You could almost feel sorry for celebrities. Together with their stylist, they choose a dress that they feel their best in, and then suddenly everyone’s got an opinion, which ranges from adoring to far less kind. But like we said, almost. It must be amazingly good fun to play dress-up on this level, to experiment with aesthetic so boldly, and create self-expression of this magnitude. In line with our vision of beauty, we love elegant, authentic looks with a twist – which we felt were best embodied by these striking actresses at the 2019 Golden Globes.
Rosamund Pike in Givenchy
A month after presenting celebrated creative director Clare Waight Keller with the British Designer of the Year prize at the British Fashion Awards, Pike simply slayed, as they say, in one of Keller’s majestic creations.
Julia Roberts in Stella McCartney
Cliché as it may be to say, we’re adamant that Roberts looks better than ever – and we’re talking three decades of red carpet (she was first nominated in 1989 for Steel Magnolias). She wowed in a daring chiffon nude top-and-train with black cigarette trouser combo. (Instagram also told us that she went to In-N-Out Burger after – a girl after our own heart – if it wasn’t for the January detox that is.)
Jodie Comer in Ralph & Russo
Considering the sinister yet hypnotic role that Comer plays as pretty assassin Villanelle on Killing Eve, this darkly romantic, voluminous dress by British couturier Ralph & Russo hit the right note. Chilling even.
Kiki Layne in Christian Dior
Drama If Beale Street Could Talk's Layne, a breakthrough American actress, was spellbinding in this poetic Christian Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri couture gown in blush pink. We love the conceal-reveal element, not to mention the diamond choker.
Gemma Chan in Valentino
The Crazy Rich Asians star looked even more glamorous in this blue Valentino gown than she did playing fashion-obsessed Astrid Leong in the film. Bonus: the knockout gown also had thigh-high shorts, pockets, and a dramatic train.
Patricia Clarkson in Georges Chakra
Now, that’s what real red looks like: Clarkson, who looked downright regal, truly stunned in a floor-length gown by the Beirut-based Lebanese couturier. Her stylist Victor Blanco told The Hollywood Reporter they tried the dress on nearly two months ago "and instantly fell in love”. We can see why.
Emily Blunt in Alexander McQueen
Blunt never gets it wrong, but she looked especially luminous in this lasercut silver lace dress designed by creative director Sarah Burton. (And sorry, we know it’s been 13 years) but Miranda Priestly would most definitely approve.
Charlize Theron in Christian Dior
Theron, who is nominated for best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy, for Tully looked as sleek as ever in a monochrome gown by Dior. There is so much elegance in the oversized bow, the dramatic side part and the extra-dark manicure.
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