Could this be? Is it true? A red carpet with barely a trainwreck on it? Yes, it’s true—last night’s Golden Globes red carpet looks were damn near “what was she thinking?”-free. Classic femininity was the look, from colors (purple, lavender, pink) to lace to soft, free-flowing structures in the dresses. (Sometimes a little too free-flowing—Mariah Carey’s boobies looked like they were trying to escape all night.)
Champagne was not just on the tables: It was the color worn by everybody, including Christina Hendricks, Nicole Kidman and Drew Barrymore. Drew’s was the prettiest with its embellished one-shoulder strap. Purple was also popular: Sandra Bullock, Chloe Sevigny, Leona Lewis, Alfre Woodard all wore some shade of purple. Even Fergie, queen of tramp chic, wore a diaphanous lavender gown, fit more for a mermaid than the chick who sings “My Humps.” Lots of ladies pink-ed it up: Diane Kruger’s pink ombre gown looked pretty as a rose and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lauren Graham, and Emily Blunt all wore other pink-y shades.
Our favorite look? Keeping those double Ds discreetly hidden under frilly embellishments at the chest: Both Julianne Moore and Kate Hudson wore simple gowns with feathers or tulle on the chest and even Anna Kendrick (the girl from “Up In The Air”) wore a one shouldered gown with petals of fabric all across her bust and shoulders.
Also refreshing? Star after star wore a little ribbon pinned to his or her chest to keep Haiti in their thoughts—even Meryl Streep obliquely mentioned stuff going on in the world in her speech. It’s just a little bit nicer when you’re reminded Hollywood isn’t just full of the genetically blessed—it’s full of people with a conscience, too.