In stark contrast to last year’s all-black dress code — followed in solidarity with the Time’s Up movement — this year’s Golden Globes red carpet served up some seriously major (and bright!) sartorial moments.
At the top of the class was Lady Gaga’s periwinkle, pouf-sleeved Valentino gown complete with exaggerated train and hair dyed blue to match, natch. Following in her pastel-inspired trail came Claire Foy and Rachel Brosnahan in sunny yellow, and Regina King in rose gold Alberta Feretti.
Odes to last year’s Time’s Up debut came via black-and-white ribbon bracelets — worn by Julianne Moore, Debra Messing and more — emblazoned with “Time’s Up x2,” to signify not only the second year of the movement but the goal to double the number of women in leadership roles.
Rich hues stunned, too. Lupita Nyong’o electrified in a cobalt chain fringe dress from Calvin Klein By Appointment. Danai Gurira brought the heat in a fiery Rodarte gown, while Gemma Chan rocked a high-low Valentino Haute Couture look whipped up in deep blue, made playful with shorts underneath.
When black did appear, it wasn’t dutiful but rather daring when worn by seasoned red carpet pros, such as Penélope Cruz in a glimmery Ralph and Russo halter gown, Charlize Theron (in seriously sleek Dior) and Rachel Weisz (in radical ruffled Celine by Hedi Slimane). Julia Roberts picked pants topped with a cool beige tulle. Is it a skirt? A gown? Doesn’t matter what you call it; it was fabulous, and definitely not basic