2014 Golden Globes Red Carpet, Part 2

Welcome back to the Golden Globes! 

gown by Armani Privé, earrings by Chopard

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/NBC

There are few things on earth more filled with ethereal beauty than Cate Blanchett’s wardrobe. (Maybe a field full of unicorns, but only maybe.) True to form, the stunning actress absolutely killed it in this black lace dream of a gown. And the earrings – oh, the earrings! They might each be worth the gross domestic product of a small country and they STILL don’t look over-the-top on Cate. THAT’S HOW GLAM SHE IS. And things only got better from behind:

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

The English language has yet to invent a word for how other-worldly beautiful the back of this gown is. That random lady with the Chanel purse touching her butt is like, the luckiest assistant on earth.

gown by Tom Ford

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

From the chain neckline to the subtle cut-outs, Naomi Watts’s gorgeous Tom Ford gown was a little bit punk and a whole lot of gorgeous. Love the gold accessories – she’s just sparkling from head to toe, and not in a lame Twilight vampire kind of way.

Honorable MentionAMY POEHLER
gown by Stella McCartney, shoes by Charlotte Olympia

Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

What is there to say about national treasure Amy Poehler? She looked flawless. She and Tina were marvelous hosts. She finally, FINALLY won a Golden Globe for Leslie Knope. She made out with Bono. This bitch is living the dream.

gown by Gucci, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie solidified herself as a red carpet commodity with this mind-blowingly fierce Gucci gown. The emerald embellishments are crazy glamorous, and although I’m usually not one for too much matchiness, the emerald shoes tie the look together beautifully. I think the high slit is sexy enough to overcome the potential bridesmaid effect the shoes could have had. Kudos for the classic but stunning diamond earrings and ring. It’s an utterly polished look.

tuxedo, shirt, bow tie, and shoes by Calvin Klein

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

An eggplant tux and a diamond brooch? Usher might be doing red carpet fashion better than anyone else on the planet right now.

gown by Lanvin

Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

An absolutely perfect look for Emma Thompson, who held her shoes in one hand and her drink in the other while on stage at the Globes, because she’s a living legend. We can all only aspire to be this awesome and beautiful at any age.

Elsa’s gown by Paule Ka, Chris’s jacket by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Do you think if I ask very nicely, Thor will let me borrow his velvet jacket? Because that thing is fabulous.

gown and purse by Balenciaga, shoes by Casadei

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

In case you were curious, yes, Kerry Washington is as beautiful pregnant as she was before, if not more so. I don’t think this gown photographed particularly well, but she looked like a goddess on camera.

gown by Carolina Herrera

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Probably one of my favorite Taylor Swift looks of all time, solely because I didn’t see it coming (i.e., it’s not covered in glitter and it doesn’t immediately make me think of Disney princesses). The train was way too long, and she could have used a necklace, but the faux bob looks pretty damn great on her.

gown by Miu Miu

Photo: Gilbert Flores/BroadImage

I love the ombre beading at the bottom of this gown, but those cups are a mess.

gown by Christian Dior, purse by Roger Vivier

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Well, it’s official. Two consecutive press tours, one for a franchise box office hit and the other for a star-studded awards darling, and Jennifer Lawrence has finally run out of Dior gowns. It’s time to get her out of that contract, because this was a whole lot of nothing.

tuxedo by Tom Ford

Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Cute, even if there is nothing lamer than pointing at the camera when you’re a legitimate movie star. Leave that move to suburban dads, Bradley.

gown and shoes by Oscar de la Renta, jewelry by Neil Lane, purse by Charlotte Olympia

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Zooey Deschanel hit the Globes looking like a very fancy American Girl doll. I don’t hate this look – it’s the best thing she’s worn in awhile, and it was my red carpet prediction for Elizabeth Olsen, but the styling makes it all look so fussy.

gown by Jenny Packham, purse by Jimmy Choo, shoes by L.K. Bennett

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

A good effort, but it would have been a thousand times better in a color, and with a slightly better fit.

gown by Prabal Gurung

Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Points for trying to wear something interesting, but this was a risk that did not pay off for dear Sandy.

gown by Zuhair Murad, purse by Edie Parker

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

This is literally the only thing I have ever seen Kate Beckinsale wear.

gown by Zac Posen

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

I have a feeling the fit on this gown is actually perfect, but Lena doesn’t know how to stand up straight in it. A shame, because I love her in this obnoxiously bright yellow, but nothing on the red carpet looks good without good posture.

gown by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: John Shearer/Invision/AP

Surprisingly tame coming from Leslie Mann, who tends to come up with something creative for big events like this. But from the lace to the mermaid shape to the peplum, this was just a combination of trends we’ve seen before.

gown by Monique Lhuillier, purse by Edie Parker, shoes by Roger Vivier

Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

I veto this. And she doesn’t even get a Pregnancy Freebie, because Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde both sported baby bumps and looked fabulous doing it, so Drew’s got no excuse.

gown by Rani Zakhem

Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Creepy prom dress.

gown by J. Mendel

Photo: John Shearer/Invision/AP

It’s time for some hard truths, Kate: First of all, you are not pulling off that blonde hair. You just aren’t. Second, if you’re going to bring out the girls for a major awards show, you need to do it in a fabric that doesn’t look like it came from the American Apparel line of cheap-ass textiles.

