Honestly, how does one even go about choosing their favorites from last night’s 70th Annual Golden Globes Awards? My number one favorite kept changing. Then I expanded it to a Top Three, which grew to a Top Five. And even that was changing constantly as the night went on.
There were a lot of the same: the strapless, mermaid-style gown — structured bodice at the top, slim and curve hugging to the just above the knees, then a beautiful cascade of fabric flowing to the floor as the train. It is beautiful, don’t get me wrong. I loved Jessica Alba in classic Oscar de la Renta, and Amy Adams in Marchesa. But I guess what caught my eye this year were looks that dared to stray from that.
The looks that were the biggest instantaneous “WOW!”s to me: Kerry Washington in Miu Miu, Katherine McPhee in Theyskens’ Theory (seriously one of my absolute favorite designers right now), and these two:
When Kate Hudson came on stage as a presenter in a black, long, gilded Alexander McQueen, I reacted similar to the way Adele did when accepting her own Golden Globe win: “OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!” I think Lea Michelle was thinking the same thing, as the camera panned to her right as Kate emerged, catching her mid-gush.
I missed much of the red carpet (boyfriend was watching the Patriots vs Texans playoff NFL game), so I missed her initially, but when I did get to see Heidi Klum in a white, off the shoulder, jewel-encrusted Alexander Gaultier in after-party pictures, there were hearts in my eyes. Not to mention, there were pictures following of her indulging in a burger and fries from Fatburger. Right then and there, it was officially love.
I really loved Nicole Kidman, also in Alexander McQueen, and Michelle Dockery in Alexandre Vauthier. The Alexs’ of fashion were apparently a big hit for me that night.