Individuality blossoms on Golden Globes red carpet
Zooey Deschanel reacts to Jesse Tyler Ferguson jumping at the the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills
By Piya Sinha-Roy
BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Bold reds, shimmering metallics and vibrant floral hues blossomed on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday, as the world's biggest stars shirked trends in favour of individual statements on one of the most watched Hollywood runways.
Red hues, sometimes avoided for being too similar to the red carpet, were represented in a variety of silhouettes, such as "American Hustle" best film comedy actress nominee Amy Adams in a plunging halter Valentino in homage to the 1970s style of the film, saying "I am kind of influenced by my character."
Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, nominated for best supporting actress in a film for "12 Years a Slave," stunned fans with her fitted red Ralph Lauren gown with caped sleeves. Other stars opting for the bold hue included Berenice Bejo in a lace Giambattista Valli gown, "Nebraska" nominee June Squibb in a beaded velvet Tadashi Shoji, and Emma Watson spinning a twist on the traditional gown with a red Christian Dior tunic and pants combination.
Actress Amy Adams arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills
"The dress has pants, which I thought was the coolest thing ever. I feel so comfortable," Watson told Reuters.
Vibrant hues also came in the form of a jade green column dress on Reese Witherspoon, pregnant Olivia Wilde donned a form-fitted sparkling emerald Gucci gown, and "Scandal" actress Kerry Washington, also pregnant with her first child, opted for a mint green Balenciaga. "Masters of Sex" actress Caitlin FitzGerald wore a turquoise blue Emilia Wickstead gown, while "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland opted for a peach Georges Hobeika dress.
"I was very impressed with the diversity, by the lack of trend and the somewhat unconventional choices on the red carpet this year. No one colour or shape or designer dominated," Hal Rubenstein, InStyle's editor-at-large, told Reuters.