There were so many gorgeous looks at last night’s Golden Globe Awards, it’s hard to pick any one as a favorite, and of course such things are subjective. Forced into a corner, I’d choose these bold looks as top five fiercest, not just for what they’re wearing; the attitude seals their superior fashion sense.
Best of the Night:
Evan Rachel Wood in Altuzarra; on her homage to David Bowie and Marlene Detriech, Wood said, ”
This is my third nomination and I’ve been to the Golden Globes six times. I’ve worn a dress every single time and I love dresses. I’m not trying to protest dresses, but I wanted to make sure young girls and women know that it’s not a requirement … You don’t have to wear one if you don’t want to. Just be yourself because you’re worth more than that.”
Ruth Negga in Louis Vuitton
Riley Keough in Chanel
Kristen Bell in Jenny Packham
Millie Bobby Brown in Jenny Packham
Kerry Washington in Dolce & Gabbana
Gillian Anderson in Jenny Packham
Thandie Newton in Monse
Gal Gadot in Mugler
Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren
Viola Davis in Michael Kors
Felicity Huffman in Georges Chakra
… and a Pair of True Princess Moments:
Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad
Maisie Williams in Ong-Oaj Pairam
Giving Good Gown:
Brie Larson in Rodarte
Emma Stone in Valentino (*This gown was much prettier live on television than it photographs.)
Caitriona Balfe in Delpozo
Rachel Bloom in Christian Siriano
Tracee Ellis Ross in Zuhair Murad (*I do wish this had been full length.)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Georges Chakra
Sarah Paulson in Marc Jacobs
Naomie Harris in Armani Privé
Amy Adams in Tom Ford
Gina Rodriguez in Naeem Khan
Kristen Wiig in Reem Acra
Trace Lysette; I don’t love what’s happening with the midsection lining
Hailee Steinfeld in Vera Wang
Mandy Moore in Naeem Khan
Gorgeous, Despite the Dress:
Isabelle Huppert in Giorgio Armani; the top is lovely, but the transition at the gown’s waist doesn’t flatter Huppert like it should.
Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton; sad, sad shoulders (the dress, not Michelle).
Busy Phillipps in Stella McCartney; the folksy pattern looks like it was stamped on.
Gwendoline Christie in Vivienne Westwood; beautiful dress, terrible color.
Claire Foy in Erdem; the color combinations, the glitter and shine, the unfortunate sleeves — it’s all just too much.
Anna Kendrick in Vionnet; this color is lovely, but something about the dress’s boobaging doesn’t work.
Jessica Chastain in Prada; more boobage issues, primarily the fit.
Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen; take away the sleeves and tighten the straps and it would be classic Kidman (which is at least adventurous, if not always stunning). Like Emma Stone’s dress, this one looked much better on television than in photos.
Your Dress Should Be So Much Better or, How You Learned to Stop Worrying and Get a New Stylist:
Sarah Jessica Parker in Vera Wang; many called this an homage to Princess Leia. I call it an all around disaster, and were I to pick worst overall look, she’d be tied with …
… Amy Landecker’s fussy beige mess.
Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuillier; not at all flattering, maybe could have worked without sleeves.
Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton; I kept thinking she was wearing an oversized shirt on top of her gown.
Janelle Monáe in Armani; is there crinkled paper inside the mesh? If the back length were chopped off, this would have been a better dress.
Felicity Jones in Gucci; the top of this gown looks like one of those t-shirts that pretends to be a tuxedo. The color of the bottom was lovely onscreen; take away the bow and carry that color/pattern up top and it might have worked, but still wouldn’t have been great.
Natalie Portman in Prada; nothing about this look works. The color is too severe on her, the “decoration” looks like old plastic garland was glued on, and the bottom hem is a mess.
Emily Ratajkowski in Reem Acra; all I’m getting here is satin sheets with a glitter tie.
Winona Ryder in Viktor & Rolf; I’m sorry, Winona, but it may be time to give up the goth thing — at least the crinkled, dragging down your bust goth things.
Amanda Peet in Bottega Veneta; Wrinkly and boring.
Sienna Miller in Michael Kors; simply put, this doesn’t work, especially with the pearls and the hair.
Carrie Underwood in Iris Serban; is that a vagina flower you’re wearing, or are you morphing into Gwynnie?
Let’s wash that away and check in on the fellas!
Ryan Gosling in Gucci
Rami Malek in Dior
Donald Glover in Gucci
Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna
Milo Ventimiglia in Ralph Lauren
Ron Cephas Jones
Could Have Been Better:
Chris Pine (not really down with the no socks thing or those shoes, but …)
Joel Edgerton in Brunello (Something about the fit is off.)
Brian Tyree Henry
Best Dressed Couples:
Matt Damon, and Luciana Barroso in Versace
Sterling K. Brown, and Ryan Michelle Bathe in David Meister
Could Have Done Better, but Really, Who Cares?
Ryan Reynolds, and Blake Lively in Atelier Versace
Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa, and John Legend in Gucci
Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden
Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford, and Jessica Biel in Elie Saab
Mahershala Ali in Dior, and Amatus Sami-Karim
Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen, and Keith Urban
Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett
Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys
Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Amanda Peet with Sarah Paulson
Caleb McGlaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown (aka the Stranger Things kids)
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn
Bernadette Peters (68!) with Malcolm McDowell (73!)