Every time award season rolls around, I hope with a fearless abandon that this will be the season that is reminiscent of the great red carpet moments from years past: edgy, glamorous, exciting—all of the things that a red carpet should be. Well, last night’s Golden Globes very nearly hit my dream mark with a pleasant inauguration into the 2016 award season with a solid showing on the red carpet (JLo! Cate!) Here are a few fashionable highlights:
J. Lo proving that she will look stunning in even the most hard-to-wear colors–also styled to pure perfection. Photo courtesy of E! News.
David Oyelowo held it down for the men in an expertly tailored suit by Dolce & Gabbana. Photo courtesy of E! News.
I don’t know if there is a way for me to fully describe the feeling I get when Cate Blanchett walks the red carpet, but if I had to give it a visual it would look exactly like this stunning pale pink Givenchy dream. Photo courtesy of E! News.
Cynne Simpson and Chris Tucker looked sleek and chic in all black. Photo by Jordan Strauss AP.
Laverne Cox is a modern vision in white. Photo courtesy of E! News.
Kirsten Dunst looking ever the bombshell in a bangin’ velvet gown by Valentino Haute Couture. Photo courtesy of E! News.
Abs, choker, color—Kate Hudson was the evening’s honorary fashion risk-taker in (believe it or not) Michael Kors. Photo courtesy of E! News.
Loved the unique bodice and neckline on Natalie Dormer. Photo courtesy of E! News.
Jane Fonda: The most glam Hollywood icon of them all. Photo courtesy of E! News.
I love the interesting dress shape and hair on Lilliana Vezquez. Photo courtesy of E! News.
Holy babe. Can Rosie Huntington-Whitley ever do wrong? Photo by Jason Merritt.
Beautiful embroidery, shape and sleeves on Corinne Foxx. Photo courtesy of E! News.
It’s all about this color on Julianne Moore. Photo courtesy of E! News.
Rooney Mara looks stunning and future-goth in this tonal Alexander McQueen creation. Photo courtesy of E! News.
Red Carpet Misses
Is this the red carpet version of a early 2000’s Express cocktail dress? Also, just say no to a hair poof, Carly Steel. Photo by Kevork Djansezian.
This ball gown silhouette with pockets looks too dated for previous Best Actress winner Gina Rodriguez. Photo by Jason Merrit.
Jamie Alexander: The pattern on this dress is better off on a contemporary area rug from Bed, Bath and Beyond. Photo by Jason Merritt.
This bright orange dress with strange cut-outs isn’t doing Giuliana Rancic any favors—especially with that matchy-matchy lip color. Photo by Kevork Djansezian.
Michaela Watkins dress in cut and color is a bit too “bad ’80s bridesmaid dress.” Photo by Jason Merritt.