Emma Stone feared her heavily beaded jumpsuit might just set off the metal detectors at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night (a Lanvin jumpsuit, no less, with pockets and a giant back bow). And she wasn't alone.

The stars shone bright. There was Julianne Moore's mega-sequin Givenchy haute couture frock trimmed in ostrich feathers and Dakota Johnson, star of the upcoming "Fifty Shades of Gray," in, well, many shades of silvery gray by Chanel. Reese Witherspoon donned an all-over metallic beaded Calvin Klein job. Jessica Chastain wore Versace -- copper coated metallic with a serious plunge. And speaking of plungers, Jennifer Lopez (need we say more and could she wear less?) wore a golden Zuhair Murad.

A load of gals caught scarlet fever. Lena Dunham in a satin, cowl back, high-low Zac Posen; her cast mate Allison Williams in a strapless Armani Prive beaded gown. Taylor Schilling went for a Ralph Lauren halter and Viola Davis wore Donna Karan atelier - a red swirl of silk with mirrored digital sequins on the corset.

Eyes were on the new Mrs. Clooney, Amal Alamuddin, who was also new to the red carpet and seemed to have the jitters. The black Dior she wore was swanky though the white, baggy leather gloves, not so much.

White was right for new mom Rosamund Pike whose body revealing custom Vera Wang looked fab just five weeks after she gave birth. Also showing a bit of skin, Emily Blunt in Michael Kors' Grecian number, and fit of the night went to Kate Hudson whose body con Versace was "snug," she said, and boasted crystal coated cut-outs.

In the navy was Jennifer Anniston's Yves St. Laurent halter with its high (and we mean high) slit along with Katherine Heigl's fitted Zac Posen. Other blue variations included Amy Adams' body skimming Versace, Amanda Peet in ethereal J. Mendel and Lupita N'yongo whose dress resembled a hydrangea.

Marching to her own drummer in an architectural Narciso Rodriguez pants ensemble, Lorde. It was good, Lorde. And Clare Danes stood out in the crowd too. She said, of her complicated Valentino, which was made of patterned feathers, "I'm wearing art."