By Elana Katz
I secretly believe the 1963 classic Christmas song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” was written about award season. While award season officially kicked off in late November, the fun doesn’t truly begin until the Golden Globes.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were on point in terms of their impeccable ensembles. On the red carpet, Fey donned a Carolina Herrera princess-style gown featuring a beautiful magenta floral pattern and draping. Aside from her simple drop earrings, Fey’s best accessory was her bestie, Poehler, looking exquisite in a black asymmetrical Stella McCartney dress. Poehler’s dress included a small cutout featuring just the right amount of skin.
The red carpet featured many bright colors and baby bumps.
Some stars chose bold colors, such as emerald and seafoam green, like expectant mother Olivia Wilde in a Gucci sequin number and Helen Mirren in a beautiful quarter sleeve Jenny Packham dress.
The award for brightest-colored dress goes to Girls’ Lena Dunham in a yellow mermaid gown by Zac Posen, resembling a certain yellow mesh tank top circa season two. It’s awards season, baby, and she’s alive!
Others chose black-and-white ensembles with a slight twist for the show. However, these black-and-white looks were anything but basic. Jennifer Lawrence wore a white Dior gown featuring black ribbons along the waist and hips. Girls beauty Allison Williams wore a sophisticated black-and-white Alexander McQueen dress, deviating from her typically warmer personal style. Jenna Dewan-Tatum also wore black-and-white in a Roberto Cavalli mermaid style dress that featured intricate beading.
Julia Roberts’ collared Dolce & Gabbana dress was especially striking. Rather than business chic, it seemed to be a “mullet dress”: business on top and a party on the bottom. It was an elegant take on a classic look.
On the other end of the black-and-white dress spectrum was Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung. This off-the-shoulder gown also featured a sheer slit in the front with intricate beading. It was one of the more daring sartorial choices of the night.
Shades of red were all the rage. From Emma Watson’s confusing red-orange Dior dress/pants ensemble to Amy Adams’ two-tone cranberry and fire-engine red Valentino gown, red was the color of the evening.
It is often hard to pick one star for best dressed; however, the best overall look absolutely goes to 12 Years a Slave actress and nominee Lupita Nyong’o. She wowed on the red carpet with her blood-orange, caped Ralph Lauren gown. Everything works: color, shape and style. Even the cape looked regal, rather than kitsch and Superman-esque. Nyong’o paired the beautiful dress with Fred Leighton jewels for a touch of glam. This may have been her first time at the Golden Globes, but it was impossible to tell.
Other top picks from the evening included Lizzy Caplan in an Emilio Pucci chevron-patterned dress, Leslie Mann in a lace peplum gown by Dolce & Gabbana and Elisabeth Moss in a leather and mesh J. Mendel dress.
While the glamour on the Golden Globes red carpet was unparalleled this year, we still have many more award shows to look forward to, including my personal favorite: the Oscars.