When Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lopez are tied for best dressed woman at the Golden Globes, it sounds like business as usual.
But there was nothing usual about either of their looks.
The statements of the evening: unusual color combos, bustiers within gowns (whether they’re showing or partially hidden), simple TK that make dramatic statements, pockets, comfort, pleating, chiffon, high necks, big sleeves, volume, and deep V necks.
The jewelry was more minimal but somehow stood out more, like the chokers on Charlize and JLo. When fashion shifts to looks that are both low key and high drama, you know designers are onto something new.
The biggest color statement was green: apple green, avocado green, celery green. While we saw flashes of pink (Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte, Tiffany Haddish in a Pepto-pink Grecian pleated gown), red (Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman in Versace, Lauren Graham, Olivia Colman), and purple (Rachel Brosnahan in Michael Kors), it was green that came off the freshest.
Charlize collaborated with the label she’s aligned with for years, Dior, whose couturier Maria Grazia Chiuri was told by Charlize’s stylist Leslie Fremar that the Bombshell star wanted to wear “something green.” The sketch she sent them was a black bustier with an apple-green silk pleated one shoulder, which was both sexy and super-high fashion. The black sash scarf over her shoulder added to the drama.
Jennifer Lopez’s tricolor bustier gown from Valentino couture was an interesting color combo: bright gold, green, and a giant white skirt. With her natural makeup, it made the colors pop all the more.
Jodie Comer’s jade-green silk/satin puffed volume gown with puffier sleeves is being compared online to Baby Yoda. You could do worse. At least the color was great, and it definitely looked like something Villanelle would wear—slightly weird but high fashion.
The other outstanding colors of the night were ones you rarely see at awards shows: Michelle Williams, pregnant in an orange one-shoulder Grecian gown made for her by Louis Vuitton, had a pale blue sculpture place on the one shoulder of her dress—a weird combo, but, sure, why not. Renée Zellweger’s pale-blue Armani Prive was so subtle and surprising that it really stood out.
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