Her catwalk is the sidewalk.
Her catwalk is the sidewalk.

Purple Rain

Amidst a sea of umbrellas, the 2010 Golden Globes kicked off with a rainy Red Carpet. Even though skies were gray, purple reigned as the color of choice this year!

Sandra Bullock was gorgeous in a shimmery violet chiffon strapless Bottega Veneta gown with beautifully uneven cascading tiers. Zoe Saldana pulled off a gown that not many could – a pretty strapless Louis Vuitton number with layers of ribbons & ruffles in shades of plum and cranberry.

Rose Byrne was pretty in purple Lanvin and Fergie contained herself in a pale purple Elie Saab design that seemed at odds with her dark tresses and eyebrows. Her main accessory was (now forgiven?) husband, Josh Duhamel.

All eyes were glued to the exquisite Halle Berry as she glided across the stage to present an award in her impeccably fitted Kaufman Franco gown. You could have heard a pin drop inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Escorted by fiancé John Krasinski, Emily Blunt glowed in a pink-infused champagne tulle gown by Dolce & Gabbana. The asymmetrical rough layers wrapped around her frame perfectly. Speaking of adorable A-list couples – the eternally lovely Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford could not hide the fact that they’re crazy for each other.

Kate Hudson wore a dramatic structured white Marchesa dress that fit like a glove and Cameron Diaz was hard to miss in a bright red Alexander McQueen gown with black Ferragamo peep-toes.


Jennifer Garner, always gorgeous, chose a Versace gown that was too matronly for such a fresh-faced beauty. I’ve also seen Jennifer Aniston make more exciting fashion decisions – I wasn’t wowed by her black, hip-high, asymmetrical one-shoulder Valentino.

January, January, January…what were you thinking? Even Lanvin couldn’t cut it for you. That severe black dress and headband would have been mocked by Betts and Francine (as they smoke up a storm in the kitchen while the kids are napping) on Mad Men.

Kristen Bell wore a white strapless dress that fell at an unflattering point below her knee with heavy-looking black shoes and Christina Hendricks managed not to spill out of her dress – her saving grace: the craftsmanship of the gorg gown’s genius designer, Christian Siriano.

Note to Chloe Sevigny: grow up! I’m horrified at your babyfits throughout the night – first that there weren’t any “tarps” lining the red carpet in the rain and then berating a presenter in the middle of your acceptance speech for ripping your gown!  That behavior may fly on the compound but not at the Golden Globes.

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