Jan 9, 2017
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Red carpet trends from 2017 Golden Globes

Jan 9, 2017

Sunday, January 8, the cream of the global movie business turned out for the Golden Globes, which brought awards for a host of actors and actresses, including Isabelle Huppert, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Viola Davis and Casey Affleck. For this first red carpet event of the year, movie stars and fashion icons hedged their bets with pastel colors, sparkle and shine, sequins, feathers, black & white tones and extra-long gowns.

Olivia Culpo wears Zuhair Murad - ©VALERIE MACON / AFP

There were no eccentric displays at this year's Golden Globes. While certain events set the stage for celebrities to turn heads with sexy, or even provocative attires, the Golden Globes is a more sober and sophisticated affair. The guests attending this year's event played it safe with classics from major designers, often with pieces from pre-fall, resort or spring/summer 2017 collections.

Yellow is the new black

The standout color from this year's ceremony was yellow. Alongside the many ensembles in traditional black and white shades -- classics for this kind of event -- photographers and guests were treated to a whole line-up of dresses in different shades of yellow, with pastel for Reese Witherspoon, a sunny shade for Maisie Williams, a satin finish for Emily Ratajkowski and Tracee Ellis Ross, a vibrant bright for Viola Davis and a green-tinged shade for Natalie Portman.

Natalie Portman wears Prada - ©Valerie MACON / AFP

Yellow was by no means the only color at this year's event. However, apart from a few flashes of bright red, stars generally picked softer shades. Emma Stone, for example, shone in a pastel Valentino dress covered in stars. Jessica Chastain dazzled in blue, and Naomi Campbell, Felicity Jones and Lily Collins slipped into various shades of pink.

Gold, silver, embroidery

While the trend was clearly for simple sophistication, guests still shimmered and shone on the Golden Globes red carpet. Some chose to stand out with gold and silver gowns, sure to catch photographers' eyes.

Chrissy Teigen wears Marchesa - ©VALERIE MACON / AFP

Others favored embroidered detailing, with glitter, sparkles, sequins and metallic embellishments proving a noticeable trend, both on the red carpet and at the after-show party. Sofia Vergara, Naomie Harris, Nicole Kidman, Gina Rodriguez, Chrissy Teigen, Priyanka Chopra, Sarah Paulson and Ruth Negga all rocked this particular trend.

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