Francisco Costa fits Heidi Klum's gown
What fun we had on Monday morning, cooing over the wonderful parade of frocks that appeared at the Golden Globes the night before. We chose the best — and worst — outfits, tallied up our favourite beauty looks and sobbed at Michelle Williams' sweet acceptance speech. But it's easy to forget how much time, effort and kerfuffle goes into creating such a polished red carpet result. And that's where Heidi Klum steps in…
The German supermodel has peeled back the curtain to reveal what really happens during the preening process. How generous! 'This is the room where all the magic happens,' she tells us from within the Calvin Klein studio. And there's Mr Francisco Costa, Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection, ready to swath Heidi in her chosen gown.
'I wanted a super-sexy, elegant silhouette', Mrs Seal reveals, in comparison to her previous red carpet outing when she wore a frou-frou Christian Siriano number, 'it was very big and with a lot of ruffles.' So for her GG appearance, she opted for exactly the opposite. Yep, Heidi appeared at the ceremony on Sunday night looking sleek and statuesque thanks to a nude column gown with a dramatic plunging back, enlivened by a colour-popping Lorraine Schwartz necklace (worth a whooping $1 million) and matching ring. It was a fine example of how CK's minimalist chic can work brilliantly on the red carpet and was a welcome surprise amongst a sea of frothy ballgowns. On the beauty side of things, Heidi wisely kept things simple with a no-fuss mane and glowing skin – or 'bare and dewy' make-up, as a member of her glam squad describes it.
Heidi Klum in Calvin Klein at the Golden Globes
'There's so much that goes into an outfit before you step onto the red carpet, which most people don't realise,' Heidi says. 'They see the final product and they think you just slipped this on.' How reassuring to know all supermodels don't roll out of bed looking this glossy. Amen to that. Do you think La Klum's efforts paid off?