2013 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet, Part 1

Welcome to the mother-fucking Golden Globes, dear readers.

Best Dressed: LUCY LIU
gown by Carolina Herrera, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

All hail Lucy Liu and her stunning sky blue-and-floral strapless wonder by Carolina Herrera. The fit is absolutely impeccable, making her waist look impossibly tiny, and the pockets are to die for. I didn’t love the braid, but I’ll forgive it in the spirit of daring to wear something interesting and fresh to the Golden Globes. Also, what black magic is she doing to reverse the aging process entirely? This woman looks better and better every day.

top, skirt, and earrings by Chanel

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

This gown looked incredible on television – you could see the amazing texture of the fabric, which made Anne seem to be floating down the red carpet in a sea of pearls. Hair, makeup, and jewelry were predictably perfect – she looked too damn good for any of us to believe she was actually surprised when she won the Globe.

Honorable Mention: JULIANNE MOORE
gown by Tom Ford, earrings by Bulgari

Photo: Alberto Rodriguez/NBC/Getty

Julianne Moore looks amazing when she gives us a classic look with an edgy twist, and this black-and-white Tom Ford is just perfection on her. She styled it beautifully with slicked-back hair and those incredible Bulgari earrings, and the purse and bracelets were fun without pulling focus.


Photo: John Shearer/Invision/AP

A delicious man in velvet tuxedo jacket and shoes so shiny you could apply your makeup in their reflection? What more could a girl want?!

gown by Theyskens’ Theory, purse by Oroton

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Wow. Ms. McPhee doesn’t usually nail it on the red carpet, but she was not fucking around at the Golden Globes. The plunging neckline looked absolutely spectacular on her, and the belted waistline helped keep the dress in place and slim her waist even more. The fabric of the gown had a really luxurious texture, and I loved the chainlink bracelet and the boxy clutch.

gown by Vivienne Westwood, earrings by David Webb

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Probably the best Jennifer Garner has looked in a decade. Last night was a fantastic night for the Garner-Affleck clan, and Jennifer dressed the part of the trophy wife fabulously. (Admit it, it was kind of endearing and adorable when she thanked George fucking Clooney because Ben forgot about him in his first speech.) Anyway, red was everywhere on the red carpet (because originality is a sin in Hollywood), but no one wore the color better than Jennifer Garner. And the earrings? Perfection.

gown by Emilio Pucci, jewelry by Fred Leighton, shoes by Roger Vivier

Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage

The severe hair and makeup are a bit much, as was her truly ginormous ponytail that isn’t pictured, but Julianna simply glowed in this stunning midnight blue-and-black dream of a gown.

gown by Alberta Ferretti

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Sally Field’s tits: still awesome at age sixty-six. The delicate diamond necklace she’s wearing is absolutely breathtaking, and the navy blue color is terrific on her.

top and skirt by Erdem, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti

Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

I swear, this looked a lot better on television – it looks kind of cheap and cheesy in this picture, though. Her hair and makeup were underwhelming, but I loved the surprising Erdem two-piece gown she chose. It might have looked more event-appropriate with more elegant, formal styling.

dress by Oscar de la Renta, necklace by Kwiat

Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Zooey gets a thousand points just for not wearing black, but who wants to bet she’s got black stockings and pumps under that gown? She’s lovely in red, but it was a pretty safe dress with very simple styling. Pretty, but nothing to get worked up over.

gown by Calvin Klein, jewelry by Harry Winston, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: Christopher Polk/NBC/Getty

This icy seafoam color looked so incredible when Jessica first hit the red carpet that I thought she’d nailed my best dressed spot, no problem. Then I discovered that this gown is suffering from advanced Droopy Boob Syndrome. It’s a heartbreaking condition, of course – particularly tragic when it afflicts an award winner. Don’t get me wrong, I still wept during her speech, but a woman so beautiful, with such perfect hair when it’s not center-parted and combed back, dripping in diamonds and a color she looks heavenly in – she deserves a dress that supports her and her staunchly non-droopy breasts as much as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association does!

gown by Burberry, jewelry by Cartier

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/NBC/Getty

Adele continues to be flawless, adding a Golden Globe to her nine Grammys and refusing to tell us the name of her baby because NORMALCY PLEASE. She looked amazing as usual, but this is pretty much her default, go-town gown for every awards show, and I refuse to believe there aren’t more interesting looks for such a fabulous woman.

gown by Roberto Cavalli

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/NBC/Getty

Nix the terrible Barbie clutch, and this is actually the best Hayden has ever looked, even if she is wearing a feathered mermaid train. The bodice of the gown is really lovely, even if this blush color is a little boring. But the purse has got to go and the makeup is a little too everyday for the event.

gown by Valentino

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

This dress had a few too many design elements going on, but if you had nixed the fabric change at the bottom and nixed the train and whatever the hell else that piece of fabric floating behind her is, I think this would have been heart-stoppingly gorgeous. That hair does nothing for her, though.

gown by Naeem Khan, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

As you know, I like to support the starlets who wear unusual prints and colors to major red carpet events, because so many red gowns and black gowns and nude/blush mermaid gowns makes the Democracy Diva a dull blogger.But I think this print looks like it belongs on a shower curtain, not a gown, and the matching blue eyeshadow is making me twitch. And don’t fucking get me started on that hairy purse.