Worst Dressed: PAULA PATTON
gown by Stéphane Rolland

Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

I would question her sanity, but she’s married to Robin Thicke, so I think the ship has kind of sailed on that issue.

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7 responses to 2014 Golden Globes Red Carpet, Part 2

  1. Oh, boy. Our opinions are very similar. I’m glad you covered the above.

    I saw the runway version of Cate’s dress, and it had feathers at the neck. I normally wouldn’t like feathers but these added an edge to the style of the dress that was an even bigger contrast to the low back. But with Cate’s version, her choices of hair and jewelry are perfect. Not everyone can wear this dress. I think the term “old Hollywood” is overused. But she’s one of the few women who can do old Hollywood, ie., Katherine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Gene Tierney, for example.

    I’d forgotten about Taylor Swift. This is the best I’ve EVER seen her. I like the back. I don’t know why. The fit is everything. Her hair is different for her. She isn’t afraid to try something different. Her body is also a designer’s dream.

    I’m probably the only one thinking this but I really love Kaley Cuoco’s dress. Not for the GG Awards. Not with her hair that is desperate for a decent color job. The dress would be beautiful on a brunette woman. I’m not sure what occasion would be appropriate. I’d like it for myself if I were 25 (35) years younger.

    I think Jennifer Lawrence’s dress is embarrassingly tacky; the only thing NOT TACKY about it is Jennifer Lawrence. It’s one gathered–or elasticized–piece with two ribbons adding a bit of shape. Sewing 101. It wasn’t flattering; it wasn’t dressy.

    Please, please, Paula, get a stylist. In addition to having a body that rocks, her smile lights up the screen and she’s a great and versatile actress. She can be beautiful doing nothing. I don’t want her to be anyone’s joke. I’m rooting for her (not that she needs me rooting for her considering her life and her marriage).

  2. I also love Lena Dunham. She had been practicing standing correctly with her body in an ‘S,’ but it is her posture that ruins her look. I don’t think I’ll ever like yellow or orange on the red carpet unless they’re muted. Lena’s dress is a huge step up for her. I was impressed when I first saw her. I also loved Zosia Mamet. Did you see her? I saw on Chelsey Lately last week, and she’s adorable. She got her hair cut and although her dress was just okay, her whole look was nice.

  3. I didn’t hate Paula’s ensemble nearly as much as Kaley cuoco’s or Kate Mara’s (talk about looking like a creepy red carpet doll!) Zooey’s dress is nice but I agree she styled it fussy, and is it just me or do her shoes look huge 😛 Drew Barrymore looks like she’s ageless, although she shouldn’t be wearing that dress; Adele’s Exarchopoulous’s dress would have been a homerun if not for the bust; Cate Blanchett is the epitome of glamour and Lena Dunham? Can the please ban her from award shows, because she always wears the most frumpiest, ugliest gowns. I just don’t get it!

  4. Lena Dunham would be banned if she weren’t so dang talented. She is brilliant, especially for a young person. Her dress gets better, but the yellow almost made me blind. Most of us agree that her bad posture ruins any possible chance she has for looking nice on the red carpet, let alone fashionable.

    I get so tired of Zoey wearing her hair the exactly same way, with her thick bangs cut straight across her eyelids. I was thankful that her bangs looked a bit wispy for a change. In reality, she was probably just late for a haircut. The flower in her hair kinda ruined any progress she made in my eyes. The color of her “look” would be great for a party, but the red carpet needs vibrant colors to stand out at all.

    Drew Barrymore is ageless. I tend to love delicate flower overlays on gowns. Maybe they’re a bit little girlish. For Drew, this beautiful fabric doesn’t work with this maternity dress. If there had been a seam underneath the bus tline to give the dress some shape, I think her dress would have been a success.

    • democracydiva – Author

      I find Zooey Deschanel to be one of the most boring people on the red carpet. She went through a period of like two years where she wore black stockings with EVERY. SINGLE. DRESS. It killed me. There’s a time and place for black stockings. It’s called winter, and Los Angeles hardly even gets cold enough for those to be a necessity. So I always find it hard to compliment her, because I just find her grating in general. This was actually one of her better looks, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t have its issues.

      Drew Barrymore has not aged a day since E.T., and that’s only a slight exaggeration. I might not love her wardrobe, but I love her.

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