Hollywood is one odd town. Riddled with narcissism and blatant self-promotion, it makes everyone forget its dark side once a red carpet event comes along. On those big, celebratory nights it’s all beautiful and glamorous.
One well-chosen fashion look, good or bad, can guarantee global exposure. Unlike the golden age of Hollywood, when studio publicity teams stepped in to dress and style their stars in order to manage and protect their images, today it is up to the stars themselves, their PR teams and their stylists. It’s game on as everyone works to make a proper, but individual statement.
Tinseltown knows a thing or two about throwing a good show and flaunting beauties in the process. Seriously, these gals are just too pretty; it’s not fair.
The Golden Globes are often referred to as the Oscars’ blueprint. So, what to expect next month? From the look of it, a well-polished group of ladies channeling 1950s fashions. Yes, ladylike seems to be on the menu and it’s a relief!
Think Grace Kelly or Marilyn Monroe, it’s all about the bustier gown. The great thing about this look is that it is quasi-universally considered chic and apropos when it comes to red carpet looks.
The 1930s are also always a favorite era when it comes to red carpet Hollywood affairs. Referencing its golden age is not only a safe bet, but a wise one as the silhouette is both elegant and somewhat forgiving to most body types. Of course, the svelte-set always looks best in it. An elongated body is a camera’s best friend.
A few actors actually took risks, made the right choice and looked great in the process. Being modern is a double-edged sword on the red carpet circuit. Few are willing to try it… and even fewer succeed. Let’s not forget that what is deemed fashionable requires more than simply what a self-proclaimed stylist or celebrity thinks should work.
There were also a few historical twists that appealed more to the sartorially inclined history buffs than the average red carpet enthusiast including the popular Grecian columnar look.
PS: The real trend this past Golden Globes was the hair color. Check out your local hair-dye shelf, because Hollywood is going Ginger… from Venetian blond to Auburn, there was lots of amber smoldering on that red carpet.
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