There weren’t many gowns on the carpet that excited me. Most left me disappointed, confounded or queasy, but a few of the frocks drew a positive reaction. So let’s all take a moment to revel in the splendor of dresses that cost more than our monthly salaries.
Petite ladies often have a tough time on the red carpet. Too often, they choose gowns that wear them instead of the other way around. But this perfectly tailored halter-style gown proves that being petite is no barrier to being fabulous.
I love the cut of the gown and the art-deco beading. It reminds me of the Chrysler Building (in a good way). Sadly, Kate has some of the worst Botox I’ve seen since Cameron Diaz.
Black dresses with metallic embellishments were all the rage at the Globes, but nobody rocked the baroque look better than Julianna. Her frock was perfectly tailored and suited to her shape. I also loved her styled, but undone hair.
If you’re a fairly unknown actress with only one serious movie under your belt, you need to make a splash in anyway that you can. So good on Martha Robbie for diving right into the pool with this plunging neckline and thigh-high slit. She’s guaranteed a spot on several future fashion mag covers as a result. That should keep her in the public eye for awhile.
The front of Cate’s dress was pretty, ethereal and just fashion-forward enough. But the back…oh, baby, the back. Good thing she was nominated in the drama category.
There were several pregnant ladies on the red carpet. Drew Barrymore fumbled in a Valentine’s Day-inspired frock, and the usually stylish Kerry Washington drew raised eyebrows with a vest-peplum hybrid. Looking chic with a baby bump can’t be easy, but Olivia made it look easy. The color is sublime and the accessories are perfection.
But my favorite dress of the night was…
The rising star from Golden Globe winner 12 Years a Slave has a real Gwyneth Paltrow meets Grace Jones thing happening. The gown is perfectly tailored with a striking silhouette and bold color. I also love that she kept the hair, makeup and accessories minimal. The whole look is just stunning.