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Fashion Recap: 2013 Golden Globes Red Carpet


The 2013 award show season has arrived and CF is here to cover all the major events, starting with last night’s Golden Globe Awards. We have a bunch of amazing fashion to discuss, so let’s get to it! Read on to check out our fave (and least fave) looks of the night:

Top 5 Best-Dressed

In no particular order, here are my picks for best dressed at the 2013 Golden Globes:

Claire Danes in Versace

Claire Danes at the 2013 golden globe awards
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Bright red dresses were a major trend at this year’s ceremony, and Golden Globe winner Claire Danes wore my favorite crimson-colored gown of the night. This sultry Versace dress was the epitome of understated glam, with its sleek halter neck and minimal embellishments. Claire accessorized with sparkly drop earrings and wore her hair down in loose waves to complete this look.

Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

Emily Blunt at the 2013 golden globe awards
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The lovely Emily Blunt killed it last night in this embellished gold gown from Michael Kors. The intricate beading and mermaid silhouette created a luxe vibe, while the well-placed cutouts showed just the right amount of skin. Emily styled her hair into a chic bun, keeping the attention on her gorge gown, then added a pretty pop of color with pink Lorraine Schwartz jewels. She also proved that you can never have enough sparkle by accessorizing with a shimmering mirrored clutch.

Amanda Seyfried in Custom Givenchy Haute Couture

Amanda Seyfried at the 2013 golden globes
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Les Misérables Amanda Seyfried definitely didn’t disappoint in this beautiful custom Givenchy dress. The lacy, pale pink gown was a romantic and ulta-feminine choice, but I especially liked the little gold bar detail near the neckline. Soft waves and glittery eye makeup added the finishing touches to this look.

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

Kerry Washington at the 2013 golden globe awards
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Django Unchained star Kerry Washington caused a splash on the red carpet wearing a gorgeous sheer Miu Miu gown and nude pointy-toe pumps. She paired her dress with a gorgeous purple eyeshadow look and sleek hair that helped bring her outfit over the top.

Michelle Dockery in Alexandre Vaulthier

Michelle Dockery at the 2013 golden globe awards
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Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery made quite the statement in this gorgeous gilded gown by designer Alexandre Vaulthier. The stark white skirt juxtaposed with an exquisite structured gold lace top created a modern, yet romantic look that I absolutely loved. Michelle complemented the attention-grabbing frock with emerald and gold jewelry as well as a pair of deep red pointy-toe pumps.

Other Notable Ensembles

Although we wish we could, there simply isn’t space to write about every single look from last night! However, here are four more noteworthy ensembles that made quite the buzz on the red carpet.

Anne Hathaway in Chanel Couture

Anne Hathaway at the 2013 golden globes
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Golden Globe winner Anne Hathaway looked simply radiant on the red carpet last night in this two-piece Chanel couture gown. The beaded, stark white dress showcases simplicity at its best, which Anne complemented with a natural-looking pink lip. Diamond studs and several bejeweled bracelets added the final touches. Did you like Anne’s red carpet choice?

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

Jennifer Lawrence at the 2013 golden globe awards
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Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior gown was one of those dresses that you either absolutely loved or absolutely hated. This classic strapless dress is undeniably beautiful, however many fashion commentators thought that — especially from the side — the gown was ill-fitted in the bodice area. Jennifer also incorporated some mixed metallics with a waist-cinching gold belt, silver clutch and matching jewelry. What did you think of J. Law’s gown?

Taylor Swift in Donna Karan Atelier

Taylor Swift at the 2013 golden globes
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Newly single Taylor Swift went all out for her first Golden Globes appearence with this plum-colored Donna Karan frock. With its dark color and sheer paneling down the side, this backless number is certainly a departure from T. Swift’s typical red carpet style — and we like it! She also decided to pin back her signature bangs and wore the rest of her hair in a classic chignon. As far as accessories go, Taylor kept them to a minimum, choosing a pair of statement earrings that perfectly matched her gown.

Julianne Moore in Custom Tom Ford

Julianne Moore at the 2013 golden globe awards
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Julianne Moore was able to snag a custom-made Tom Ford dress for her trip down the red carpet and scored this super-trendy black and white gown. The bateau neckline works nicely with the draped back, while the geometric shapes added interest. Juilianne wore her hair in an elegant updo, which really showed off her chandelier earrings. Also, we love the way she accessorized a gold bracelet over a long sleeved dress– very innovative!

Least Favorite Look

Unfortunately, we can’t love ‘em all. Here’s one look I just didn’t care for at last night’s event.

Giuliana Rancic in Celia Kritharioti

E! Red Carpet host Guiliana Rancic opted for a velvet and lace Celia Kritharioti gown (click for the photo) that ended up being my least favorite look of the night. The dress itself is really pretty and unique, but— in my opinion– the styling was a misstep. G paired the high-necked gown with smokey eye, berry-colored lip and a tousled updo adorned with a jeweled headband. Each of the elements looked great on their own, but when worn together, it was a lot to take in at once. Do you agree with my choice or did you like Guiliana’s red carpet look?

Your thoughts?

