Singing in the Rain
It was golf-umbrella gridlock on the Beverly Hilton red carpet at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards tonight. The rain provided plenty of fodder for white-dress jokes—Kate Hudson wore strapless Marchesa, Kristen Bell chose cocktail-length Jasmine Di Milo. But Chloë Sevigny, in pale rose ruffled Valentino dappled with drops, said what more than a few actresses were probably thinking: "Somebody should've put up a tarp." (The Big Love star, who won for Best Supporting Actress in Television, suffered another fashion injustice onstage when someone stepped on her train.) Still, if the weather put a damper on the pre-show step and repeat, the ceremony itself was crackling, thanks in no small part to the biting wit of host Ricky Gervais. No one was spared: not Kiefer Sutherland, not Angelina Jolie, not Paul McCartney, and, of course, not NBC.
But we're here to talk about the dresses. Pale nudes were almost as popular as the rainbow-colored ribbons that were worn for the Haiti earthquake. Nicole Kidman kicked off the ceremony in silk Nina Ricci, Emily Blunt looked regal in Dolce & Gabbana, and Drew Barrymore took the stage in Atelier Versace—with one very dramatic shoulder. Black dresses made a strong showing as well. Courteney Cox Arquette selected a Victoria Beckham, Penélope Cruz poured herself into vintage Armani Privé, January Jones accessorized her satin Lanvin with a matching headband—it worked—and Sophia Loren was as movie-star glamorous as ever in her hourglass black frock.
But, with the exception of Meryl Streep, the night's other big winners wore color: Mo'Nique was in golden Reem Acra, Julianna Margulies in Narciso Rodriguez's garnet sequins, and Sandra Bullock, who nabbed the Best Actress in a Drama award, in orchid Bottega Veneta. Maggie Gyllenhaal wasn't up for an award for her excellent work in Crazy Heart; however, we'd like to nominate her orange RM by Roland Mouret as one of the night's most excellent dresses.
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