Forget wondering which nominee will bag a Golden Globe this Sunday, Grazia Daily is waiting for the full-on frock-a-thon. No doubt we'll be treated to a blizzard of sequins and tulle (please no rain this time) but will the ladies make the correct sartorial choices?
Bets have been placed but opinion, as ever, is divided at Grazia HQ. 'We want Gaga-tastic gowns!' cried one fashion assistant. 'But the Golden Globes are all about elegant floor-sweepers!' squeeled another. So to avoid any scraps, we're passing the vote onto you, our lovely readers. Have a browse through the options then use our nifty poll (right) to cast your vote.
First up, it's Michelle Williams. She upped her fashion ante brilliantly in 2010 and seeing as she's nominated for Best Actress (for Blue Valentine), we're expecting a winner-worthy gown that'll work with a gold statue. For her latest premiere appearances, Michelle’s been playing up to her pixie-ness with lacey numbers by Erdem and Prada so how will she stay true to her romantic, with a hint of kooky, style?
Giles v Valentino
With a flamboyant stunner, of course! The one from Giles’ S/S ’11 catwalk is just the ticket with its pinky tones and poofiness, and how we’d love to see her swagged with pearls! Or perhaps she'll opt for something more Mia Farrow-esque, like the Jason Wu gown she wore at the Venice Film Festival? Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Pre-Fall collection for Valentino was packed with ladylike designs but the usual ruffles and OTT bows were tempered by modest tones and demure details, like high necks and long sleeves. Ooh decisions, decisions...which style would YOU prefer to see Ms Williams wearing on the big night?
Michelle's up against Natalie Portman who's facing the biggest dress dilemma of all thanks to her growing baby bump. She recently said, ‘I just want to be in things that are comfortable now – loose!’ Well, we can see that, dear. On her promo tour for Black Swan, she sported Rodarte and Jason Wu while playing it safe in flattering black gowns with body-skimming empire waists. We're certainly not expecting her to do a Heidi Klum this awards season but we would like some colour, please.
Jil Sander v Dior Couture
And that's where these beauties come in. The first comes courtesy of Jil Sander's S/S ’11 catwalk, which was crammed with billowing minimalism and more brilliant brights than a paint box. A relaxed, voluminous silhouette like the one above is both contemporary and comfy, and Ms P would look like a pretty tulip on heels. Or are you crossing your fingers for a more whimsical number? Considering Nat is the new face of Miss Dior Cherie, the odds are high that the French house is first in line to dress her. John Galliano's latest couture collection was a feast of floral designs so it'd be ace to see the be-bumped actress taking on these petaly ruffles.
The doe-eyed Anne Hathaway (aka Best Actress in a Comedy nominee) has the powers of super-stylist Rachel Zoe on her side so we have every faith she'll crack out another breath-taker. But Anne's become famous for swathing herself in sparkles so many Graziettas are hoping she'll make a change with something a little less predictable and more, well, modern. A sharp and sleek suit, par exemple, like the tailoring in RZ's new collection.
Marchesa v Marc Jacobs
Or how about one of these? This Marchesa ballgown provides swirls of romanticism but the laser-cut ruffles bring enough risk-taking drama to make Katy Perry proud. Alternatively, Marc Jacobs's halter dress is hedonistic, flirty and very on-trend thanks to the Seventies vibe - just the thing for some unexpected spice, no? C'mon Hatherway, we know you have it in you.
Remember last year when newcomer Anna Kendrick set the red carpets ablaze? Well, this year it's the turn of Emma Stone who joins Anne, as well as Angelina Jolie (yikes!), in the Comedy Actress category. So seeing as the young actress is yet to establish a signature style, as well as designer loyalties, we’re wondering whether she'll go the youthful route, as she's done in the past, or get super sophisticated.
Jil Sander v Elie Saab
Let's return to Jil Sander's catwalk for a fun and fresh option, shall we? This watercolour frock has a splash of opulent flowers without being too OTT, guaranteeing Emma will stand out among the chiffon-clad heavyweights. But on the other hand, should she wear a glamourpuss gown, like this one by Elie Saab, to keep with tradition?
Ah yes, we all know the deal when it comes to Angelina; floaty, floor-sweeping designs from Versace in boring neutral hues. So we all agree that something funkier, brighter, breezier is top of our wishlist.
Erdem v Stella McCartney
Something like this, in fact! Erdem offered up a mesmerizing vision for S/S '11 and his final dreamy dresses fit Angelina's floaty, thigh-flashing bill, but with a summery sensuality * major swoon * Failing that, Plan B is to call Stella McCartney and give her delicious citrus prints a go. Wishful thinking, you might say, but we don't think we could bear another dress déjà vu. So Ange, we beseech you to forget that 'if it ain't broke..' nonsense and make us all happy by thinking outside the (very black) box. Thanks in advance.
Of course, we'll have to wait until Sunday for our dress dreams to come true, so to endure the anticipation, start clicking that voting finger! Oh, and don't forget to check back here on Monday morning for the results. See you then!
- Jessica Vince