Golden Globes 2014: Individuality blossoms on red carpet
Awards recognise both cinema and small screen achievements
Bold reds, shimmering metallics and vibrant floral hues blossomed on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday, as the world's biggest stars shirked trends in favor of individual statements on one of the most watched Hollywood runways.
Red hues, sometimes avoided for being too similar to the red carpet, were represented in a variety of silhouettes, such as "American Hustle" best film comedy actress nominee Amy Adams in a plunging halter Valentino in homage to the 1970s style of the film, saying "I am kind of influenced by my character."
Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, nominated for best supporting actress in a film for "12 Years a Slave," stunned fans with her fitted red Ralph Lauren gown with caped sleeves. Other stars opting for the bold hue included Berenice Bejo in a lace Giambattista Valli gown, "Nebraska" nominee June Squibb in a beaded velvet Tadashi Shoji, and Emma Watson spinning a twist on the traditional gown with a red Christian Dior tunic and pants combination.
Pale golds and silvers were dotted among the vibrant tones. "New Girl" best TV comedy actress nominee Zooey Deschanel wore a pale gold beaded flowing Oscar de la Renta dress, and "Downton Abbey" best TV drama actress nominee Michelle Dockery also wore a strapless silver and gold beaded gown by the designer. Mila Kunis rocked a sleeveless Emilio Pucci beaded silver gown, while "Breaking Bad" actress Anna Gunn wore a blush gold Donna Karan Atelier gown and actress Sally Hawkins from "Blue Jasmine" wore a vintage cream beaded Dior gown from the design house's archives.
"I was very impressed with the diversity, by the lack of trend and the somewhat unconventional choices on the red carpet this year. No one color or shape or designer dominated," Hal Rubenstein, InStyle's editor-at-large, told Reuters.
Jennifer Lawrence, who picked up the first award of the night for her best supporting role in "American Hustle," wore a white strapless Dior haute couture dress with tiers divided by black belts, while Australian actress Margot Robbie from "The Wolf of Wall Street" donned a fitted cream Gucci gown with green crystal details.
In contrast to the vibrant hues, "Blue Jasmine" actress Cate Blanchett led the stars in black, in a high-neck fitted lace Armani Prive dress, while "The Good Wife" star Julianna Margulies opted for a V-neck wide-skirted black gown with gold embroidery by Andrew Gn. Julia Roberts added a white-sleeved shirt to her black strapless Dolce & Gabbana dress, while "Girls" actress Allison Williams wore a form-fitted Alexander McQueen black and white column gown.
Rubenstein picked Robbie, Nyong'o and Williams among his picks for best-dressed, but added that he felt everyone made an effort to look individual this year.
Video: Red carpet fashion at the Golden Globes 2014
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