By LEANNE ITALIE
Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington and Gugu Mbatha-Raw led the fashion risk-takers at the Golden Globes, while Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Cynthia Erivo topped the lists of many for more classic looks on one of the biggest red carpets of the awards season.
The men generally played it safe Sunday night in Beverly Hills, save Jason Momoa in a velvet Tom Ford coat paired with Valentino pants and a black tank top, his long hair flying.
But one look was in a category of its own. When it came to icon Jennifer Lopez, it was a love-hate battle over her weighty white Valentino Couture gown with its huge bow of gold and green at the bodice.
“She looked incredible,” said Adam Glassman, creative director for O, The Oprah Magazine and special correspondent for Extra. “When Jennifer Lopez walked up to us, it was breathtaking. Her hair, her makeup, the jewelry, the gown. Everything.”
The diamond and emerald necklace around her neck was 76.36 carats of Harry Winston goodness set in 18-karat yellow gold and platinum. Along with her emerald earrings, the pieces are worth more than $2.2 million, the company said.
Sarah Kinonen, Allure’s associate digital beauty director, was among the fans of her hair, which was pulled back into a high bun of braids.
“When was the last time you saw Jennifer Lopez wear braids? What about a bun with braids? Yeah, I’m drawing blanks, too. That’s why this structural hair style by Chris Appleton is so iconic. I can’t wait to see what J.Lo and her team have in store for the rest of the award show season.”
Style writer Rachel Tashjian of GQ had a few best-dressed men, including Andrew Scott, the “hot priest” of “Fleabag.” She said he mixed creams and whites in his formalwear “like a true messenger of God!”
And her top trend for the guys?
“Quirky lapels. Kyle Chandler’s ‘90s classic tux bad boys. Bong Joon Ho’s subtle double lapels. Ramy Youssef’s eggplant-and-black pieced lapels. Eddie Murphy’s generous shawl collar,” Tashjian said. “And Quentin Tarantino’s short satin notch lapels were almost Johnny Cash-worthy.”
Kidman’s Atelier Versace was among the top dresss in reds. So was Helen Mirren’s deep red Dior with a royal neckline and nail color to match. Scarlett Johansson wore a custom strapless plunging V-neck gown in crimson with a hand-draped bow and train by Vera Wang Collection.
Gabrielle Korn, director of fashion and culture for Refinery29.com, was a huge fan of women inspired by menswear.
“Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s tweedy Ralph & Russo suit made me gasp,” she said. “I also loved that Awkwafina rolled up in a tuxedo inspired skirt suit. Could she be any cooler?”