Without further ado, it's time for the Golden Globes 2011 Red Carpet: the good.
Ryan Kwanten, Olivia Wilde in Marchesa: Ryan Kwanten is SMOKIN'. Usually guys on the red carpet are pretty boring, so I like that Ryan spiced it up with the red velvet bow tie. It ties in with the carpet without clashing with it. Olivia Wilde had one of my favorite dresses of the night. It's so fabulously Glinda the Good Witch gone a little naughty--it looks like the night sky! It would have been over the top if she'd done a lot of jewelry, but she kept it simple, just doing a spiky pair of Louboutins and simple hair, so it works. Some people said her hair was too flat, but I think if she'd done a lot more volume it would have been a little too in-your-face princessy.
Amber Riley in Oliver Tolentino, Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung: How cute is Amber Riley?! Her sequined dress is fun, it's red carpet appropriate, it's flattering, and it's young. I don't think I've seen her look better. I really like that Hailee Steinfeld actually looks her age (14). She didn't pull a Miley and go for something insane and leather and strapless. This Prabal Gurung dress is light and fresh, simple, age appropriate, and lets her natural beauty shine through without being boring.
Jayma Mays in Alberta Ferretti, Kevin McHale: Jayma Mays is working a fab retro look. I wish her dress wasn't black, but the cut is very flattering, with just the right amount of glitz and detail, and her Veronica Lake curls keep with the Old Hollywood feel of the dress without making her look stuck in the past. Nicely done. Kevin McHale is another great example of a guy having a little fun on the red carpet. That studded jacket is so on-trend and so fabulous, and it fits his personality.
Emma Stone in Calvin Klein, Leighton Meester in Burberry Prorsum: Okay. I still don't love Emma Stone's hair color, but she does look pretty amazing here. The color of this Calvin Klein dress is very flattering, the perfect nude that doesn't make you look naked, and the deep back keeps it from being staid. I love that she kept it simple and let the fact that she has an amazing body do all the talking. This dress on Leighton Meester has grown on me. At first I was all "new trendy wife from Big Love?" but seeing how sheer it is and the giant slit up the side makes me think it's more fabulously on trend than outdated and drab. On anyone else I'd hate this, but she's so pretty and has such a great body that she really pulls it off. I wish she'd done a little more bling, maybe a shimmery belt, but overall, nicely done.
Mila Kunis in Vera Wang, Catherine Zeta Jones in Monique Lhuillier: Emerald green is the new pink (Josie and the Pussycats, anyone?). This makes me very happy, because it's one of my favorite colors and it's so flattering on a wide range of skin tones. This Vera Wang dress would be boring in a nude, but in deep emearld the pleating and intricate detailing really shine through. The shape is very flattering on her, and it's high glamour without being too over the top. I hope someone would wear this Monique Lhuillier dress! Catherine Zeta Jones could really wear anything. She seriously does not age. This dress works because she kept the styling simple and because it fits her perfectly. The pick-ups in the skirt and the opulent fabric are very baroque glamour, which really works for CZJ.
Megan Fox in Armani, Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier: I like this dress. And Megan Fox looks great in anything. But this dress doesn't seem very her. Don't get me wrong, it's feminine while still being insanely bombshell sexy, and flattering while sweetly retro, and her hair looks FANTASTIC, but isn't it a little girly for her? Interesting choice. I loved Mandy Moore in Tangled, and she looks so cute here. This Monique Lhuillier dress is very flattering on her, the tulle skirt balances out the slim bodice nicely, and the illusion neckline adds a fun, modern twist. Nicely done, Mandy.
Anne Hathaway in Armani, Angelina Jolie in Versace: Hello, shoulder pads. Anne's dress works because while it's very sparkley, the nude hue keeps it from being too glitzy, and the long sleeves and high neckline are balanced by the low back and form-fitting silhouette. Girl is like a tall drink of water. And Angelina Jolie wore a color! Crazy. She was on-trend with the emerald, the slight shimmer adds a hint of glam, and the shoulder pads highlight her tiny waist very nicely. Long sleeves are back!
Images from nymag.com.