Golden Globes Fashion

Color them beautiful: Stars shine on red carpet


No major fashion disappointments Sunday night as Hollywood’s elite played dress-up to celebrate the best in TV and film.

Some actresses made better choices than others (kind of like their roles).

Where was all the color?

If Wolf of Wall Street beauty Margot Robbie wants to get noticed, her ploy worked. The Australian’s white Gucci with stunning beadwork blew away a lot of her more well-known competition.

In white and less successful, was queen of the night, American Hustle-r Jennifer Lawrence, whose cinched Dior getup screamed toga party. With her shortly cropped hairdo, J-Law probably could have piled on more jewelry. Just sayin’.

Scandal’s Kerry Washington debuted her bump in a way flattering Balenciaga sleeveless cream gown with a matching vest pulled together with a knockout broach. Gorgeous Olivia Wilde probably made other pregnant women (like Drew Barrymore: yikes!) cringe in her emerald Gucci. Perfection.

Paula Patton’s Stephane Rolland Couture was super tight. Yes, she has the body for it (just ask husband Robin Thicke) but was it applied with glue? And that side ruffle had no business being there.

Another head scratcher came via Parks and Recreation cutie Rashida Jones, in an off-white Fausto Puglisi dress featuring palm trees and a belt. Perfect for the country club but...

Speaking of casual, Julia Roberts’ Dolce and Gabbana dress had a split personality: the black bottom was all Fancy Nancy, up top it was a button-down blouse. Channeling Diane Keaton, are we?

Nashville cutie Hayden Paniettiere did the black and white thing in a halter dress by Tom Ford.

At least Sandra Bullock had some fun in a girly pink, black and blue Prabal Gurung, as did Modern Family’s Julie Bowen, whose purple and red snazzer was by Carolina Herrera. Also donning Herrera magnificently: Taylor Swift.

Probably the biggest showstopper of the evening was 12 Years a Slave co-star Lupita Nyong'o look-at-me caped red strapless Ralph Lauren. Hal Rubenstein, editor-at-large of InStyle magazine, told The Associated Press: “The color was extraordinary against her skin. There was something so regal about that dress. She didn’t muck it up with tons of jewelry, and the boyish hair made it look even cooler.”

Sure, black always works at these types of events. Just look to Cate Blanchett, who worked it in nude illusion lace Armani. This woman never (and we mean never) makes a style misstep. The Good Wife Julianna Margulies told NBC she thought of a “bad princess” when picking out her black and gold Andrew Gn.

Some self-deprecating humor came via Sofia Vergara, with a Gone with the Wind style black Zac Posen.

“I feel like I’m carrying a tent,” the TV star admitted to E!

Madeleine Marr

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