Now that we’ve told you what we think, tell us your opinion. Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? How fabulous were Tina and Amy!? Who wins your pick for best-dressed? Any looks you weren’t loving? As always, remember to leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

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25 Responses to “Fashion Recap: 2013 Golden Globes Red Carpet”

  1. 1
    January 14th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Emily and Anne’s outfits were my fave!! <3

  2. 2
    January 14th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Miranda Kerr was amazing!!
    I’m surprised that she is not on your top-5

  3. 3
    January 14th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Amanda Seyfried & Taylor Swift’s dresses are so feminine and chic :)

  4. 4
    January 14th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    tina and amy were super fabulous! Loved Claire Danes dress (also how on earth does she look so skinny after just giving birth?! love how she always were something colourful!), and surprisingly Lucy Lui, even though at first glance I wasn’t so keen

  5. 5
    January 14th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    I was simply trying to comment on Guliana’s look…right place? I bet she’s a great person, seems so, she was trying to support a new designer I guess but it was awful. She looked like Ms Kitty from Gunsmoke! Her hair was very uninspired, makeup too strong and hairclip silly; Ms Kitty would have done feathers! Sorry, sad but true.

  6. 6
    January 14th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I agree with all of these. I think that the fashion on the red carpet was daring yet classic and while there were the usual faux pas, nothing too offending to the fashion eye. WITH the MAJOR exception of Lena Dunham. She could be gorgeous and a role model for girls with a different body type by wearing clothes on the red carpet that fit her better. Yet every time I see her I want to cry. The color, cut, shape and length of her dress looked matronly and ill fitting. It drove me nuts. I was terrified her boobs were going to fall out. Hopefully she will make a more age appropiate choice next time

  7. 7
    January 14th, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Claire Danes will always be my hero. She looks so beautiful here.

  8. 8
    January 14th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Anne Hathaway, love her. She is, and always will be, my favorite actress. But I was so disappointed with her red carpet choice :( I was so excited to see her make a real entrance, but (surprisingly) her Chanel let me down :(

  9. 9
    January 14th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Claire Danes is always a winner in dressing up during awards season.

    Least favorite look: Rachel Weisz. She’s pretty, but the dress’ hemline looks awkward, because it’s a lace see-through.

  10. 10
    January 14th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I actually disagree with the top 5. Jennifer Lawrence looked spectacular.. Amy Adam’s dress was beautiful and Kate Hudson takes my #1 spot. Eva Longoria looked beautiful too. Her legs looked gorgeous.

  11. 11
    January 14th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    needs more woc!!!!!

  12. 12
    January 14th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Ew I agree, Guiliana’s was way too over the top. Not a fan at all. I also didn’t really like Kerry Washington and Michelle Dockery’s dresses either. I LOVED Anne’s, Amanda’s, Taylor’s and Jennifer Lawrence’s, except that I think JLaws should have fit better-she got duped!

  13. 13
    January 14th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba looked THE best to me, they deserve to be on this list!

  14. 14
    January 14th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I adored Lucy Liu’s dress! Ugh, it was so beautiful to me. And a close second would be JLaw’s dress. She wears red so well. And Anne Hathaway can do no wrong in my eyes.

    I actually disliked Kerry Washington’s dress. I don’t think the cut of color or anything looked very nice on her, which is a shame, because she’s easily one of the most beautiful celebrities to me.

  15. 15
    January 14th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta looked classic and fabulous!

    I was also a fan of Lucy Liu’s Carolina Herrera ensemble–the print was really bold, but the shape of the dress was a beautiful twist of modern meets ‘Gone With The Wind’. Her super long fishtail braid and pockets gave it a slightly ‘undone’ vibe. Loved it!

  16. 16
    January 15th, 2013 at 4:21 am

    Am I the only one who wasn’t a huge fan of many of the dresses? The only ones I thought were nice were Amanda’s, Anne’s, and Tina Fey’s second dresses. It could just be my personal taste, but I thought a lot of the dresses sucked this year. A lot of them were just super unflattering to me

  17. 17
    January 15th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I really loved all the classy dresses with high necklines but were fitted -Emily Blunt, Maria Menounos, Nichole Richie, Michelle Dockery, Taylor Swift.

  18. 18
    January 15th, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I didn’t like a single dress this event. Looking forward to the Oscars!

  19. 19
    January 15th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I loved Halle Berry’s dress. It was just exactly something that I would wear.

    Tina Fey’s second dress was also incredibly gorgeous. Jennifer Lawrence’s WOULD have been one of my favourites too, if it hadn’t stuck out too far in the bodice.

    There was a definite fixation with low necklines for maximum cleavage exposure this year; it worked great on some of the smaller breasted women, less so on many of the others.

  20. 20
    January 15th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    So many people say that jennifer lawrence’s dress didn’t fit in the bust but that’s how it’s supposed to look. It’s very editorial/high fashion but it’s not a fit problem

  21. 21
    January 18th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    My favorite one was Megan Fox!! ;)

  22. 22
    January 20th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I absolutely loved Amanda Seyfried’s look.. it was simply stunning. Kerry Washington looked awful in my opinion.
    I missed Zooey Deschanel on the list. Her hair and makeup was amazing!

  23. 23
    September 27th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Taylor Swift’s dress is very nice! But her make-up and hair could be more fancy.

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