LOS ANGELES: A year ago, the Golden Globes red carpet was a total blackout as Hollywood’s A-listers drew attention to the problem of sexual harassment in entertainment and other industries.
On Sunday, the message remained, but the sartorial choices were far more diverse. Here is a look at some trends from the Globes, the first showbiz awards gala of 2019.
Every colour of the rainbow was on display at the Beverly Hilton, from the canary yellow on nominees Claire Foy and Rachel Brosnahan to the bold teal Calvin Klein chosen by double acting nominee Amy Adams.
Lady Gaga, a favourite to take home the best drama film actress prize for A Star Is Born, stunned in an strapless periwinkle Valentino gown with full puff sleeves and a long train – and blue hair in a bun to match. A giant diamond choker completed her look – seemingly a throwback to Judy Garland’s style in the 1954 version of Star.
Melissa McCarthy, a nominee in the same category for Can You Ever Forgive Me? twinkled in deep purple with silver star accents, while Regina King glittered in a shimmering, strapless pink column gown.
The basic black tux was definitely out on the Globes carpet, with Tinseltown’s stars sporting jackets in various colours. British star Idris Elba slayed in an emerald green jacket and waistcoat, while nominee Darren Criss opted for a black and white floral pattern.
Actor Bradley Cooper went for a classic white dinner jacket, and nominated director Spike Lee rocked up in head-to-toe purple, including his beret.
After last year’s all-black statement, this year is all about the bracelets. White and black ‘Time’s Up X 2’ bracelets were seen on everyone from double nominee Regina King to Elba, whose daughter Isan is helping to hand out the awards. Others wore pins, or even carried ribbons with the message.
Globes host Sandra Oh, who is up for an award for her starring role in BBC America TV thriller Killing Eve, swooped her hair into finger waves a la Veronica Lake and donned a white-hot Versace gown – oozing old Hollywood glamour. Adams wowed in a simple turquoise, off-the-shoulder gown, her red hair also side-swept into soft curls.
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