You, The Fashion Jury: Best Dressed from the Golden Globes

12 January 2009


There's nothing quite like the first big red carpet event of the season to kick-start your Monday morning and last night's Golden Globes didn't disappoint. The Brits stormed the awards ceremony with Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire picking up a best film gong and Kate Winslet scooping two awards: best supporting actress for The Reader and leading actress for Revolutionary Road. (If you didn't stay up all night then allow yourself a diversion from work right now and check out her weepy, overwhelmed acceptance speech right here). And then of course there were the dresses. From the downright perfect (Eva Mendes in Dior, incidentally the most worn design house of the night) to the dazzling newcomers (Freida Pinto in Christian Lacroix we salute you) to the white-ruffled contingent (Sandra Bullock did us proud in Dior) and the oh-dear-god-did-you-get-dressed-in-the-dark brigade (naming no names, Renee). Check out what we thought of who wore what below and add your own comments to the You, The Fashion Jury Golden Globes special. Make them fashiontastic enough and yours could even end up printed alongside our fashion's teams assessment of the Golden Globes fashion in next Tuesday's issue of Grazia. No pressure, then!

Kate Winslet

Kate gets serious style points for this LBD (that’s long black dress in red carpet speak) by Yves Saint Laurent.

Jennifer Lopez

Wowser! Jennifer Lopez is back to doing what she does best: showing some serious skin in an incredible Marchesa gown with jewellery by Lorraine Schwartz and Roger Vivier shoes.

Angelina Jolie

We predicted Miss Jolie would opt for a floor length Grecian piece, but although she chose to accessorize her Jimmy Choos with this slashed Atelier Versace number, we're getting a little tired of the nude palette, floor length gowns...

Cameron Diaz

Cameron always looks fabulous in colour! Her Chanel Haute Couture number is bang on trend with the asymmetric one-shouldered cut, but is it too casual for the Globes?

America Ferrera

We totally nailed the prediction as far as the silhouette of America’s gown was concerned: and she looks totally hot in this shimmering one-shouldered Oscar de la Renta prom dress.

Amy Adams

Another homerun for Oscar de la Renta with this black beaded showstopper, but forgive us if we’re wrong – doesn’t this dress so look as if it belongs in Andalasia?

Anne Hathaway

There's no doubt Anne Hathaway sizzles in a shimmering strapless blue gown from the Giorgio Armani Prive collection, but we wish the young star took a few more red carpet risks sometimes.


Elie Saab hits another winner as Beyonce embraces her curves in a heavily jewelled couture dress slashed to the thigh. Work it girl…

Blake Lively

She's certainly channelling Serena in her Nina Ricci number, but for goodness sake, give the girl some breathing room!

Demi Moore

Demi plays it safe in this Dior peach silk chiffon creation, but we’re not so sure about all that bling. We wonder if she was taking style tips from 19 year old daughter Rumer…

Drew Barrymore

Hmmm, now we love you Drew, we really do, but we’re pretty sure you can do better than this… Yes, your dress might be Dior Haute Couture and custom made by John Galliano, but that’s simply no excuse for your 50’s bouffant hair. Sort it out please…

Eva Longoria

Great Reem Acra fishtail gown but we're not so sure about the fake bake. Or the spray-on silhouette.

Freida Pinto

We just can’t get enough of the Slumdog Millionaire star, and already decided that she was the one to watch before she turned up in this floorlength Christian Lacroix creation.

Eva Mendes

Whoever is dressing Ms Mendes at the moment deserves a big fat pat on the back. While she has been looking wonderful of late on her The Spirit red carpet tour, she looked perfect last night in a white strapless Christian Dior dress, set off with a touch of colour by the beautiful turquoise Van Cleef and Arpels necklace. Ladies of red carpets everywhere...take note.

Kate Beckinsale

It might be typically Kate but then again the Globes are all about old-school glamour... and this figure-hugging J Mendel gown totally works.

Maggie Gyllenhaal

We love love love this woman. There’s absolutely nothing in this Lanvin ensemble that we don’t like, and we’re so into leopard print right now we’re thrilled that Maggie was brave enough to pull it off of the red carpet.

Rachel Evan Woods

One of the dresses of the night as far as we’re concerned. Evan opts for an Elie Saab dress that showcases her as one of the most exciting new girls on the fashion block this year. We love.

Renee Zellweger

Ouch. Renee’s long been a fan of Carolina Herrera’s show-stopping pieces, and the dramatic fishtail on this black satin skirt is definitely Golden Globes worthy, but we wish she’d opted for something other than a nude Spanx bodysuit to wear underneath.

Salma Hayek

Woah there. Salma sizzles in this Bottega Veneta piece, but there’s rather a lot on show here we think. Mind you, if you’ve got it, flaunt it…

Sandra Bullock

The lovely Sandra would make us smile in anything! She does love a white frock come award time and this floorlength dress by Dior not only enhances her figure in all the right places, but it also proves us right in our Friday theory that white is THE colour of the Golden Globes.

Sally Hawkins

Another Brit who did us proud last night was Happy-Go-Lucky's Sally Hawkins who picked up Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. Now we may not recognize the full black dress that the teeny-tiny actress wore, but the jewellery and the up-do were perfect for her small frame.

Marisa Tomei

We love that Marisa will always take a risk on the red carpet and she didn't disappoint last night. While her monochrome Oscar de la Renta dress isn't typical of award dressing, it brought the red-carpet kicking and screaming into 2009 and we thought she look fabulous.


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