Best Dressed: ELISABETH MOSS
gown by J. Mendel, jewelry by Jennifer Meyer
Three cheers for Elisabeth Moss, who managed to give the middle finger to E!’s Mani-Cam (twice!), win a Golden Globe for something other than Mad Men, and curse in her acceptance speech. Quite a night! Most importantly, she did it all in this stunning, embellished J. Mendel gown. I love the combination of black and plum; I love the art deco geometric patterns and beading; I am full-on obsessed with the earrings. The hair looked a little more limp than chic, but everything else about this was a wonderful surprise.
Runner-Up: OLIVIA WILDE
gown by Gucci, purse by Emm Kuo
Peplums and crop tops may come and go, but one red carpet accessory will be fabulous forever: Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis’s fetus bedecked in emerald glitter.
Honorable Mention: EMMA WATSON
dress and pants by Christian Dior, shoes by Roger Vivier
From the front, this was a lovely if slightly underwhelming red carpet gown. It actually seemed boring and unremarkable, particularly coming from Emma, until she turned around and revealed…
That expression so clearly says, “Haters can hate – I’m wearing pants with my gown, and I LOOK GOOD DOING IT.” I thought this was weird in the best possible way, chic and surprising and youthful and all those other wonderful qualities that Emma Watson possess in spades.
gown by Alexander McQueen
SOMEONE TOLD ALLISON WILLIAMS’S STYLIST HER REAL AGE! Hallelujah for whomever is responsible for the first look in Allison Williams’s red carpet history where she’s not wearing something A) painfully boring, B) unreasonably matronly, or more commonly, C) all of the above. Well done.
gown by Roberto Cavalli
So, Laura Dern secretly has the best body in Hollywood. Why is no one talking about this? This woman is a freaking superhero. Love the slinky gown on her as well.
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY and CAMILA ALVES
Matthew’s tuxedo and Camila’s gown by Dolce & Gabbana
The jacket’s a wee bit short in the sleeves, I think, but I like any man who rocks a color on the red carpet, and that dark green really is lovely. Camila’s dress is pretty ordinary red carpet fare.
dress and purse by Marchesa, jewelry by Jennifer Meyer, shoes by Christian Louboutin
It’s almost too precious, and the stick-straight hair isn’t my favorite, but Sarah Paulson was a whimsical little angel in this darling Marchesa dress.
gown by Emilio Pucci, purse by Rauwolf
Surprising but sexy. Love the chevron print down her sleeves. I’m not sure the fingercurled bob works so well with that crazy neckline – hair up might have been a little less distracting – but it’s a damn good look regardless.
gown by Carolina Herrera
Definitely better on television than in pictures, and it wasn’t my favorite gown she wore that night, but Tina looked beautiful in this black and pink print. The silhouette is a bit on the princessy side for my tastes, but it works on her.
gown by Givenchy, necklace by Bulgari
The dress is lovely, but just not interesting enough to really grab my attention. And I’m never a fan of that strangely stiff, brushed-back thing Jessica occasionally does with her otherwise-stunning hair. But that necklace is so heavenly, I can’t really look at anything else.
suit by Ermenegildo Zegna
Loving the beard, Mr. Pine! Aren’t you all distinguished and fancy?
gown by Calvin Klein
You can’t make this woman look bad, but you can put her in a dress I’ve seen a thousand times before, that has probably been on every awards show red carpet for the last fifteen years. The color definitely works on Reese, but this seems like the only gown Calvin Klein ever makes.
gown by Reem Acra
SHOSH GOT A BOB! Oh my God, this haircut might be the best thing in the universe. I hope it inspires a complete overhaul of Zosia’s entire wardrobe, because this woman has been a red carpet disaster in the past. But her Reem Acra gown is lovely, if a little unremarkable, so I’ve got hope for her in the future.
gown by Narciso Rodriguez, jewelry by Fred Leighton, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Another nice-but-too-ordinary look. Julia tends to look beyond gorgeous at these events, but I was hoping for something just a little bit riskier.
gown by Georges Hobeika
NO MORE MARIA VON TRAPP HAIR STYLES ON THE RED CARPET, PLEASE.
gown by Daniela Kurrle and George Kotsiopoulos, purse by Jimmy Choo
What the fuck happened to everyone’s hair at this event? Is Melissa McCarthy actually wearing a Bump-It?! Such a shame, since the dress is pretty cool and the purse is absolutely gorgeous, but I am not on board with that hair.
dress by Prabal Gurung, shoes by Christian Louboutin
I’m all for interesting and risky and surprising, but this is seventeen different dresses rolled into one. And the baby-pink purse with the ivory-blush shoes – how many shades of pink does one woman really need to wear at the same time? I’m usually a fan of Zoe’s riskier looks, but this? No.
gown by Tom Ford
SERIOUSLY, YOU GUYS. THE HAIR. WHAT IS HAPPENING.
gown by Zac Posen, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz
I suppose I should be applauding Sofia for not wearing a mermaid gown, but she’s still wearing her body weight in turquoise jewelry. I guess it’s a wash.
top and skirt by Chanel
Emma Stone has barely been on the red carpet at all in the last year. Clearly, she’s gotten rusty in her time off, because this awkwardly proportioned Chanel situation is really not working.
gown by Oscar de la Renta, shoes by Christian Louboutin
You are a grown-up. You do not need to wear ALL of the shades of purple.
Worst Dressed: JULIA ROBERTS
gown by Dolce & Gabbana
A white button-down under a dress? This might be as offensive as a sewage leak on the red carpet.