It looks like high fashion may not have to look back for movie star glamour anymore. Judging by appearances at the Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Saturday night, glamour is finally back in Hollywood.
Most of the standout women opted for eye-popping white, often with all-over beading, set hair, big dark mouths, and very little room between them and their dresses for undergarments of any kind.
Jamie Lee Curtis, winner of best actress in a comedy for “True Lies,” sported a long white cut panne velvet Pamela Dennis slip and shawl.
“There’s no foundation under this,” she flaunted. “Tonight I am as God intended — I got no help. No support, you know what I mean.”
Sharon Stone didn’t have much support either, in her cream satin John Galliano two piece with the skirt slit so high she nearly repeated the show stopper in “Basic Instinct.”
“I wanted to wear pajamas,” she said. “But it was too late to go looking for real ones.” Winner Jessica Lange’s off-white beaded skin-tight dress was by Calvin Klein, but Kate Moss’s black beaded skin-tight dress was by costume designer Colleen Atwood.
“Johnny had it made for me,” she said. Hair was a priority for all of the actresses. Uma Thurman and Sharon Stone wore long wavy Veronica Lake-style tresses, Kate Moss wore her hair elegantly up, and virtually none of the usually straight-haired Hollywood women went without curls.
Even the men were looking a little glamorous. Johnny Depp sported a new buzz cut, no facial hair and a St. Bart’s tan with his Armani tux. Brad Pitt also showed off a brand new buzz cut, less facial hair than usual and a three-piece Edwardian outfit of the kind usually seen on Daniel Day-Lewis. Even Quentin Tarantino got decked out for a change, although he donned cowboy boots with his Hugo Boss tux. “I need to break them in,” he said. “So why not tonight?”
The only man who wasn’t up to his usual dapper standards was, surprisingly, winner Hugh Grant in a suit that neither matched nor fit. “This jacket was my grandfather’s,” he said. “And I borrowed these pants off a chap at Oxford in 1981, and he’s still waiting to get them back.”
Grant’s girlfriend, Elizabeth Hurley, however, looked stunning as usual in a perfectly fitting black Chanel gown.
“I’ll wear anything that’s not nailed down,” the British clothes horse admitted.
But best actor Tom Hanks wasn’t interested in glamour.
“I got bored with blending in,” he said in his white Armani dinner jacket. “I just wanted to wear something bodaciously cool.”