Golden Globes 2014: The wild cards

The Golden Globes 2014 fashion wild cards
One never knows what to expect, dress-wise, from actresses Paula Patton, Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts.
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There is a lot of vava-voom red, metallic beige and anything-but-basic black on the red carpet tonight. And, sure, Naomi Watts, Lupita Nyong’o and Cate Blanchett look perfect.

But what kind of fun is that?

Luckily, there are also plenty of fashion wild cards at the Golden Globes to heat up the Twitterverse.

It looked like a ruffle was wearing Paula Patton. No, it’s not a dryer sheet; it’s a dress by Stephane Rolland. And it may be the best thing to happen to an awards show since Bjork laid an egg.


Jennifer Lawrence’s ring of pouf by Dior was also odd. (The Daily Mail likened it to “a glam coffee filter.”)

Julia Roberts’ custom Dolce & Gabbana gown and white shirt combo was almost an anti-fashion choice. One keyboard critic said it made her look like a waitress. It reminded me of Sharon Stone’s 1998 Oscar moment, when she paired the Gap white button-down shirt and Vera Wang ball skirt. Maybe Roberts is on to something. The 1990s are back in fashion.

Then there was the controversy over Hayden Panettiere’s black-and-white Tom Ford gown. She told E! Entertainment TV she had been “begging” for a Tom Ford gown, but Tom Ford’s office did not dress the “Nashville” star. Could she have actually paid retail for the style? Heavens! I actually think that’s pretty cool.

Zoe Saldana always has an edgy look, but the collage-like Gurung gown she is wearing has too much going on. I prefer Sandra Bullock’s Prabal Gurung gown, in a striking pretty pink, purple and blue color block design that reminds me of a beach umbrella in a good way.


But by far my favorite out-of-the-box choice is Rashida Jones’ white gown embroidered with gold palm trees by Italian designer Fausto Puglisi. Pure paradise.


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