and Cathy Waterman jewelry
Awkwafina in Gucci
Satchel Lee in Gucci
There always tends to be a little confusion about the Golden Globes about whether it's a cocktail or black-tie event. I find this happens with galas and weddings as well when it's not specified on the invitation or it's at an "in-between" time. Some stars dug in their heels and went straight cocktail. Who can blame them when they look like a tall drink of (not) water.
Amy Poehler in Moschino
Sarah Paulson in Prada
Gal Gadot in Givenchy and Tiffany & Co. jewelry
Kristen Wiig in Prada
Maya Rudolph in Valentino and Jimmy Choo shoes
Susan Kelechi Watson in Georges Hobeika Fall 2021 Couture
There's something to be said for a classic gown in the right color that's well-tailored. Never out of style, always sure to be suited for the venue. The dress may not be the one everyone talks about, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Andra Day in Chanel Haute Couture
Regina King in Louis Vuitton and Forevermark jewelry
Nicole Kidman in Louis Vuitton
Shira Haas in Chanel and Jimmy Choo shoes
Jane Levy in Oscar de la Renta
Amanda Seyfried in Oscar de la Renta and Forevermark jewelry
Gillian Anderson in Dior Haute Couture
There are a few that just didn't fit the mold and I like that. Whether it's bold color or silhouette on a guy or a highly stylized editorial look. These might just be some of my favorites, but I'll never tell.
Emma Corrin in Miu Miu and Cartier jewelry
Josh O’Connor in Loewe
Julia Garner in Prada
Dan Levy in Valentino Couture and Cartier jewelry