Photo: Axelle/Bauer Griffin

Well, at least it’s not a mermaid gown, but seriously, Sofia, tone down the Charo act and wear something new for a change.

gown by Miu Miu, watch by Movado, purse and shoes by Prada

Photo: Lionel Hahn/Abaca

Such a disappointment coming from Kerry Washington, who I think is one of the best-dressed women in Hollywood. She’s had an amazing run on the Django Unchained press tour (though I’m prioritizing the Golden Globes over my weekly fashion recaps, so I haven’t blogged about those looks yet – they’re coming!). So the painfully, aggressively boring purse and shoes would be bad enough, but a sheer dress over a mini-dress? That’s got to be an all-time, top five Democracy Diva pet peeve.

gown by Dolce & Gabbana, earrings by Lorraine Schwartz

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

I swear, this woman could not be more boring if she tried.

dress by Louis Vuitton, bracelet by Bulgari, purse and shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Well, if I thought sheer dresses over mini-dresses were bad, my head might be fucking EXPLODING right now over the reverse effect. Seriously, Rachel, you are a Jewish goddess dating JAMES BOND. YOU ARE A HERO TO ME. What made you choose this ridiculous-looking concoction?

Worst Dressed: EVA LONGORIA
gown by Emilio Pucci, jewelry by Martin Katz

Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage

Dear Eva: Lea Michele’s wardrobe is bad enough on Lea Michele, and she’s only been on the red carpet for a couple of years. On you, at this point, it’s downright comical that you haven’t come up with a look more interesting than this one, which you’ve been repeating ad nauseum since FOREVER. XOXO, Democracy Diva.

Need more bitchery? Stay tuned for Part 2!

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11 responses to 2013 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet, Part 1

  1. molly

    I think that if Jessica Chastain’s gown had been a darker color and she wore her hair like she did at last years Oscars, she would have looked fabulous. A nice plum would have brought out her red hair and it could have camouflaged the fact she gained ten pounds the second she put that gown on. I pray that she will improve as the season goes on.

    • democracydiva – Author

      I really loved the color she wore – it looks very pale in the pictures but I think it was so much more beautiful on television. She definitely could rock a plum color too, particularly with her ginger locks, but I thought this shade of seafoam was amazing on her – it was the silhouette (and the hair) that I couldn’t handle.

  2. Brian

    The second I saw Lucy Liu I knew she would make your best dressed list! I even thought about the fish braid!
    & if I may make an early march fabness pin here — miranda kerr. Most consistency by far

    • democracydiva – Author

      Miranda Kerr will definitely be one of the 64 celebs in March Fabness 2013 – her street style is impeccable (though her red carpet style isn’t nearly as impressive). And Lucy Liu was just everything I dream about for an awards show gown (ignoring the fish braid, of course)! Thanks for commenting, Brian. ❤

  3. Demi

    I hope Adele wears something new on the upcoming red carpets, Katherine McPhee looked great and so did Eddie Redmayne.

    • democracydiva – Author

      I just want to love Adele’s red carpet style as much as I love everything else about her, and she’s making it difficult! Thanks for commenting, Demi. ❤

  4. Ashleigh

    Excited for Part 2 (especially for your thoughts on a certain T-Swift..), but I was really impressed by a lot of the fashion for the Golden Globes and I can only pray I age as flawlessly as Lucy Liu.

  5. Nobody believed that Anne Hathaway was surprised because she gave such a cunty acceptance speech and then tried to steal the Best Picture speech. I have never liked her less than I did at The Golden Globes. I’m glad Lucy Liu was your lead-off, though, because I pretty much died when I saw her go on stage. AMAZING. Debra Messing kind of looked like a hot mess standing next to her, so I’m curious to see how she looks when not forced to stand beside that perfection.

    • democracydiva – Author

      I’m usual one of Anne’s defenders, but she definitely took her obnoxious pills before the show. Her speech-stealing bit was disgraceful. And Debra was a hot mess even when not being compared to the goddess Lucy Liu – she’ll be in the next post. 🙂

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