The Golden Globes are a party and the stars came dressed for it. Sunday night's red carpet in Beverly Hills, California, was full of both classic Hollywood glamour and up-and-coming fashion trends.
"I've never seen such a sophisticated Golden Globes. It's like it was the Oscars," said stylist Mary Alice Stephenson. There were lots of hues of ocean blues, tropical shades and sandy neutrals, strapless corset-style gowns, one-shoulder numbers and a little glitz thrown in.
The jewels, big chunky earrings and oversized necklaces, apparently are recession-proof. Jennifer Lopez could have been a Globe statuette herself in a plunging V-neck, gold-bead gown by Marchesa. "Jennifer Lopez looks exactly like you want Jennifer Lopez to look," said Hal Rubenstein, fashion director at InStyle. Penelope Cruz went for a more subtle gold in a slim column gown by Giorgio Armani Prive with the occasional beaded horizontal stripe.
Megan Fox wore a ripped-from-the-runway delicate Ralph Lauren gold dress.
A blond Drew Barrymore channeled Marilyn Monroe with a pouffed-out hairdo and dove gray off-the-shoulder John Galliano for Dior gown. "She created a moment," observed Stephenson. Kate Winslet wore a glamour-girl black strapless gown with a black velvet belt and a bow, dotted with beading, at her waist and a 47-carat, five-row bracelet by Chopard.
Angelina Jolie captured a bit of a boho vibe in a loose Versace tank gown, while Brad Pitt went a more traditional route with aviator sunglasses and a classic bow tie. "They rule the red carpet," said Lisa Rinna, TV Guide Channel's red-carpet host. "She looked easy, relaxed and beautiful."