So the Awards season 2021 kicked off last night with the Golden Globes. But, as with everything in the age of Corona, it was a very different from what we have come to expect, and not least when it came to the Red Carpet. In short, it was a Zoom session, and, like most Zoom sessions, this included muted mikes, funny facial expressions full of falseness and boredom, and other such mishaps.
And then there was the red carpet. Which didn’t really exist as such, as most of the celebs were at home. But that didn’t mean there wasn’t fashion and looks to savour. The stars had still pulled out all the stops, even if it was only for their sofa, and I actually think that this was one of the best red carpet turnouts in years, even if it was for a virtual ceremony.
Case in point, the incredible Anna Taylor Joy, a double nominee for Emma and The Queen’s Gambit, and a winner for the later, who wore the most delectable emerald green Dior dress and cape, with screen siren, Veronica Lake style hair and flawless make up. This is one of my fave celebrity looks ever, she was perfection. But she certainly wasn’t the only one who was rocking their living room last night.
Andra Day, another winner for ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday‘ (another one on my watch list) opted for a stunning Chanel look, whilst Ratched star Sarah Paulson rocked both Prada and a purple arm cast, which is frankly no mean feat.
And there were also some maverick looks to savour too. Viola Davis, nominated for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, wore a eye catching peacock style African print gown designed by Claude ‘Lavie’ Kameni. Another winner, The Crown’s Emma Corrin, wore an almost sculptural gown from Miu Miu that almost reminded me of a Pierrot doll.
Nicole Kidman can always be a little hit and miss on the red carpet, always one to watch but sometimes a little too avant garde. The Louis Vuitton chain dress was a perfect choice, a little 1970’s and both cool and elegant.
Cynthia Evro gave me Lady Gaga vibes with her look from lime green Valentino Haute Couture which was teamed with incredible mega platforms. This was just a fresh, fun look and I personally loved it, although I think she may’ve done a Naomi Campbell if she’d actually had to walk down the red carpet in those shoes!
Elle Fanning was another of my personal faves in an ice blue Gucci dress that, combined with Fred Leighton jewels, gave me Grace Kelly vibes. The ageless Angela Basset also had a retro feel to her look in a Dolce and Gabbana feathered dress.
My final pick of the gowns was from Amanda Seyfried, who is another who usually makes wonderful red carpet choices. The sheer romance of her Oscar De La Renta dress was breathtaking, a really stunning choice.
See All the winners here.