…some of my favourites from last night’s red carpet!
Above is my favourite of them all. Although I’m yet to find out the designer for this gorgeous gown; director, screenwriter and film distributor; Ava DuVernay, pulls it off amazingly. The elegant dress is the perfect cut, colour and shape. DuVernay truly looked stunning. Although she did not win yesterday, she was nominated for best director for her work on Selma. She is also the first female black director to be nominated for a Golden Globe.
Below is Orange is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba (Crazy eyes) looking out of character but stunning nevertheless as she rocks a pastel gown and matching lippy on the red carpet. Teyonah Parris in a modern day Disney princess-like dress. Sharon Leal standing out in royal blue. Tracee Ellis Ross in a textured figure hugging dress. Kerry Washington is back in the game after her wardrobe horror at the Golden Globes a few weeks ago, as she poses in A red floor length dress and Ferragamo clutch. Last but not least is Gabrielle Union in a cut-out, slightly backless light peach dress.
Aged 82 and having battled with cancer for a decade, gown extraordinaire, Oscar De La Renta died yesterday. As one of the designers that put New York on the map in the 70s and 80s, the man who dressed several first ladies and even more famous figures on the red carpet and some down the isle, De La Renta will surly be missed.
Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in spain, De La Renta worked with Cristobal Balenciaga and Elizabeth Arden before starting his own label in Manhattan in 1965. The fashion icon who’s approach was to make a woman “feel her best”, won awards for his amazing bridal collections and was considered “King of the Evening”. De La Renta never did anything by halves. He was a true contributor to high fashion as well as bridal wear and will never be forgotten.
Clooney’s wife; Amal Alamuddin and De La Renta [right]
Just weeks ago he put on a fabulous show at New York Fashion Week and more recently, dressed George Clooney’s new bride. Due to his exquisite designs that left you somewhat speechless and his elegant approach, he was a personal favourite of mines. Every design was so unique, beautiful and well thought through. From every layer of lace, every floral pattern and every sequin sewed on to every section of embroidery and every fit and flare; Oscar De La Renta’s collections were both flawless and faultless every single time. Whenever a beautifully immaculate, jaw-dropping and standout gown was worn down the runway, red carpet, awards ceremony or inaugural ball; you knew when it was a De La Renta dress, without reading the caption. His designs were statement-making yet in a discrete and elegant way. Everything about his work was beautiful and i loved it (still do). You can’t not admire his work. He truly is a legendary designer.
To the man who battled with cancer for 10 years and didn’t let it knock him down; Rest In Peace Oscar De La Renta.
A person favourite of mines from last night's events; Zooey Deschanel. The New Girl star looked aaa-mazingd in a vintage-looking Oscar de la Renta that featured a boxy bejewelled crop top and sequin tulle asymmetrical skirt that fell to her ankles; revealing her matching pearl shoes. Love it. Love it. Love it!
Even the unborn celebrity babies of 2014 made a “debut” onto the red carpet at yesterdays Golden Globes Awards Ceremony in Beverly Hills. The soon-to-be mothers looked amazing in their designer gowns; showing off their bumps. From Scandal’s Kerry Washington, to Hollywood’s Olivia Wilde and Drew Barrymore, to the wives (and girlfriends) of Chris Hemsworth and Idris Elba; all the women looked positively radiant as they stepped onto the red carpet.
Idris Elba and Naiyana Garth
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
Last night’s 71st Golden Globes award ceremony saw an array of glamorous and ooh so fabulous high fashion. From Armani Prive, Ralph Lauren, Prabal Gurung and Carolina Herrera to Oscar De La Rental, Tom Ford and Christian Dior; actors and actresses stepped foot on to the red carpet in nothing but the best. It goes without saying that there were individuals who were really working it and looked quite literally, a million dollars (well almost) nevertheless, there were others who just would not be considered for the “best dressed” title.
One the thing that always raises a question for me, is whether or not wearing red on the red carpet really works. Most of the time the women on Hollywood look fabulous, but stood still for those few minutes to pose for the cameras on the red carpet (wearing a long red gown), always seems to clash (to me); it’s just too much for the eye. Sometimes I can’t even tell where the dress finishes. With this said, Emma Watson did it for me this year. Going for sexy sophisticated, she looked amazing in her (nearly) completely backless red Dior dress.
But what does every body else think? Does it work? Red on the red carpet?