Why: The plunging-V done right makes this a black-but-not-boring ‘all eyes on me’ look. It’s just one of many Valentino knockouts on the Golden Globes red carpet.
What: Jean Paul Gaultier
Why: Cate Blanchett is powdery but steely like the movie stars of days past. And she does modern Old Hollywood better than anyone.
Why: This is THE archetypal Scarlett Johansson va-va-voom look.
What: Armani Privé
Why: Les Mis was yet to come, but her styling here was already befitting that of an Oscar winner. It’s also sparkly and backless.
What: Atelier Versace
Why: It’s, like, the one time she’s worn colour.
What: Dior Couture
Why: Queen. (She’s got the diamond and platinum Cartier headband to prove it.)
Why: Natalie + Alber forever. Natalie + pink forever.
Why: Long equals fancy, short equals casual, right? WRONG. Also, short, when it’s sheer and sequinned and styled well, is miles ahead of any satin mermaid gown.
Why: At first, you’re all like ‘What are you hiding under there, Hermione?’
What: Ralph Lauren
Why: Do you remember where you were when Lupita wore this cape gown? We do.
Why: Any woman who defies the convention of skirts on the red carpet should be commended, especially when her pants also feature a swishy tail.
What: Giambattista Valli
Why: J-Lo wasn’t even up for any nominations and still slayed in a high-slit canary yellow cape dress.
Why: Tiered dresses can be a hit-or-miss but Zendaya takes the cake with a subtle deep red take on the look.
What: Alexander McQueen
Why: Even when she’s completely toned down in a flesh-colored Alexander McQueen, Rooney Mara kills it with the details, from her unexpected parted plait to the deep red lip.
What: Zuhair Murad
Why: No one did the princess dress better than Lily Collins last year, in a dreamy pink confection of filmy lace.
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