I am so pleased to announce that a new era of Old Hollywood glamour is upon us. This was nowhere more evident than the the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, where movie stars and tv stars combined, loose waves replaced stark updos, dark hues replaced candy colored tones, and long sleeves with embellished shoulders replaced down-to-there slits. Sparkle, crystals, cut-out backs, and ruffle embellishments were also a major turnaround from past years. It looks like the Old Hollywood glamour of the 1920, 30s, and 40s are back at awards show for now, with a new Hollywood twist of course!
Rather then diminishing themselves with risky v-cuts and strapless dresses, in a stark contrast from past shows ,many celebs covered up their cleavage in favor of fashion. But while stars like Anne Hathaway and Angelina Jolie did have some sparkle, other stars that seemed glamorous enough in their conservative style, surprised us with cut-out backs (ahem, Anne Hathaway, Eva Longoria.) Nevertheless, the dramatic shoulders, high necklines, velvet, lace, and dark hues were embraced, and we think these celebs never looked better!
Offbeat Old Hollywood
While many celebs went back to the Old Hollywood glamour of stars like Rita Hayworth, many of them still added their own twist, whether it be an embellishment, an uncovered collar bone, an unusual texture, or a slightly more risk-taking slit. Nevertheless, they kept it to a minimal and continued to ooze out the finesse of Old Hollywood glam.
One Shoulder Delight
While that Old Hollywood glamour continued to ooze, bubble, and eventually overflow, it was brought in a variety of ways, including one of the popular of the night–the one sleeve fishtail, sheath, or ball gown gown, often with an important embellishment like floral details, ruffles, or Swarovski crystals.
Best of The Best Ball Gowns
But of course no major Hollywood awards show event could be complete without the major ball gown. These were two of my favorites:
While the frothy ball gowns, blingy diamonds, and embroidered enhancements prevailed, there were a few stars that went the opposite away, with a smooth sheath, a poppy color, and without a speck of jewelry. Two of the best examples of that were these two who both wore Calvin Klein Collection column dresses in pink and coral.
And with the good also comes the bad. And in the case of most of these celebs…the VERY BAD!! I'm not sure if these stars thought they looked good or if they were trying to go "out-of-the-box) but they failed miserably. I'm disappointed in Heidi Klum, who is supposed to be a fashion winner and while a risk taker, completely went for the wrong dress in the wrong color at the wrong time. January Jones would have looked good, if she wasn't busting out. And haven't we seen red on her somewhere else before? Oh right, a Versace fashion show. January is supposed to be about starting anew. So why didn't this Mad Men star?
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