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August 27 2014

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Golden Girls: Stylists Karla Welch and Kemal Harris Take Us Inside the Glamorous Globes

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Olivia, Amy, and Zooey

As we’re sure you’re aware, last night, Hollywood’s elite walked the red carpet for the Golden Globes. But it wasn’t just a big evening for the actors and directors who took home gilded statuettes—it’s an important affair for fashion folk, too. Mega stylists Karla Welch and Kemal Harris were not just on the scene, but also behind the scenes dressing co-host Amy Poehler (who looked svelte in Stella McCartney), Elisabeth Moss (who took home a best actress award while wearing J. Mendel), Olivia Wilde (who was radiant in Gucci Première), Zooey Deschanel (who opted for an elegant Oscar de la Renta gown), Robin Wright (who shimmered in Reem Acra while accepting her best actress honor), Hailee Steinfeld (who partied in Andrew Gn), and more. Here, Welch shares the pair’s Golden Globes diary and gives Style.com a firsthand account of what it’s like to dress leading ladies for one of Hollywood’s most glam-packed events.

Zooey Deschanel's Oscar de la Renta look

Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at Zooey Deschanel’s Oscar de la Renta look for the Globes.

Amy's Clutch

This is a custom cuff I designed for Jacob & Co. with the Rauwolf clutch that Amy Poehler carried.

Stella Night

Amy Poehler had a Stella night.

Stella

The beginning! Sketches and swatches from the Stella team.

amy jewels

For Amy’s opening look, we went for Neil Lane vintage gold. Our mantra was, “What would Carol Burnett do?” Sometimes, more is more and it’s always better to have fun!

A Sea of shoes

A sea of shoes.

Rose the tailor

I can’t do anything without my amazing tailor, Rose. We even customize Spanx!

Behind the Scenes with Caitlyn Fitzgerald

Caitlin Fitzgerald’s accessories options.

Checklist

Every client gets a checklist! Keeping it straight and knowing every bit that goes into each look—from undies to diamonds—is essential.

 Robin Wright's Globes ensemble.

A look at Robin Wright’s Globes ensemble.

Jewels

And now…time for jewels!

Olivia Wilde

Here’s Olivia Wilde in the car with her gorgeous Forevermark Diamonds.

Elisabeth

She’s off!

Quick change

Quick change for Amy.

Amy's Wig

Amy’s “Randy” wig. Props to Mara Rozark!

Hallie

It’s glamorous to run into a client in the Porta-Potty! This Andrew Gn bird dress (on Hailee Steinfeld; I’m in Erdem) is one of my favorites!

Photo: Getty Images, Karla Welch

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