Monday, January 15, 2007

The Golden Globe Awards' Style Trends

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards’ red carpet eschewed the usual fanfare of major trends, rather it conveyed, save for Beyoncé’s Dreamgirls-esque outfit, a classic simplicity, one in which the red carpet has not seen in a long while.

Grecian-like draping was a dominant theme in terms of styling. From Drew Barrymore’s strapless Christian Dior to Kate Winslet’s Azzaro and Keira Sedgwick’s one-shouldered number and a fabulous looking Salma Hayek’s bosom enhancing gown, the Grecian girls were flattering and charmingly beautiful.

In spite of the Grecian look, it was good ol’ black and white that stole the spotlight in terms of trends. I would have to assume that seventy percent of the starlets were decked out in a white (or ivory) dress, a black dress or a mixture of the two and I would have to say that all looked spectacular. Yet I had my favorites.

I think that Cameron Diaz (post-Timberlake) looked divine with her white frilled one-shoulder Valentino ethereal frock, her gleaming black locks and shiny rouged lips, ditto for Penelope Cruz’s Chanel Couture tiered waist-cinching black gown. I would say that both of these ladies, well, quite simply, looked like ladies - classy, feminine and polished.

With dashes of bright color or jewel-toned garbs and only a spark of the glitterati trend (I personally think Beyoncé could have held court for the entire trend on her own with her cut down-to-there and slit up-to-there gown that leaned more on the trashy than classy side); the overall sentiment was a very calm, cool and collected red carpet.

photos: gettyimages

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