Jan 9, 2017
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Lots of pink and full skirts on Golden Globes red carpet

Jan 9, 2017

Hollywood's A-listers basked in the afternoon sun as they strode up the red carpet in Los Angeles for Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony. Here are a few key takeaways from the first major fashion parade of Tinseltown's awards season:

Pink was definitely one of the colors of the night. Emma Stone, who took home the best actress in a comedy/musical for the whimsical "La La Land," donned a sleeveless pale pink Valentino gown with glittering silver star accents.

Two young actresses went for pink Gucci: "Rogue One" star Felicity Jones made an impact in a pastel gown with black and silver detailing, while Zoe Saldana chose a ruffled two-tone gown with a sweet bow at the waist.

Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad opted for pink tones and a full skirt at the Golden Globes - Lily Collins Instagram

Angela Bassett, a star of FX's anthology series "American Horror Story," opted for a form-fitting rose Christian Siriano gown with tiny straps and a fluttering ruffled neckline.

And Lily Collins -- nominated for her work on Warren Beatty's "Rules Don't Apply" -- wore a lacy sweeping Zuhair Murad gown with cap sleeves.

A few of Hollywood's top stars showed that the red carpet is about more than gowns. Evan Rachel Wood, a best actress nominee in the television drama category for HBO's sci-fi western "Westworld," rocked a tuxedo from Altuzarra, saying she wanted young girls to know that dresses were not "a requirement."

Octavia Spencer, up for a best supporting actress award for her work on "Hidden Figures," the story of three black women mathematicians who helped NASA launch some of its first space missions, was elegant in a Laura Basci tux.

"American Crime" nominee Felicity Huffman, who sported a sleeveless Georges Chakra jumpsuit with a gold and silver bodice and white trousers, said she wore it in honor of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Beyond the timeless chic of black and white ensembles, bright colors cropped up on the Globes red carpet. Viola Davis, a winner for best supporting actress in a film for her work on "Fences," shone in a one-shoulder sparkling canary yellow Michael Kors gown.

A very pregnant Natalie Portman, a best actress in a drama nominee for her portrayal of Jackie Kennedy in "Jackie," was glowing in a yellow Prada gown with an Empire waist and jeweled details on the cuffs. Sleek hair and dangling diamond chandelier earrings -- key choices by Hollywood's A list on Sunday -- completed the look, which was reminiscent of the former first lady's aesthetic.

Michelle williams chose to focus on her shoulders in Louis Vuitton at the Golden globes - Louis Vuitton Instagram

Jessica Chastain, nominated in the same category as Portman for gun lobby drama "Miss Sloane," opted for a sky blue Prada gown with floral accents and a plunging neckline -- filled with a diamond necklace.

Actresses such as Chastain showing a bit of decolletage is nothing new, but a lot was on display Sunday night. Kristen Bell, a star of NBC comedy "The Good Place," rocked a sparkling -- and very low-cut -- black Jenny Packham gown.

Gal Gadot, the Israeli former beauty queen who will soon star in "Wonder Woman," made her baby bump sexy in a sleek black and silver Mugler gown with spaghetti straps, a deep v-neckline and a daring front slit.

And Mandy Moore, a nominee for the new NBC family drama "This Is Us," looked glam in a navy Naeem Khan gown with a sheer cape overlay that plunged open to her waist.

Nicole Kidman, nominated for her work on "Lion," earned mixed reviews for her barely-there silvery sequined and embroidered Alexander McQueen gown with bare shoulders and draped sleeves ending in long frilly cuffs.

"Manchester by the Sea" star Michelle Williams also didn't earn unanimous praise for her lacy off-the-shoulder confection from Louis Vuitton, accessorized with a black ribbon choker tied in a bow and a peroxide blonde pixie haircut. But both highlighted the shoulder focus trend that was alos seen on Drew Barrymore in her Monique Lhuillier dress.

Meanwhile, full skirts also made a red carpet comeback. Sarah Jessica Parker in Vera Wang, Winona Ryder in Viktor & Rolf, and Olivia Culpo and Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad all opted for a shape that has been shunned by the influencers on red carpets for some time.

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