Red Carpet “Oohs,” “Ahhs” and “Blahs”

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | Around Town, Campaigns, 2011 Golden Globes, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Best and Worst Dressed, Christina Aguilera, current affairs, events, film, Helena Bonham, January Jones, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, news, Red Carpet, Scarlett Johansson

IStock_000000067375Medium Though The Golden Globe Awards are about recognizing exceptional actors, writers, directors and  composers in the TV and movie world, what really gets the viewers’ blood pumping are fashion ups and downs on the red carpet! There are varying opinions of the best and worst dressed at this year’s ceremony, but there were some definite hits and misses at the 2011 Golden Globes.

Best Dressed

Beautiful gowns of all colors and hues graced the red carpet, and Angelina Jolie’s emerald, long-sleeved, full length, Atelier Versace dress left everybody green with envy. Anne Hathaway also wore sleeves ‘glee’-fully in her tawny, Giorgio Armana Privé. Mom-to-be Natalie Portman was simply glowing in an adorable Victor and Rolf gown with an empire waist, sweetheart neckline and red rose accent, though how that woman wore Stella McCartney high heels with that baby bump, I’ll never know!

Worst Dressed

There are always a few outfits that need improvement on the red carpet, but I don’t even know where to begin fixing Helena Bonham’s multi-colored, asymmetrical, Viviene Westwood dress with mismatched shoes. Her look left me speechless, but not in a good way. Michelle Williams appeared to go for a youthful look with daisies, like Drew Barrymore did with her iconic, daisy-adorned hairstyle in the late nineties, but Williams completely missed the mark in her daisy-print, Valentino dress.  Lastly, Julianne Moore went over-the-top with her over-the shoulder, hot pink, Lanvin gown with one puffy eighties-like sleeve, one bare shoulder, gold chains and awkward nude shoes.

On The Fence

There were a few looks that received mixed reviews or what I saw as unnecessary insult/praise. The press had a love-hate relationship with Scarlett Johansson’s shimmery, lacey Elie Saab dress and swept-up doo. Maybe they were expecting a more daring and vixen-like look? I think she always looks stunning, and this was no exception. While some people thought January Jones’s bold, revealing, red Versace was super sexy, I must agree with the naysayers. It was unflattering. Others found Christina Aguilera’s form-fitting, nude and black laced/beaded, Zuhair Murad to be a no-no, but I thought she looked va-voom, proudly showing some curves.