golden globes: Red car­pet wrap

The Denver Post - - LIFE & CULTURE - By Leanne Italie

In the year’s first big awards show of fash­ion glitz, the Golden Globes red car­pet fea­tured a va­ri­ety of trends and was ablaze with or­ange reds, win­ter whites and bold metallics.

Here were some of the high­lights:

Capes

Lupita Ny­ong’o set the trend in a red caped Ralph Lau­ren dress. Gwyneth Pal­trow did the same in white at the Os­cars in a white Tom Ford back in 2012. The style has been strong ever since, said Eric Wil­son, fash­ion news di­rec­tor for In­Style mag­a­zine. No­body did it quite like Jane Fonda. “It was a cape-alapooza,” Wil­son laughed. “I don’t know what you want to call it, but it was in­cred­i­ble.”

Specif­i­cally, Fonda wore Yves Saint Lau­rent Cou­ture that had stiff se­quined ruf­fles up top, flow­ing over the shoul­ders of the long-sleeve gown. The capelet, which opened to a high, loose neck, was bal­anced by a slim skirt that did her stat­uesque fig­ure jus­tice.

Oth­ers with cape de­tails in­cluded Jen­nifer Lopez in char­treuse Gi­ambat­tista Valli.

Sarah Tam, se­nior vice pres­i­dent of mer­chan­dis­ing for Rent­TheRun­way.com, loved all the cape ef­fects, an es­pe­cially flat­ter­ing sil­hou­ette for the var­ied body types.

“It was a trend for fall that we saw con­tin­u­ing for spring. Capes kind of cover the arms with­out be­ing over­bear­ing and that de­tail­ing gives move­ment to the backs,” she said.

Metallics

Gold wor­thy of Stu­dio 54 was abun­dant, as was a va­ri­ety of reds and pinky blush tones.

Kate Bos­worth wore a Dolce & Gab­bana rose pail­lette strap­less gown with a lit­tle sil­ver sparkle thrown in. It was the or­ange-reds that cap­tured the heart of Con­nie Wang, fash­ion fea­tures di­rec­tor at the life­style site Re­fin­ery29.com. Jen­nifer Lawrence in a Dior Haute Cou­ture red col­umn gown with side cutouts was among her fa­vorites.

“I feel like it’s the color of the year. I don’t care what Pan­tone says,” Wang said. “Amy Adams, Emmy Ros­sum, An­gela Bar­rett. They all wore the orang­ier reds. It looks great with so many skin tones.”

In the gold fam­ily: Regina King was fierce in a loose caped sparkler by Dolce & Gab­bana. Fash­ion up-and-comer Brie Lar­son was in cus­tom Calvin Klein Col­lec­tion by Fran­cisco Costa, com­plete with cutouts at the waist and a sexy ropestyle hal­ter. Rosie Hunt­ing­ton-White­ley wore a cus­tom, fully beaded Cham­pagne Ate­lier Ver­sace gown with a del­i­cate chif­fon slip that fell from slightly above the knee.

Un­usual

Cate Blanchett won the night for pulling off a dar­ing om­bre pink mashup from Givenchy Haute Cou­ture by Ric­cardo Tisci. Wil­son and Wang both loved it. “What a fun dress. It was so un­usual. And Mag­gie Gyl­len­haal, too, was in a fun piece. It was the su­per lively dresses that re­ally cap­tured my at­ten­tion,” he said.

Wang added of Blanchett’s look, with its fringe, embroidered pan­els and cape ef­fect at the top: “It was like cow­girl rodeo meets Great Gatsby meets My Lit­tle Pony. It was wild but she looked like a princess in it.”

The dress was a baby pink tulle and the tiers of fringe were silk.

Gyl­len­haal was in plung­ing gold and black from Marc Jacobs. The sleeve­less look had a large flower ap­plique on one shoul­der. Her beauty in­spi­ra­tion from NARS, work­ing with makeup artist Romy Soleimani, nicely summed up the vibe: “Bom­bay Deco meets Michelle Pfeif­fer in ‘Scar­face.’ ”

Starry

A few celebs went ce­les­tial. Jenna De­wan Ta­tum wore a mid­night blue ball gown from Zuhair Mu­rad Cou­ture that fea­tured a plung­ing neck­line and a pat­tern of em­bel­lish­ment evok­ing the night sky.

Vi­ola Davis also looked starry in a March­esa tulle ball gown with a deep il­lu­sion neck­line and flut­tery full sleeves.

“It’s just a de­light­ful, fun state­ment,” Wil­son said. “It kind of tugs at your sense of nos­tal­gia and ro­mance.”

Oth­ers in blue in­cluded Kate Winslet, though she chose a more royal shade. It was cus­tom Ralph Lau­ren Col­lec­tion in a silk crepe criss­cross hal­ter de­sign and it hugged her per­fectly.

Yel­lows

Lopez paired her gown with 200 carats of Harry Win­ston di­a­monds, in­clud­ing a wreath neck­lace that ac­counted for 46.95 carats, set in plat­inum. The gown had a high side slit and capelet de­tail­ing — and it’s pos­si­ble only JLo could have pulled it off.

Amer­ica Fer­rera lit up in a sleeve­less Jenny Pack­ham ca­nary yel­low look with jew­els cas­cad­ing down her open back. It had a large bow at the back of the hal­ter style with the ends loose and long, her hair in a bal­le­rina back-do.

“Jen­nifer Lopez was the best,” Wil­son said. “You had the starry night and the shin­ing yel­low sun­light at the same time.”

Jen­nifer Lopez wears a yel­low gown with 200 carats of Harry Win­ston di­a­monds.

Vi­ola Davis in a March­esa tulle ball gown, with Julius Ten­non.

Pho­tos by Invision

Jane Fonda in Yves Saint Lau­rent Cou­ture.

Cate Blanchett wears Givenchy Haute Cou­ture.

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