The Golden Globes, or drunken Oscars as they are affectionately known, are always a cheese heavy dose of lighthearted awards show fun. Perhaps it is the champagne or the unusual fun of having television and cinema stars crowded into one room but the fashion’s at the Globes tend to be more interesting and varied than what we see at the Oscars. Granted, a red carpet is still a red carpet so don’t expect anyone to break out the Margiela but there were still a few pleasant surprises to behold, my inner Joan Rivers cackles with delight…

JULIANNE MOORE | BALENCIAGA
I had hoped that J.Moore would show up in some amazing vintage Gucci or perhaps a custom Tom Ford suit but this more than sufficed. Somehow it is always refreshing to see Balenciaga on the red carpet, there is something off-kilter about it.

CAREY MULLIGAN | NINA RICCI

Given that I am a biased party, Carey could have turned up in a burlap sack and I would have been supportive but seeing her in Peter Copping’s Nina Ricci gown cements her status as a new style star in my humble opinion. Homegirl has been working the Marni and Prada all over the place so its nice to see her in something different yet still eclectic.

CHLOE SEVIGNY | VALENTINO

I haven’t been particularly blown away by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli’s version of Valentino on the runway but this dress was made for the red carpet. It has the appropriate sense of grandeur without being cliche.

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL | ROLAND MOURET

Nothing can compete with her Lanvin last year but this was gorgeous all the same. I should feel bad for comparing this gown to a big bowl of sherbet but I don’t.

ZOE SALANDA | LOUIS VUITTON

With all the tabloid hoopla surrounding Marc Jacobs, I sometimes forget that he designs clothes, beautiful and unique clothes. This dress was a standout; the color, the fabrics, the way it manages to look undone and done at the same time, it was simply wonderful especially on Zoe.

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