Elle Macpherson in Zac Posen
Last night, whilst (most of us) were tucked up in bed, Hollywood’s finest took to the red carpet for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. Referred to as the dummy run for the Oscars, Grazia Daily pulled an all-nighter in order to see those limo doors fling open to reveal our favourite red carpet dressers. So we've seen what they were wearing, but WHO were the winners in the style stakes? And who got the thumbs down from the Grazia fashion team? Let's find out...
Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace
Thanks to a dose of beloved Versace, Angelina pulled out all the stops to achieve the ultimate glamazon look. What a treat to see her in something that isn't a black caftan! Her ivory satin gown was the perfect fit - it beautifully sculpted her slender frame and was given a signature sexy twist with a splash of lipstick red across the neckline. Despite going home empty-handed, following a nomination for her directoral debut, 'In The Land of Blood and Honey', Ange by far won the gong for Best Dressed of the night.
Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann
Always one of our favourite style stuntwomen, Tilda Swinton looked typically striking in a lilac jacket and skirt look by her favourite Parisian designer. As the face of Pomellato, Tilda topped off her futurisitic look with jewels from the Italian brand along with a sprinkling from Fred Leighton. It's one sure fire way of perking up the red carpet parade, no?
Freida Pinto in Prada
Frieda Pinto opted for a non-fuss Prada resort gown in a light teal fabric, and the choice paid off. The actress looked elegant without entering try-hard territory and matched her look with simple but glossy hair, plus a touch of sparkle from her Chopard jewels. Et voila!
Madonna in Reem Acra
Never one to shy away from making an impact, Madge managed to pull off a tricky look that could easily drown her. It was certainly a dramatic choice for her first red carpet appearance in 14 years and we can't help but take our hats off to her. Bravo!
Emma Stone in Lanvin
After being voted as one of the Best Dressed of 2011 by you savvy lot, our eager eyes were waiting for Emma Stone and she didn't disappoint. As we'd predicted, the star chose an understated, unique and utterly gorgeous gown by Lanvin. Over on Grazia UK's Facebook page, y'all seem to agree. 'This is my favourite colour of the season, interesting and under-stated at the same time,' says Frankie Parry.
Natalie Portman in Lanvin
Alber Elbaz's creations were certainly a favourite of the night. The hero of last year's awards season, Natalie Portman, also chose to wear a dress from the French designer and and ensured she was noticed in the sea of nude gowns thanks to an exotic shade of fuschia, polished off with Harry Winston jewels.
Lea Michele in Marchesa
The Glee star is fast becoming a pro at red carpet dressing and last night's stunner proved she knows how to make a statement - and what a killer body she has! Wearing a silver metallic Marchesa number, Ms Michele dazzled while flashing the flesh. But the ensemble has divided opinion over on our Facebook page where Sara Reid argued she looks 'too tarty' and 'too hard'. What's your verdict?
Dianna Agron in Giles
Lea’s co-star, Dianna Agron, also went the controversial route with a laser-cut gown by one of our favourite British designers, Mr Deacon. Every inch of her dress had been painstakingly cut by Giles’ design team and the intricacy is breath-taking. Paired with minimal make-up and a simple up 'do, plus Fred Leighton jewels, Dianna gets a big thumbs up from us - and from the designer himself! Giles spoke exclusively to Grazia Daily this morning: 'I was thrilled to hear Dianna was to wear the red swan, I'm obviously biased but thought she looked stunning'. Hear, hear!
Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci Premiere
Nominated for her appearance in TV drama Mildred Pierce, the gorgeous ERW glistened in a Gucci Premiere halterneck gown in a deep shade of green, one of the hottest hues at last year's Golden Globes. Despite going home empty-handed yesterday, we're tipping her as one to watch come Oscars night.
Zoe Deschanel in Prada
Cute-as-a-button actress Zoe Deschanel wore a one-of-a-kind Prada dress in fabulously contrasting shades of lime and black. We're applauding her frock and loving that tuxedo manicure, but the jury's still out on that flicky bouffant. Are you liking the retroness?
So you've seen our top picks of the night but, of course, if there are the Best Dressed, there are a few who left us rather befuddled too. Here are the ladies who raised our sartorial eyebrows...
Sarah Michelle Gellar in Monique L’Huillier
According to Buffy Sarah Michelle, her dip-dyed gown was chosen by her two-year-old daughter. Err, we really couldn’t tell! The actress revealed she had a rack of dresses to choose from and when her toddler pulled on this gown, her mind was made up. Probably not the smartest move...but it does explain why her hubby, Freddie Prince Jr, as a no-show.
Michelle Williams in Jason Wu
Uh oh, this outfit has the office torn. Admittedly, Michelle Williams is usually top of the Best Dressed tree thanks to her dolly-like style, but this velvet gown is a tad too underdressed for our liking.
Elle Macpherson in Zac Posen
Dearest Elle, we are such massive fans of your bouncy, sun-kissed locks and your enviable, surfer girl figure, but THIS is definitely a look where the sentiment 'less is more' was required. There comes a time when big bouncy curls teamed with a Christmas cracker-like frock becomes age inappropriate and a tad too try hard.
Kelly Osbourne in Zac Posen
We don't have anything against Zac Posen, honest, but next up, we give you Kelly Osbourne wearing a custom-made creation from the US designer. Okay, it was a borderline success and we do love the bold blue hue, but NOT with the granny-ish grey hair. It pains us to say it, Kelly, but we can't help but agree with your mum. And we never thought we'd say that.
Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci
Girl of the moment, Rooney Mara, has been nailing one red carpet hit after another recently, but we hate to say we were left a little underwhelmed by this Nina Ricci dress. Yes, it's a work of art and the gathered tulle, slim-fit gown was true to the actress’ goth style and yet the wow-factor is missing. Hmph. 'I liked it because it was very comfortable and sort of simple', Rooney revealed. Fair play.
So c'mon folks, it's time to cast your vote! Get involved below...
by Lily Russo