Golden Globes fashion: a sea of color

 

Angelina Jolie leading the charge in a sparkly full length yet sexy Versace. Catherine Zeta Jones opted for a forest green Monique Lhuillier but was less successful, in one what looked to be a l...

BY MADELEINE MARR | mmarr@MiamiHerald.com

Fashion at the Golden Globes never disappoints. Because this awards ceremony is more
casual than its stiffer cousin the Oscars, you see more color, less (staid) black.

Leave that to the guys.

Green seemed to be one big theme -- with Angelina Jolie leading the charge in a sparkly full length yet sexy Versace. Catherine Zeta Jones opted for a forest green Monique Lhuillier but was less successful, in one what looked to be a lumpy takeoff on Scarlett O'Hara's drapes.

Anne Hathaway tried -- and failed -- with a '40s style champagne Armani with shoulder pads Joan Collins would envy. Didn't Anne learn anything from The Devil Wears Prada?

January Jones stole the show in a zig zaggy Versace. Olivia Wilde, too, got herself noticed in a silver puffy stunner by Marchesa. Now, her bangs were the right length.

Halle Berry worked the sexpot angle in a black lingerie like Nina Ricci get-up that had a sheer train. She almost made best actor winner Paul Giamatti (Barney's Version) faint when she presented his award.

What happened to Sandra Bullock? The megastar is usually such a hit on the red carpet. Her Jenny Packham gown was as frumpy as your grandma's tablecloth. Plus her bangs were too long (fire your hair stylist!).

Leighton Meester didn't do herself a favor in that Burberry Prorsum dress that Laura Ingalls Wilder would covet from the grave.

There were a few one-shouldered wonders -- Amy Adams, nice in navy blue Marchesa; Lea Michele, ladylike in tea rose Oscar de la Renta. But Julianne Moore missed her mark in what appeared to be a giant cocoon attached to her body. It was a respectable label, too -- Lanvin.

Stars of the night: Megan Fox, who is not only gorgeous but played the Hollywood princess role to the heights in a pink tight sheath. And Natalie Portman, in a silky Viktor & Rolf maternity dress with a rose brooch, was glowing in only the way moms-to-be and Globe winners can.

Emma Stone and Claire Danes both got dressed in coral Calvin Kleins. The former rocked hers, the latter (who has less shape), not so much. But she had a hot accessory -- husband Hugh Dancy.

Was Jennifer Lopez going to renew her vows to Marc Anthony in that Zuhair Murad dress? No other reason for all that white.

Nicole Kidman somehow made her white Prada shine through the rainbow pack, though.

Christina Aguilera squeezed into a lacy mermaid number that was so 1987. Helena Bonham Carter raised well-plucked eyebrows with two different colored shoes.

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