Good morning dreamers! Award season got into full swing last night with the Golden Globes, and while we didn’t make the guest list – we can at least find solace in discussing what everyone wore, right? Hey, we’ve got to take our victories where we can! There seemed to be a record number of stars in attendance this year, and while most did a pretty darn good job pulling themselves together…there are 10 ladies who left me feeling a bit…perplexed.
Before we get to the ladies who had me confused though, I wanted to take a moment to say how much I love and miss Joan Rivers. This is the first award season without her witty commentary and it feels so different without her. Yes, it’s been a few months now since Joan’s passing, but the first big award show without her – feels like losing her all over again. She made what stars wore on the red carpet important, and without her…posts such as these wouldn’t have happened.
So, let’s huddle together to remember Joan – as we discuss the 10 Worst Dressed Ladies of the Golden Globes!
Amanda Peet in J. Mendel
When I look at this, all I see is a failed attempt at the great Prada Lupita Nyong’o wore to the Academy Awards last season. (Here) It’s like the much baggier, ugly stepsister trying SO hard…but coming not even close. It’s dowdy; it’s droopy…it’s committing real crimes against Amanda Peet’s figure. When your dress is slandering your physique, it’s time to move on.
Claire Danes in Valentino
It PAINS me to include Claire Danes (aka Angela, Carrie) on this list. I think of Claire as one of my people, and I wish the best for all my people…naturally. Unfortunately, I’m just not feeling this Valentino for the Golden Globes. The Globes are glitzy and fun, and this couture doesn’t seem right for the atmosphere. Sometimes couture is best left to the editorial pages of Vogue and W magazine. BUT – I do really like her jewelry. Let’s end there, on a high note 😉
Julianne Moore in Givenchy
Initially, I was melting over this Givenchy couture on Julianne Moore, which is fitting as it appears to literally be melting over Julianne herself. My melting stopped though when I realized there was an ostrich hanging out below the knees. I spent a good hour debating whether I could live with the feathers or not. Ricarrdo Tisci designed this just for Julianne, including them because our favorite redhead does have a penchant for feathers. I can’t help but feel they ruin the effect. What do you think?
Keira Knightely in Chanel
Keira Knightley has a strong history on the red carpet, so I was disappointed to see her in this underwhelming Pre-Fall 2015 Chanel. Apparently this dress requires 30 people to put together. Talk about a waste of manpower.
Kerry Washington in Mary Katrantzou
I found this surprising of both Kerry Washington and Mary Katrantzou, as it doesn’t live up to the reputation of either great lady (plus, is a far leap from Katrantzou’s signature designs). My biggest issue is the length, which is odd. Kerry is very petite, so I’m assuming this was intended to sit higher on the leg – at mid-calf length. But is the length the only problem? Another issue, shoes that seemed picked for another dress entirely.
Lana del Ray in Travilla
Get you pencil ready, because here’s a lesson in fashion history. This gown was mis-identified as Versace by many, but is really vintage Travilla. (Apologies to Donatella!) Walter Travilla worked closely with Marilyn Monroe, and is the name behind the iconic white dress Marilyn wore in The Seven Year Itch. In fact, this same dress in gold now lives in the Marilyn Monroe archives. Cool, huh? Unfortunately for Lana, the dress also came in aquamarine…which is a real shame as the bones of the gown itself are great. Put this in white, silver or black and she’d be on the best dressed. As it stands, I hope retro mermaid is a trend that NEVER takes off.
Lupita Nyong’o in Giambattista Valli
After last year’s stunner, (here) I can’t believe I’m including Lupita Nyong’o on my worst dressed list. Lupita’s style has been a bit all over the place since the Met Gala, and my guess is she’s having a bit of an identity crisis. After garnering so much attention last award season, poor girl seems seems to be struggling at keeping the bar high. I think she’s over-complicating matters. I wish she’d go back to basics and have another major Ralph Lauren or Calvin Klein moment. Remember, less is more. What really bugged me about this Giambattista Valli couture was the brown ombre. Leave off the brown and we might have a winner. With the brown? It looks like poor Lupita went traipsing through the mud to get there.
Melissa McCarthy in Custom Melissa McCarthy
I do think Melissa McCarthy looks like she is there to serve drinks, not as a nominee. *sigh* After last week’s People’s Choice awards I was optimistic that someone was working with Melissa and finally doing right by her. Then she shared with E! that this is a combination of items from her personal closet and I’m back to fearing she’s all alone out there. Can someone please get her a stylist? Or a new one? She deserves so much better!
Ruth Wilson in Prada
Prada’s been really sporty lately, which translates well for day and cocktail attire – maybe not so much for evening wear. Such as, I think this dress looks made from a camping tent. Judging by her expression, Ruth Wilson concurs. Poor thing. Couldn’t someone find her something better for the biggest night in her career, thus far?
Tina Fey in Antonio Berardi
First, can we dish over how fabulous Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler were together as hosts? They brought so much fun to the show and it’s sad to hear this was their last year. Great hosting aside though, last night we saw Tina Fey take a step backward in fashion. Her red carpet looks have had ups and downs, but in recent history she really learned what works on her hourglass figure. We saw her play with peplums and mermaid silhouettes, playing up her curves instead of hiding them. So, to see her in this shapeless sack kind of broke my heart.
Please let me know your thoughts on these looks! Was Julianne’s Givenchy a best? Or did the feathers do her in? What do you think about Lupita? There are lots of things we need to discuss guys! Browse all of the red carpet looks in this Golden Globes album! Dish!
Also! Just wanted to share that the next award show Dream in Lace will be covering is the Critic’s Choice Awards this Thursday. The award show will air on A&E at 9 pm EST. I’ll be live-tweeting about the show and fashion, so be sure to follow me and join in! As always, the more the merrier.
See the Best Dressed List of the Golden Globes!