2012 Golden Globes Red Carpet, The Colorful Dresses

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Now that we’ve seen the main fashion coordinates of the 69th edition of the Golden Globe Awards, it’s time for a little fun! The closing report for this year’s edition of the Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe Awards Ceremony focuses on the colorful dresses of the festive night.

Good and bad, we’ve seen it before, only this time it’s Technicolor, baby! Let’s get to it! I was going to treat it separately as they’re two different batches in my opinion: the bright, bold and colorful and the blue & green dresses. So fear not if you’ll see them grouped as such below! Anything you don’t see in the main article’s pictures, it’ll be in the gallery (so if you want to jump and check out the images first, click here). My favorite two: Helen Mirren and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Both representing for the blue dresses.

Helen Mirren Sarah Michelle Gellar blue dresses 2012 Golden Globes

Helen Mirren was amazingly elegant, comme d’habitude. Her deep blue Badgley Mischka dress flattered her in every way. She was a style lesson on heels! As for Sarah Michelle Gellar, her stylist advised her to go with something less conventional on the 2012 Golden Globes Red Carpet: a dress that can’t go unnoticed but isn’t necessarily all that bad. It’s a color fusion blue and white Monique Lhuillier dress. I can’t say it looks stylish, but it’s definitely something that stands out.

Freida Pinto blue Prada Dress Tilda Haider Ackermann 2012 Golden Globes

Next on the blue block: Elizabeth McGovern in blue and black Jacques Azaguray and Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann. I can’t say much about the outfit, but she surely knew how to match her hair to the angular, unconventional ensemble. Well, Tilda, nobody can pulled it quite like you do!

Jodie Foster blue dress Kelly Osbourne blue dress 2012 Golden Globes

Freida Pinto’s Prada didn’t impress me at all – nothing about the dress reminded me of Prada – at least she kept it simple, to make it easier. Jodie Foster looked amazing in blue Armani.

Channing Tatum wife Jenna Dewan teal dress 2012 Golden Globes

Jenna Dewan, Channing Tatum’s wife matched her beautiful eyes with a teal Maria Lucia Hohan dress while the lovely Laura Linney was purplicious in J. Mendel. Let’s make a smooth transition from blue to green and colorful with Kelly Osbourne’s very blue Zac Posen mermaid ish dress. It’s like she wanted to be seen regardless of whatever style rule she’s bending. That dress is wrong. But Kelly doesn’t care, so we’re moving on. Modern Family’s Ariel Winter looks weird in Dolce & Gabbana’s purple puffed skirt dress (and the shoes don’t help either).

Ariel Winter purple Dolce Evan Rachel Wood green Gucci 2012 Golden Globes dresses

Evan Rachel Wood’s dark green Gucci gown is all kinds of good. But not for Evan. The feathered finish of the dress was truly majestic but the cut of the dress would’ve flattered Evan if she had a different body constitution (she could’ve used some curves in this gown). Melissa McCarthy, if you have a stylist working for you, know that he / she is working against you – dresses like this Badgley Mischka one don’t you any favors!

Kelly Macdonald and Laura Dern seem to have their mind set on the same color for the 2012 Golden Globes. Kelly’s green and purple sequined Lorena Sarbu dress was eye-catching but Laura’s emerald Andrew Gn was a better fit and, better overall. The Artist’s Berenice Bejo was enchanting in blue Gucci Premiere but one of my favorite colored dresses of the night is Viola Davis’s. Her custom bordeaux Emilio Pucci dress with dramatic leg slit was charming and although toned down, it was a very refined cut and color for such an event.

2012 Golden Globes blue dresses Berenice Bejo Laura Linney

2012 Golden Globes green dresses Kelly Macdonald Melissa McCarthy Laura Dern

On the other hand, Julianna Margulies, who usually goes for such sans back cuts, didn’t strike a stylish chord at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards Ceremony. Her too – fit purple Naeem Kham wasn’t flattering at all.

2012 Golden Globes bordeaux dresses Viola Davis Julianna Margulies

There was also red on the Red Carpet at the 69th edition of the Golden Globe Awards: Amber Riley, Dianna Agron and Reese Witherspoon all wore red dresses. Reese’s was by Zac Posen, Dianna’s by Giles and Amber’s (again) Badgley Mischka. Last on the Globes color palette is canary yellow. Proudly worn by Maria Menounous, Paula Patton and Lauren Miller, Seth Rogen’s wife. Hoping I covered as much as possible, fashion wise, from this edition of the Golden Globe Awards, I’m looking forward to your personal observations on the matter! (thanking, as before, to those who helped putting this story together: 1, 2)

2012 Golden Globes red dresses Amber Riley Dianna Agron Reese Witherspoon

2012 Golden Globes yellow dresses Maria Menounous Paula Patton

Evan Rachel Wood 2012 Golden Globes feathered green dress Elizabeth McGovern black and blue Jacques Azaguray dress Golden Globes Seth Rogen with wife Laura Miller at 2012 Golden Globes


#1 Riana on 01.16.12 at 10:51 am

I was so pleased to see Jody Foster again. And congrats to Laura Dern for her Globe. Two of my 90’s faves whom have to seem disappeared from the big lights in the last decade in favour of more model-like actresses….later about some lovely and worse dresses here….I am crossed eyes now….

#2 Riana on 01.17.12 at 8:46 am

Tired of these dresses….but imagine growing older like Helen Mirren? Looking like that? She looks definitely better than Kelly Osbourne with grey hair and those tattoos…..NAY!

And how many trains would have survived the night?
Only the Oscar’s left? Pffff….is still crossed eyes…

#3 Mac on 02.06.12 at 8:25 pm

Clearly the writer of this article is stuck in some fashion vacuum as both Tilda Swinton and Julianna Margulies were the most fashion forward and fashionable of the group. So many looked dated while these two took fashion in a more edited direction. Perhaps their dresses can only be appreciated by those with a more sophisticated eye.

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