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Individuality blooms on ‘Globes’ carpet Bold reds, vibrant hues rule

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, Jan 13, (Agencies): Bold reds, shimmering metallics and vibrant floral hues blossomed on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday, as the world’s biggest stars shirked trends in favor of individual statements on one of the most watched Hollywood runways. Red hues, sometimes avoided for being too similar to the red carpet, were represented in a variety of silhouettes, such as “American Hustle” best film comedy actress nominee Amy Adams in a plunging halter Valentino in homage to the 1970s style of the film, saying “I am kind of influenced by my character.”

Newcomer Lupita Nyong’o, nominated for best supporting actress in a film for “12 Years a Slave,” stunned fans with her fitted red Ralph Lauren gown with caped sleeves. Other stars opting for the bold hue included Berenice Bejo in a lace Giambattista Valli gown, “Nebraska” nominee June Squibb in a beaded velvet Tadashi Shoji, and Emma Watson spinning a twist on the traditional gown with a red Christian Dior tunic and pants combination. “The dress has pants, which I thought was the coolest thing ever. I feel so comfortable,” Watson told Reuters. Vibrant hues also came in the form of a jade green column dress on Reese Witherspoon, pregnant Olivia Wilde donned a form-fitted sparkling emerald Gucci gown, and “Scandal” actress Kerry Washington, also pregnant with her first child, opted for a mint green Balenciaga. “Masters of Sex” actress Caitlin FitzGerald wore a turquoise blue Emilia Wickstead gown, while “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland opted for a peach Georges Hobeika dress.

“I was very impressed with the diversity, by the lack of trend and the somewhat unconventional choices on the red carpet this year. No one color or shape or designer dominated,” Hal Rubenstein, InStyle’s editor-at-large, told Reuters. Pale golds and silvers were dotted among the vibrant tones. “New Girl” best TV comedy actress nominee Zooey Deschanel wore a pale gold beaded flowing Oscar de la Renta dress, and “Downton Abbey” best TV drama actress nominee Michelle Dockery also wore a strapless silver and gold beaded gown by the designer.

Mila Kunis rocked a sleeveless Emilio Pucci beaded silver gown, while “Breaking Bad” actress Anna Gunn wore a blush gold Donna Karan Atelier gown and actress Sally Hawkins from “Blue Jasmine” wore a vintage cream beaded Dior gown from the design house’s archives. “House of Cards” star Robin Wright picked up the best TV drama actress award in a shimmering gold Reem Acra gown. “If you’re going to do a shiny dress with sparkle, it has to be understated, or else it’ll look garish. If you’re going to go glittery, you have to pare it down,” Rubenstein said.

Jennifer Lawrence, who picked up the first award of the night for her best supporting role in “American Hustle,” wore a white strapless Dior haute couture dress with tiers divided by black belts, while Australian actress Margot Robbie from “The Wolf of Wall Street” donned a fitted cream Gucci gown with green crystal details.

In contrast to the vibrant hues, “Blue Jasmine” actress Cate Blanchett led the stars in black, in a high-neck fitted lace Armani Prive dress, while “The Good Wife” star Julianna Margulies opted for a V-neck wide-skirted black gown with gold embroidery by Andrew Gn. “Saving Mr Banks” actress Emma Thompson also opted for a gold and black combination with a vintage embroidered Lanvin dress. “August: Osage County” star Meryl Streep chose an understated satin black Vivienne Westwood dress, while her co-star, Julia Roberts, added a white-sleeved shirt to her black strapless Dolce & Gabbana dress, while “Girls” actress Allison Williams wore a form-fitted Alexander McQueen black and white column gown. Rubenstein picked Blanchett, Robbie, Nyong’o, Williams and FitzGerald among his picks for best-dressed, but added that he felt everyone made an effort to look individual this year. Lupita Nyong’o wowed in a sexy, caped red silk strapless gown from Ralph Lauren and Lena Dunham showed up Sunday night in form-fitting canary yellow — tattoos out — for the Golden Globes, one of Hollywood’s biggest fashion fests.

Kerry Washington complemented her baby bump in a sleeveless white gown with a low neck and jacket-like top from Balenciaga. “I also feel like I have the best date of the night, my little accessory here,” she told E! Entertainment dressed in a signature color for her Olivia Pope on “Scandal.” Also in white was Jennifer Lawrence. She chose Dior, with two tiers on a full skirt cinched at the waist and below by black trim. Julia Roberts wore a black gown topped by a white, button-down collar shirtwaist look from Dolce & Gabbana. “It’s a very interesting intersection of eveningwear and daywear, but one that you have to be her to wear,” stylist Robert Verdi said..

Hal Rubenstein, editor-at-large of InStyle magazine, gushed about Nyong’o’s column dress and overall look, especially for an actress virtually unknown until her appearance as Patsey in “12 Years a Slave.” “The color was extraordinary against her skin. There was something so regal about that dress. She didn’t muck it up with tons of jewelry, and the boyish hair made it look even cooler,” he said. Early arrivals included Zooey Deschanel in a gold ballet-skirted Oscar de la Renta with a youthful, boxy cropped top and vintage Neil Lane earrings. Other stars and nominees went for older Hollywood shimmer in slinky gold, silver and Champagne. Cate Blanchett provided a Katharine Hepburn moment in Armani with high lace at the neck and a how-low-can-you-go back, along with Chopard earrings.

Amy Poehler picked three custom gowns from Stella McCartney, including a slinky black halter look, while her co-host for the awards season opener, Tina Fey, went for a fuller, strapless red and black from Carolina Herrera as her first look. Amy Adams wore two shades of red in a backless high-waisted halter dress with a plunging neckline to the waist by Valentino. It evoked her risque-dressing ‘70s character in “American Hustle.” Dunham, yanking at the top of her Zac Posen gown as she waited for her turn on the red carpet, joked about eating and the awards season as she practiced her diva poses. “I actually ate a thick patty of hamburger before I came, like a cave woman,” she joked to E! More subdued was Elisabeth Moss in an embellished Bordeaux and black, short-sleeve gown from J. Mendel, her choice from about five she considered. Tom Ford was Hayden Panettiere’s choice — a black-and-white halter with a high side slit.“I’d wear a plastic bag if it was designed by him,” she said on E!

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