As ever, we can’t resist pulling together a ‘best dressed’ lookbook for some of the biggest award shows’ red carpets in Hollywood. Every year, the stars step out with the biggest names in fashion dying to dress them for the cameras. This year, a quick look through the highlights on Wednesday morning showed that they did not disappoint.
The 80th celebration of the Golden Globes Awards on 10 January was hosted by Jerrod Carmichael in The Beverley Hilton in Beverley Hills, California. It was broadcasted on NBC in the U.S. and streamed on Peacock.
Rihanna wore Schiaparelli to the notable awards, looking like a true old Hollywood icon beside her baby daddy, A$AP ROCKY. This brand has been killing it on the biggest names in music and fashion lately, including the likes of Doja Cat and Janelle Monae. RiRi donned a silk jersey drapé, a black velvet bustier and a black bonded silk velvet stole. ROCKY almost looked like her chauffeur, but honestly, the men can get away with a plain suit and a smile to elevate all eyes to the lady of the hour.
Will Tyler James, who I will always lovingly refer to as Everybody Hates Chris, stunned and surprised me with this denim-wash and fade plaid number. The Abbott Elementary actor wore an Amiri s/s suit with a YSL shoe, and Cartier jewellery. He was suitably decked out for taking home the award for Best Supporting Actor.
Ayo Edebiri may be a name not so familiar to many, although you might recognise her as the new voice of Missy on Netflix’s Big Mouth. Edebiri made a name for herself on the Globes’ red carpet in a beautiful sustainable number by Rosie Assoulin and Brilliant Earth, styled by Laura Sophie Cox. A crop top as part of a two-piece ball gown with long, elegant gloves will always be a look. Most notably, with texturised gloves like the tanned pair the actress and comedian wore.
Michelle Yeoh and Jennifer Coolidge are just in a league of their own. Winner of the Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture, Yeoh truly made history besides her peer as they both snagged their first Golden Globes at the age of 60 and 61. Coolidge took home the Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/Anthology. The only reason we will note womxn’s ages as Hollywood is infamous for disappearing actresses in motion pictures after they hit age 40.
Natasha Lyonne went full Goth for her awards fit and I’m in awe of the Givenchy sleek, simple yet chic moment. From the slinky long-sleeved, top neckline down to the ankles dress cut, to the shiny, high-heeled black boots and the glove-like hand cover from the sleeves of the dress. Lyonne and her recognisable rasp owned this look and made it a moment with the cut of her bangs and red hair contrasting the shade of the outfit.
In no particular order, Jessica Chastain got it right on another carpet again and owned her signature red locks and light complexion. She could be easily mistaken for promoting a Spiderman movie with the silver web emblazoned on the front of her gown and her Covid-proof mask, but also, Chastain could be in any movie she wants to be. Everything about this was elegant, yet memorable – similar to the theme of the night.
Ana de Armas paid homage to old Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe following her controversial portrayal of the actress in Blonde. Armas’ stylist Samantha McMillen went for a formal look with a Louis Vuitton “architectural dress and jewellery”, a la Vogue. The strapless bustier features 3D sequins as part of the total 800 sequins which took 150 hours to complete.