Last night’s Golden Globe Awards, to my delight, featured one of the best red carpets in years. And by that I mean it was trampled on by both some divinely dressed stars (Lupita Nyong’o and Cate Blanchett, for example) and some celebs who should have been told to go home and change (Julia Roberts, why?). Here are my best and worst dressed. Share yours in the comments!
Oh lordy, the Emmys were both weird and depressing (so much death!) and a total snooze. But luckily, the fashions on the red carpet were not. Yes, there were a couple handful of looks I didn’t particularly like, but for the most part, I thought the ladies nailed it with their fancy dresses and pretty faces and stuff. Click on for my best dressed…
Vanity Fair, that magazine that your parents probably have in their bathroom magazine rack, does a yearly analysis of the best-dressed celebs, socialites and entrepreneurs. Generally, it seems, the only qualification to appear on the list is that you have to be really, ridiculously rich. Of course, nice clothes help. But really, money does not buy you actual style (nor does it buy you class, as LuAnn de Lesseps can attest). With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look at the latest Vanity Fair list. As expected, the list has some celebs on it, but it’s also got a healthy number of models and socialites (including one dude whose “profession” is master of foxhounds) — plus quite a few struggling musicians and C-list actors whose families happen to be incredibly wealthy and well-connected (trust funds, anyone?). Oh, are you possibly vaguely related to the Medici’s or some other powerful Renaissance family? You’re on it.
We put together a short list of some of the dozens of best-dressed picks, analyzing what they wore — plus, we also threw in some of the people we think actually deserve to be on the list. (I mean, how do you leave Diane Kruger and Solange off a best-dressed round up?) Take a look, won’t you?
Because I was a weird kid, I’ve been reading Vanity Fair since I was, like, 14. There’s nothing I enjoy more than long-form stories about society murders, celebrity addicts and presidential affairs. Every year, Vanity Fair also comes up with a best-dressed list, chock full of names of socialites, French nobility and a gallimaufry of minor European royalty. Usually I don’t know more than a few of the names on the list, and couldn’t even begin to imagine the clothing budgets these people must have.
But this year, VF is making things a bit more democratic. In a ploy to seem relevant, the aged magazine is opening its Best Dressed competition to the public. Nan Kempner is rolling over in her extra-small couture grave. Keep reading »
Maybe the 2013 Golden Globes is a good omen of what’s to come this year, fashion wise. When they were bad, they weren’t all that bad, and when they were good, well, they were amazing. Stand out fashion stars on Sunday night’s Golden Globes red carpet included Kerry Washington, whose delicate shift played nicely off her modern hairstyle, and Katharine McPhee, who took a daring plunge into sexy town in all black. There was a lot to praise last night, and we’re hoping that as award’s season continues, we’ll see more great looks from these stars.
These were our favorites, but don’t forget to share yours in the comments!
As the year winds down, we’re handing out accolades to the celebs who impressed us with their spectacular senses of style. We’ve covered the best hair and beauty icons and red carpet looks on the women’s side; now let’s see which celeb men brought their A-game in the wardrobe department, shall we? Click on the gallery to check out our picks for best-dressed guys of the year, in no particular order…