Last night there were clear winners in the style stakes as the elite of A-listers scurried down the red carpet for the annual Golden Globe awards. However, with winners come losers and although my mantra usually is ‘If you haven’t got anything nice to say…’, this time around even I cannot protect those few who came across the dreaded fashion faux pas.
First up in the, shall we say, not as fab best dressed was Natalie Portman. The Black Swan actress who usually radiates style seemed to over-do the use of fuchsia in her otherwise elegant Lanvin gown. Leading closely behind was Madonna who seemed to be swathed in a mixture of fabrics; clearly not such a material girl after all: then came Kelly Osbourne whose choice of dress left her steering more towards the Adams family rather than her usually quirky Osbourne style we are accustomed too. But I think the queen of over doing it with her fountain of fabric has to go to Sarah Michelle Gellar; Buffy would be riled and we are certainly not amused.
However, saying that the trend of the evening seemed to belong to strapless and backless gowns with Claire Danes adorning an origami inspired look, whilst The Good Wife starlet Julianna Margulies shone in a claret coloured Naeem Khan creation. Michelle Williams also stunned in a midnight blue velvet choice by designer Jason Wu, accessorising with cute headband showing she is completely on-trend this season before picking up her award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Award for My Week With Marilyn.
Woman of the night though had to be given to Angelina Jolie, her slick ensemble of hair (another trend on the red carpet), red lips and cream Atelier Versace gown with a red accent was perfectly put together showing that she can wow on demand at any given ceremony.
Other stars that dressed to impress us were model Heidi Klum in Calvin Klein, Jessica Alba in Gucci, Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci and Kate Beckinsale in a Roberto Cavalli.