A look back at six decades of fun, frivolity and fashion.
Unlike most things in Hollywood, the Golden Globes get better with age. Marking its 60th anniversary this year, the award show, thrown by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, continues to reign as one of the best bashes in town. Why?
"It’s the alcohol," Miramax honcho Harvey Weinstein offered up at one of last year’s post-Globe fetes. Evidently Richard Burton agreed when, after the show began airing on television in 1962, the legend groused that the show should remain off the airwaves lest everyone have to be on best behavior.
"When the Golden Globes started," recalled In Style’s Hal Rubenstein, "it was taped and ran on local syndicated channels, so few people were watching and none of the stars cared if they slurred their acceptance speeches. It was cocktail hour in Hollywood! Now, it gets an equal level of importance in magazines with any major awards show, including the Oscars."
Since 1955, the Globes have honored a mix of film and television stars, which means double the fun for guests and viewers. A full-course dinner gives the evening an entirely different sensibility from the Academy Awards, where attendees have to hold out until after the show for sustenance. Something about the wedding-reception-style seating makes for more interesting candid-camera moments…an unabashedly bored look here, a whispered tête-à-tête there and more Nicholson-style mugging all around. And after all, how often does one get the chance to spot a waif-thin starlet actually eating?
The dress code has always been a little more lax than at the Oscars, allowing everything from cocktail to formalwear.
Perfect examples of the former have been Grace Kelly in chinoiserie in 1956, and Marilyn Monroe in black sequins in 1962 — looking radiant just months before her death —and Debra Messing at the 2001 installment in a black and white paillette Michael Kors shift.
And then there’s Cher. Always before her time, or, well, of another time altogether, she looked better suited for the MTV Music Awards — had they existed in 1984 — when she took the stage to accept her Golden Globe for "Silkwood" wearing a black leather jacket and a chopped-off mini.
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion
“I’m Russian and I love to use all these little tricks that I got from my grandma or my mom. We didn’t have a lot of money for creams or anything like that so we would use a garden as a beauty treatment regime. We’d put cucumber in the fridge and do a cucumber mask,” says model @irinashayk on one of her beauty hacks. WWD asked celebs what their go-to self-care rituals are. See what Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto and more said on WWD.com. #wwdeye #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
Exclusive: @viktorandrolf are teaming up with @Zalando on a collection made from leftover clothing. The lineup, which lands at the retailer February 1, includes 17 pieces adorned with sliced up and repurposed overstock from the retailer’s private label collection. Pictured here is a look from the collection –– see more on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
@duewestnyc is the newest bar joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused spaces in the West Village. The cocktail menu, which includes bitters and syrups made in-house, offers a “Build Your Own Old-Fashioned” – like the one pictured here – where guests can choose from a list of spirits and unexpected sugars and bitters. #wwdeye
Spotted at last night’s National Board of Review gala in NYC: Angelina Jolie. Jolie – along with Meryl Streep, @lupitanyongo and more – continued the all-black dress code from Sunday’s Golden Globes. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)