2011 Golden Globes: The Dress Wrap-Up

January 17, 2011


Piper Perabo Golden Globes 2011

Let’s get to the good stuff, shall we?

Piper Perabo was my pick for standout perfection this year. You can never go wrong in an Oscar de la Renta gown, fresh makeup and a sleek ponytail. Simple, refined, elegant and glowing. She’s come a long way since Coyote Ugly, but I still love her for that film.

Claire Danes Golden Globes 2011

Claire Danes’ pink Calvin Klein fit her impeccably. At first I wanted to turn the hue down a bit, but ultimately it looked bright and full of spring and youth. Again, simple jewelry, fresh makeup and hair that seemed to hold up well to the heat in L.A. Bite me, Jordan Catalano. GOLDEN GLOBE.

Green Collage 2011 Golden Globes

Emerald was a hot trend on the red carpet. Mila Kunis’ Vera Wang was a favorite of mine. Not bad for a dress that was made in FOUR DAYS. Elisabeth Moss’ Donna Karan is a one-of-a-kind made especially for her. I’m not sure if she’s lost a ton of weight or if they pad her character, Peggy, on Mad Men. Either way, Peggy cleans up WELL. Catherine Zeta-Jones is predictable in a Monique Lhuillier living up to her “Hollywood Royalty” image.

And then there’s Angelina. Oh, Ang. I wasn’t aware you and Dorothy Zbornak were pals. Lovely color – total miss on the dress.

Beige Collage 2011 Golden Globes

And then there was beige. Can we be done with this color now. Tom and Lorenzo are over the beige shoes on the red carpet, I’m over the whole damn color. Enough. You need a spectacular, non-spray, tan to wear this color and RARELY does anyone ever pull this off well. These golden colors look better in person and translate horribly to television.

But here is Scarlett Johansson in Elie Saab, and Carrie Underwood (at right) in Badgley Mischka.

And then there’s Leighton. Oh, Blair. That’s it. The gays need to take over. You’ve tried. Really you have. But enough.

Heidi Klum golden Globes 2011

Before we get to the misses, I want to thank Heidi Klum for being interesting. Really, the red carpet was a bit underwhelming for me last night. At least Heidi had some fun. Her Marc Jacobs gown reflected the party atmosphere of the Globes and I loved it.


Olivia Wilde Golden Globes 2011

Olivia Wilde’s Marchesa gown was a LOT of dress. Too much, in my opinion. This dress is more suited for the Oscars and really when it’s worn by a bigger movie star. I’m not quite sure what was going on with her hair, but it looked like the humidity killed it. Bangs are tough to pull off. Case in point. This girl is way to pretty to look like this.

January Jones Golden Globes 2011

January Jones in Versace. Betty would not approve, though I suspect Don might. I guess The Girls needed to walk the red carpet, too. Her hair and makeup are lovely, though who’s going to ever see them when you can’t stop looking at her breasts?

Natalie Portman Golden Globes 2011

I hate to do this. Really, I do. I love Natalie Portman, but I do not love this dress. The drape from the back made her backside look bigger than it really is at 5 months pregnant and that carnation… Oh, the carnation. This dress would have been better without any adornment.

Anne Hathaway Golden Globes 2011

Okay, I know the entire world is loving this dress (Armani Prive) – and there are parts of it I love – but it just doesn’t slay me. I expected a little more from Anne Hathaway. It is clearly The Year of Anne in Hollywood, but I wish I could love this more. The back is SPECTACULAR, but, again, it’s yet ANOTHER neutral dress. The fit is perfect and I like the texture of the dress, but it just seems a little “old” to me.

What about you? Any other standouts? Or was it underwhelming for you as well?

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3 Responses to “2011 Golden Globes: The Dress Wrap-Up”

  1. MainlineMom Says:

    I do think Piper Pearbo’s overall look was amazing, but I am not a big fan of black dresses for red carpet events. I’m pretty much over the beige too, although there were a couple examples of good ones last night. I think I would have loved Anne’s dress if not for those stupid shoulders. Ick. Not a fan of Clare Danes’ dress and hate January Jones’ dress.

    Didn’t know you were planning a recap. I did mine while I was still watching boring acceptance speeches 🙂

    • Pam Says:

      Anne’s dress is slowly growing on me – and I do like the slightly exaggerated shoulders. It’s still a soft effect. I just think it’s a little old-looking. She is rarely not flawless – and I love her personal style.

      Piper’s dress, while a bit safe in black, just really looked impeccable. I loved it on the runway and I was really happy to see it translate so well to the red carpet. I’m okay with black for red carpet events – just not all the time. 🙂

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