Top Golden Globes style moments? Just look at the greens, blues, velvet — and Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga’s custom periwinkle Valentino Haute Couture gown paid homage (wittingly or unwittingly) to one of the standout dresses worn by Judy Garland in the 1954 version of “A Star Is Born.”(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Stephan James, from left (in a Ralph Lauren Purple Label black velvet double-breasted shawl collar tuxedo); Caitriona Balfe (in a black and burgundy colorblocked velvet gown with exaggerated hips, pleated bodice and velvet rosette detail from Moschino Couture by Jeremy Scott); and Ryan Seacrest (in a burgundy velvet blazer from his Ryan Seacrest Collection label) were among the stars crushing on velvet on the arrivals red carpet at the 2019 Golden Globes.(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Catherine Zeta-Jones was on trend in Elie Saab at the 76th Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton.(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Members of the 2019 Golden Globes blue-hued crew include Lupita Nyong’o, from left, in Calvin Klein, Troye Sivan (also in Calvin Klein) and Dakota Fanning (in a custom Armani Privé ice blue silk satin bustier gown).(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times (left and right), Frazer Harrison / Getty Images (center))
Those in verdant shades at the 2019 Golden Globes included Marin Hinkle in an ombre Lanvin dress, from left, Allison Janney (in Christian Siriano) and Idris Elba (far right, with Sabrina Dhowre) in Ozwald Boateng.(Frazer Harrison / Getty Images )
Taraji P. Henson (from left in Vera Wang), Yvonne Strahovski in Alberta Ferretti (center) and Michelle Yeoh (with Kevin Kwan) were among those who hit the red carpet in shades of green at the 2019 Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton.(Jay Clendin / Los Angeles Times (left and right), Frazer Harrison / Getty Images (center))
Lucas Hedges was one of the many celebrities to wear velvet on the 2019 Golden Globes red carpet, choosing a custom Giorgio Armani dark brown velvet one-button shawl collar tuxedo.(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Jeannie Mai is on-trend in her Kenneth Barlis gown at the 76th Golden Globes.(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
A few pops of eye-catching color came by way of Rachel Brosnahan (in a custom Prada silk georgette bustier gown), from left, Spike Lee (in a custom Atelier Versace tuxedo) and Claire Foy (in a satin Miu Miu gown) at the 76th Golden Globes.(Frazer Harrison / Getty Images (left and right), Valerie Macon / AFP / Getty Images (center))
The 2019 Golden Globes red carpet — the first of the year’s awards-show circuit that stretches into late February’s Academy Awards — appeared to mirror fashion-wise the feeling that the country is, if not split into two separate camps, definitely headed in that direction.
Almost from the start on the red carpet Sunday at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, looks ping-ponged between the dark and heavy (colors including burgundy and green and weighty fabrics such as velvet) and the light (the palest of ice blues, lavenders and suffragette white) with pops of bright color in between. Look no further than the eye-catching yellow courtesy of Rachel Brosnahan and Claire Foy and director Spike Lee’s regal purple ensemble — a custom-made Atelier Versace tuxedo with coordinating silk purple shirt.
Those notably riding the evening’s velvet trend train included Glenn Close (“The Wife”) in a custom Armani Privé black silk velvet cape, paired with black velvet trousers; Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”) in a custom Giorgio Armani dark brown velvet tuxedo; “Crazy Rich Asians” author Kevin Kwan (in a green and purple velvet paisley print double-breasted Etro blazer); and Taraji P. Henson, who managed a trend twofer thanks to a custom Vera Wang gown in dark green velvet with a plunging neckline.
Others in verdant shades included Idris Elba (in a green, three-piece shawl collar tuxedo by Ozwald Boateng); Yvonne Strahovski (in a custom, strapless sage-green silk-chiffon gown by Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition); and Allison Janney in a turquoise crepe gown by Christian Siriano, the same label that custom-made Connie Britton’s crystal-beaded mint-colored column gown. Catherine Zeta-Jones wore an Elie Saab dress that was a brighter shade of green, and Michelle Yeoh accessorized her green gown with the stunning green ring that appeared on-screen in “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Amy Adams’ custom Calvin Klein by Appointment teal silk crepe dress seemed to have a foot in both color camps. It appeared positively dark green in some photos from the red carpet and absolutely light blue in others.
Also sporting notable blue hues were Gina Rodriguez (a pale blue halter gown by Reem Acra); Dakota Fanning (an Armani Privé ice blue silk satin bustier gown); Lupita Nyong’o in a custom cobalt-blue chain-fringed dress from Calvin Klein by Appointment (the same label responsible for Troye Sivan’s Prussian blue shawl-collar tuxedo); and Gemma Chan in a navy blue gown from the fall 2018 Valentino Haute Couture collection.
Valentino Haute Couture was also responsible for one of the night’s biggest statement dresses (literally — as the train required a pair of minders just to move it down the red carpet), a custom periwinkle gown created for Lady Gaga by the house’s creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, that perfectly matched the shade of Judy Garland’s dress from the 1954 version of “A Star Is Born.” Rounding out the memorable ensemble was a head of hair dyed to match and more than $5 million worth of sustainably sourced Tiffany & Co. diamonds, including a custom-made necklace featuring more than 300 diamonds with a 20-carat pear-shaped sparkler in the center.
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