Here’s a cheat sheet to what went down (the red carpet) at the 2012 Golden Globes. And while I can tell you that all of Paris is all abuzz about The Artist (before and post-win), that’s as far as my movie commentary goes. Onto the trends!
TWO TONE. Although Nat takes part in this trend after last year’s major win, I think we could all agree that Angelina Jolie ruled the night in her Atelier Versace gown. Both dresses featured a fold-over red contrast detail and draped styling. A coordinating Louboutin red clutch served as the ultimate (and only) accessory on Jolie.
Who says you can’t go LIGHT AT NIGHT? The boldest (and most surprising) trend at the Golden Globes featured a range of white and nude shades. While not typically the most flattering red carpet color choice, lace as well as silhouette variation (a-hem Charlize Theron) made for more memorable neutral dresses.
While an unexpected color choice captivated the night, a more daring silhouette also entered. MERMAID OR TRUMPET gowns provided a new curve-embracing evening direction.
As EMBELLISHMENT continues to be a major detail on the runway, a number of actresses glimmered through the night. Salma Hayek was a highlight in her custom Gucci gown which echoed the Spring 12 collection with flapper decadence. In Gucci Première, Evan Rachel Wood’s dress combined embellishment and feathers.
For those not in favor of the lighter tones on the red carpet, here’s a fashion color statement. MIDNIGHT BLUES appeared on a varying selection of gowns, while Tilda Swinton (a recurring avant-garde favorite) wore PERIWINKLE.