Let’s play a game, like Tina and Amy at this edition of the Golden Globes: let’s play a Red Carpet game of who’s best dressed! Oh, wait – wasn’t that already done before?
We’ll complicate things a bit, then: we’ll compare actresses who were wearing gowns from the same designer! And if possible, we’ll cross-examine those with the catwalk models showing those looks! That gets interesting, huh? And we’ll make it interactive too – you’ll be able to choose, comment and vote for your choices! Let’s roll that Red Carpet!
I’ll cheat and save you the scrolling trouble upfront by giving you my best dressed right now: Lupita Nyong’O and Emma Stone (surprised?). There was a lot of glamour, a lot of bridal whites, a lot of floor sweeping gowns and a lot of Versace at the 2015 Golden Globes, but these two definitely stood out for me!
Giambattista Valli Couture’s purple ombre dress was divine on Lupita! And how beautifully she accessorizes everything with that gorgeous smile of hers? And the hairstyle – she’s always extremely creative with her haircuts and that’s capital for defining one’s personal style. Emma Stone was dressed in a jumpsuit by Lanvin! Although envied by many, the jumpsuit is a tough fashion cookie! One would have to assume an evening of dehydration or else they’d have to face the toilet onesie nightmare!
But Emma was a charm! Smart glamorous and definitely playful – that’s how I would describe her Globes look!
A special mention goes for Melissa McCarthy who really made an effort and looked stylish at this edition of the Golden Globes! I’m aware that she’s constantly under fire for her uninspired fashion choices on the Red Carpet, but this time she’s my favorite newcomer! Frills, bows, sequins and peep toe pumps in the same equation do throw the ensemble out of balance, but overall, it’s a notable improvement we should all support!
Now for the face-off: starting with the Chanel girls!
Keira Knightley vs Dakota Johnson in Chanel dresses at the 2015 Golden Globes
Hard to compare these two – like putting an insects taxidermy catalog next to a disco ball and choosing a favorite! If anything, we’d all agree that Karl Lagerfeld sure has a vast creative palette!
Amal Clooney vs Felicity Jones in Dior dresses at the 2015 Golden Globes
Swimming against the flow by saying that although indisputably beautiful and stylish, smart and all around amazing, George Clooney’s wife, Amal, wore one of the most boring dresses of the night! Yes, it’s old school Dior (Fall Couture 2007) and yes, she wore it with grace and panache, but my! Oh-my! Was she safe playing this outfit! Just like Felicity Jones, whose gown, although a gorgeous jewel tone, ended up being just plain. There’s no risk taking, no fashion fun there!
Maura Tierney vs Louise Roe in Jenny Packham dresses at the 2015 Golden Globes
Did you read what I said above for the Dior girls? Well.. looking at Maura and Louise, I’m forced to reconsider and maybe go with a ‘fabulous’ label for the Dior gowns! Maybe, just maybe, I’ll use the reconsideration pretext to excuse myself from describing the Jenny Packham ladies! If Maura Tierney’s dress can still be appreciated, like you appreciate a soggy raisin for the flavorful future taste of wine it can produce, Louise Roe looks like she just cinched two bed sheets together with a shiny cordon and prayed all eyes would stick to the sparkly buckle and ignore the frumpy rest! At least they’re both wearing dresses from the same Fall-Winter 2014 collection!
Katie Holmes vs Joanne Froggatt in Marchesa dresses at the 2015 Golden Globes
It’s been a while since we last talked about Katie Holmes on the Red Carpet! Since she’s no longer forced to tilt her head back or flex her knees to align herself to her husband’s height, Katie is tall as a Roman Column! And proud too – notice the train on her strapless dress? It only makes her look taller! And how cute of her – she arranged her loooooong pony tail on the same side as her gown’s train! Didn’t your stylist warned you, Katie? Tail on tail it’s a no-go! As far as 34yo Joanne Froggatt goes – isn’t her dress graceful? For a 60year old, that is! Joanne is ahead of her time and age, by 30 years!
Gwyneth Paltrow vs Emily Blunt in Michael Kors dresses at the 2015 Golden Globes
Between a bridal white Emily Blunt walking the Globes Red Carpet and a hot pink Gwyneth Paltrow skipping the arrivals and popping directly on stage for the presentations.. I would choose the latter. Spring arrived earlier for Gwinnie as she tousled her locks and enhanced the beach glow on that divine, always beach-perfect body of hers! On the other hand, Emily Blunt looks stuck … ‘Into the Woods’!
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller, Kate Mara in Miu Miu dresses at the 2015 Golden Globes
Knowing the creative genius behind Miu Miu, I surely expected more from Miuccia Prada, but maybe our ladies weren’t ready for some daring cuts and surprising prints like Sienna was? Both Kate and Maggie compete for the ‘meh’ label on the Golden Globes Red Carpet!
Anna Kendrick vs Camila Alves in Monique Lhuillier dresses at the 2015 Golden Globes
After playing Cinderella, Anna Kendrick seems to be stuck ‘Into the Woods’ like her co-star Emily Blunt. The dress, the look is so fairy-tale ready and so deja-vu on the Red Carpet, it’s hard to make this style count as personal! Camila Alves gown, on the other hand, looks interesting – too bad for the hairdo – it really took the ensemble to a new level of ‘candy wrap stiff’.
Julia Louis Dreyfuss vs Lorde in Narciso Rodriguez on the 2015 Golden Globes Red Carpet
Like comparing day to night, I like both ladies and their outfit choices are implacable for this edition of the Golden Globes awards! Julia’s style grows better with every year, with every event! The only downside of both ladies’ style is the straightening of their naturally gorgeous curled hair!
Cindy Crawford, Amy Adams, Heidi Klum, Jane Fonda, Jessica Chastain, Kate Hudson in Versace dresses at the 2015 Golden Globes
I did warned you about ‘a lot’ of Versace at this year’s Golden Globes, didn’t I? Each lady gorgeous in her own way (Cindy seems to have a preference for cobalt blue Versace gowns – this one looks almost identical to one she wore at the MET back in 2009). But if I’d had to pick just one, I’d certainly go for Kate Hudson or Jane Fonda.
Despite her fabulousness, Jessica Chastain looks like melted chocolate in her crimpled Versace while Amy Adams’ seems to have bleached a gown for the occasion. Heidi Klum’s red Versace, although perfect in its own right, doesn’t stand a chance in front of Jane Fonda’s red Versace!
Lena Dunham, Katherine Heigl, Christine Baranski in Zac Posen dresses at the 2015 Golden Globes
While Lena Dunham seems to be partial to ‘unusual’ more than fabulous style, I’ll focus my comparison on Christine and Katherine. And opt for Christine’s wine dress as Katherine has too much decollete and too much mermaid finish to impress me.
Jennifer Lopez vs Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad dresses at the 2015 Golden Globes
J.Lo released her inner Diva for this edition of the Golden Globes while Chrissy seems to be wearing yesterday Givenchy couture. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I tend to go for Chrissy because of her beautiful smile. J. Lo’s seductress game fails to impress me.
A special mention for the ‘back game’ won, miles ahead, by Kate Hudson! She crushed her bridal white competitor, Rosamund Pike who opted for a custom made Vera Wang. What’s the purpose of custom-tailoring if not ‘fit to measure’ and perfectly adapted for the wearer? That dress needs to be ‘Gone, Girl’!
Now you know my preferences, let me read yours! (images getty via zimbio, style.com).