Monday, January 16, 2012 | Around Town, Campaigns, current affairs, events, film, news
The stars were shining last night, as the 69th Golden Globe Awards honored film and television’s best and brightest. And while the ceremony itself was fairly tame (barring the odd expletive from bad boy host Ricky Gervais), the red carpet run-up was anything but. Long considered the dress rehearsal for the Oscars, the Globes are where A-listers show off their more adventuresome—and questionable—tastes, and last night was no exception. Here’s your Golden Globe style sum-up—from the most stunning standouts to our favorite five-star fashion disasters.
The best of the best goes to Angelina Jolie, whose satin Atelier Versace gown harkened to Hollywood’s Golden Age. A splash of scarlet gave the ivory white number a pop of color which the actress perfectly paired in her lip color. Add the best accessory of all (Brad Pitt), and we have a winner.
Alright, while maybe not a fashion catastrophe, Lea Michele’s chrome-treated Marchesa gown definitely flirted with disaster. The shiny, see-through piece looked like Britney Spears’ Toxic outfit met a Bedazzler. And with so much exposed, it’s lucky the Glee star didn’t suffer a costume malfunction.
“Dip dying” may sound more elegant than “tie-dying,” but it doesn’t erase its long and embarrassing history as the color choice of camp leaders and hippies worldwide. That didn’t stop Sarah Michele Gellar, however, from gracing the red carpet in a Smurf-blue gown that resembled a painter’s drop cloth.