Tuesday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, saw the Golden Globes make its comeback after a year hiatus to a rather rainy welcome. But the dreary and wet weather didn’t damper the excitement and the stunning looks delivered by this year’s nominees as they walked down the red carpet. The theme that struck out most to myself this year was that the Globes was the awards show that glamor reigned supreme on the stylistic minds of celebrities. There was an Old Hollywood vibe paired with contemporary takes on those fashion notes which delivered a homerun look after look.
The big winner tonight, in addition to those lucky enough to bring home a coveted statue, was the House of Gucci. No, not the movie but rather specifically former Creative Director for the brand, Alessandro Michele. Wednesday breakout star, Jenny Ortega stunned in a long train, flowing gown that evoked both Y2K fashion sensibilities and ethereal goddess. Double nominee and Best Actress in a Supporting Role winner, Julia Garner, brought sophistication and whimsy with a light pink structured and crystal lined gown paired with a layered and flouncy skirt. The whimsical flounces continued as Michelle Willams took a stroll down the carpet with a look that reminded us of a glamorous mermaid, in all the best ways of course. But the moment that made me take a moment and pause was seeing Salma Hayek deciding to wear Gucci for the evening as well. She embodied glamor in a see-through illusion gown, embroidered with crystals with just a hint of black fabric framing at the shoulders. What was so surprising to me was that Ms. Hayek is married to Francois-Henri Pinault, the CEO and chairman of Kering, the luxury fashion group that owns Gucci in which Mr. Michele left rather abruptly late last year. There’s a story there and I am rather curious as to what that might be..
Other style moments that added to the allure of the evening included Quinta Brunson and Billie Porter in Christian Siriano. Leitia Wright in Prada and Andrew Garfield in Zegna sharing an almost perfectly matched burnt orange moment. And Jennifer Coolidge and Niecy Nash-Betts stunning in embroidered Dolce and Gabbana gowns.
This year’s Golden Globes was a breath of stylish fresh air. We love to see celebrities bringing it back to Old Hollywood Glamor for awards nights and it was glorious.
Written By: Charles Fratto