This weekend's Golden Globe Awards proved the best turnout ever for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, both in terms of stars and the way designers dressed them.
It looks like the Globes are becoming almost as important as the Oscars not only for entertainers, but for Valentino, Armani, Richard Tyler and Calvin Klein -- clearly the front runners for the Oscar race -- and Jil Sander, a brash new dark horse nominee.
Tyler the Tailor put his ladies in pants, with Meg Ryan and Janet Jackson in supercut black suits and Anjelica Huston sporting fresh white with a mandarin collar.
Michelle Pfeiffer opted for a snow white Armani pantsuit with naval cleavage, and Emma Thompson also went with the whiteout in silk Valentino wide pants and loose jacket. Laura Dern ordered Chinese from Pamela Barish in a sleek velvet mandarin number. Angela Bassett and Rita Hanks did the all-out enchanted evening in form-fitting, long, glamorous, black Valentinos of velvet and chiffon.
Then there was the Understated Thing. Holly Hunter was so low-key in her black Jil Sander floor-length slip with a light brown jacket that the paparazzi didn't recognize her. Winona Ryder donned only a little string of pearls with her sober Sander sheath.
"I really wanted to wear jeans after all the corset movies I've done," Ryder sighed. "So I didn't get anything, and then I started to worry. This dress just showed up yesterday -- it was pretty tense." She loosened up a little when U2's Bono showed up and draped himself on her like a wrap.
Natasha Richardson wasn't nominated, but she was Best Dressed in a black jersey Armani. Boyfriend Liam Neeson felt left out. "Don't you want to know what I'm wearing?" he asked reporters.They didn't.
In this crowd, it was hard to find the faux pas. So what if Rosie Perez didn't know how to pronounce the name of her simple pants ensemble's designer? Her publicist reminded her it was "Armani." Juliette Lewis did the sequel to her Children of the Corn look at the Oscars a few years back with a Cleopatra-style headdress."It saves you a lot of time on your hair," she explained.
And how could you criticize Roseanne Arnold's wild white frills when she wore the newest designer of the night: "ME!"
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia