Wednesday, January 15

Golden Globes 2014: Red Carpet Hits and Misses

Ready to play Fashion Police? Yet another award season has begun and I would be remiss if I didn't comment on the fashions from the first red carpet event of 2014, the Golden Globes.  Here is a look at the night's standout dresses, from the pieces that were hits to those that were a swing and a miss.  From Sophia Vergara's amazing Zac Posen, to Jennifer Lawrence's disastrous Dior, see which stars hit a high note in the style stakes- and which ones need to show their stylist the door.


Singer Taylor Swift hit the red carpet nail on the head in this sweetheart-neckline Carolina Herrera masterpiece.

12 Years a Slave star and Globe nominee Nyong'o takes a plunge in a red silk Ralph Lauren dress and gold diamond studs.

Kate Beckinsale was ready to go to fashion war in a sleekly sculptural Zuhair Murad couture gown that had a sweetheart neckline and flared right out under the knee. The gown felt both bombshell and style-bot, but one thing was for sure: it was hard to take your eyes off her!

Zoe Saldana could wear a potato sack and look terrific, but she chose this intricate Prabal Gurung dress and looked even better.

Globes' presenter Mila Kunis wore a pale gray Gucci Première silk chiffon halter neck gown, featuring silver metallic floral embroidery at the neck and a dégradé of sequins to the waist.

Sophia Vergara's Golden Globe gown proves she's a red carpet pro.  She's never been an advocate of the 'less is more' approach to style, and so it wasn't surprising to see the Modern Family star dominating the Golden Globes carpet. Literally dominating; no other stars could get within two feet of the 41-year-old in her gargantuan black Zac Posen gown and her famous cleavage was even perkier than her trademark schtick.

Amy Poehler's Gucci gown makes her the hot co-host to Tina's sophisticated lady.

We can't forget to award the pregnant ladies of the red carpet, who were glowing in pre-maternal bliss. Olivia Wilde gets the best mommy award for her fearless choice to highlight her giant baby bump in a green sequin Gucci gown.

At least for super fit superstar Leslie Mann, this is 40. I'm in love with the pelum pop on this all-over lace look by Dolce & Gabbana, and in classic black it's timeless and ageless.


I tried to love Best Supporting Actress, Jennifer Lawrence's Dior gown, but it erred too much on the side of pageant queen meets bondage and did her no favors whatsoever.

Too yellow, too loud and erm... not so proud. Girls creator and star Lena Dunham looked beyond awkward in this canary Zac Posen frock.

Sandra Bullock tried a bold Prabal Gurung look, and while I applaud her for that, there was just too much licoirce and bubble gum going on for my taste.  It's like she couldn't decide whether her dress was a baby boy or baby girl.  I'm a fan of the synched shape on this design, but the giant pink and blue stripes against that black are too weird a choice to win my heart.

Julia Roberts's white shirt trick lacked drama - see Sharon Stone at the Oscars circa 1998 for how it should be done.

Reese Witherspoon's dreary Calvin Klein Collection dress and 'mom' fringe made her look like a Nineties throwback.

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