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.
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews