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Golden Globe Glamour: Trend Watch 2011

Originally Posted: January 17, 2011

Nicole B. Brewer

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Lea Michele of "Glee" in Oscar de la Renta, Olivia Wilde in Marchesa, and Angelina Jolie in emerald Versace hit the red carpet for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards. (Patrick McMullan)

Southampton - The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Hollywood Hilton set the tone for awards season - and it's all about glamour!

The ladies started and ended the night in gowns, not pretty dresses, but real, true, honest-to-fashion dramatic gowns. Trend watchers noted during the red carpet pre-shows and the broadcast a return to shoulder pads from the "Dynasty" era with Angelina Jolie in Versace, Anne Hathaway in Giorgio Armani Prive, and Katey Sagal, Scarlett Johansson, and Leighton Meister all working the look.

Black was back in full force on the red carpet where for years blush-colored gowns ruled supreme. Olivia Wilde was stunning in an OSCAR's-worthy statement ballgown from Marchesa that commanded attention. Winning ladies Annette Bening, Jane Lynch, and Melissa Leo were vamping it up in the dramatic hue as were Eva Longoria, Julianne Hough, Julia Stiles, Kim Kardashian, designer Georgina Chapman, and Piper Perabo.

Golden Globe winner for "Black Swan," Natalie Portman in Viktor + Rolf.

The one-shoulder trend is still the story for the lovely "Glee" actress Lea Michelle who glided across the red carpet in a peony pink ruffled gown by Oscar de la Renta. "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen donned a sterling gown by Tadashi Shoji. Julianne Moore of "The Kids Are Alright," which took home the Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy, was on trend in hot pink. Vanessa Williams was stunning in ivory. Jane Krakowski of "30 Rock" rocked her baby bump in a cornflower blue Badgley Mischka. Nicole Kidman gave one shoulder the night off as well - however her white Prada gown was a bit lacking for most style-watchers.

While some ladies covered up, many others went for it in strapless gowns. Taking the lead was "Black Swan" star and Golden Globe winner, Natalie Portman in a pink satin Viktor + Rolf. Critics are split on the overly large red rose but not on her glowing performance which has people screaming, "OSCARS!" No one does drama better than Catherine Zeta-Jones who wore a deep emerald ruffled silk gown by Monique Lhuillier as she walked the press lines with husband Michael Douglas. Country star and "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood glittered in quartz sequin Badgley Mischka Couture.

Sadly, they can't all be glamazons and these are the Worst Dressed as per the editors of Hamptons.com. Leading lady Helena Bonham Carter needs to get another stylist! Her mismatched shoes and over the top Vivienne Westwood tea-length silk and tulle frock was just a mess. "Burlesque" star Christina Aguilera is hard to call. Xtina hit the red carpet in a too-tight sheer black lace over nude mermaid dress by Zuhair Murad with her cups running over, in a word, tacky. Jo Champa proved that there is too much of a good thing in a clingy animal print. Finally, there was no question that the very talented Tilda Swinton, in white and pale yellow satin Jil Sander, was also on the Worst Dressed list.

Check out the photo gallery with these ladies and more and be sure to name your own hits and misses. Next stop on the fashion train...the Academy Awards in February 2011.

Nicole, an award-winning journalist, is Executive Editor & Publisher of Hamptons.com where she focuses on celebrity interviews, fine living and design, social events, fashion and beauty. She lives on the North Fork with her husband, their two daughters, and Bernese Mountain dog, Cooper. www.hamptons.com HamptonsOnline NicoleBBrewer NicoleBBrewer NicoleBBrewer


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Guest (Guest) from NYC says::
I find it to be nothing short of a travesty for a stylist to put their client in many of the looks that I saw last night. Looking great when you have the means to do so is very simple whether you are a size 0 or a size 10. If you’re feeling particularly lazy: find a designer that has fit you well in the past, pick the best look from their current runway collection, and literally cut and paste! But perhaps my favorite let down was Julianna Marguiles: Earth to Julia- "If you're going to steal something from the Global Globe, make it a Golden Globe, not a table cloth!!- Geesh... http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2011/01/the-best- and-worst-dressed-of-the-2011-golden-globes/
Jan 18, 2011 9:06 pm


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