Golden Globes 2015 | Best Dressed

The Globes may have been golden, but for me the sartorial standout moments on the red carpet were inarguably silver and by far the best dressed of the night.

  • Emma Stone in Lanvin
  • Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad
  • Kate Hudson in Versace
  • Reese Witherspoon in Ralph Lauren
  • Sienna Miller in Miu Miu

Each stepped onto the red carpet in glittering embroidered jumpsuits and dresses—and even surprise presenter Prince wore a suit in the evening’s metallic of choice. A look at their corresponding hair and makeup choices proved they had more than mere fabrics in common. Arriving in variations that ranged from graphic and black to warm and smudgy, smoky eyes gave an insouciant edge to even the most effusive of sequined looks. Lips diverged in two directions—nude or berry—and hair tumbled loosely in textured waves. The takeaway? When your dress transmits unrestrained glamour, your hair and makeup demand a hint of rock ’​n’ roll nonchalance.

Emma Stone in Lanvin

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 Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad


Kate Hudson in Versace


Reese Witherspoon in Ralph Lauren


Sienna Miller in Miu Miu


Golden Globes 2015

Sunday evening in Los Angeles was filled with standout red-carpet moments at the Golden Globe Awards, with Hollywood’s A-listers taking cues straight from the new spring collections. A cheery sunflower yellow palette dominated with actresses Naomi Watts in Gucci and Leslie Mann in Kaufmanfranco both opting for bright strapless column dresses, while a softer cornflower color blossomed on Jenna Dewan Tatum in Carolina Herrera and Elettra Wiedemann in Giulietta.

Naomi Watts in Gucci


Metallics also proved to be popular, adding a much-needed touch of shine to the red carpet, and Julianne Moore led the pack in a custom Givenchy Haute Couture dress with floor-sweeping feathered fringe. Dakota Johnson shimmered in a Chanel Haute Couture slit dress, while actresses Reese Witherspoon in custom Calvin Klein Collection and Diane Kruger in Emilia Wickstead took a decidedly more demure approach to the idea of sparkle.

Reese Witherspoon in custom Calvin Klein


Vivid shades of red were a favorite with fellow Girls stars Lena Dunham in Zac Posen and Allison Williams in Armani Privé, as they were with Viola Davis in Donna Karan Atelier and Taylor Schilling in Ralph Lauren Collection. The pleat work and draped hemlines on their dresses amped up the drama factor of the night.

Taylor Schilling in Ralph Lauren Collection


Several starlets evoked a neo-Grecian spirit, including Emily Blunt in Michael Kors, Amy Adams in Versace, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Narciso Rodriguez. That silhouette was echoed on Amal Clooney, who sported a one-shoulder black dress from Dior Haute Couture; although with gloves (husband George said they were her own) and a coordinating bag, she gave the look her own personal spin recalling Old Hollywood glamour.​

Amy Adams in Versace


But the real winners of the night were those who took chic and well-timed fashion risks. Among them was Claire Danes who showed how to step the bohemian look into the night with her Valentino dress; Keira Knightley whose tiny baby bump was cleverly hidden under her custom Chanel dress; Kate Hudson whose daring Versace look harked back to the safety-pinned sex appeal of Elizabeth Hurley, and Lorde whose custom Narciso Rodriguez pantsuit and bra top was a youthful breath of fresh air on the red carpet.

Keira Knightley  in Chanel